What is Belaws?Belaws connects entrepreneurs and corporations with the pre-vetted legal and corporate secretary resources they need in the markets where they operate.
Belaws streamlines quote requests, communication with multiple experts, signature of engagement letters and online payments. Users access a dashboard to manage their legal matters and company information (entity by entity, country by country), empowering them to take action when needed.
Belaws currently covers Singapore, Hong-Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, the United States and France.
How does it work?
Who are Belaws lawyers?
Our experts have worked with major firms such as:
Belaws helps entrepreneurs and companies stay on top of all their legal matters with a smart legal dashboard. Exit confusing email threads with multiple recipients in copy, interactions between you/your company(ies) representatives and your lawyers are all made through Belaws chat system, which saves and organizes under each matter the associated documents.The corporate section of the dashboard allows users to access all their companies information and empowers users to easily execute changes with the help of Belaws expert lawyers and corporate secretary specialists. Belaws is available through your web browser on all devices (desktop, tablet & mobile).
Corporate secretary and accounting routine work is handled through Belaws corporate dashboard. Registering a new company, changing its directors or transferring shares can be done in a few clicks at a pre-fixed price.
Monthly and annual financial statements are available on the platform to assist users in quickly overseeing entire portfolios of companies
Your international legal department available 24h/7
A smart legal department available at any time on any device backed by powerful technology to optimize all processes
For each jurisdiction, a pool of expert lawyers is directly available to you and, for all your legal entities, your corporate and accounting information is at your fingertips. Both value-added work and routine work are efficiently delivered to you in one single place.
For complex legal matters involving multiple lawyers (and sometimes multiple jurisdictions), you can appoint one lawyer as main coordinator to facilitate execution and delivery of an entire international and/or cross-practice scope of work.
Written communication with lawyers is centralized on Belaws on each Job matter page for maximum efficiency. When relevant, calls, virtual and physical meetings are encouraged to ensure efficient lawyer-client communication
On Belaws, all your legal and corporate secretary matters including associated documents and history of corporate changes are made available to you. Regardless of team members or service providers turnover, you keep access to all your data in one place to efficiently manage your companies without risking loss or delay in the recovery of critical information.
If your companies operate with in-house lawyers and/or identified lawyers in specific jurisdictions whom you want to keep working with, Belaws can provide them custom onboarding on the platform while ensuring friction-less work continuity.
With Belaws, you reduce the cost of legal and routine corporate secretary work while saving time and getting clarity: the platform lets you oversee your entire organization at a glance from the legal perspective and keep it all tidy. No more confusing or lost information. If you need help transitioning your organization to Belaws, please reach out, our support team will happily assist you.
How does Belaws compare with traditional law firms? *
|Belaws||Traditional law firm|
|Legal fees structure||Milestone payments fixed upfront|
by lawyers. No hidden fees
|Hourly rate, cap fees with|
deposits and extras
|Invoicing system||Integrated on Belaws platform||Back-and-forth emails|
|Online services||Smart dashboard to manage legal|
and corporate secretary matters
|None or limited to datarooms or|
|Lawyers selection & retention||Pre-vetted lawyers with business|
acumen independent from Belaws
|Lawyers employees on payroll|
with risk of performance turnover
|Lawyers expertise||All lawyers are local experts|
with 5+ years practice exp.
|Expertise may vary per country and|
per practice employees exp
|Cost for international matters||No additional cost||Each office marks up its fees|
|Partner markup per matter||0%||≈ up to 80%|
|Business model||Fixed platform fees for each|
transaction on top of lawyers fees
|Maximizing the ROI per lawyer|
≈ up to 300% per lawyer
Our clients save on average 40% compared to traditional international law firms
* Based on the most expensive traditional law firms, worldwide
How does the quoting/invoicing process work?
First contact & evaluation of Client needs by Lawyer
Partner consults with colleagues
Lawyer sends complicated quotation with hourly rate
Back-and-forth email and phone negotiations with Client
Client accepts a revised quotation
Lawyer prepares an Engagement Letter
Client signs & pays a deposit
Accountant notifies lawyer when payment is received
Lawyer starts working, counts billable hours and adjusts
Client gets invoices, disputes amounts, delays payment
Back-and-forths until payment is settled
Client makes a detailed request (practice & country)
Expert lawyers are notified and engage with Client
Lawyers submit milestones quotations to Client
Client accepts a quotation and signs an electronic EL
Client selects their billing entity and makes payments through Belaws at the start of each milestone
Lawyer is notified and starts/continues to work
Negotiation time, often originating from clients fears of paying too much or not paying the “right” price, arguments about payment due dates together with the risk for lawyers of not getting paid at all(if they don’t follow up multiple times or if the client is located in a foreign jurisdiction) incur heavy indirect costs causing increases in the pricing at traditional law firms.
At Belaws, we have eliminated these costs by having our lawyers use milestones to set competitive and transparent prices in advance and by requesting clients to pay upfront for each milestone.
Belaws cost-reducing integrated invoicing system is a winning process because:
● Belaws lawyers work on their matters by themselves as independent experienced experts, so they are best-positioned to estimate the time they need to perform a stated scope of work.
● Belaws optimizes and automates time-consuming lawyers administrative tasks including (a) edition, submission and signature of quotes and engagement letters, (b) extra milestone payment requests, and (c) overall management of matter documents, invoices, payments and tax receipts.
● In order to build great working relationships and secure repeat business, it is in Belaws lawyers best interests to offer quotes which accurately represent the value of their time and expertise spent on a matter. Belaws lawyers do not have to account for new business structural/administrative costs: they have direct access to clients requests and get hired and paid on the platform in just a few clicks.
Confidentiality & Security
Strong and secure technical infrastructure
Belaws built its technical infrastructure using cutting-edge technology including SSL protocols to encrypt all transiting data (including conversations and files shared on the platform), CDN to protect the servers and increase the overall speed, database passwords encryption, 2FA log-in security, and other processes.
Belaws also run regular intrusion tests (e.g. XSS and SQL injection) to constantly challenge and reinforce the security of the platform.
You are protected by SSL security. We go beyond industry standards to ensure your data is safe.
Encryption and account access rights
In your account settings you can activate 2FA log-in security and will soon be able to share account access rights to members of your company/ies with different access levels: entire corporate dashboard, specific entities, specific information (e.g. payroll, financial statements, shareholder agreements, etc.).
Liability and insurance
Lawyers and service providers connected on Belaws platform are professionals independent from Belaws who carry their own professional insurance covering contracted client services.
Belaws International Coverage
Singapore | Hong Kong | Thailand | Vietnam | Cambodia | United States | France
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