Law for Startups

by Samuel Seow

This Course addresses the legal aspects of startup entrepreneurship. Startup entrepreneurs face many challenges as they pursue a new business idea. These can be compounded when, frequently, legal compliance issues are ignored. This Course will show that with the right legal tools, entrepreneurs can take steps today that can provide significant legal protections and avoid liability in the future.

Why You Should Attend This Course

Among other subjects, this Course will cover the laws relating to the choice of business entity (private limited company; company limited by guarantee; LLP; LP; partnership, sole proprietorship?), the selection of a company name and trade mark; protecting the Intellectual Property (“IP”) of the business with patent, confidentiality, trade mark and copyright laws; structuring agreements among co-owners, venture capital and other equity and debt financing arrangements.

Basic knowledge of the various aspects of managing a business.

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship Law
  • ¬†Leaving an Employer to Start a Business
  • Choosing and Forming an Entity
  • Agreements Among Owners o Intellectual Property: trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, and nondisclosure agreements
  • Financing a New Venture
  • Hiring Workers and Employment Law

Individuals who wish to leave their jobs and become entrepreneurs.

Samuel’s legal expertise is in the field of intellectual property law; media law; and general commercial and corporate law, and he has extensive¬†experience in dealing with a wide range of transactions, with a special focus on the application of these laws to the entertainment, arts and media industries.

The Asia-Pacific Legal 500 has ranked Samuel as a “significant individual” in the fields of Intellectual Property law and Media law. Asian Legal Business has described him as a “mover and shaker’; and he has also been dubbed the “celebrity lawyer” of Singapore. He has also been named one of the Top 100 lawyers in Singapore.

Samuel is an acclaimed speaker on topics relating to all aspects of law and entrepreneurship and has been invited to speak at many events throughout the world, including the first Tedx event ever held in Singapore; and XMediaLabs events across Australia, where he was invited to lecture upon the stage of the Sydney Opera House and the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.

In 2010, Samuel received the Spirit of Enterprise Award which is given out annually to a select few to recognise the entrepreneurial spirit in Singapore.


18 – 19 Nov 2021

Course Fee


The class offers in-class or virtual learning
  • Time: 9am – 5pm
  • MIS Member enjoy 10% Discount
  • Register for 8 or more participants to enjoy 10% Group Discount