The trainer is an international lawyer and corporate educator on commerce and finance law and professional business skills and management. He was formerly a partner and Head of International Commercial Law at KPMG Legal globally and Masons (now Pinsent Masons). He has been listed in the independent Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers as an expert in investment law and regulations, where he is described by peers and clients as “a strong commercial thinker.
He concentrates on UK and international investment, M&A, private equity, energy, corporate and commercial law in developed and emerging markets, and also facilitates training in international professional management and skills. He advises a range of international organisations.
In addition to being a corporate educator he sits as a non-executive director in the private and public sector.
Sample documents and checklists
Joint ventures are an important option for businesses in their home country or internationally. Along with acquisitions it is a model for corporate growth.
The course looks at the reasons for joint ventures including the commercial reasons and how they are reflected in the legal structure and documents.
Looking at negotiations it focuses on the general aspect of negotiations as well as critical areas for joint venture negotiations.
The course recognises the commercial and legal problems that regularly arise during the life cycle of a joint venture. It covers the often thorny issue of pre contract documents including the differences in common and civil law.
It goes on to look at the different options of legal structures that can be selected depending on the commercial objectives and addresses the advantages and disadvantages of each option including limited companies, partnerships and contractual joint ventures.
It then looks at challenges of decision making in a joint venture where parties are working to a common end but have different ultimate interests. This leads to differences, ways to resolve them are looked at and what happens if the joint venture partners are unable to reach a decision, including deadlock and options such as ‘Russian Roulette’ and Texas Shoot Out’. How and to whom parties may transfer shares, minority shareholders.
Coming to the end of the life cycle the programme focuses on exit, termination and change of control.
During the course participants will look at case studies, look at sample documents and receive checklists to assist them with dealing with joint ventures a following the course.
Corporate Finance Training Course
Training Course Details
M&A, mergers 7 & acquisition, English law TLBs
|Ancillary documents, memorandum of understanding|
|Mergers & acquisitions, FSA vs Rule 10b-5, Material Adverse Event|
|The Debt Finance Training Course||Bond restructuring, Credit Default Swap, Stabilization & liquidity|
|Derivatives & ISDA||International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Interest Rate Swaps|