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CEA Business Accelerator – Legal Workshop | Corporate 101 for Startups

June 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

| Free

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Legal Workshop

When you’re juggling the challenges of getting a startup off the ground, corporate structuring may be in the too-hard-basket or not seem like a top priority.

We understand this so let us give you a few tips on the absolute “musts” from a corporate perspective when you are starting out, and what to watch for as your startup progresses.

This way you can make more informed decisions from an early point which may save you from headaches down the track!

In this session, Michelle Eastwell & Jessica Dale will discuss:

Sole trader (with an ABN), trust, partnership or company?

>Costs involved

>Personal or corporate liability

>How are profits taxed and distributed?

What taxes do I need to register for and when do I register for them?



If I have registered a company, what are my ongoing obligations?

Our Facilitators: 

Michelle Eastwell, Partner

Michelle is a corporate lawyer with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and alternative fund raisings. In addition, Michelle works closely with her clients to assist with corporate governance issues and regulatory compliance as well as negotiating significant commercial agreements and providing commercial advice on business critical matters. With clients across a range of sectors, Michelle works with companies listed on the ASX and other stock exchanges as well with unlisted companies, including emerging businesses.

Jessica Dale, Solicitor

Jessica’s commercial practice involves capital raisings, corporate governance and advisory matters with a particular focus on the tech industry and startups. Jessica also advises on ASIC investigations regarding market manipulation and insider trading. Jessica is particularly interested in progressing the efforts of startups and social enterprises in the community. For the past decade, Jessica has been volunteering at community legal centres and non-profit associations working with refugee and asylum seekers and in domestic and international human rights law.  At present Jessica is a casual member of the Coterie at QUT CEA working on a social impact startup to assist refugees, asylum seekers and newly arrived migrants in Australia.



June 8, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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QUT Creative Enterprise Australia
07 3337 7801


CEA Executive Boardroom
Level 2, Z1 The Works, 34 Parer Place (via Musk Ave)
Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059 Australia
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+61 (0)7 3337 7801