SHE Startup Dos and Don'ts Valletta

Valletta, Malta | 27 Feb 2024

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Last month, SHE: Social Hub Entrepreneurs launched their legal series in collaboration with Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, marking the beginning of an insightful exploration into the legal aspects of entrepreneurship.

The inaugural workshop, titled "Start-up Dos & Don’ts," was skillfully conducted by Senior Associate Dr. Susanna Grech Deguara and Partner Dr. Charlene Mifsud. This comprehensive session guided participants through every phase of the startup journey, offering invaluable insights and practical advice. Held in the esteemed Sala Nobile at our Valletta head office, the workshop provided a rich learning experience for all.

Key Event Highlights

The Start-up Journey

Pre-Start Up: Delved into critical elements such as Intellectual Property Strategy, Potential Structure, Funding Options, Tech Requirements, and Legal Implications.

Start-Up Launch: Navigated Shareholders Agreements, Seed Funding Agreements, and essentials for a successful launch.

Striving Start-up: Tackled Corporate Formalities, Employment, IP Strategy Implementation, Negotiations with Suppliers and Service Providers, Liability, and Compliance.

Scale-Up: Explored Compliance with Regulatory Requirements, Dispute Resolution, and Property considerations.

Funding Options Overview

Participants gained insights into various funding options to fuel their startup’s growth.

Practical Tips and Q&A Session

Attendees benefited from practical tips and actionable advice shared by experienced legal professionals. They also engaged in an interactive Q&A session, addressing specific queries and concerns.

About the Speakers

Charlene Mifsud

Dr. Charlene Mifsud, head of the firm’s corporate and commercial team, boasts over 15 years of advising international clients on Maltese corporate and commercial law matters. Her expertise spans notarial law, adding unique value to property-related matters and succession and probate. Charlene, appointed partner in April 2022, is actively involved in Corporate Law, Property Conveyancing, Employment Relations, and General Commercial law, contributing to panels and conferences globally.

Susanna Grech Deguara

Dr. Susanna Grech Deguara, a Senior Associate at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, specializes in Intellectual Property protection, with a keen interest in technology. With over 9 years in the maritime law industry, she combines practical insights with legal principles to assist high net worth clients and corporations efficiently.

About SHE: Social Hub Entrepreneurs

Established in 2017 by Julia Perry and Sarah Woods, SHE transcends its initial purpose, serving as a secure and inclusive community for like-minded women. SHE's networking events in Malta have garnered popularity, fostering a profound sense of belonging. These events feature esteemed panelists, independent market stalls, quality catering, local artists' performances, and bespoke goodie bags, seamlessly integrating empowerment, networking, and entertainment. SHE provides a unique platform for women seeking enrichment in both personal and professional spheres.

Start-up Scene in Malta - How can Chetcuti Cauchi assist?

Our organization is recognized as a top expert in establishing companies in Malta. We possess a strong foundation in providing reliable legal and tax guidance, supported by a comprehensive team specializing in company formation, administration, and accounting in Malta. Furthermore, Chetcuti Cauchi is well-equipped to aid in the submission of residence permit applications through the Start Up Residence Programme. Over the years, we have effectively supported a diverse range of clients, including expatriate retirees, job-seeking emigrants, and high-net-worth individuals featured in the Fortune 500.

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