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Crowd sourced (equity) funding is almost here!

March 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Crowd sourced (equity) funding is almost here!

It’s been a long time coming, but crowd sourced funding (CSF) is about to become a reality in Australia for the first time.

The proposed new CSF regime will allow small companies to offer shares to the public through an internet-based intermediary platform. CSF will dramatically change the way that start-ups and small companies can raise equity capital, giving them access to a larger pool of investors and reduced compliance obligations.

During this short session we will provide an overview of some of the key features of the proposed new CSF regime in Australia and a practical ‘how to’ guide for start-ups who want to raise capital this way to grow their business.


About Cowell Clarke

Cowell Clarke are commercial law specialists who create value and manage risk for their clients.

Cowell Clarke provides legal services, commercial advice and support to clients in all sectors of business and industry, across Australia and internationally. They deliver value face-to-face and online, by meeting with clients directly, working with them remotely and providing a range of online services, through the Cowell Clarke Connect online portal, which increases visibility and efficiency. Cowell Clarke is one of the fastest growing law firms in Australia.

Richard Beissel

Richard Beissel is a team leader of Cowell Clarke’s Financial Services and Equity Capital Markets practice groups.  He is also a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Division.

Richard has experience across equity capital markets, banking and finance, and advises on acquisitions and divestments of strategic assets, businesses and companies (both private and ASX listed companies).  Richard has acted for a number of small and fast growing enterprises which have undertaken capital raising rounds from as small as $100,000 through various seed and venture capital rounds and series A and B capital raisings.

As a member of Cowell Clarke’s financial services group, Richard also acts for financial intermediaries including fund managers, financial advisers and stock brokers.

Patrick Cook

Patrick Cook is a senior associate in Cowell Clarke’s Corporate & Commercial practice group.  His experience working with one of Australia’s corporate regulators gives him a unique insight into the policy, interpretation and application of corporations law.

Patrick has experience across equity capital markets, banking and finance, strategic acquisitions and divestments of assets, businesses and companies (both private and ASX listed companies).  He advises on ASX and Corporations Act regulation, fundraising and corporate finance, corporate and capital restructuring and a broad range of general commercial advice.  Patrick has a particular interest in assisting start-up / new ventures and entrepreneur’s  to navigate through the complexities and legal issues which arise prior to, at commencement and through-out the early life cycle of business.  Frequently, this involves structuring advice, protection of intellectual property, raising capital and implementation of standard contract documents and systems.


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