The Landmark Hotel, London, United Kingdom 16 Nov 2017

Please feel free to download the full presentation slides here.


The IBSA has been very proud of the quality of speakers and topics at its annual event, the November conference.  This year it will be held again at the Landmark hotel, London.  The theme of the conference is Practical Issues for Entrepreneurial Family Owned Companies, where we will review a typical case study based loosely on the renowned Polycon Lens Company’s transformation into the Eyemax Group.  The speakers will use the case study to explore matters such as what happens to the company in the event of divorce of the entrepreneur, protecting the company from competition, developing international holding and intellectual property companies, corporate finance and relevant international tax issues, and how the family can inherit the company in the most tax efficient manner.  Our speakers are all IBSA members and are experts in the fields of family and employment lawintellectual property and international tax law.  Please feel free to download a copy of the full conference programme.

The conference fee is £750 plus VAT reduced to £450 plus VAT for IBSA members.  For those IBSA members only, we are also holding our third Annual Members’ dinner the night before on 15th November at the world famous Langan's Brasserie in their Hall of Fame – the cost of this as in previous years is £100 per member.  And this year, we are planning a golf day on the following day, 17th November – details to follow but please register your interest with Lucie at the IBSA team.

The day's sessions will provide you with the following learning outcomes:

Session 1: Intellectual property - to understand how the company’s IP can be protected via registration and other strategies, the key legal principles and the most effective way of managing and exploiting IP without infringing third parties   

Session 2: Incentivising employees - to discover the most efficient and effective incentive schemes and how to fairly optimise value per individual  

Session 3: Maximising earnings - to learn how different types of business structures can minimise tax and maximise investment across and within different jurisdictions    

Session 4: Challenges to your corporate structure - to understand the latest global developments involving the Multilateral Instrument and general anti-avoidance measures and how this impacts the choice of business structure

Session 5: Finance - to find out which factors should be considered when financing the growth of the company  

Session 6: Residency - to discuss the most tax efficient countries where an entrepreneur may become resident to minimise tax on exit strategies

Session 7: Divorce - to understand how to set up practical, preventative measures that protect a company in the event of divorce    

Session 8: Inheriting a company - to take away from this session how to protect shareholder value on succession through Wills, Trusts and other planning strategies.

This promises to be an exceptional conference with ancillary events for IBSA members and we look forward to seeing you there.

This conference is kindly sponsered by:


This conference has been approved with full conformity for 6 hours' accreditation under the CPD guidelines.