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Mergers & Acquisitions: A Legal Guide to M&A (Corporate Finance School)

Understand the international sale and purchase of companies with M&A processes
  • This course represents module 1 of Corporate Finance School: Legal Issues

    This course delivers the participant an understanding of M&A processes, the strategic priorities and approaches of the various deal player, and detailed information on the various documents typical to M&A deals and the legal issues that arise in respect thereof.

    The fact is that most M&A deals never become a reality. The things that kill deals are: time, money, terms and ego. By learning best practice legal, strategic, commercial and financial aspects of the international M&A process, you will equip yourself with the knowledge that will ensure that your deal does not fail due to delays, illogical pricing, or unnecessary/inaccurate terms.

    This course will give you a thorough understanding of the wide variety of skills that all parties involved in cross-border acquisitions must possess - e.g. the ability to read and digest financial information, successfully communicate with the relevant parties, whilst juggling a diverse range of international commercial and legal issues.

    With this knowledge under your belt, you'll also have a much better ability to deal with the egos involved and to make your deal a success!

    Summary of course content
    • How to structure a deal and value the target
    • How to negotiate the preliminary agreements and understand other complex pre-contractual issues
    • The complexities of legal due diligence
    • Technical legal issues, including intellectual property (IP) rights
    • The different ways to document M&A transactions
    • Complex issues involved in acquisition and financing
    • Best practice in post-merger integration
    • Methodology

    The course is designed to be highly practical and features hands on workshop sessions and case studies.
    Who should attend
    • In-house lawyers
    • Managing directors
    • Financial directors
    • Commercial directors
    • Senior executives responsible for mergers and acquisitions
  • Day 1

    Overview: Structuring and negotiating the acquisition
    • Context of the acquisition
    • The selling process
    • Valuation issues
    • Other pre-sale issues
    Transaction management
    • Instructing counsel
    • Engagement letters
    • Contractual protection
    • Analysing accounts
    • Use of technology
    Workshop: Drafting the preliminary agreements
    • Letters of intent
    • Heads of terms
    • Enforceability
    • Confidentiality undertakings
    • Information memorandum
    • 'Subject to contract'
    • Choice of law/jurisdiction
    • Lock out
    • Failed costs
    Workshop: Confidentiality agreements
    • Dealing with confidential information
    • Types
    • Drafting agreements
    • What is confidential information?
    • Types of disclosure
    • Commercial confidences
    • Drafting a confidentiality agreement
    Valuation concept for non-finance people

    • Process
    • Discounted cash flow
    • Return on investment
    • Price earnings ratio
    • Similar transactions
    • Net asset value

    Day 2

    Legal due diligence
    • Reviewing significant contracts
    • Regulatory compliance with laws
    • Insurance coverage and related issues
    • Litigation and claims
    • Understanding regulatory consents and hurdles to the proposed transaction
    • Dealing with specific cross border complications
    Workshop: Drafting a disclosure letter

    • Vendor's approach
    • Purchaser's approach
    • Knowledge
    • How full and complete?
    • Example
    • Checklist
    Intellectual property rights

    • Key IP rights
    • IP due diligence
    • Ownership
    • Warranties
    Negotiating and drafting share purchase agreements - the general terms

    • General structure
    • Definitions
    • Purchase price
    • Closing procedure
    • Arbitration
    • Tax deed
    Is it necessary?

    • Deed or warranty
    • Scope
    • Checklist
    • Drafting

    Day 3

    Key clauses – Comparative law implications
    • Letter of intent
    • Best endeavours, best efforts, reasonable endeavours
    • Confidentiality clauses
    • Penalty clauses
    • Force majeure
    • Hardship
    Corporate governance

    • Codes
    • Directors
    • Fiduciary duties
    • Investors
    • Audit committee
    • Information flow
    Warranty claims

    • Indemnities
    • Warranties
    • Making a claim
    • Damages
    • Misrepresentation
    • Limitation of liability
    Workshop: Negotiating and drafting share purchase agreements – the specific terms
    • Warranties
    • Seller protection
    • Umbrella agreements
    • Conditions to completion
    • Goodwill
    • Post merger integration
    • Why bother?
    • Pre-merger preparation
    • Going for the real win - post merger integration that works
    Case studies
  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – we have delivered training solutions for 95% of worlds’ top 100 banks and have trained over 250,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 20,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 180 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 96% on service and 95% on product
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme

Instructor

  • Arun Singh

    As a former partner and Head of International Commercial Law at KPMG Legal, I specialise in international investment, joint ventures, M&A, energy, outsoutcing and corporate governance.

    Biography

    Arun Singh is an international lawyer and consultant to an international law firm. He was formerly a partner and Head of International Commercial Law at KPMG Legal globally. He is cited and ranked in Chambers Guide of the World’s Leading Lawyers. He specialises in international investment, joint ventures, licensing of technology, R&D, M&A, energy, outsourcing and corporate governance globally. He has worked with clients such as Standard Chartered, Bank of China, KPMG, Motorola and more.He is a Visiting Professor in International Business, Leadership and Negotiations at Salford University Business School, Senior Associate of Oxford University’s Institute of Legal Practice, a Visiting Lecturer to Cambridge University and a Visiting Fellow to Leeds University Business School where he focuses on leadership, cross-cultural dynamics in international business and international trade and investment.He is the non-executive director of an international investment fund listed on the London Stock Exchange and Chairs another international investment company where he approves and selects investments, their acquisitions, sales and their structures.He was appointed an OBE by HM the Queen in January 1999 for services to international trade, investment and intercultural management.Arun is an editor and contributor to a number of publications, in April 2010 his book on Business and Contract Law was published by Thorogood.

Venue

Dubai

This programme takes place on a non-residential basis at a central Dubai hotel. Non-residential course fees include training facilities, documentation, lunches and refreshments for the duration of the programme. Delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation, however, a list of convenient hotels (many at specially negotiated rates) is available upon registration.

Dubai has an incredible number of hotels. Courses held here are mainly held at the:

Nassima Royal Hotel
Plot 49 Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre District Dubai, United Arab Emirates
http://nassimaroyalhotel.com

Nassima Royal Hotel is a modern, stylish, luxury hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road. Towering at 51 stories, the hotel offers stunning views over Dubai and its iconic landmarks.

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