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BigLaw and Start-Ups: A Commercial Perspective

  • Room 109, Melbourne Law School 185 Pelham Street Carlton VIC Australia (map)

Please register your attendance here as spaces are limited.

The relationship between BigLaw and start-ups is evolving. Top-tier commercial law firms are increasing their interaction with and offerings for start-up companies, such as Allens Accelerate and Herbert Smith Freehills Startup School.

This panel discussion will offer a unique perspective on the intersection between start-ups and the law. Panellists will discuss their personal experience working with start-ups and recent developments in start-up law, focussing on the interaction between BigLaw and start-ups, how this will evolve in the near future and its importance to law students.

There will be time for the audience to ask questions of the panel, and networking opportunities and refreshments served after the event.

The following panellists will be in attendance:

Michael Pattison is the founder of ContractProbe, a machine learning tool that can conduct legal document review in under 60 seconds. He is a lecturer of the MLS Start-Up Law subject, and a former partner at Allens.

Mandy Milner is a solicitor in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications team at Herbert Smith Freehills, and co-founder of HSF Startup School.

Claire Thompson is a Senior Associate in Mergers and Acquisitions at Herbert Smith Freehills, and is involved in HSF Startup School.

Leah Wickman is an Associate in Technology, Media and Telecommunications at Allens, and is involved in Allens Accelerate.