Workshop #1, Thursday 20 February 2020 - Startup&Angels
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Thursday 12 March 2020



Our 1st Workshop of the Year

Startup&Angels, in collaboration with Eakin McCaffery Cox Lawyers, is holding a seminar evening on issues for Startups. Join us to learn from experts and get key insights & tips on protection of Intellectual Property, Workplace issues and Business Structure for Start ups.
This workshop has been made to give you answers, train you and support you in your daily challenges as small businesses. Don’t miss out this opportunity!
This event is limited to 20 people only.

Small businesses are facing challenges every day. Our legal experts will be here to give you answers and support you in your growth.


Gregory Ross, partner, will be talking on Protection of Intellectual Property for Small Businesses

Gregory Ross has over 40 years legal services experience spanning litigious and non-litigious, civil and criminal contexts. He is a partner of Sydney firm Eakin McCaffery Cox. He was, from 1990 to 1999, an NSW Assistant Crown Solicitor but has returned to the private branch of the Solicitor Profession. He concentrates his efforts in Commercial Government and Administrative Law and Probity matters, including assisting the public sector to develop legislative reform and implementing procurement and infrastructure projects to achieve the best value for money for clients.

He is an Accredited Specialist in Government and Administrative Law and heads our intellectual property practice. He was, for a period, a member of the Organisation Review Committee of NSW’s Independent Commission Against Corruption. He is a member of the NSW Committee of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

Stephen Boatswain, partner, will be talking on Workplace Issues for startups.

Stephen has specialised in all aspects of workplace law for over 30 years and was accredited as a specialist in workplace law in 1994. He has a proven track record in providing strategic, solution based advice on all aspects of workplace law, including industrial law, change management, workplace agreements, discrimination, work health and safety investigations and prosecutions and termination of employment related matters.

He has represented trade unions, large and small employers, and federal, state and local government departments and agencies in all aspects of workplace law both on collective and individual workplace levels.

George Halikiotis – Special Counsel – will be talking on Business structure for Startups.

George has over 20 years experience in commercial, corporate and Private Client law advising clients across the full lifecycle of their businesses from start up, through growth, consolidation and reorganisation phases (including inter-generational change in family owned companies) to exits. George has a sophisticated understanding of the drivers and requirements of businesses, structures and finance. His practice covers overs a wide range of corporate and commercial services including advising and acting in relation to business acquisition and sale, business structures and compliance issues and capital raising.

George’s clients include large multinational organisations, private/SME businesses and government agencies. He has experience in cross border transactions having advised on and transacted deals for clients from Canada, Greece, UK, USA, NZ, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

George joined EMC after practising at a number of top-tier a mid-tier law firms. He had previously practised at a top-tier firm and also held the positions of legal counsel at St George Bank and Associate Director of St George Private Bank.  His work involved corporate and business structuring, business succession planning, venture capital and private equity arrangements, shareholder and JV arrangements.

This event is powered by

Australiance is a consulting & recruitment company.  Founded in 2010, the company helps international professionals and businesses to settle in Australia and Australian companies to expand their business in Europe. They have also developed their international talent acquisition recruitment activity. Thus, they help their B2B clients to find the right people for their organisation.

Eakin McCaffery Cox Lawyers is a medium-sized commercial law firm based in the Sydney CBD, offering a wide range of legal services to business, individual and government clients. With more than 100 years in the legal profession, Eakin McCaffery Cox Lawyers represents tradition and experience, along with direct, personal service at competitive rates.