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Raising Funds from the Crowd - a new financial source for SME's and start-ups

  • 29 Mar 2014
  • 18:00
  • City of Sydney Law Societ

Seminar with Andrew Macpherson

This is a joint seminar with the City of Sydney Law Society.

Précis

Many countries are implementing Crowd Sourced Equity Funding.  Why is this area important to SMEs?  What is the position in Australia and New Zealand?  How is regulatory arbitrage possible?  What do you advise your SME?

What are the issues for start-ups issuing shares in the fund raiser without a prospectus?

Andrew will look at the constraints on the equity issuer, the agent or crowd platform and the investor and how they differ from the traditional IPO.  Crowd sourced funding provides some insight to the quality of the idea and the management team and may change the way capital is raised at the IPO level.

Andrew Macpherson

Andrew Macpherson is a director of Macpherson Greenleaf.  He is an Accredited Business Law specialist.  He has practised commercial law in compliance, transactions and dispute management with large and small commercial law firms and has been in industry as a consultant and as the recipient of commercial law services.  Recent experience has been in cloud services.

Andrew is experienced in knowledge management and has authored a number of texts which include the first on telecommunications law in Australia.  He has served as a director of ATUG and AISA and on the Law Society Human Rights and Technology Law Committees.  He currently is on the Committee for the City of Sydney Law Society and Secretary of the Commercial Law Association’s Legislative Review Task Force.


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