Starting a startup, every legal thing you need to know

Video | October 2016 | 00:48:48

The capital raising phase is often the first time these businesses have sought legal advice, and the process can prove time consuming, prohibitively expensive and stressful. Norton Rose Fulbright and LawPath, Australia’s leading online legal solutions provider for startups and SMEs discuss:

  • why you need a discretionary trust;
  • why you need two companies;
  • how to do an early fundraising - difference between convertible note and equity;
  • how Terms Sheets, Subscription Agreements and Shareholders’ Agreements work;
  • alternative forms of fundraising such as crowdfunding and royalty prepayments;
  • employment issues, including critical issues when engaging contractors like web designers; and
  • IP issues: do you need a trademark or a patent.

    Speakers:
    Damien Andreasen, Co-founder and CEO, LawPath
    Nick Abrahams, Head of Technology and Innovation APAC, Norton Rose Fulbright and author of new book Digital Disruption in Australia
    Steve Johns, Partner, Corporate, Norton Rose Fulbright
    Nicola Martin, Special Counsel, Employment and Labour, Norton Rose Fulbright

Contacts

Nick Abrahams

Nick Abrahams

Sydney