When business partners fall out over who should take credit for past success

The dispute around Web Summit is detailed in a 31-page Superior Court of California filing whose contents are disputed

CEO and co-founder of Web Summit Paddy Cosgrave: he claims  he had sought a larger slice of the pie for employees of Web Summit

CEO and co-founder of Web Summit Paddy Cosgrave: he claims he had sought a larger slice of the pie for employees of Web Summit

In mid-July an ambiguous post popped up on Paddy Cosgrave’s busy Twitter feed. A “couple of people” he knew, the Web Summit founder said, “would do well to read Section 228 of the Irish Companies Act”.

Not many people flick through the Companies Act, consolidated legislation dating back to 1963. Possibly confused, most of his followers would likely have scrolled on to his next musing on politics, corporate tax or such like.

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