Legal Series: Approaches in Raising Capital

Mon, 2021/08/02 - 18:30 to 20:00
Mr. Pádraig Walsh, Partner, Tanner De Witt
Ms. Tara Chan, Solicitor, Tanner De Witt
Online via Zoom

Language: English

When looking for investors for your startup, what sort of preparation should you do when you look for investors? Ever heard of due diligence, SAFE and Convertible Loan Notes? These are all tools that could help you out! Don't miss out on this upcoming webinar, where our speakers will cover the legal processes for funding!

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Confirmation will be sent to you by email 2 or 3 working days before the session.
Due to venue restrictions, seats are limited - priority will be given to PI Teams, TSSSU Teams, CUHK students and staff.


The event has been changed to ONLINE format.


About the Speakers
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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