Technology & Startups

Hillhouse has the expertise and experience to advise technology-based businesses of legal considerations through all stages of the 'tech' business life-cycle. This includes from startup and initial funding through to expansion and business maturity, along with exit strategies. Hillhouse applies new technology to maximise our efficiency and productivity, and we also assist innovators with legal advice. We therefore understand the technological landscape and the need for legal protection throughout the evolution of new technology and platforms. We take the time to get to know the particular challenges and requirements which are unique to your situation and customise our advice to best suit your objectives and to aid the growth of your business.


  • Structuring
  • Intellectual property
  • Capital raising including venture capital and crowdfunding
  • Commercial contracting
  • Shareholders agreements and partnership agreements
  • Corporate governance
  • Employment and labour-based contracts
  • Data protection, privacy and cyber security
  • Trusts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Insurance

Our team has developed valuable resources detailing key legal considerations and a checklist to establish and operate a startup venture.

Enter your details to access our Knowledge Pack including these resources and more information about how we support the technology & startups sector.

Hillhouse Legal Partners helped me set up my tech business five years ago and, since then, they have supported me with legal advice as my company has grown. From day one I have felt like they have had our backs. I've always found each Hillhouse team member to be very happy to help while being extremely professional. They understand how to run a business, they understood my journey in growing my business and I have always had their personal attention when I needed it. As my business continues to expand, I will continue turning to them for strategic and solutions focussed advice.

~ Peter Clowes, Maxart ~