Online shopping has ramped up since the pandemic hit and surveys show that many people intend to carry on these habits rather than go back to shops. This forces businesses to focus on alternative solutions, such as E-Commerce.
In this webinar panellists highlighted some of the most important legal aspects that companies shall take into account when starting an online business.
For speakers, ABL was pleased to have Neil Pfister, Steve Lincoln and Blaise Krähenbühl.
Neil Pfister (Attorney at Druces LLP, London)
Neil Pfister is a specialist Commercial, IT & IP Partner in the Corporate and Commercial Department of Druces LLP, London. Neil brings his real-life experience at the sharp-end of the IT world to the advice he gives in his core specialism of Commercial Law – in particular the Telecoms, Media and Technology sectors, on matters such as IT and Internet, start-ups as well as Intellectual Property-related issues. Neil specialises in advising clients based in technology and software, including terms and conditions, agency agreements, confidentiality / NDAs, consultancy, distribution, e-commerce, franchising and intellectual property law. He also advises commercial clients, particularly in the technology sector, on how to structure their businesses, as well as on buying and selling companies, partnerships, LLPs or sole trader businesses.
Steve Lincoln (Attorney at Brown, Gee & Wenger LLP, San Francisco)
Steve Lincoln is an attorney with Brown, Gee & Wenger LLP in San Francisco. He has practiced law in the Bay Area for more than 30 years, assisting clients in the technology and life science sectors, as well as small businesses. His practice emphasizes all aspects of the drug development and promotion pathway for biopharmaceutical companies, with particular emphasis on clinical trials and on the in-licensing and out-licensing of drug candidates. Steve is experienced in corporate formation and governance, business strategy and negotiation, debt and equity financing, securities law compliance, intellectual property licensing and counseling, contract drafting and review, and copyright and trademark protection. Steve's legal career has included both private practice and serving as in-house counsel for several publicly traded biopharma companies, including PDL BioPharma and SciClone Pharmaceuticals. Steve was the co-founder and co-owner of an Internet start-up company.
Blaise Krähenbühl (Attorney at DGM Avocats, Geneva)
Blaise is an attorney with DGM Avocats in Geneva. He specializes mainly in contractual and commercial litigation. During his practice, he has advised private and corporate clients, among others, in relationship with distribution agreements, IP and trademark protection, antitrust and competition law, as well as Swiss and international tax matters. Blaise also assists clients in criminal proceedings. During the last years, he has acquired additional experience and knowledge in IT related legal issues, by assisting several clients with all the aspects in connection with the setup or development of their online business. He has a strong interest for all the legal issues relating to personal data protection and intellectual property right in relationship with the use of new information technologies.