Zurinalaw participates in a panel session on startups organised by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

The event poster

On Wednesday, 15 August 2018, Zurinalaw had the pleasure of attending the inaugural event organised by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) under its Malaysia Digital Hub banner. Titled ‘Common Legal Issues’, the panel session was organised at WORQ Coworking Space located in TTDI.

Our senior associate, Izwan Zakaria (sitting in the middle), sharing his views on common legal issues faced by startups and potential ways to overcome or reduce their legal risks.

In a panel session, Zurinalaw was represented by Izwan Zakaria, our senior associate, who is spearheadeding ‘Startuplaw.my’, the legal startup focused on empowering small businesses and startups on business compliance.

Other ecosystem partners on the panel session were Aloysius Lim representing ShakeUp Online, a legal tech startup backed by ZICO Holdings Inc, BurgieLaw, an online legal platform and Edwin Lee Yong Cieh, cofounder of CanLaw and partner of GLT Law.

Participants during the event

During the session, the panelists discussed on the following issues:

  • why you need a founders agreement
  • when do you need to set up a new company
  • how to do an early fundraising – difference types of fundraising options
  • how Terms Sheets, Subscription Agreements and Shareholders’ Agreements work
  • alternative forms of fundraising such as crowdfunding and peer to peer investments
  • employment issues, including critical issues when engaging contractors like copywriters and web designers
  • IP issues: do you need to register a trademark
(from left) Marlyn Perone, partner at Zurinalaw, one of the guests, Siti Zurina Sabarudin, founding partner at Zurinalaw, and Izwan Zakaria, senior associate at Zurina

For further information on Zurinalaw, please visit www.zurinalaw.com or contact Siti Zurina Sabarudin at +03-76245215, or e-mail at zurina@zurinalaw.com.