Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises - join this committee

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We are a growing, dynamic Committee which addresses issues of ownership, management and financing of start up, owner-managed, closely held and family businesses and their legal advisors. In particular we focus on: 

  • Closely held/family business joint ventures
  • Financing and refinancing
  • Shareholder issues and agreements
  • Exit planning and business succession
  • Purchase and sale of closely held/family businesses 
  • Relationships with outside investors
  • Protection of minority interests
  • Dispute monitoring and resolution
  • The role of professionals in management and advisory positions
  • The role of the entrepreneur

Activities of our Committee include:

  • E-bulletins for members
  • Newsletters for members
  • Biannual speciality conferences
  • IBA Guide on Shareholders' Agreements (2011)
  • Submissions to the European Union on corporate governance; and the operation and impacts of the statute for a European Company (SE) (2010)

Past events:

  • Specialist conference: 'Advising private enterprises in a globalising world', Berlin, April 2009
  • Four panel sessions at IBA Annual Conference – Madrid, October 2009
  • Africa Regional Conference - South Africa, March 2010
  • Submissions to the European Union on Corporate Governance; and the operation and impacts of the statute for a European Company (SE) (2010)
  • Six panel sessions at IBA Annual Conference – Vancouver, October 2010
  • Specialist Conference ‘The New Normal: The Effect of the Global Financial Crisis on Private and Family Owned Enterprises’ – Chicago, April 2011
  • Four panel sessions at IBA Annual Conference – Dubai, November 2011

Forthcoming events:

  • Pre-conference members retreat prior to the IBA Annual Conference in Dublin, 28–30 September 2012
  • Four panel sessions at IBA Annual Conference – Dublin, September/October 2012
  • Annual Conference Committee Dinner at the Winding Stair, Dublin
  • European Forum Conference – 21–23 November 2012, Warsaw, Poland – workshop and two panel sessions
  • Grow or Sell - Private Companies at the Crossroads, 5-7 June 2013, Sao Paulo
     

PLEASE JOIN US 


For more information, contact Harvey Jay Cohen, Membership Officer, at harvey.cohen@dinslaw.com

To join the IBA, click here and remember to select Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises as your chosen committee. If you are a full IBA member, you can add Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises membership to your list of IBA committee memberships through MY IBA – the cost is only £25.

Contact membership department