18 October 2016

Carey Olsen to provide legal insight to businesses in the digital and creative sectors

Carey Olsen is partnering with Digital Greenhouse to provide advice to innovators and investors on the legal aspects of developing ideas and adopting new technologies in the digital and creative sectors in Guernsey.

Beginning on Thursday 20 October, the firm will be holding weekly drop-in sessions covering the full range of start-up fundamentals from a legal perspective. The surgeries will be held at the Digital Greenhouse in St Peter Port and are an opportunity to discuss plans and ideas in an informal and confidential one-to-one basis with some of the best legal minds in the business.

Carey Olsen lawyers Tom Carey and Richard Field and other members of the team will be on hand to give insight and advice from company structures and incorporation to data protection and security. Along with a full range of corporate, commercial and regulatory advice, they  can also provide access to Carey Olsen's specialist IP, commercial property and employment lawyers.

Partner Tom Carey, said: "Carey Olsen is increasingly involved in the provision of legal advice to the technology and digital sectors and it is important that those creating and investing in these startups understand the fast moving legal landscape.

“Some of the rules of running a business remain the same but many are still being written and we are well-positioned to advise on both."

Richard Field is counsel in Carey Olsen's regulatory and dispute resolution practice and advises extensively on data protection, regulatory and cyber security issues.

He said: “Technology is changing how we live and how we do business and Guernsey has a real opportunity to lead the field in the digital and creative sectors by continuing to innovate and adapt.

"FinTech is revolutionising the delivery of financial services and we are seeing the same rapid pace of change with clients in the MedTech and RegTech industries. This progress brings new opportunities but it also brings new legal challenges and these need to be recognised and understood. Our goal is to help startups harness both the risks and the rewards."

Carey Olsen's drop in surgeries at Digital Greenhouse will take place on Thursday mornings between 10am and noon. For further details, visit www.digitalgreenhouse.gg

Carey Olsen is also one of a group of local businesses who are contributing to Startup Guernsey's new programme of drop-in sessions. The weekly 'Let’s Talk' initiative, also held at the Digital Greenhouse, is open to all and will cover a range of startup topics including finance and administration, marketing, technical support, networking and e-commerce.

The Let’s Talk programme takes place throughout the year on Wednesday lunchtimes and Friday afternoons and Carey Olsen's first session is on Friday 21st October between 3pm and 5pm. For further details, visit www.startup.gg