Start-ups and Emerging Companies

Bytelex Advocates is an innovative practice offering legal services to a broad cross-section of clients in different industries, providing support to the formation and growth of their unconventional business models. The Firm’s focus is Startups, Technology and Emerging Companies and the first firm in the African startup ecosystem to focus its practice in these murky but promising waters. Bytelex advises some of the fastest growing startups on both their day-to-day operations, wider strategic objectives and supports clients across all other areas needed to address risk, including regulatory authority/government affairs, import/export, tax, real estate and employment law and how these affect their businesses. From restructuring to become investment ready, venture capital to private equity and debt offerings, we assist clients through all stages of their transactions to ensure successful profitable outcomes.

Our clients include providers of financial services to vulnerable groups of people, innovators in the biotechnological health services sector, IT solutions service deliveries, e commerce companies, asset managers, private equity firms, agri-preneurs and fintech companies. The uncertain dynamics of most startups demands efficient fast legal strategies that address regulatory and enforcement risks and the costs of compliance and require the team to always be innovative in designing custom made legal solutions to unconventional problems. Our wealth of transactional advisory experience stretches across Uganda, Rwanda (where the firm has a fulltime physical presence), Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya and the United States.

The Firm boasts of an in-depth understanding of the needs of technology, startups and emerging companies. We are committed to understanding the unique needs of our clients and our service offering is guided by the need to: spur the growth of our clients: provide innovative solutions, and to be flexible in approach. Our priority is providing forward-looking legal advice on transactions, litigation, compliance matters. This department understands the need to deliver global advice with a local focus and has the experience and team resource to represent clients in commercial transactions, as well as to meet their needs in regulatory, public policy and enforcement areas.

We offer comprehensive solutions for every stage in the development of emerging companies and help our clients contend with legal issues which include- restructurings, regulatory demands and the compliance costs that come with formalisation of business structure at Business Formation stage, intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance, Raising Capital, Tax advisory, Employment & Labour Law and Corporate governance.