5th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Conference: The Nordic Model - Rising up to the Global Challenge, 20-21 May, Copenhagen
This is the fifth year for our Committee’s flagship entrepreneurship conference, to be held in Copenhagen. The Conference always proves to be an excellent means to get to know your fellow Committee members and to deepen your relationships. Our Conferences sell out, so be sure to secure your place soon! Register here. The programme covers a diverse offering of topics on cutting edge technology and legal issues, and we have already lined up an array of impressive industry and legal speakers.
Updated Guide to Shareholders' Agreements released
The Committee has published an updated version of its insightful and comprehensive global survey 'IBA Guide on Shareholders' Agreements' available here.
Special thanks to Cameron Taylor (CHGBE Committee Secretary) and Ivan DelGado (CHGBE Committee Scholarship Officer) for coordinating the effort, and to all our contributors: Alberto Navarro (Argentina), Brett Cowell (Australia), Felix Prändl (Austria), Kristoffel Vermeersch (Belgium), Horacio Bernardes Neto and Bruno Oliveira Maggi (Brazil), Diane Bertrand, Geoff Lyster, Greg Powers and Sean Stevens (Canada), Jens Chr. Hesse Rasmussen (Denmark), Pablo Orti Arcia (Ecuador), Roberta Gallardo (El Salvador), Dr Harald Gesell (Germany), Juan José Alcerro Milla (Honduras), N. Raja Sujith (India), David O'Donnell and David Mangan (Ireland), Gianmatteo Nunziante (Italy), Yuichiro Nukada (Japan), Guy Harles and Saskia Myners (Luxembourg), Luis González, Fernando Eraña, Rodrigo Martinez, Carlos Ugalde and Eduardo Montenegro (Mexico), Cees-Frans Greeven, Tjeerd Aghina, and Coen van der Mark (The Netherlands), N/A (New Zealand), Gisela Álvares de Porras (Panama), Nestor Loizaga (Paraguay), Luis Enrique Palacios (Peru), Krzysztof Libiszewski and Piotr Wcislo (Poland), Vassily Rudomino, Alexander Zharskiy, Sergey Khanaev, and Vitaly Nazimov (Russia), Tanja Unguran (Serbia), Joo Hyoung Jang and Tom Pinansky (Korea), Xavier Ruiz and Laura Güemes (Spain), Andreas Rötheli (Switzerland), Brian Kalule (Uganda), Chris Owen (UK), Sebastian Ramos and Manuel Lecuona (Uruguay), Douglas Young, Xavier Ruiz and Marta Garcia (USA).
CHGBE Committee supports joint IBA/NYC Bar Association panel discussion on women in the legal profession, 13 June 2018
The IBA and the Women in the Legal Profession Committee of the New York City Bar Association jointly sponsored a panel discussion, Women in the Legal Profession – The Unshattered Glass Ceiling in New York City on 13 June 2018, to discuss the findings of the recent IBA report entitled Women in Commercial Legal Practice (PDF download) and the issues facing women in our profession. The report synthesizes the findings of a survey conducted by the IBA which received over 5,000 responses from women and men across the globe.
Speakers at the event included Michael Maya, Director of the IBA's North America office; Helene Banks, Partner, Cahill, Gordon & Reindel; Brad Karp, Chairman, Paul Weiss; Mary Beth Hogan, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton; and the event was moderated by Noreen Weiss, Communications and Publications Officer of the IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee, and Sub-Chair of the Women in the Legal Profession Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
CHGBE to support Showcase Session on ICOs at the IBA Annual Conference in Rome, October 2018
One of this year’s showcase sessions in Rome, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – Technology Meets Finance, will focus on the latest and hottest trend in company financing, which is being used by one of the client demographics that is the focus of the CHGBE Committee. By selling crypto currency (Bitcoin, Ethereum or self-produced tokens), companies have raised significant amounts of funding in an environment where the regulatory landscape is nonexistent or unclear. The session will bring together experts in technology, banking, capital markets, investment funds, founders of companies who have succeeded in these fundraisings, and regulators.
The ICO showcase will be co-presented by the Legal Practice Division (LPD), Financial Services Section Session, Banking Law Committee, Capital Markets Forum, Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee, Investment Funds Committee, Securities Law Committee and Technology Law Committee. An overview of all sessions by the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee can be found here.