Leading your Start-up

to success

Building a successful business from the scratch poses major challenges. Managing scarce financial resources, recruiting top talents as well as going head to head with competitors and investors are just some of the issues start-ups face in every phase. But start-ups also need sound legal documentation to convince prospective investors and mitigate risk.

The Gleiss Lutz Start-up Program supports young businesses to meet these challenges, acting as a sounding board to help you lay a solid groundwork for future development and growth.

We are familiar with the issues start-ups deal with, and offer extensive expertise, innovative solutions and tailored, practicable advice for the most difficult and complex of problems. With Gleiss Lutz as your strategic partner, you benefit from our experience every step of the way.

Carefully selected candidates receive a free initial consultation on an agreed range of topics as well as significantly discounted rates for the duration of the program.

Services within the Gleiss Lutz Start-up Program

As their businesses develop, start-ups have to deal with a wide range of issues and challenges. For that reason, we offer a full-service approach as part of our Start-up Program, allowing you to benefit from our wealth of expertise and experience.

We regularly advise young enterprises, including in the following areas:

Venture Capital

Financing rounds / Convertible loans
Legal risk analysis

Employment Law

Stock option plans / phantom stock plans
Employment conditions


Purchasing and distribution structures
E-Commerce and Industry 4.0

Digital Future

Data Protection
Digital Health
Cyber Security
Internet of Things

Does your Start-up qualifiy for the Program

You are running a start-up, ideally with a market-ready product, or at least a finalised and viable business plan. Your company is innovative and part of the digital future. Most importantly, you have a convincing business concept and a competent team.

If you are interested in our Start-up Program and want to know more, fill out the contact form or e-mail one of the persons below.


Application Process

If you are interested in participating in our Start-up Program, please send us your contact details and a short pitch-deck. We use the documents to check which start-ups are suitable for participating in the program.

We would be happy to discuss the advantages for your Start-up and show you how we can support you.

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Gleiss Lutz – Full Service

Gleiss Lutz is one of the leading international law firms in Germany and as such the ideal partner during the crisis.

Full Service

Thanks to our full-service approach, we can access profound expertise in every area of practice. Therefore, our clients can rely on an overall solution from a single source.


We advise national as well as international companies of all sizes on their most complex legal challenges. Dealing with exceptional situations and designing tailor-made solutions is part of our everyday work.


Start-ups are drivers of innovation - not only in technical, but also in legal terms. Our Digital Future Team understands both sides: technology as well as law. This is why we are able to find the right solutions to new questions.