Date: 16th February 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00 PM
Most entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses do not have the resources, the time and the know-how to focus on legal matters even if establishing a strong legal foundation is critical in launching and running a business. If this is you, then you won’t want to miss our FREE session filled with specific legal advice and tips that you won’t get by searching on Google and online.
From complying with employment laws to setting up appropriate legal structures for your business to grow, tax considerations to founding issues, and from protecting your data and intellectual property to minimizing legal fees and using your lawyer’s time more efficiently, join us for this introductory session with our speakers, Mr. Richard Naidu and Mr. Deepesh Singh from Munro Leys.
Munro Leys is Fiji’s largest law firm with 140 years of experience. The firm strengths are the skills, integrity, and experience of its people, its commitment to quality work and commercial outcomes. Munro Leys specialises in the practice areas of Administrative Law, Admiralty Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Aviation, Banking and Securities, Capital Markets, Commercial Property Transactions, Company Law, Competition Contract and Commercial Documentation, Creditors’ Remedies, Employment and Immigration, Employee Share Schemes, Energy and environment, Exchange Control, Foreign Investment, Information Technology, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Mining and Resources, Media Law, Mergers and Acquisitions and due diligence, Personal Injury, Taxation Customs, and Stamp Duty, Telecommunications and Tourism.
About our Speaker: Richard Naidu
Richard has degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and was admitted to the bars of New Zealand in 1989 and Fiji in 1995. A former journalist in Fiji and New Zealand, he worked in major law firms in New Zealand between 1989 and 1995 before returning to Fiji. Richard now leads the firm’s Commercial Group, advising clients in Fiji and abroad in all major Fiji business sectors, including tourism, energy, finance, media, transport, real property, mining and manufacturing. His areas of practice include competition, finance, foreign investment, media, real property and taxation law. He is also a mediator accredited by the Australian Centre for Dispute Assessment & Resolution.
Richard is an occasional presenter and commentator on legal, media and other public issues in Fiji. He advises a range of NGOs, including the Fiji Red Cross Society and the Fiji National Olympic Committee and holds offices in the Fiji Law Society, the South Pacific Lawyers Association and the International Bar Association.
Richard is also the Honorary Consul in Fiji for Belgium.
About our Speaker: Deepesh Singh
Deepesh attained his Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of the South Pacific in 2019. He completed his Professional Diploma in Legal Practice in the same year.
Deepesh joined Munro Leys in December 2018 and was admitted to the Fiji Bar in May 2019. He has a keen interest in bankruptcy and insolvency law.