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Upcoming events

    • 08 Aug 2017
    • 17:30
    • Bird & Bird;Level 11; 68 Pitt Street; Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

    Précis

    Crowdfunding is rapidly growing in popularity as a source of funding for many startups, particularly in the tech industries. There are however a number of pitfalls for the unwary.

    This talk will address how crowdfunding is currently regulated and what the state of play will be after recent government amendments come into force later this year. This talk will also provide some practical tips of where this leaves you.

    Shane Barber

    Shane is the Managing Partner of Bird & Bird in Australia.

    Shane is also the lead partner of the firm’s Australian Corporate Law and Media Law groups, and one of the key partners in the firm’s Tech & Comms group. He enjoys a high profile in the Australian legal industry and has over 27 years’ experience acting for some of Australia’s major corporations in the knowledge economy sectors.

    Shane conducts a busy corporate practice, including undertaking mergers and acquisitions, fundraising (including IPOs), capital markets advisory work and corporate regulatory advice. Many of his clients are significant national and international organisations in new economy industries, increasingly in relation to ecommerce enterprises in the advertising and travel and leisure industries.

    Shane has twice served as President of Australia's Communications and Media Law Association and is a former editor of the Communications Law Bulletin.

    Shane is recognised in international publications such as Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers and Chambers Asia Pacific.

Past events

16 Jun 2017 Intellectual Property and Patent Strategy for Startups
14 Jun 2017 Legal Expense Insurance, Innovation and Market Opportunities
21 Mar 2017 AGM and Buzzword Bust – All you really need to know about Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Gene Patents
21 Feb 2017 The sexiest job of the 21st century: Where can lawyers add value for a market leading data science company?
13 Dec 2016 NSWSCL Christmas seminar - Domain names, keywords, linking and the law
22 Nov 2016 De-Mystifying Cyber Security for Counsel and the Board
25 Oct 2016 NSWSCL October Seminar on Latest Developments in Data Protection
12 May 2016 Negotiating Venture Capital Investments in Australia and Silicon Valley
15 Mar 2016 NSWSCL AGM and software patents update
16 Feb 2016 NSWSCL February Seminar on Electronic Evidence
08 Dec 2015 NSWSCL Christmas function and Open Source seminar
04 Aug 2015 The Role of Arbitration in Domain Name Disputes
02 Jun 2015 Current state of play in Software Patents - will the pendulum swing back or turn into a wrecking ball?
02 Dec 2014 NSWSCL End of Year Function
16 Sep 2014 Portable ecourts – delivering digital capacity & a state of the art “ecourt-in-a-box” solution around Australia
08 Jul 2014 Data sovereignty - legal and practical considerations
29 Mar 2014 Raising Funds from the Crowd - a new financial source for SME's and start-ups
04 Mar 2014 Small Worlds, Big Data: A look at Social Network Analysis
03 Dec 2013 NSWSCL End of Year Function
27 Nov 2013 Trends in Cybercrime and how we will fight the battle
14 Nov 2013 The National Broadband Network - Where to now?
11 Sep 2013 Cybercrime, the new underbelly of the Internet
27 Aug 2013 Copyright and the digital economy- what's next?
09 Jul 2013 Privacy obligations of data processors - a conceptual gap affecting Australia's cloud industry
26 Jun 2013 Protection of Information of Technology Businesses: more Old Wine in New Bottles or are we in a Paradigm Shift?
05 Jun 2013 Public rights in copyright: Re-defining the public domain
27 Mar 2013 Annual General Meeting
05 Dec 2012 Big Data and Sharing of Data for Data Analytics Seminar and End of Year Celebration
08 Oct 2012 30th Anniversary Celebration Cocktail Party
20 Sep 2012 Internet regulation against cybercrime - pros and cons of more regulation
21 Aug 2012 PPSA and IP rights for IT
14 May 2012 iiNet and TV Now Judgments
08 Feb 2012 Copyright Law and Electronic & Improvised Music
05 Dec 2011 End of Year Drinks
02 Nov 2011 Latest on Cloud Computing
13 Oct 2011 The State of Play on Disruptive Innovations in Law
31 Aug 2011 The tricky issue of customer reliance in choosing an IT system
27 Jul 2011 auDA's New Draft Recommendations
01 Jun 2011 A review of the Electronic Transactions Amendment Bill 2011
31 Mar 2011 NSW Society for Computers and the Law AGM 2011
12 Oct 2010 A status update on the National Broadband Network
01 Sep 2010 Software Development and Intellectual Property Law
11 Aug 2010 Web 2.0, social media and user generated content: navigating the marketing risks and opportunities
19 May 2010 Effective Litigation In The Electronic World

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