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:
The organisation of regular (annual or bi-annual) M&A specialist conferences around the globe.
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The online publication of country-by-country legal guides on important corporate and M&A related topics.
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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.
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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.