Hi, I'm a university student in Hong Kong working with an extraordinarily experienced team and it's the first time I've worked with these people. Things are really starting to pick up with the project and a big portion of our product depends on me. I want to get as much protection as possible while I have leverage in the project, not because my team mates are untrustworthy, but because I'm roughly half the age and the other team members are not only experienced, but possibly the best in the world at what they do (this I can validate, it's not an exaggeration).
I have an email agreement with the founder, but would like to make it more official or possibly legally binding. The agreement is that I have a choice between cash and equity at the end of the project. At this point I'd much prefer the equity.
Important notes are that we're based in Hong Kong, but may incorporate the company elsewhere. There is currently no incorporated company, which means the equity can't really be tied to anything at the moment (but by the time we incorporate I may no longer have as much leverage). The founder's lawyer is drafting an MOU to be ready very soon and adamantly refused to sign the MOU I offered, which simply had our email agreement written down.
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I am willing to pay higher rates for the most experienced freelancers