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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

Selected financing topics

The conference’s second interactive workshop touched on selected financing topics, which were discussed in separate tables led by moderators. Each table worked on different questions around the selected topic and drew conclusions which were then shared with the entire audience. The following matters were discussed and presented:

Released on Sep 20, 2022

Lawyers sitting on a board of directors

Report on session at 6th IBA Global Entrepreneurship Conference, 16 – 17 May 2022, presented by the IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprise Committee

Released on Jun 27, 2022

Report on Tables 11 and 12 of Interactive Workshop: Selected corporate topics connected to developments and consequences of the global pandemic – part one

Report on session at 6th IBA Global Entrepreneurship Conference, 16 – 17 May 2022, presented by the IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprise Committee

Released on Jun 27, 2022

‘Lessons learned in negotiating M&A transaction documentation in a post(?)-Covid-19 world’

Report on session at 6th IBA Global Entrepreneurship Conference, 16 – 17 May 2022, presented by the IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprise Committee

Released on Jun 27, 2022

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