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Law for Startups - Issues and Traps (Workshop)

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The course will increase your knowledge and awareness of legal issues facing start-ups and will train entrepreneurs how to evaluate legal risk which may be useful throughout a career. The workshop will run attendees through all of the legal aspects of starting a business including:

Choosing which type of corporate vehicle to use and understanding filing, accounting and reporting obligations;

Shareholders agreements and articles of association;

Legal aspects of raising finance;

How to protect intellectual property – the basics;

Employees and contractors; How to protect your business from liability.

Course Leader:

Guy Wilmot (Partner – Russell Cooke LLP) has been a practicing lawyer for 10 years and specialises in advising entrepreneurs from start-up to exit. Guy’s particular specialism’s include corporate affairs, commercial contracts and intellectual property with a particular focus on technology, e-commerce and IT.

Course structure:

The workshop will comprise: a lecture discussing legal issues faced by start-ups, especially in the technology sector; a ‘legal audit’ section teaching entrepreneurs how to do a legal healthcheck of their own businesses; case studies (where things go wrong!) and a Q&A workshop to discuss any issues attendees want to raise.

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