Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tech Talk - Ivan Rubinstein - Legal issues for startups

On Monday 30 January we'll be hosting our next Tech Talk. Commercial lawyer Ivan Rubinstein will give us an overview of legal issues for startups to be aware of. His presentation will cover:

  • Business structure
  • Seed Capital – what are you giving away?
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Obligations on directors
  • Employing staff
  • Intellectual Property – what do you have to protect?
  • Consumer guarantees

Ivan is a senior associate in the corporate group at Freehills, an international law firm based in Sydney. Jodie, Mike and I all met Ivan while we were studying law when we were all involved in the Australian Law Students' Association.

Ivan studied Arts / Law in Melbourne and has a Masters of Law from the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked for global law firms in both Sydney and New York, and also at a Houston based global infrastructure company. During his time in practice he has represented a wide range of companies and private funds in purchases, sales and restructures in transactions valued up to approx $5b. A deal junkie, Ivan is enthusiastic about his job, despite his self professed inability to adequately explain to his friends exactly what he does all day.

In his spare time Ivan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and reading, and is currently on a Words With Friends winning streak.

Join us from 5:30pm on 30 January at our offices for a 6:00pm presentation start. RSVP either in the comments or to

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1 comment:

  1. Wish I could be there Michael. Sounds like it will be a super relevant session, plus your speaker has a great name ;) Enjoy!