Fireside Chat: War stories from businesses & legal lessons learned

War stories from businesses & legal lessons learned

Legals are probably one of the most complicated aspects in business that companies not only have to deal with but also get good at. For this reason, understanding the basics of startup legal is essential as it may save founders and business owners tonnes of headaches down the road.

At this Fireside Chat at Te Ōhaka*, we welcome Phoebe Davies and Charlene Sell, both are partners at Wynn Williams with more than 20 years of combined experience in commercial law. Their advisory experience spans across all major verticals of legal including company startups, employment, brand protection, capital raising, shareholders' agreements, acquisitions and sales etc.

They will discuss a few key legal areas that startups need to be aware of and plan for; these will be framed around case studies based on real-life examples. They will also reflect on their experience advising clients at different stages of the business life cycle and provide tips on some key learnings.

The goal is to bring to the surface some of the most common legal misconceptions and mistakes that early-stage startups and small business owners make so that you can be aware of and avoid these mistakes early on.

About Speakers

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Phoebe Davies

Phoebe Davies is a Partner at Wynn Williams advising on a wide range of corporate and commercial law including capital raises, commercial contracts and acquisitions and sales. Her legal knowledge alongside a pragmatic commercial approach helps her clients achieve their aims. She's worked with startups through to established businesses in sectors as diverse as agribusiness, technology and consumer finance.

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Charlene Sell

Charlene Sell is a partner at Wynn Williams and works with local SME's as well as larger national and international corporate clients. Her expertise includes assisting with business acquisitions and sales, drafting and providing advice on commercial contracts and terms of trade, dealing with employment matters and helping clients' protect their brand.

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