Startup and Entrepreneurial Business

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Essential support and a legal partner who understands the startup lifecycle to ensure the best chance of future business success

We work with a range of clients in the startup ecosystem, from startups and emerging high growth companies to accelerators. Our clients come from a range of sectors including finance, fashion, tech, creative, gaming and software amongst others.


  • Seed and pre-IPO capital raising and equity crowdfunding
  • Corporate structuring and governance
  • Employment arrangements and employment policy development
  • Intellectual property protection and management
  • Privacy obligations
  • Commercial contract drafting and negotiation including commercialisation agreements, confidentiality agreements, manufacturing agreements and terms of trade

Industry participation

We are proud to be a long-term supporter of the Brisbane and Perth Chapters of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), which is a global peer-to-peer network exclusively for entrepreneurs. Our team frequently provide insights, legislation updates and thought leadership presentations to EO members. 


HopgoodGanim has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide across a variety of categories integral to startup and entrepreneurial businesses, including Leading Corporate Law Firm in Queensland, 2017-2023 and in Western Australia, 2018-2021; Leading Intellectual Property Law Firm in Queensland, 2018-2022; and Leading Technology Media & Telecommunications Law Firm in Queensland, 2017-2022.

Exceptional outcomes

Sniip / Sniip is a mobile based payment platform that allows customers to receive, view and pay bills. We've advised Brisbane-based Sniip since 2016, including advising on several recent capital raisings and their planned public float.

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Meet our Startup and Entrepreneurial Business team

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