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Legal Issues for Innovative StartUps: ArcLabs welcomes DLA Piper

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Legal Issues for Innovative StartUps: ArcLabs welcomes DLA Piper
Location: Online webinar (Zoom)

Outline of Topics

The theme will be key legal issues for Start-Up Companies with a focus on three core areas:


Core Areas

At a very high level, for each of the three topics, this will look like:

  • Basic legal framework relevant to entrepreneurs, start-ups and third level researchers looking to commercialise / spin out their research;
  • Importance of getting things right at the beginning from a legal perspective;
  • We will illustrate this point with some real world horror stories we have come across including:
    • Ownership of Name disputes;
    • Source Code issues;
    • Co-founder disputes; and
    • Minimum wage / employment law issues.
  • The really key points that they need to focus on from day 1.
  • Give an overview of our Legal Start-Up Pack – a suite of legal documentation / agreements that DLA Piper provide that Arc-Lab members and other attendees can use free of charge. What each document covers and how best to use.



We propose to go with three primary speakers. Each will be a subject matter expert in their respective topic. Short bios are outlined below:

Conor McEneaney

Conor McEneaney

Conor McEneaney advises clients across various sectors on intellectual property, technology transfer and commercial contracts with a particular focus on technology, IP and outsourcing agreements.

He has significant experience advising clients in the third level and start-up sectors including advising on joint venture and collaboration agreements, technology transfer and licensing, co-promotion arrangements and the structuring and exploitation of intellectual property rights.

Micheál Mulvey

Micheál Mulvey                

Micheál Mulvey is a Corporate Law specialist who advises on transactional M&A, fundraising (both from a company and investor perspective), shareholder arrangements and general corporate matters.

He also has extensive experience in the start-up space, advising high potential start-ups on setting up in Ireland and on the broad spectrum of operational and legal issues that follow.

Triona Cody

Triona Coady

Triona Coady is an employment law specialist who advises international and domestic clients across a range of risk, contentious and policy issues/scenarios, including, HR policies, terms of engagement, compensation and benefits, confidentiality, grievance and disciplinary procedures, individual and collective redundancies, the HR implications of mergers and acquisitions (including transfer of undertakings), performance management, termination of employment, workplace investigations, data protection, whistleblowing, unfair dismissals, severance agreements and general employment law matters.



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