Wednesday, 28 November 2012 18:30 - 20:00
Added by: Marina Atarova | Type: Training | Price: Free
Tickets available: 12 (20 total)

SEIS and EIS (Workshop)

About Startup Academy

The Dreamstake Academy has been launched with the mission to provide teaching and guidance of the highest academic level to startup leaders on a range of relevant topics. It is designed to complement the capabilities of startup teams by providing expert knowledge.

Course Overview & Benefits:

The session is aimed at startups and established businesses seeking to take advantage of the generous reliefs available under SEIS and EIS schemes. In short, under SEIS investors satisfying certain requirements are able to reduce their income tax bill by up to 50% of the amount of their investment whilst investors under EIS are able to claim the same relief up to a maximum of 30%. For the rest of this tax year, investors under SEIS get matching capital gains tax relief.

Course structure:

Further information on the schemes can be found at and

The session will run though the basics of each scheme and will then look at how the schemes interact and to what extent they can be used together. We will then consider how these schemes can be used to attract investors and what the company and its founders can do to ensure that it is compliant with the two schemes.

The presentation will be followed by a FAQs session.

Course Leader:

Michael is a partner in Buckworth Solicitors specialising in startups and small businesses, providing peer2peer legal advice to start-ups in London. He was trained and practiced at two of the best law firms in the world and has worked for some of the leading financial institutions and companies as well as smaller companies and individuals.

Education Michael Buckworth was educated at Warwick School in Warwickshire and then studied law at Merton College, Oxford University from where he graduated with an LLB (Hons) degree. He trained at the top US firm, Shearman & Sterling LLP and qualified as a corporate lawyer into their Mergers and Acquisitions department in September 2006. In 2008 he was sent in-house with ICE Futures (the London-based oil exchange) for six months to help set up their new clearing house, ICE Clear. In September 2008, he joined Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (which won the award for US law firm of the year 2011) as a corporate and capital markets lawyer where he remained until he left to set up Buckworth Solicitors in January 2011.

Clients Michael Buckworth has acted for a number of UK, European and American financial institutions including hedge funds, banks, exchanges and clearing houses in a variety of matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt fundraisings and restructurings and other corporate matters. In addition Michael Buckworth has acted for a number of FTSE 500 companies and smaller private companies as well as their shareholders and would-be purchasers.

Michael Buckworth is an extremely high calibre of lawyer offering the high quality of advice given by City law firms.


Please see the video from previous DS event