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Access to the right connections, markets, influence and intelligence is key to business success. High-quality access, on both sides of the Atlantic, is at the heart of the business advantage we offer.

We offer our members in Northern California practical business expansion opportunities by delivering high-caliber networking and marketing opportunities, top-quality business intelligence, regulatory advice, and the opportunity to achieve real business from the personal relationships they develop through their membership.

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Geo-blocking Regulation | What does it mean for your business?

After considerable negotiation and consultation, the final text of the geo-blocking Regulation has now been agreed and published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Regulation will stop most companies from preventing access to national versions of their websites within the EU. Published on 2 March 2018, the Regulation takes effect from 3 December 2018 and addresses “unjustified” geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers’ nationality, place of residence or place of establishment. Underlying all the requirements of the Regulation is the principle of non-discrimination; meaning that, where a customer wishes to access and buy services from a national website, they should be treated in the same way as customers physically based in that Member State. What does it mean in practice for your business? Read more

Lewis & Llewellyn Honored by Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation recently released its 2018 rankings, and it ranked Lewis & Llewellyn one of the few “recommended” law firms in California. In order to compile the list, Benchmark undertakes an exhaustive process which includes client, peer and partner interviews. As Benchmark notes, every firm that achieved the “recommended” status was deemed a leader in its respective market. It further commented that since its opening six years ago, the firm “has generated a significant level of buzz.” Read more

Squire Patton Boggs - Overview of Private Company Mergers and Acquisitions

This memorandum provides an overview of a typical acquisition of a US-based privately held corporation (though we also discuss some aspects of limited liability company (LLC) acquisitions, and many of the matters discussed also apply to public company transactions). It first describes the basic types of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and then discusses the development over time of the key elements of an acquisition: (1) the business transaction, (2) the documentation and (3) any necessary regulatory matters. Read more

Member Testimonials

iPresent is a UK based software company, that opened offices in the Bay Area almost 18 months ago. The company just became a new member with the BABC in San Francisco and is very pleased with the results. In the past 3 months…

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Ian Dunnington
VP, Enterprise Sales iPresent

“The BABC has produced tangible benefits for us, including significant customer generation, highly successful client entertainment and increased name visibility -- plus the membership knows how to have a great time!”

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Nicholas Unkovic, Esq.
Managing Partner Northern California - Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

BABC has done a great job in helping us promote ourselves to the British American community, and we're happy to say now that this month we've signed our first 3 contracts as a direct result of what we've gotten out of the BABC.

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Doug Graybeal
Regional Sales Director at Truphone

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