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Chair
Alejandro Paya

Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee

The mission of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee is to address issues of particular interest to startups, owner-managed, closely held and family businesses and their legal advisors, and to organisations with ambitions for growth.

About the Committee

The mission of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee is to address issues of particular interest to start ups, owner-managed, closely held and family businesses and their legal advisors, and to organisations with ambitions for growth.

The committee's aim is to provide a focus for the different needs of ownership, management and financing of such organisations.

Particular focus is placed on:
  • management and ownership issues;
  • finance and the raising of tier one and two capital;
  • shareholder issues and agreements;
  • business succession plans;
  • exit planning;
  • relationships with outside investors;
  • protection of minority interests;
  • dispute monitoring and resolution;
  • the role of professionals in management and advisory roles; and
  • relevant issues arising from tax, employment, real estate, estate planning and family law.

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View All Conferences

From the Chair of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprise Committee

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Released on Dec 17, 2021

How to efficiently advise our clients – pan-European lean investment documents

A report on the joint session of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee and the M&A Law Committee, with support from the European Regional Forum, the Securities Law Committee, the Healthcare and Life Sciences Committee and the Technology Committee at the From Start-Up to IPO Conference in Paris

Released on Dec 13, 2021

Keynote debate by leading entrepreneurs, managers and investors

A report on the joint session of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee and the M&A Law Committee, with support from the European Regional Forum, the Securities Law Committee, the Healthcare and Life Sciences Committee and the Technology Committee at the From Start-Up to IPO Conference in Paris

Released on Dec 13, 2021

Beyond venture capital – the fundraising alternatives for start-ups

A report on the joint session of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee and the M&A Law Committee, with support from the European Regional Forum, the Securities Law Committee, the Healthcare and Life Sciences Committee and the Technology Committee at the From Start-Up to IPO Conference in Paris

Released on Dec 13, 2021

Projects and reports

The IBA Guide on Shareholders’ Agreements

The IBA Guide on Shareholders' Agreements, prepared by this Committee, provides practical information on the legal rules on shareholders’ agreements and their application in each contributing jurisdiction. Many of the submissions have been updated (as indicated).

Subcommittees and other groups

The Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee Advisory Board