For any growth-oriented startup founder, scaling is a priority. To scale effectively, entrepreneurs must be aware, stay updated and carefully navigate the legal landscape, which is continuously evolving as new laws are passed, and old laws are challenged changed. Knowledge of law relevant to the business will definitely aid any startup.
For the legal clinic sessions, Keith will provide counsel, discuss, on a one-on-one basis, on how startups can reduce risk and attract investment, establish protections between founders and other commonly encountered issues. Each clinic session lasts 30 mins and is by appointment.
Areas of discussion include:
1. How to designate proper legal entity, raise common legal issues that are likely to arise
and how to manage associated risks
2. Licenses, permits, company registration
3. Protection of intellectual property, copyrights and patents (for startups with tangible
4. Shareholder/investor rights and directors’ duties
5. Commercial contracts with counterparties and trade suppliers
6. Employment issues
7. Managing disputes
Clinic Slots (By Appointment Only): 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM. Clinic slots are on a first come, first serve basis and is strictly ONLY for CRIB members. If you are a CRIB member please email us and we will share the signup link privately.
Please note that those attending the clinic will need to provide at least 10 working days in advance the issues they wish to discuss (together with relevant documents), so that Keith can prepare and make sure that the sessions are fulfilling.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Keith is a Dispute Resolution and Restructuring and Insolvency lawyer at Clifford Chance Asia.
He has extensive experience litigating complex commercial disputes at all levels before the Singapore Courts as well as arbitral tribunals. He is a member of the Law Society of Singapore Insolvency Practice Committee, and a facilitator for the Advocacy, as well as the and Insolvency, Modules for the Singapore Bar Exams. He was previously a Justices’ Law Clerk and Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Keith’s practice spans all manner of commercial disputes, from shareholder and joint venture disputes, banking disputes, employment disputes, claims of breaches of directors duties, equity and trust, fraud, as well as contentious restructurings and insolvencies.
Dispute avoidance is an important part of Keith’s work. Being familiar with the common issues that lead to disputes, a large part of Keith’s work also involves risk management, strategic advice at the initial stages of the dispute, and the amicable resolution of disputes through consensual processes such as negotiation and mediation.