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Workshop - Equity participation in spin-offs common pitfalls and best practices

Target audience

Professionals working at universities TTOs who are negotiating, implementing licensing deals with start-ups and professionals who are involved in the management of the equity position of the universities in start-ups.

Workshop Goals

  • option for shares, shares, shadow equity (definition)
  • handling and managing options for shares, shares and shadow equity
  • handling shareholding agreements
  • topics and issues brought by participants


Date, Location and General Information

Date: Tuesday  December 5th, 2017
Location: Fribourg
Room: Will be comminicated to participants asap
Language: English
Costs: CHF 80.00 for members of swiTT or SBA, CHF 110.00 for other participants
Food: The workshop fee includes food and beverages
Registration Deadline: November 17th, 2017
Duration: 10.30 – 16.00


Juliette Ancelle
Juliette has a Bachelor in Laws from the University of Lausanne and attended the University of Montreal. She also graduated from the New York University school of law, where she obtained an LL.M. in 2009 and where she was admitted to the New York bar. She is specialized among others in the fields of intellectual property and advanced technologies. She is involved in corporate transactions, acquisitions or financing rounds, and has a solid experience in employment law cases.


Françoise Chardonnens
After graduating at the Law School of University of Fribourg, Francoise worked as a corporate lawyer for a manufacturing company, then for an audit and law firm before joining the Technology Transfer Office of EPFL. Her main fields of expertise are in intellectual property, commercial and contract law and matters.


10.30 Welcome (coffee)
11.00 Common pitfalls and best practices (i/ii), speaker Juliette Ancelle
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Common pitfalls and best practices (ii/ii), speaker Juliette Ancelle
14.30 Coffee break
14.40 Roundtable, moderator Françoise Chardonnens
16.00 Concluding remarks


Please fill in, latest by November 23, 2017, the registration form below.

Upon receipt of the registration, you will receive a confirmation with an invoice at the email you indicated.