Bridging The Gap Between Start Ups And Law
Recently, BurgieLaw held a Fireside Chat event for start ups at the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) on Monday evening (9th May 2016). The fireside chat was an introductory discussion to educating start ups and bridging the gap between start ups and law.
The speakers were:
- Foong Cheng Leong – Intellectual Property lawyer of Foong Cheng Leong & Co.
- Lee Shih – corporate lawyer, co-founder of The Malaysian Lawyer and partner at Skrine
- Lai Chee Hoe – litigation lawyer and partner at Chee Hoe & Associates and founder of BurgieLaw (so basically our boss haha)
Unfortunately, our last guest speaker, Marcus Van Geyzel was unable to join us due to poor health.
The fireside chat started a little late as we waited for more guests to arrive. Within a few minutes of starting, we were already in a lengthy Q&A session. Many of our guests had questions such as, “What is the standard legal fee structure for start ups? When is a good time to look into protecting my IP? Can I DIY my legal documents?” etc.
After about an hour, the speakers moved on to their own individual topics. Mr. Lai spoke about the 5 Types Of Business Structures with particular focus on the 3 most suitable for start ups. Mr. Foong in turn, gave an introduction to Intellectual Property (IP). He covered areas such as types of intellectual property, appropriate times to invest in IP, the differences between IP regulations in different countries etc.
Mr. Lee however, spoke about the recently passed new Companies Act and the impact it would have on businesses in Malaysia. He has also written a short article in The Malaysian Lawyer blog about it.
All in all, the fireside chat was a success despite the small audience. We asked guests as they left for feedback and received a lot of positive responses! Many were interested in finding out more about legal issues. Team BurgieLaw would like to express our gratitude to the guest speakers, MaGIC and an especially big thank you to all who came!
We’ll be rolling out a sequel soon with more in-depth topics, more speakers and more choices for everyone. Stay tuned for details!