Because innovation lies at the core of our firm

Herald, a leading business-law firm, has created U.start, a support solution designed for innovative businesses and their managers to assist them in meeting the challenges they face during their development.

Our comprehensive offer

Because it is incumbent upon a law firm to support its clients, wherever located, at every key stage of their development and in relation to all their issues.

Your challenges

Our approach




Launching and structuring
your operation

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Protecting and enhancing
the return on your intangible assets

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Organizing and securing
your business relations

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Hiring your teams
and building loyalty

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Financing and enhancing
your growth

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Building and protecting
your image

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Our approach

U.start will support you at every key stage.

We will support you long-term, regardless of your field of operation, at all stages of your plan's maturity (early, mid and late), through a comprehensive and integrated "one-stop shop" service platform.

Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of entrepreneurship and are fully conversant with the start-up ecosystem and the related issues, enabling them to provide you with high-value-added advice based on the following principles:





Collaborative approach

Innovative invoicing

Our ecosystem

U.start provides you with access to a community of experts in France and elsewhere.

Promoting interaction

U.start means the certainty of access to a community of experts with in-depth knowledge of the start-up ecosystem, with whom we have collaborated for many years.

Creating a comprehensive dynamic

Our ecosystem currently includes some fifty highly-skilled professionals, distinguished in their respective areas of operation, both in France and abroad, in such diverse areas as law, taxation, strategy, funding, accounting, new technologies, digital matters, management, business development and marketing.


Because we believe that in addition to their funding needs, businesses have to interact with their ecosystems in order to boost their development, we organize on a regular basis workshops enabling you to exchange experiences and feedback.


U.start provides you with the initial legal documents required to launch your business:

Non-disclosure agreement

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Limited liability company (SARL) articles of incorporation

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Standard-form simplified corporation (SAS) articles of incorporation

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Open-ended contract of employment (CDI)

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They trust us already

We found in Herald a client oriented firm, always ready to listen and able to assist us with all aspects of launching our start-up venture. We found a team of dedicated professionals both thorough and imaginative, ready to meet our challenges.

Raphaël Vuillerme et Benoît Bourdel - founders

Herald has been by our side from the early days by Herald. Each team was humane and highly professional. Each professional’s individual experience allowed us to anticipate issues, and their client oriented approach enabled us to understand the legal issues relating to our start-up.
Thanks to Herald’s teams’ large set of skills, we were able to deal with several issues without having to change law firms

Pierre-Camille Altman - CEO & Cofonder

We have been requesting Herald law firm’s expertise for almost 8 years, in advising and assisting us during our initial and following investments in start-ups and small cap companies specialized in the electronic and new technology sector.
Herald strikes us most particularly for the width of its expertise and its client oriented approach as well as its responsiveness.

Jean-Yves Muller - Chairman & Founder

By assisting us, in both a humane and professional manner, Herald has allowed us to reach solutions adapted to all legal issues and especially to meet the challenges of adapting our strategy in view of the very high competition in our field. We would like to thank Herald law firm and its teams for being so available, responsive and efficient, and therefore allowing our company to survive.

Ivan Ljubic - CEO & partner

Herald has been by Algaia’s side and has assisted us in several funds raising, negotiating with investors and strategic partners… The lawyers at Herald have a thorough understanding of the challenges we face, provide highly valuable advice and demonstrate a great deal of professionalism, flexibility and dedication.

Fabrice Bohin CEO and president

Herald’s teams are responsive and display a capacity to adapt which is exactly what start-ups need. Herald is very familiar with the world of start-ups and their challenges. Since Herald is a full service law firm, it allows us to benefit from a global approach and to direct all our queries to one firm, therefore gaining in efficiency whilst receiving high quality services.

Hugo Domic and Stéphane Robyn - Cofounder

What makes Herald so perfect for innovative and fast growing companies such as Valbiotis, is both its teams’ ability to take into account our specificities and the way it is dedicated and close to its clients, whatever the stage it is at (change of legal form, IPO).
In a few words, Herald’s professionals are efficient, close to their clients and profoundly humane!

Sébastien Peltier - CEO

Herald is always responsive to our needs, reactive and has always offered sound advices and counsel in contract law. Additionally, if we have a matter requiring legal expertise that is outside of this field, they refers us to the appropriate person at their firm to move deals forward.

Fabian Chenal, Senior Legal Counsel



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75008 Paris – France


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