How can lawyers genuinely add value to early-stage tech companies? This session will focus on practical issues in international venture capital practice, aiming to provide an understanding of what the key drivers and priorities of start-ups and investors are – both during and between funding rounds – and how lawyers can provide impactful legal support to start-up clients, from preparing and negotiating investments to managing legal risks and using legal tools to capture the value of the company’s technology.
About the Speaker:
Mr. Brian Harley is a Consultant and Tech M&A Leader (APAC) at Clifford Chance. His practice focuses on tech M&A and technology transactions, including acquisitions, minority investments, joint ventures and cutting-edge technology projects (blockchain/DLT, digital platforms, AI). He has advised start-ups and investors on fundraises and M&A for over a decade in Asia, Europe and the US. He is qualified in Hong Kong, New York, England & Wales and Ireland.
*The Law Society of Hong Kong has awarded this seminar 1.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.