2021 Global Venture Capital Guide

World Law Group member firms recently collaborated on a Global Venture Capital Guide that covers more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on Venture Capital deals (and more!).
The guide does not claim to be comprehensive, and laws in this area are quickly evolving. In particular, it does not replace professional and detailed legal advice, as facts and circumstances vary on a case-by-case basis and country-specific regulations may change.
View the full guide and each individual countries contribution below.

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2021 Venture Capital Guide

 

Download and view the full guide and each country's contribution below.

 

Legal Updates
June 10, 2024

We asked our member firms around the globe to complete a short Q&A to help WLG colleagues and others learn more about them, how to successfully do business in their countries, key investment sectors, and what business opportunities are hot in the market right now. This guide was initially published in 2021. Several chapters have been updated in...
May 14, 2024

In March 2024 the government made some announcements related to the lithium exploitation on salt flats in Chile, all within the Chilean lithium national strategy. Private investors will be able to participate in the exploration and or exploitation of lithium deposits.
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April 14, 2024

Recent report released by Transactional Track Record shows the highlights of the transactional market.
Member Firm News
April 8, 2024

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja announces the appointment of two Partners and two Expert Counsels.
Thought Leadership
March 31, 2024

Tax TIPS - Vol. 30
Member Firm News
March 27, 2024

Indonesia is going green! From developments in natural resources sectors, primarily driven by the government's goal of transitioning to electric vehicles and reducing carbon emissions, to solar energy initiatives, hydropower projects, and adopting carbon capture and storage in oil and gas projects, the country has a robust environmental focus...
Member Firm News
March 27, 2024

Turkey is politically stable and can potentially turn a predicament into an opportunity, given its strategic geographic location. The country also has a young and well-educated population, relatively inexpensive labor, and favorable exchange rates– an inviting combination for foreign investors who are looking to expand into new jurisdictions....
Member Firm News
March 27, 2024

Finland’s political stability, low corruption levels, and transparent legal system create a secure business environment. The country is also a global leader in green technology, health and welfare, and data and technology, thanks to its innovative approach and expertise in these fields. Culturally, Finns are very punctual and direct. Learn more...
Member Firm News
March 26, 2024

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja announces the appointment of two Partners and two Expert Consultants
Legal Updates
March 25, 2024

In the third year of the full-scale war in Ukraine, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the "AMC") actively operates and maintains control over the competition law enforcement.
Legal Updates
March 18, 2024

Companies can successfully leverage the technological revolution, from implementing artificial intelligence and chatbots and promoting innovation in El Salvador but should also keep in mind the importance of specialized legal assistance in navigating the regulatory challenges.
Member Firm News
March 11, 2024

Hunton Andrews Kurth Represents The Artemis Fund as Investor in Series Seed Financing of Gemist Inc.
Member Firm News
March 6, 2024

Hunton Andrews Kurth Represents The Artemis Fund as Lead Investor in Series Seed Financing of Builders Patch Inc.
Member Firm News
February 6, 2024

Carl von Merz , a highly regarded corporate attorney with two decades of experience advising on large scale energy industry transactions, has joined Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in Houston, where he will serve as head of the firm’s U.S. Oil and Gas practice.
Member Firm News
January 30, 2024

Cuatrecasas has advised BlueFloat Energy and Sener Renewable Investments on the entry of Plenitude as a partner.
Legal Updates
January 23, 2024

Analysis of the keys to negotiating investments of venture capital funds in startups.
Member Firm News
January 17, 2024

Greece's geographical position as a gateway between the East and West renders the country highly attractive for investments in transport to take advantage of these increasing trade flows in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Culturally, personal relationships play a large role in Greek business culture, and verbal agreements are considered...
Member Firm News
January 16, 2024

MinterEllisonRuddWatts, member firm for New Zealand, calls itself future-focused. They are proud to lead the way in the country's financial services, FinTech, and renewable energy industries in particular, and were the first New Zealand firm to explore the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a joint venture in 2017. Learn more about...
Member Firm News
January 15, 2024

Consumer Goods, Industry, and Telecommunications were the highlights of 2023, showing growth inside the firm compared to 2022.
Member Firm News
December 18, 2023

Eva Berlaus, former country managing partner at our Latvian office, became managing partner at Sorainen, taking over the role from Laimonas Skibarka. Ieva Andersone has been appointed as the new country managing partner in Latvia. Kadri Härginen and Aija Lasmane also were promoted to partner.
Legal Updates
December 5, 2023

In September 2023, the German Government presented a new Space Strategy setting out its goals and opportunities for space travel up until 2030. Since the last space strategy was adopted in 2010, the determining economic, geopolitical and social factors have changed fundamentally.
Member Firm News
November 16, 2023

Member firm for Chile, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr , shared valuable insights into doing business in their country— "For a long time, Chile has been an attractive destination for foreign investment despite its relatively small domestic market. The country has a solid legal system, low corruption rate, diversified economy, general respect...
Member Firm News
October 18, 2023

Cuatrecasas has advised Tressis Gestión, who partnered with AYO Social Ventures to launch a venture capital investment fund Ayo Impact on People I FCR, aimed at raising €25–30 million.
Legal Updates
October 17, 2023

Following the launch of ChatGPT, Canada has witnessed a surge in AI-related investments.
Member Firm News
August 28, 2023

Moderated by TozziniFreire Advogados’ partners, the panels focused on Renewable Energies, Private Equity and Special Situations
Member Firm News
July 25, 2023

AZB & Partners acted for Aegon on its exit from its joint venture company, Aegon Life Insurance Company Limited by way of sale to Bandhan Financial Holdings.
Legal Updates
July 23, 2023

In response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, the EU approved sanctions limiting capital market access, targeting individuals and companies, and capping Russian oil prices. Violations result in heavy penalties.
Member Firm News
June 5, 2023

Zhong Lun, as the Chinese legal advisor to Airbus, end-to-end comprehensive legal services for this project. The JV will create and operate services center(s) in China for commercial aircraft second life services, providing one-stop services for various types of aircrafts ranging from aircraft parking and storage to maintenance, upgrades,...
Legal Updates
May 31, 2023

It's no secret that the rapid increase in interest rates over the past year has resulted in an extremely challenged CRE lending environment. Even where a borrower secures a commitment for traditional financing, the higher interest rates, tight covenants, and onerous reserve, deposit and guaranty requirements often make such debt unattractive....
Member Firm News
May 18, 2023

We are pleased to have acted for Workvivo Limited on its sale to Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZM).
Legal Updates
April 30, 2023

The twin failures of Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”) and Signature Bank (“Signature”) are now causing a regulatory revaluation of the existing bank supervisory framework.
Member Firm News
April 11, 2023

Cuatrecasas has advised venture capital firm Kibo Ventures on the launch of “Nzyme,” a private equity fund set up to invest up to €200 million in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in Spain.
Member Firm News
April 4, 2023

Cuatrecasas has advised Blasson Property on its alliance with Axa to create a joint venture through which they have acquired the companies owning and operating Hotel Sofia Barcelona from the Canadian management company Brookfield.
Legal Updates
March 9, 2023

On March 8, 2023, the National Hydrocarbons Commission published Agreement CNH.E.89.010/2022, through which the Guidelines for Assignments, Corporate Changes, and Liens are issued.
Member Firm News
February 28, 2023

Acting for Hony Green Venture Fund in this Series B financing, Zhong Lun provided services including legal due diligence, drafting, revising and negotiating transaction documents, as well as assisting in the execution of transaction documentation and project closing.
Member Firm News
February 22, 2023

SyCipLaw is pleased to announce the admission of Emmar Benjoe B. Panahon, Roshni V. Balani, and Mark Xavier D. Oyales to the partnership.
Member Firm News
February 20, 2023

AZB & Partners acted for Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries’ (NORFUND) on its recent acquisition of 49% in Koppal Narendra Transmission Limited, a special purpose vehicle owned by ReNew Transmission Ventures Private Limited, to own and operate a transmission project in Karnataka.
Legal Updates
February 6, 2023

Following FTX’s insolvency and its fallout throughout the cryptocurrency markets, calls for greater regulatory scrutiny have intensified.
Legal Updates
January 23, 2023

An analysis of the keys to negotiating investments of venture capital funds in startups.
Member Firm News
December 21, 2022

Cuatrecasas advised the management company Bewater Funds on launching its second venture capital fund, registered as Bewater II FCRE (European venture capital fund).
Legal Updates
December 19, 2022

The Spanish Act to Promote the Startup Ecosystem introduces significant changes affecting the venture capital industry, entrepreneurs, and impatriates.
Member Firm News
December 1, 2022

Cuatrecasas has advised private banking firm A&G Banca Privada on the incorporation and launch of A&G Global Private Equity I, the first issue of a private equity fund of funds of up to €100 million, which will invest in US and European venture capital firms.
Member Firm News
November 28, 2022

Cuatrecasas has advised building company Comsa on the sale of 50% of the Sociedad Concesionaria Tranvía de Murcia S.A. and the temporary joint venture operating it to FCC, which acquires exclusive control of the municipal concession.
Legal Updates
November 9, 2022

The Revised 2022 IRR retains the requirement that, for projects requiring a public utility franchise for its operation, the operator must be (i) a Filipino, or (ii) if a corporation, must be duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and owned up to at least 60% by Filipinos; or (iii) if a consortium of local and foreign firms,...
Legal Updates
November 8, 2022

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently published Staff Notice 51-364, summarizing the results of its Continuous Disclosure Review Program for fiscal years ending March 31, 2021, and March 31, 2022.
Member Firm News
September 12, 2022

Prominent corporate transactions attorney J.A. Glaccum has joined Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP as a partner in the firm’s Houston office.
Member Firm News
August 6, 2022

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the proposed restructuring of GlaxoSmithKline's consumer healthcare joint venture with Pfizer.
Member Firm News
July 28, 2022

WongPartnership acted for Fraser and Neave and Frasers Property in their investment in the S$4.2 million Series A+ funding round of Ross Digital, a robotics and automatic company.
Legal Updates
July 17, 2022

Taylor Wessing covers the latest trends for venture capital investments.
Member Firm News
June 26, 2022

AMPA Orthodontics raised venture debt from Stride Ventures and Alteria Capital for a deal valued at US $14 million.
Recordings & Podcasts
February 21, 2022

In the final installment of our Venture Capital video series, our Partner & Head of Corporate Commercial Abdullah Mutawi continues the conversation with Khaled Talhouni , Managing Partner, Nuwa Capital , Philip Bahoshy , Founder and CEO, MAGNiTT - Now Hiring! , Basil M. , General Partner, Global Ventures , and Prashant K. (PK)...
Legal Updates
February 18, 2022

Executive summary of the main legal developments to watch in 2022.
Legal Updates
February 18, 2022

Interest of the financial services industry in environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters has surged in recent years driven mainly by rapid regulatory developments and the rising investors’ awareness about the climate change and sustainability aspects of their investments. The EU Commission was particularly eager to become a trendsetter...
Legal Updates
February 15, 2022

On 20 December 2021, the Anti-Global Base Erosion (“ GloBE ”) Rules were released by the OECD. Also known as Pillar Two, the rules are designed to ensure that large multinational enterprises (“ MNEs ”) pay a minimum level of tax on income arising in each jurisdiction in which they operate.
Member Firm News
January 28, 2022

Member firm Greenberg Traurig (Florida - U.S.A.) shared new, exciting initiatives within their firm in a recent Q&A. Over the past decade, but with tremendous acceleration since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, traditionally New York-based clients, including major private equity firms, have been moving their operations to South Florida....
Legal Updates
January 21, 2022

As a general rule, tenderers participating in public procurements have the right to form a consortium and submit a tender as a joint offer to meet the requirements of the competitive tendering. Small companies, in particular, may find it difficult to tender for products or services alone. By combining resources with a competitor, it might,...
Member Firm News
December 3, 2021

Member firm Locke Lord LLP shared their insights on the current US business climate, inbound and outbound investment trends, and the prime investment opportunities in Massachusetts—"Massachusetts' wealth of medical schools and prestigious higher education institutions have formed the basis of a thriving biotech ecosystem, which continues to...
Legal Updates
November 29, 2021

We advised Taaleri SolarWind II fund, managed by Taaleri energia , and investment company Atsinaujinančios energetikos investicijos, managed by Lords LB Asset Management , on acquiring three wind farms from European Energy , a Danish renewable energy company. This is the largest acquisition in the wind energy sector in the Baltics this year.
Wlg Collaborations
November 4, 2021

Setterwalls have on behalf Wallenius Lines - active in the global shipping industry and specifically the international car and Ro-Ro segment – contacted not less than nine WLG firms in relation to competition law advice in connection with the establishment of the joint venture.
Member Firm News
October 22, 2021

Member firm Herguner is committed to the further development of corporate governance and ethical business practices in Turkey. "Our firm assumes a pioneering role in the sector and our partners act voluntarily on the management of various governance associations in addition to having established some of them. These organizations include the...
Member Firm News
October 6, 2021

AZB represented Footpath Ventures for its investment as part of the USD 570 million fund raise by Meesho at near USD 5 billion valuation.
Member Firm News
September 20, 2021

Member firm AZB & Partners shared some valuable insight into the current business climate in India—"The Indian Government has undertaken several measures to strengthen the economy through a combination of short-term, medium-term, and long-term measures and as part of its recent budget has introduced programs to address various...
Member Firm News
September 16, 2021

Cuatrecasas has advised Agrolimen and GBfoods on acquiring the remaining 49% of GBfoods Africa’s share capital and on winding up the joint venture with Helios Investment Partners.
June 24, 2021

Recent Happenings from our Practice & Industry Groups.
Legal Updates
May 3, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
May 3, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
March 29, 2021

This eBulletin highlights legal updates from our member firms across our 16 Practice & Industry Groups. Highlights include updates to the Danish Medicinal Pilot Program, Digital Health in Germany, Biden Administration's response to Myanmar, key changes to Singapore's Restructuring law, and more.
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
Legal Updates
January 20, 2021

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG...
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