Corporate Finance School: Legal Issues

5 days 15-19 Oct 2017, Dubai UAE £4,795.00 Download brochure Add to basket

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Overview

 

"Really insightful course."
CEO, Banco General Ruminanui
 

"It was very fruitful and satisfying." 
Legal Counsel, Energise Energ AS

 

This course is made up of two separately bookable modules:

The Corporate Finance School comprises two modules, which together offer delegates a comprehensive and practical guide to the international sale and purchase of companies from a strategic, legal, commercial and financial viewpoint.
 
The School aims to give participants a thorough knowledge and understanding of the wide variety of skills that those involved in cross border acquisitions must possess – including the ability to read and understand financial information, as well as juggle a diverse range of commercial and legal issues from an international viewpoint.
 
As well as this, the School gives delegates the opportunity to look in detail at a closely related area to M&A, namely Private Equity or Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances (depending on course location).
 
The School is designed to be highly practical and features hands-on workshop sessions and case studies.
 
As mentioned above, the School is made up of 2 modules (you may book onto the entire School or just sign up to one or other of the modules):
 

 
Summary of course content for Mergers & Acquisitions - A Legal Guide to M&A
  • 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

Summary of course content for Private Equity - Legal Perspectives and Documentation

  • The total deal process and preliminary matters
  • Legal risk management in private equity
  • Key steps in a comprehensive due diligence
  • Development of strategic business plan
  • A holistic acquisition and investment agreement

Methodology

The School is designed to be highly practical and features hands-on workshop sessions and case studies.

Instructors

We work with a series of expert instructors, please select the course location of interest to review the credentials of who will be delivering the programme.

Dubai
Arun Singh

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

Dubai Hotel

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 J.W. Marriot hotel, Sheraton Dubai Creek and Le Meridien all in central Dubai.
 
J.W. Marriott Hotel – Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, PO Box 16590, Dubai, U.A.E
Phone +971 4 607 7811; Fax +971 4 607 7011
www.marriott.com
 
At the JW Marriott Dubai you will enjoy luxury on your terms; impeccable service and elegant surroundings allow you to relax and focus on your own agenda. With 344 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites the J.W. Marriott provides an oasis of calm in a busy city while the award-winning restaurants have the recipe for satisfying a taste for international flavour.        
 
Sheraton Dubai Creek – Baniyas Street, PO Box 4250, Dubai, U.A.E
Phone +971 4 228 1111; Fax +971 4 221 3468
www.starwoodhotels.com
 
After undergoing a complete renovation, the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel& Towers reopened October 10th, 2002 with a fully refurbished interior and exterior. The 255 room hotel now offers more creek-view rooms, redesigned atrium lobby, outstanding food and beverage facilities, upgraded rooms with state-of-the-art data connectivity, and Dubai's newest conference facilities. 

Le Meridien – PO Box 10001, Airport Road, Dubai, U.A.E
Phone +971 4 282 4040; Fax +971 4 282 5540
www.lemeridien-dubai.com
 
Le Meridien Dubai is a five star deluxe hotel built on two floors and surrounded by 38 acres of landscaped gardens. The hotel is elegantly furnished with a french accent that incorporates the individual character and flair of the local culture. The hotel is minutes away from the commercial districts and shopping centres and a short distance from Dubai International Airport. Facilities include a choice of 15 restaurants and bars, 24-hour room and laundry service, two fully equipped business centres and a state-of-the-art Spa and fitness club.

 
 

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Agenda

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




 

Day 4

What is Private Equity?

  • Fund structures
  • When is private equity used
  • The parties
  • Internal rate of return
  • Provider’s ancillary issues
  • Debt funders requirements
  • Management requirements

The Deal Process and Preliminary Matters

  • Overview
  • Engaging advisers
  • Engagement letters
  • Limitations of liability
  • Proportionality
  • Heads of agreement
  • Confidentiality

Principal Documents and Business Plan

  • Background
  • Contractual structure
  • MBO – principal documents
  • Acquisition - key documents
  • Debt v Equity
  • Loan v Debt
  • Business plan

Managing the Transaction

  • Preparation
  • Offer
  • Transaction management
  • International transactions
  • Completion

Due Diligence

  • Types of Due Diligence
  • Lawyer’s role
  • Process
  • Relevance to warranty claims
  • Accountants Due Diligence
  • Legal Due Diligence
  • Due Diligence Report

Valuation for Non-Financial People

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

Management Due Diligence

  • Managing expectations
  • Best practice
  • Deal structures
  • Intelligence gathering
  • Searches
  • References
  • Profiling management teams and chairperson
  • Evaluations

Day 5

Acquisition Agreement

  • Parties
  • Price
  • Risk allocation
  • Conditionality
  • Consequences of conditionality

Investment Agreement - Part One

  • Conditions
  • Mechanics of investment
  • Warranties
  • Investor controls
  • Issues raised by management

Investment Agreement - Part Two

  • Corporate governance
  • Minority protection
  • Syndication
  • Exit

Articles of Association

  • Share structure and core share rights
  • Voting
  • Dividends
  • Return of capital and allocation of share proceeds
  • Ratchet
  • Share transfers
  • Directors
  • Quorum
  • Class rights

Warranties

  • Warranties, guarantees and indemnities
  • Limitations
  • Knowledge and awareness
  • Disclosure letter

Exits

  • Exit planning
  • Due diligence
  • Share sale
  • Warranties and covenants
  • Completion accounts and locked box mechanisms
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Confidentiality
  • IPO’s

Takeaway: Checklists and Sample documents

Why us


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  • 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.
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  • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
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