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The Corporate and M&A Law Committee aspires to be the leading global forum for the education, exchange of know-how and networking of corporate, corporate compliance, private equity and M&A practitioners around the world.

Left: Co-Chairs Christian Herbst and Jocelyn Kelley

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Corporate and M&A Committee newsletter, May 2014

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Corporate and M&A Committee newsletter, September 2012

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Corporate and M&A Committee newsletter, May 2012

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Corporate and M&A Committee newsletter, September 2011

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Corporate and M&A Committee newsletter, March 2011

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About the Committee

Corporate law is central to every modern economy, whether developed or developing.

Internationalisation and globalisation of economic activity make corporate law and mergers and acquisitions issues central to the practice of business law.

The Corporate and M&A Law Committee aspires to be the leading global forum for the education, exchange of know-how and networking of corporate, corporate compliance, private equity and M&A practitioners around the world.

Additionally, the Corporate and M&A Law Committee works with Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee and the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee to form the Corporate Law Section.

In order to enhance focus on special areas of interest within corporate and M&A law, the Committee has created the following subcommittees:

As you will see via the following Committee website links, we pursue our goal through three main initiatives:

  1. The organisation of regular (annual or bi-annual) M&A specialist conferences around the globe.
    Find out more about our conferences
  2. The online publication of country-by-country legal guides on important corporate and M&A related topics.
    Find out more about our guides
  3. The offering of a comprehensive programme of interactive panels and events during the IBA Annual Conference, with educational sessions aimed at more junior fellow attorneys, highly sophisticated panels for the more seasoned professional and a Committee dinner that regularly draws over 200 M&A practitioners from around the world.
    Find out more about the IBA Annual Conference 2016

The committee presents sessions at IBA Annual Conferences on methods of delivering legal education, including skills training and electronic presentation. It also presents programming on other issues of great importance to law schools, such as accreditation, job placement of graduates and the role of law schools in continuing the professional development of their graduates. In addition, the committee organises law book donations to law faculties in developing countries and contributes to the IBA developing bar conferences when appropriate. The committee publishes a newsletter annually.

2016 Conferences 

 

15th Annual International Mergers & Acquisitions Conference

7-8 June 2016, New York, USA

     

 

IBA Annual Conference 2016

18-23 September 2016, Washington DC, USA

 

2nd Annual M&A in the Technology Sector Conference
27–28 October 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

3rd Annual Corporate Governance Conference
3-4 November 2016, Miami, USA

 

IBA European Start Up Conference
16 November 2016, Level 39, Canary Wharf, London

 

IBA Private Equity Transactions Symposium 2016
17 November 2016, Four Seasons Park Lane, London, England

 

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Projects and Reports

Treasury Shares Guides 2014

In 2012, the Corporate and M&A Law Committee prepared a guide to treasury shares with chapters from more than 50 countries. This has been updated for 2014. The Treasury Share Guide provides general information on treasury shares, on the legal requirements and restrictions on the acquisitions and sales of treasury shares and finally implications of treasury shares under national takeover law.

Please click here to view the guides

 

Financial Assistance Guide - 2013

The Corporate and M&A Law Committee has prepared a financial assistance guide with chapters for more than 35 countries around the world. This guide is intended as a high-level, practical guide for practitioners who are looking for an introduction to the laws of each relevant jurisdiction relating to financial assistance when purchasing shares. More

 

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