The next new normal law firm - does it meet clients' needs?

A virtual conference session organised by IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee and held online on 24 March 2021.

Closely Held 2nd IBA Virtual Entrepreneurship Conference takeaways

From Monday 22 to Friday 25 March 2021, the IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee held its 2nd IBA Virtual Entrepreneurship Conference on the topic of ‘Innovation and entrepreneurship in the next normal’, with invaluable input from seven IBA sister committees which added to the diversity of the topic.

Earn-outs: a path through pricing uncertainty after Covid-19 or a highway to litigation hell?

Earn-outs are likely to be used more often in European M&A during the post-Covid 19 recovery period. This can lead to disputes. Here, the authors suggest ways in which detailed and unambiguous drafting of earn-out clauses could mitigate disputes.

Virtual M&A transaction and negotiations during Covid-19 era

The Covid-19 pandemic has introduced a new reality and challenges worldwide. Strategic buyers and financial investors are now able to advantage of new opportunities, either in the form of distressed M&A or strategic partnerships and combinations.

Virtual M&A transactions and negotiations – a dream, nightmare or the next normal

Virtual M&A transaction and negotiations – a dream, nightmare or the next normal

2nd IBA Virtual Entrepreneurship Conference: Innovation and entrepreneurship in the next normal

Session four: The next normal in M&A, finance and governance for small and medium enterprises

Visual contracts and their enforcement in India

A picture speaks a thousand words. Over the years, the use of visual or partially visual contracts to simplify or clarify the terms of commercial contracts has increased. This article explores the validity and scope for use of such contracts in India.

2nd IBA Virtual Entrepreneurship Conference

2nd IBA Virtual Entrepreneurship Conference, Session two: The next normal in deal doing and lawyering – virtual table workshops

Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee second virtual retreat

By Giuseppe Coco. Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises second virtual retreat.

How the world is changing – foreign direct investments in the Americas

In an informative Q&A interactive session with a panel of highly experienced and well-informed Co-Chairs and speakers, there was a discussion on how foreign direct investment (FDI) is developing in the Americas. General observations across all members of the panel were the negative effects that the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had in foreign investment overall.

Introducing our Committee Officers – November 2020

Introducing our Committee Officers – November 2020

Chair’s note – November 2020

Chair’s note – November 2020

The Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee's first virtual retreat

Summary of discussions during the virtual retreat breakout sessions.

Disrupted industries – the example of the automotive industry

Dealing with a highly disrupted industry is an occasion, and for us, it’s fascinating to see these five different aspects working together to create a highly disruptive industry, one with a wonderful prize for the winners at the end of the day.

Being a young partner or a senior associate in times of Covid-19: first sacrificial offering – or big opportunity?

Marco Rizzi welcomed all attendees and followed with some remarks on the topic of discussion, emphasising the important role of young partners and senior associates and describing them as the most valuable resource law firms have during these current unprecedented circumstances.

Locking the deal-making gates: the world turns protectionist

The webinar aimed at analysing general attitude, towards foreign investments, development of existing restrictive rules and the influence of the Covid-19 crisis on this development, as well as giving an outlook to the future.

Infected deals: M&A in times of Covid-19

During the webinar a panel of very experienced, highly ranked M&A lawyers from relevant jurisdictions, such as Brazil, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, shared their recent experiences and further expectations about the effects of Covid-19 on pending, done and future deals.

Dams against tsunamis? Governmental economy support packages

In order to combat Covid-19, governments around the world have shut down national economies, in some cases almost entirely. Economic life in many jurisdictions has abruptly come to a standstill and international trade has been disrupted.

Avoiding juristic park: how to kick-start your law firm in the post Covid-19 world

The first webinar of the virtual conference focused on practical advice for lawyers and their firms on how to navigate the current economic crisis.

From the Chair - May 2020

From the Chair - Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises newsletter article, May 2020

From the Editor - May 2020

From the Editor - Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises newsletter article, May 2020

Introducing our Committee Officers - May 2020

Introducing our Committee Officers - Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises newsletter article, May 2020

1st European Automotive and Mobility Services Conference: trends in the automotive industry

Conference Report – Trends in the automotive industry – Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises

1st European Automotive and Mobility Services Conference: innovations in mobility services

Conference Report – Innovations in mobility services – Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises

1st European Automotive and Mobility Services Conference: building the necessary infrastructure to support new mobility services

Conference report – Building the necessary physical and regulatory infrastructure to support new forms of mobility services

1st European Automotive and Mobility Services Conference: interactive workshop report

By Caterina Iodice. 1st European Automotive and Mobility Services Conference – Interactive workshop – Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises

Dispute resolution with an entrepreneurial mind-set: mediation and online mediation

Dispute resolution with an entrepreneurial mind-set: mediation and online mediation. IBA Latin American Entrepreneurship Conference: challenges and opportunities in Latin America. São Paulo, 6–8 November 2019. Raimundo Muñoz

Hot topics roundtables: how to have a successful start-up law firm

Hot topics roundtables: how to have a successful startup law firm. 4th Annual IBA European Startup Conference London, 20 November 2019

Innovation in biotechnology and agribusiness: can Latin America solve the Malthusian Trap?

Innovation in biotechnology and agribusiness: can Latin America solve the Malthusian Trap?. Thursday 7 November 2019. Maria Shakespear

M&A trends and challenges in Latin America

M&A trends and challenges in Latin America IBA Latin American Entrepreneurship Conference: challenges and opportunities in Latin America 6–8 November 2019, São Paulo, Brazil Thursday 7 November Interactive workshop 1 – Part 1 M&A trends and challenges in Latin America Breakout group discussion on benchmarking deal structures in different economic climates Karin Alvo Daniel del Río Pablo Artagaveytia