MaGIC Academy: Expansion & Maturity


Startups are constantly striving to find ways on how to deal with the legal aspects of their business. There is no tip toeing around the law, more so when your business is expanding or has reached maturity. However, it can be a tad confusing especially when you aren’t from the legal field.

This workshop will zoom in on the fundamentals and background concerning fundraising strategies, exit strategies, legal issues and going regional. It has been carefully framed into three parts :

  1. Key points to focus in relation to various legal aspects of fundraising
  2. Various legal compliance and risk management issues faced during expansion
  3. Cross-border restriction to go regional

Key Learnings

  1. Discovering various fundraising options for a startup to kickstart and grow their business.
  2. Legal instruments involved during equity and debt financing
  3. Designing the exit strategy
  4. Typical legal issues faced during expansion
  5. Cross-border restrictions to go regional

Target Audience

Attend this workshop if you’re keen to understand the legalities involved with the startup ecosystem and also fundraising strategies and exit strategies for startups.

Speaker(s) Description


Fareez Shah

Fareez Shah was enrolled, as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on July 2013. He is also a registered Company Secretary with the Companies Commission Malaysia (CCM).

Since the inception of FSP, Fareez Shah has represented and advised various Social Enterprise with their legal issues and transactions namely (a) Saora Industries (Project HAUS), (b) Edspace Projects (100% Project), (c) BlueBear (d) Batik Boutique and Others.

He has advised and acted for clients on an extensive range of industrial relations, civil & criminal disputes, corporate & commercial transactions ranging from contractual disputes, regulatory and statutory compliance matters, directors' duties, equity-financing, debt-financing, joint-ventures, sale of business, shareholders' disputes and liquidation matters.

Prior to setting up his own legal practice, Fareez was a Legal Associate at one of the top law firms in Malaysia i.e. Messrs Zul Rafique & Partners where he was part of the Industrial Relations Practice Group that was awarded the Labour & Employment Law Firm of the Year 2014/2015 by Asian Legal Business.

During his tenure at Messrs Zul Rafique & Partners, he was heavily involved with advising his clients from various field on Labour Law in Malaysia on matters such as employment agreement, fixed term contract, dismissal, disciplinary action, retrenchment, mutual or voluntary separation exercise, employees position in sale of business as well as redeployment and restructuring of human resources. Further, he had also represented his clients in quasi-judicial tribunal i.e. the Industrial Court and Labour Court.

Helpful Reads

  1. Legal Compass for Social Enterprises
  2. Registration of Business in Malaysia: Private Limited Company
  3. Why Taking Too Much Investment Money is Bad for Founders?
  4. What Founders Need to Know About the Term Sheet?

Brief Agenda

Day 1

08.30AM : Registration & Breakfast

09.00AM : Fundraising Options

10.00AM : Equity Fundraising : Legal Instruments

01.00PM : Prayer break & Lunch

02.00PM : Exit Strategy

03.00PM - 05.30PM : Activities & Problem Solving

Day 2

08.30AM : Registration & Breakfast

09.00AM : Governance, Compliance & Proper Decision Making Process

11.00AM : Risk Management

01.00PM : Prayer break & lunch

02.00PM : Activities & Problem Solving

04.00PM - 5.30PM: Going Regional Cross-Border Restriction

Please Note:

  1. Bring along a laptop for optimal learning
  2. Dress smart but remain casual
Oct 8 - Oct 9, 2016
[ Sat ] - [ Sun ]
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM MYT
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Venue Address
Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre, Block 3730, Persiaran APEC, 63000 Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Malaysia
Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre