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EW Entrepreneurs: How To Be Investor Ready

Are you a start-up owner looking to get your business off the ground? Join us for this informative session to learn how to be investor ready...

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19 March 2019

Last updated on 2 April 2019
EW Entrepreneurs

Our EW Entrepreneurs series is back for 2019!

And this time, we're learning all about the Intellectual Property and Corporate considerations when looking at investors to grow our businesses. Legal experts Vanessa Delnaud and Roopal Jobanputra, well-versed in getting start-ups off the ground, will give you practical tips that ensure a business is Investor Ready. Come to learn more about what do investors look at, how to protect your core business assets, how to structure your business and ensure that your rights are protected when investments are received.

At this Session

You'll learn:
- What do investors look at?
- What part of your business is your IP?
- How to secure ownership in your core business assets?
- How to protect your brand identity?


When: Wednesday, 24th April 2019
Where: Impact Hub Dubai, More Cafe, Al Murooj Complex
9.00am-9.30am: Registration/coffee orders
9.30am-10.15am: Presentation from Vanessa and Roopal.
10.15am-10.45 am: Q&A
10.45am-11.00 am: Closing announcements/networking
Price: AED 50 - payable on the day, includes coffee/tea and a croissant. To RSVP please email [email protected].

About Vanessa Delnaud

Vanessa is a Principal Associate at Gowling WLG working with the Intellectual Property/Commercial team based in Dubai. She has been in the region for almost 5 years. Prior to moving to Dubai in 2014, she practised seven years in top-tier international law firms in Paris, and also gained in-house experience at Universal Music. Vanessa has extensive experience working closely with a wide range of organizations – from small start-ups to multinational corporations or public agencies – to advise them on the full spectrum of intellectual property issues and the commercialization of IP rights. Her practice also includes a variety of commercial matters such as distribution and franchise agreements, advertising clearance and product regulatory issues. She works closely with the corporate team on disposals, acquisitions and investments.

Vanessa has been ranked as a leading trademark practitioner by the World Trademark Review 1000. She presented at a number of events in France, the UAE and India on general aspects of doing business in the Middle-East, including intellectual property issues.

Vanessa Delnaud

About Roopal Jobanputra

Roopal is a Principal Associate at Gowling WLG and is based in the Dubai office. Roopal has a dual role working with both the Corporate Commercial team and the Project Finance team and has been in the region for eight years.

Roopal advises on a range of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, restructurings, pre-IPO and IPOs. Her work involves working with international clients across the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Roopal has advised procurers, developers and lenders on a range of project finance transactions in the GCC and Africa across a range of sectors including power (both conventional and renewable), water and infrastructure. She also advises on general finance and security matters across the region and internationally including providing advice in relation to transactions that involve Sharia'h compliant funding and has recently advised on the Sharia'h aspects of a £24 million development financing deal structured on a Murabaha basis.

Roopal Jobanputra