Then, I went to the appointment of Smartius on 25th May Monday.
It was a female lawyer aged around 40s. She was nice maybe because she is in service industry.
First, I explained the overview and the future plan of my business. Then, I talked about the necessity of a marketing service contract for my business.
She explained several important points around this contract on the basis of Finnish laws.
Besides, she also told me important information that if I write a founding document, the contracts or other behaviors on the behalf of my future company will be transferred to the company after completion of company registration.
A founding document is simply to write and sign on a piece of A4-size paper with a passage describing that I will register a company with a specific name around what time, and all contracts or behaviors I did before the registration of the company will all be transferred to the company.
This is great information, because now I know I can start to sign contracts with my clients without waiting for the completion of the company registration.
There was one more piece of important information.
It’s different from Japan, that she told me that the application form for company registration, memorandum of associations and articles of associations don’t need to be certificated by a lawyer before using them to open a corporate bank account or submitting for company registration. In Japan, application forms, memorandum of associations and articles of associations are needed to be certificated by a lawyer before going further.
In another word, if I fill in the application forms and produce memorandum of associations and articles of associations, I can go to a bank and open a corporate account!! And then submit application to register my company!!
Since I just had an appointment with a bank for asking what documents I need to open a corporate bank account on the next day, I realized that I can get these documents ready on this day and maybe I can just open a corporate bank account on the next day!
OK! It’s time to get these documents ready: Y1 form, appendix for Y1 form, personal data form, memorandum of associations and articles of associations.
At the end of this meeting with this legal advisor, she gave me quotation for making my marketing service contract: taking around 5 to 7 hours and 170 euros per hour, excluding VAT (tax), and she can start from next week.
I felt her quite reliable.