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March 14, 2019,   2:34 PM

Support Legal Launches ScaleUp Startup Platform In Arabic

Fouzia Azzab

Arabic editor- Forbes Middle East FULL BIO


Patrick Rogers, co-founder of Support Legal. Image source: Twitter

Abu Dhabi-based Support Legal, the Middle East and Africa’s first legal services platform for entrepreneurs and emerging companies, has made its free legal knowhow platform, ScaleUp, available in Arabic.

ScaleUp helps entrepreneurs establish, finance and develop their businesses. The comprehensive library addresses every stage of a company's lifecycle, from conception of ideas and establishment, to exit and sale transactions. Resources help answer common questions related to agreements, funding, ideas and daily business tasks.

"The UAE has the highest penetration of smartphones in the world, followed by Saudi Arabia, but most entrepreneurs cannot access the required business information in Arabic," said Hanna McKinley, Director and Head of Knowledge Management at Support Legal.

Founded in 2017 by Lee McMahon and Patrick Rogers, Support Legal specializes in providing entrepreneurs with advice from senior lawyers that may not otherwise be available to start-ups.

According to McKinley, the team is made up of the top 1% of lawyers in the world, each with at least 10 years of experience working with leading international companies. They each have at least 10,000 hours of experience.

Former public consultant and Australian native, Lee McMahon, was inspired to create the company when he saw how innovation and technology were causing a revolutionary change in the industry for all stakeholders. Becoming impatient with the legal sector's slow pace, he set about developing the support technology infrastructure to simplify and automate operations and services in the company.

His Canadian co-founder, Patrick Rogers, joined in his quest with extensive experience guiding entrepreneurs through the maze of legal issues and issues they face day. "They are the main engine of every economy," says Rogers. “The legal sector needs to be directed to adopt a new and innovative approach in order to maintain its important role in entrepreneurship.”

The Arabic Gateway is available now to give Middle Eastern and African business owners the option to access ScaleUp content in their mother tongue.

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