12 Jan 2023 06:00pm - 07:30pm

Legal Series: Structuring Founder Relationships and Founder Agreement

Event Date: 12 Jan 2023 06:00pm - 07:30pm

Type: Workshop 

Organizer: Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services

Coordinator: Venture Acceleration Team

Content Highlights

This session is an introduction to common legal risks faced by founders based on our experience of advising emerging businesses. How do you know when to incorporate? How do you approach the division of shares between founders? How do you deal with a founder how leaves sooner than expected? How do you capture the value of the project you are creating to make it investable in future? Participants will learn approaches to these and other common legal risks faced by founders.


Mr. Pádraig Walsh
Pádraig is a partner in the Corporate and Commercial department and Head of the TMT practice of Tanner De Witt. Pádraig’s practice focuses on venture capital and related corporate work. His work encompasses advice on private equity and debt financing, leading on investment negotiations and completion, and preparing documents to implement deal terms. He also advises on the range of common issues for emerging companies, such as corporate structuring, on licensing, regulatory and compliance, IP licensing, personal data privacy, equity incentive plans, and shareholder disputes. He represents both investors, strategics, and founders. His experience in this area has enabled him to advise clients on several innovative, complex projects and is at the forefront of advising on legal issues for emerging businesses using blockchain technology. Pádraig is a member of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong, ITechLaw, and PrivacyRules. He provides legal training to clients and incubation or accelerator programmes, and is also a regular speaker and writer on trending issues in the tech scene.