The legal aspects of starting a business

Entrepreneurship event

The legal aspects of starting a business

  • Event time: 10:00am until 11:30am
  • Event date: 24th June 2019
  • Speaker: Andy Ley
  • Location: Room 4325A, , King's Building

Event details

Andy is a Corporate Law Partner in the Edinburgh office of Addleshaw Goddard, a premium international business law firm. He is a leading member of the firm's corporate finance and M&A teams, regularly advising on start-ups and spin-outs, fundraisings, mergers, acquisitions and disposals.

Andy is also a founding member of venture capital investor Par Equity which Andy helped to establish in 2008 and which has to date made over 47 investments with over £100m of capital under management.

In this masterclass, Andy will cover all the legal aspects of "building a hypothetical business", including:

  • corporate structure
  • funding, including the basics of debt and equity and the concept of solvency
  • accounts, including key balance sheet items (with a particular focus on IP, given the audience) and when you might need a business plan
  • employees, consultants and contractors
  • and, if time allows, contracts

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