5th IBA European Startup Conference

27 Sep - 28 Sep 2022

Session information

Session nine: What you as a lawyer need to consider is an unstable funding climate


The second session will build on some of the insights provided in the earlier session on funding and valuation. During this session we will take a more technical dive into matters that lawyers should be considering in the current funding climate when drafting and negotiating transaction documents including: 

•    Investor defaults – what happens if the investor cannot complete on the funding round after signing
•    Impact on funding instruments –  convertible equity/debt, venture debt
•    Impact on deal terms – anti-dilution protection, milestone investments, increased governance rights
•    Impact on deal certainty – material adverse change (MAC) clauses, walk away provisions, force majeure and hardship clauses

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Benjamin Ullrich YPOG , Berlin, Germany


Siobhan Langwade Taylor Wessing, London, England
Rita Sobral Cooley (UK), London, England