With a team passionate about people and growth, Law Squared proudly adds value to the Australian startup ecosystem by running a variety of community events.

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upcoming events


Shareholders, Directors & Equity - What are they and how do they apply to startups?

Melbourne / Free event / 03 July

Join the Law Squared team WeWork for an informative lunch time discussion. This session will guide you through the nitty-gritty of starting a business with others. Exploring the common pittfalls that founders face, including how to avoid these.

This is the first of five part WeWork x Law Squared Series.

Register now for this event on Tuesday 03 July, 12:00-1:00 at We Work, Level 9, 401 Collins Street, Melbourne.

Intellectual Property & Contracts

Melbourne / Free event /10 July

Join the Law Squared team WeWork for an informative breakfast time discussion. In this session we will examine which contracts are suitable for your business - from agreements with suppliers to employment contracts. We will also explore your rights and responsibilities with respect to Intellectual Property.

Register now for this event on Tuesday 10 July, 08:00-09:00 at We Work, Level 9, 401 Collins Street, Melbourne.

Hiring Your Dream Team

Melbourne / Free event /17 July

Join the Law Squared team WeWork for an informative lunch time discussion.In this session we will explore agreements that can be made to manage the relationship between you and your employees. We will examine which laws need to be considered, and also avenues in which the business’ interests can be protected through a well-drafted agreement.

Register now for this event on Tuesday 17 July, 12:00-1:00 at We Work, Level 9, 401 Collins Street, Melbourne.


Past Events

Data Privacy and the GDPR - what does it mean for Australian Business?

Melbourne / Free event / 21 June

Join data privacy experts from RSM Australia and Law Squared to discuss the impact of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Together, RSM and Law Squared will discuss the impact on business globally during the first three weeks of the introduction of the GDPR regulations and how it effects Australian Business.

Register now for this event on Thursday June 21st 7:30-9:00am at Level 21, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne.

Top 5 Legal Tips for Entrepreneurs

Melbourne / Free Event / 6 June

Your business’ legal position could be the difference between success and failure. Hear from our founder Demetrio Zema and walk away with a strong focus on building and supporting a community of entrepreneurs and startups.

Learn some key takeaways around 

- Business Plans & Structures

- Becoming Employee Ready

- Importance of Contracts & Agreements

- Insurance & WHS

- Brand Protection & Intellectual Property

Join us on Wednesday June 6th, 6-7:30pm at General Assembly Melbourne. Registration essential, limited seats available!

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Queensland Law Week: Design for Justice + Breakfast

Brisbane / Free Event

Design and law do not typically meet, but we think they are perfect for each other.

Be part of a discussion around how service design and technology can push governments, policy makers, lawyers and institutions to rethink systems. Join us to hear our ideas on how design can be used to transform the justice system. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.

Join us on Wednesday May 16th from 8:30-10:00am at River City Labs Brisbane. Registration essential, limited seats available!

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Negotiations 101

Melbourne / Free Event

Whether in business or social situations, negotiation is a key part of everyday life.

Maybe you’re asking for a raise, getting buy-in for a new idea or project, closing a deal or navigating a conflict… no matter the situation, you’re probably using some form of negotiation, persuasion or influence.  When it comes to business situations, many people shy away from negotiating and struggle to ask for what they want. But as a founder, your ability to take a stance and clearly articulate your position could be the difference between achieving a successful or an unsuccessful outcome.  

If want to learn how to hone your negotiation skills, but have no idea where to start — this workshop is for you. 

Join us on Tuesday 17 April 6:00-8:00pm at  The Henley Club. Registration essential, limited seats available! 

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Digital Marketing 101

Melbourne / Free Event

Come and enjoy a lunch and learn with Jess Ruhfus, founder of Collabosaurus, and Demetrio Zema, founder of Law Squared as they navigate you through the fundamental principles of digital marketing and advertising.

 Learn the do’s and don’ts of digital advertising from a marketing opportunity perspective, as well as the importance of protecting your digital assets (incl. trademarks), understanding your copyright-rights and learning how to avoid any infringement pitfalls. We will also explore online competitions specifically, and what you need to think about to avoid legal issues and make your competition a success.

Join us on Tuesday 13 March 12:30-2:00pm at  CUB Private Business Club. Registration essential, limited seats available!

IWD #PressforProgress Female Led Innovation

Melbourne / Free Event

Women are the largest disruptive economic force on the planet; proven to hold the majority of purchasing power and using their influence to create a ripple-effect of financial and social progress, not just for themselves but for everyone around them.

This IWD, we’re taking the discussion beyond the question of gender inequality, however. Instead, this event is looking to the future of leadership, business and societal impact.

It's #PressForProgress with a twist; highlighting the inspiring stories, innovative solutions and delving into questions that will help take us all forward.

Join us on Thursday 8 March 6:00-8:00pm at  WeWork Melbourne. Registration essential, limited seats available!

Raising Capital vs. Bootstrapping: Funding 101 for Startups


Are you a startup founder or entrepreneur with a unique idea, looking for funding options to launch or scale your venture? 

If you’re weighing up whether to raise capital or bootstrap your startup, this event will give you the low-down on each option through the stories and insights of our expert panellists — some of Australia’s brightest startup founders and VCs.

Join us on Wednesday 6 December 6:30-8:30pm at One Roof Melbourne. Registration essential, limited seats available!



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