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13 april 2017

VMP Legal Help Desk at Venture Day Minsk 2017

The VMP team held a series of speed-dating advising sessions - VMP Legal Help Desk  - at the International English-speaking  start-up conference Venture Day Minsk, which took place on April 12, 2017 in Minsk and was the meeting point for more than 500 participants from the start-up ecosystems from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, countries Northern Europe and the Baltics. The following participants shared their experience, knowledge and interesting cases with the participants: Arkady Dobkin, (Founder & CEO EPAM (Belarus)); Mantas Alexievas (SEED Program Manager Google (Lithuania), Tatyana Marinich, (Cofounder & CEO BELBIZ (Belarus)), Evgeny Nevgien and Andrey Yanchurevich (MSQRD), Jamie Nigri (Wargaming), Alexei Minkevich (Juno), Kino- Mo) and others.

VMP Vlasova, Mikhel and Partners acted as one of the partners of the start-up conference Venture Day Minsk.

As part of the VMP Legal Help Desk, the VMP team, led by partner Tatiana Emelianova, one of the best legal experts in the field of IP, IT and M & A, answered questions from participants and guests of the conference:

  • How legally to "pack" a business / product at the initial stage;
  • How to formalize relations within the team, with clients and contractors;
  • How to protect your intellectual property;
  • How to ensure their interests when entering the investor;
  • How to minimize the risks of claims from government bodies.

This experience was useful and interesting both for start-ups and for our lawyers!

The organizers of the Venture Day Minsk conference are the Belbiz group of companies and the US Agency for International Development.