Legal Series: How to work with a Lawyer

Mon, 2021/07/05 - 18:30 to 19:30
Mr. Pádraig Walsh, Partner, Tanner De Witt
Ms. Tara Chan, Solicitor, Tanner De Witt
Online (via ZOOM)

Language: English

As your startup matures, legal issues are inevitable - from contracts, down to terms of service agreements. Times like these are when founders may want to consult a lawyer for legal advice. Want to know the most cost-effective approaches when working with lawyers and how you can get the most out of your consultation sessions? Come along to this webinar to learn more!

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About the Speaker
Mr. Pádraig Walsh
Pádraig’s practice focuses on venture capital and related corporate work. His work encompasses advice on private equity and debt financings, leading on investment negotiations and completion, and preparing documents to implement deal terms. He also advises on the range of common issues for emerging companies, such as corporate structuring, IP licensing, personal data privacy, equity incentive plans, and shareholder disputes. He represents both investors, strategics, and founders.
With clients broadly within the technology sector, Pádraig has represented companies within specific verticals of fintech, insurtech, regtech, medtech, edutech, IoT, smart city tech and cleantech. His work includes strategic planning of transactions and negotiation of contracts to deal implementation and contract management.
Ms. Tara Chan
Tara is a Solicitor in our Corporate and Commercial Department having joined Tanner De Witt in September 2016 and completed her training contract.
Tara graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. During her degree, she went on an exchange program to the Tecnológico de Monterrey and moved to Hong Kong to earn her Juris Doctor (Hons) from the City University of Hong Kong. During her JD degree, Tara had the opportunity to study European Competition Law at University College, Oxford University. She earned her Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) and graduated with Dean’s List from the City University of Hong Kong. Tara is a native English and French speaker. She is also proficient in Spanish. Tara is a member of the Women in Tech group in Hong Kong.
Tara has experience advising and drafting various documents for venture capital work such as:

  • • term sheets for startups in respect of Seed, Series A and Series B investment rounds;
  • • performing due diligence of Hong Kong companies arising from Series A and Series B
  • • investment rounds;
  • • subscription agreements, shareholder agreements, Articles of Association;
  • • completion of investment rounds; and
  • • disclosure letters. 


About the New Ventures Legal Team
New Ventures Legal Team (NVLT) was founded in June 2014, aiming to provide legal information for new ventures in CUHK. NVLT does not provide legal advice but they enlighten entrepreneurs and project initiators to make more informed decisions in their work.


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