Start-up workshop - Managing legal issues arising with founders, employees, contractors and stakeholders

31 March 2023
Session Details
24 Mar 2023 14:30 - 17:30
Program Details

Deadline :
24 Mar 2023 14:30

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Organised by :
HKUST Entrepreneurship Center

Are you planning to set up a company in Hong Kong? Do you know how to deal with employment-related issues? Have you ever thought about rolling out an employee share option plan (ESOP)? Don’t miss the start-up workshop this time!


Office of Knowledge Transfer, Entrepreneurship Center and HKUST R and D Corporation Ltd will be co-organizing a start-up workshop with speakers from Tanner De Witt and SeedLegals on legal-related issues, check out the details below!


Start-up workshop -  Managing legal issues arising with founders, employees, contractors and stakeholders


Date: 24 Mar 2023

Time: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Language: English

Venue: G/F Multi-Purpose Hall, Jockey Club Global Graduate Tower, HKUST

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What will be covered?

  • Business formation and founder issues
    • How to set up a company and ongoing operation legal requirement
    • Reverse vesting and Intellectual property management


  • Employment and contracting
    • Key concepts in employment relationships
    • Independent contracting arrangements


  • Incentive plans and common mistakes to avoid
    • Legal implication of setting up an incentive plan/ Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP)
    • How to manage the share option scheme and grants


Who will be sharing?

  • Mr. Padraig Walsh, Partner, Tanner De Witt

Practising as a lawyer for over two decades, Pádraig advises on the full range of common issues including licensing, technology procurement and integration, subscription service arrangements, digital asset commercialisation, data protection, cyber, and venture capital and corporate transactions. He is a member of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong, ITechLaw, and Chair of PrivacyRules. He is also a regular speaker on law and technology at various events and writes frequently on key and trending topics.


  • Mr. Hsiang Low, Head of APAC, SeedLegals

Qualified lawyer with experience in UK & Asia. Hsiang previously practised at magic circle law firm, Linklaters, where he was also a founding member of legal tech startup, Nakhoda. He currently serves as a steering committee member of the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA). Having had his own startup experience, Hsiang is passionate about making use of his legal and technology expertise to help startup founders navigate through their early stage journey.