Bootlaw September 09 - selling shares in a private company: the rules!

  • September 23, 2009 · 6:30 PM
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This will be the first meetup of the new school year and in the spirit of back to school, we thought you should learn a few rules which will see you all in good stead for the rest of the year. As part of a wider initiative on the mechanics of fundraising and selling equity in a private business, Bootlaw is addressing the legalities of selling investments. You should already be aware that this is a highly regulated field which is policed by the Financial Services Authority, and includes the promotion of financial investments. We're going to take you through the dos and don'ts of marketing and selling your shares to private investors and VCs and, as always, dispense practical advice to keep you safe and legal. If you've got any specific questions in advance, you can give them to us when you RSVP.


The meeting will take the usual format of:

6.30pm - Doors open, networking, beer
7pm - Law bit
8pm - More beer, pizza and networking
9pm - Head to pub, purchase beer for lawyers.

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  • Stuart Grant

    Really enjoyed my first Bootlaw, a great environment to chat at network with some smart cookies. Thanks for a thought-provoking topic...the most useful lesson for me: be wary of bad early decisions storing up future trouble.

    September 24, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good experience for a first timer. nice to have plenty of time before and after the talk for socialising and asking questions. Interesting talk. The historical context was an interesting touch! One small thing was that the subject seemed slightly removed from realities of startup world, and due to no recent examples a little difficult to contextualise.

    September 24, 2009

  • Ben Morris

    Extremely helpful and enlightening to find out the nuances of financial promotions do's and don'ts. One can very easily make a fatal mistake in this nebulous and too often overlooked area.

    Many thanks Danvers and Barry!

    September 24, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well distilled and delivered, there are no excuses for bootlawyers to get on the wrong side of these rules now! Thanks again to Barry and Danvers for another excellent session.

    September 23, 2009

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