We would love to invite to you to join us at #LexTech17, a legal technology conference themed “The Future of Law” organised by Brickfields Asia College and CanLaw, happening in MaGIC Cyberjaya, Malaysia on 4-5 November 2017.
TheMalaysianLawyer.com is a media partner of this conference.
I spoke at the BurgieLaw Startup Legal Conference 2016 at MaGIC, Cyberjaya. It was an interesting and lively conference, bringing together startups and investors.
I have uploaded a copy of my presentation slides. I spoke on ‘Limiting your Liability’ and how to manage it at the start of your business and when doing business. So the first half of my talk was on the different business vehicles that can be utilised, in particular, choosing between using a company or a limited liability partnership for your business.
In the second half of my talk, I shared 5 tips on minimising disputes in the course of your business. Continue reading →
Earlier on 9 May, a few of us were at MaGIC for the BurgieLaw fireside chat to share our legal tips to startups. The Star then interviewed us for their article on ‘Don’t be penny-wise, startups: lawyers‘. I will feature some of my quotes further down below. But in particular, I emphasised to the reporter that:
“There is no true startup specialist lawyer. Startups cover many existing legal areas. It’s a matter of hiring a lawyer with the appropriate skill sets for your needs,” he said.
Having discussed in the above posts some principles which startups and small businesses should bear in mind when dealing with legal documentation, this post will address some of the more common contractual landmines — practical tips on some specific terms and conditions to look out for.