CoCoon Market Meetup (23/9): Startup Legal Clinic



Getting off the Ground - in this Q&A clinic, get the opportunity to learn about basic corporate structure and how to protect your intellectual property.

Speaker highlights:

Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a rare and invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues. We combine exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients achieve their commercial goals. We have over 1100 lawyers in 28 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as close ties with firms in other parts of the world.

Speaker Biography:

Alex Norman
Registered Foreign Lawyer

Alex is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in our Corporate and Commercial Group and is based in Hong Kong.

He advises on the full range of corporate and commercial transactions and focuses on working with clients in the sports, media and technology sectors. Alex also advises start-ups in relation to their corporate and commercial affairs, with a particular emphasis on capital investments and share option plans.

More generally, Alex has extensive experience of corporate work, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, initial public offerings and restructurings. He also advises clients on commercial matters such as sponsorship agreements, supplier agreements and licensing arrangements.

Alex studied at Durham University in England and trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, where he qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2011.

Pádraig Walsh

One client reported:"He is a really exceptional lawyer. He looked at everything from our perspective, and provided us with solutions - not advice."

'Pádraig Walsh of Bird & Bird is "prompt, responsive and customer-focused."

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014

Pádraig is a Partner in the Corporate group of Bird & Bird, an international law firm that focuses specifically on the technology sector. He is based in Hong Kong.

Pádraig's practice focuses on venture capital and related corporate work. His work encompasses advice on all aspects of debt and equity financings, leading on investment negotiations and completion, and implementing deal terms. He represents both investors and portfolio companies. Pádraig has represented institutional investors and strategic investors, and on the startup side, he has represented a broad range of new generation emerging Hong Kong startups.

Pádraig's clients are broadly within the technology sector, and he has represented companies within specific verticals of software, internet, mobile, gaming, fintech, med tech, edutech, and clean tech.

Pádraig is a mentor with Startup Garage and Swire's Blueprint Accelerator. He is also a regular speaker at various startup events and a blogger on the tech startup scene via his LinkedIn page.

Pádraig was born in Hong Kong, and has spent more than half his life here. He qualified as a Solicitor in Ireland in 1998 and in Hong Kong in 2000.

Language: English

Fee: Free if you RSVP now; Walk-in $50

About CoCoon Market Meetup:

CoCoon Market Meetup is a great platform to enhance the communication and co-operation between multinational enterprises, service providers and startups.

CoCoon hosts the Meetup every month for service providers and project owners to exchange their ideas, skill and technology. See all the projects on CoCoon Market.

Since Feb 2014, 300+ people have shared their business insights, showcased their profiles and expanded their business network.


4:00pm Registration

4:15pm Q&A Session

5:00pm Networking

(This event is organized by CoCoon

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Fri Sep 23, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM HKT
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3/F, Citicorp Centre 18 Whitfield Rd Tin Hau Hong Kong Hong Kong