Legal guidance for start-ups: a basic toolkit for Cleantech Start-Ups

Legal guidance for start-ups: a basic toolkit for Cleantech Start-Ups

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Join this webinar and learn the essential legal aspects you need to consider for your startup: Financing, Commercial Contracts, and more.

About this event

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Join South Bank Innovation & Waterfront Solicitors, specialist technology law firm, to learn how to legally protect your business.

You will leave knowing more about:

  • Investments, enabling you to streamline the investment process and avoid common pitfalls.
  • Commercial Contracts, helping you know how to protect your business from some of the key risks in the technology sector. You'll also receive an overview of liabilities, warranties, indemnities and termination provisions.
  • GDPR, Privacy and Data Protection, so you can ensure compliance with necessary regulations and legislations.
  • Utilising Intellectual Property Rights to protect your ideas, products and business.
  • Employment rights and hiring new staff.
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Day One - Tuesday 1 March 2022

10:00 – 10:15: Welcome & Introduction to South Bank Innovation (SBI)

10:15 – 11.15: Raising funds for start-ups

11:15 - 11:30: Comfort break

11:30 – 12:30: Commercial contracts and data protection

12:30 – 13:00: Wrap up and close

Day Two - Tuesday 8 March 2022

10:00 – 11:00: Protecting your business with Intellectual Property Rights

11:00 - 11:15: Comfort break

11:15 - 12:15: Hiring your team: Employment law

12:15 - 13:00: Wrap up and close

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About Facilitators

Angus Young - Partner - Specialises in Corporate Law

Angus joined Waterfront as a partner in 2018 and has a broad range of corporate and commercial experience, including in mergers and acquisitions. Angus has worked across a wide range of sectors, including IT, fintech, venture capital, life sciences, telecommunications, retail and energy & resources, including for both domestic and international clients.

Sharon R. Zachariah - Head of Commercial and Data Protection

A well-regarded commercial lawyer and a CIPP/E certified data protection professional, Sharon has extensive technology, data privacy, consultancy, staffing and science & innovation experience. Sharon has in the course of her legal career delivered interim stewardship, GDPR projects and process improvements for in-house legal departments, and she is able to quickly gauge a client’s business needs.

Anthony Purvis - Head of Employment Law

Anthony joined Waterfront Solicitors in March 2012 and, become partner in 2017, specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. He offers succinct and practical advice to both businesses and individuals on various issues including redundancies, unfair and wrongful dismissals claims, unlawful discrimination, grievance and disciplinary procedures, TUPE, contracts of employment, settlement agreements and the employment aspects of corporate reorganisations or sales.

Phil Leonard Specialises in intellectual property

Phil moved to Waterfront in 2020 after training at a niche London practice, Oury Clark, where he worked closely with founders, entrepreneurs and SMEs in the technology and software sectors. Phil is an Associate in the Intellectual Property and Disputes teams, assisting with litigation over intellectual property rights, and advising clients on a variety of other contentious and non-contentious matters including trademark and copyright infringement, keyword disputes and breach of contract.

About South Bank Innovation

South Bank Innovation delivers impactful support to London's business community.

We help businesses access innovation expertise, facilities and resources. Find out more at www.sbi.business. Our Sustainable Innovation programme helps cleantech and sustainability businesses to test and launch new-to-market and new-to-firm products.

This event is delivered in partnership with Waterfront Solicitors LLP: the alternative option for businesses looking for legal advice.

Other funders of this event include:

  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Greater London Authority
  • London South Bank University

South Bank Innovation is a subsidiary of London South Bank University.

Eligibility criteria apply to this event. If you are not an existing member of the Sustainable Innovation programme signing up for this event will be considered as an expression of interest for this (or the appropriate) programme. Places will only be guaranteed for Sustainable Innovation members within their 12 hours of support limit.

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