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IP Issues in the Acquisition of Start-Ups

26 Sep 2017

Public CPD points: 3 | Practice Area: Intellectual Property | Training Category: Advanced


This seminar will discuss IP Issues in the Acquisition of Start-Ups from the perspectives of a renowned academic, a leading IP lawyer, a savvy investor and a start-up turned unicorn. They will discuss the entire process from considering whether to acquire or invest on a start-up, doing the deal, and activities required post-completion. Key IP issues at each phases will be considered from multiple perspectives.


The following professionals are highly encouraged to attend:

  • IP Lawyers or Professionals
  • M&A Lawyers
  • Corporate/Commercial Lawyers
  • In-House Counsels
  • Regulators
  • VCs or Start-Ups
  • Start-Up Accelerators
  • Public Sector Officers




2.00 - 2.30pm

Prof. David Llewelyn (SMU Business School)

General Introduction of IP Issues in the Acquisition of (or Investment in) Start-Up Companies

2.30 - 3.00pm

Mr. Brijesh Pande (Tembusu Partners)

Considerations when Acquiring or Investing in Start-Up Companies, with focus on Start-Up Companies' IP

3.00 - 3.30pm

Mr. Jinesh Lalwani (Lazada Group)

Perspectives of Start-Up Companies on Investing in IP given resource constraints

3.30 - 4.00pm

Networking Tea Break

4.00 - 5.30pm

Panel Discussion in 3 Parts

4.00 - 4.30pm

All Speakers + Mr. Lam Chung Nian (Wong Partnership)

(1) Considering whether to acquire or invest in a Start-Up Company: Presentations, Request for Information & Due Diligence

4.30 - 5.00pm

(2) Doing the Deal: IP Vesting Clause, Representations, Warranties & Liability

5.00 - 5.30pm

(3) Post Completion: Perfecting the Vesting of Rights, & Recordals of IP Transfers

(In the event of unforeseen circumstances, details of the seminar may be subject to change)


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2.00 - 5.30pm (Registration starts at 1.30pm)



Suntec Singapore,

International Convention & Exhibition Centre,

Level 3, MR 335 – 336

(1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, Singapore 039593). 


S$267.50 (Inc. GST)

Contact Person

Ms. Dilpreet Kaur / Ms. Janis Kam

Tel: +65 6330 8692 / +65 6705 2351

Email: dilpreet_kaur@ipacademy.com.sg

Email: janis_kam@ipacademy.com.sg