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ACS NSW Professional Series: Legal Tips for Startups

How to avoid an expensive cyber-divorce

Registration End Date: Mon, 10 Sep, 12:00 PM

  • where

  • The ACS Innovation Hub
    Level 27, Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
    Sydney NSW 2000
  • when

  • Event Start: Wed, 12 Sep, 05:45 PM
    Event Finish: Wed, 12 Sep, 08:00 PM
  • event price

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<b>Launching your startup can be an exciting and extremely rewarding venture. However, when founders overlook the importance of legally protecting their business and IP, the dream can quickly turn into a nightmare. </b><br><br>In this presentation, Michael Smith, from Atkinson Vinden Lawyers, will take you through the legal fundamentals of establishing a start-up including:<br><br>•    Business structures, liability and tax implications<br>•    Documenting the relationship between the business owners<br>•    Ensuring your IP is protected<br><br><b>Agenda</b><br>5:45pm - 6:15pm: Registration and networking<br>6:15pm: Presentation begins<br>6:15pm - 6:30pm: Late registration<br>7:00pm - 7:30pm: Q&amp;A<br>7:30pm - 8:00pm: Networking <div style="text-align: center;"> <p><br>Join the conversation on <a href="" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>,  <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Twitter</a> </p> <p>@ACSNSW #ACSNSW</p> </div> <br><b>Getting here</b><br>If arriving by train from Wynyard, take exit 4 towards Barangaroo from the west end of the station. Make your way through the tunnel and follow the signs to Barangaroo.<br><br>ACS is located in Tower One which is the red building.<br><img alt="User-added image" src=";feoid=00N9000000EVCh7&amp;refid=0EM90000001FIOu"></img>

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Keynote Speaker

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Prior to entering law, Michael worked for over 10 years in a commercial environment where he was responsible for the co-ordination of the IT and Audio Visual requirements of a large number of high profile clients.

Michael predominantly works in the area of commercial and business law, enjoying the variety that it provides. He also enjoys the challenges provided by specialised areas, such as Information and Communication Technology law, which allows him to draw on his wealth of previous experience in the industry.

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Catherine Milne

Catherine Milne

Level 27, Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue,Sydney,NSW,Australia

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