The Advanced Professional Certification in Corporate Law Practice offers a Rainmaker Certification awarded on completion of the programme, which is well recognised in the legal industry and is seen as a marker of quality.
This programme has been used by law firms like Trilegal, Phoenix Legal, Bharucha & Partners, etc. to train their junior associates.
This programme has been developed by corporate lawyers with work experience in the best law firms of India and abroad like Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., AZB and Partners, Luthra & Luthra, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Simmons & Simmons.
To make sure you get an enriching experience learning corporate law, we have a very limited batch strength.
This Programme Covers All Major Areas of Corporate Law Practice.
The most important areas of practice in a corporate law firm are general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and finance, and competition.
This programme covers all of these essential topics in depth with specific courses on:
§ Company Law: Covering the Recent 2013 Companies Act
§ Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions Law
§ Advanced Securities Law
§ Advanced Banking and Finance Law
§ Advanced Commercial Contracts
§ Competition Law
The relevance of company law in relation to each of these practice areas is taught in relation to the recent 2013 Companies Act.
Make Most of This Programme Even as a Law Student
Though this programme was developed to train junior associates of corporate law firms, it is equally (if not more) beneficial for motivated law students who want to craft a successful career in corporate law.
As a law student, this training module will not only help you ace job interviews and enhance your performance during internships, but will also give you the necessary knowledge to excel in moot court competitions, to publish articles in the most reputable corporate law journals and even venture into legal entrepreneurship.
Ace Job Interviews: Land the Corporate Law Firm Placement of Your Choice
If you are looking for a placement in a corporate law firm and have an array of interviews marked on your calendar, this programme will help you present yourself as technically sound in corporate law subjects.
Foundational clarity coupled with practical perspective in corporate law, will give you the composure and confidence you need to bag the corporate law placement of your choice through either an interview or a PPO.
Excel in Internships
Have you ever been asked to proof read, draft or amend complex commercial contracts during your internship? If not, you could expect such a task during your next corporate law internship.
With the Advanced Professional Certification in Corporate Law Practice you will be able to grasp the essence of the agreement within minutes, and proceed with your assigned task in a scientific and methodical manner.
Similarly when asked to research legal propositions relating to M&A, Securities Law, Banking and Finance Law, and Competition Law, you will know the relevant regulatory frameworks and how your research proposition fits in to the larger scheme of things.
With a strong foundation in these subjects you will be able to ask your senior in the firm the right questions to understand exactly what he wants.
Tackle Corporate Law Moots Methodically
With this programme, you could use your strong fundamentals in a variety of corporate law subjects to frame the more accurate research points at the very nascent stages of your preparations.
With a better understanding of M&A, Securities Law, Banking and Finance Law, and Competition Law you will be able to dissect questions relating to these subjects more methodically, and better identify facts that support your arguments in these areas.
This programme will give you the strong foundations you need to moot competitively with respect to the corporate law subjects it covers.
Learn Corporate Law to Develop the Entrepreneur Within
Entrepreneurship is all about taking risks. There is no running away from them. You can only hope to temper them down from time to time and make them more calculated.
With strong fundamentals in a variety of corporate law subjects, and the ability to read and draft commercial contracts you will be confident with your compliance requirements, vigilant about your competitors’ unfair trade practices and more able to work closely with lawyers or develop your own legal team.
Trimester 1: Months 1-3
Advanced Securities Law
This training module consists of 10 Units.
You will understand the legal framework that affects Initial public offerings (“IPOs”) and the process followed by an issuing company in the run up to an IPO.
You will understand issues merchant bankers have to address in an IPO, and the requirements a company has to fulfil once it is listed on the stock exchange.
In the Rights Issues unit you will understand how a company undertakes a rights issue to the public needs. Whereas the unit on preferential issues will teach you the concept of preferential allotments or private placements.
You will also have clarity in concepts including the trading, clearing, and settlement of listed Shares, securities involving foreign sources and insider trading regulations.
Trimester 2: Months 4-9
Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions Law
This training module consists of 9 Units.
You will learn the methods of financing mergers and acquisitions, the role of lending transactions in M&A and how registration laws affect M&A transactions.
In this training module you will understand the regulatory regime governing lending by domestic and overseas banks, the applicability of specific provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 and to M&A, the nature of transactions that require approval from the Competition Commission of India and how listed Companies approach M&A transactions.
This training module will make you confidently monitor the due diligence process and legal documentation in relation to M&A transactions. The manner in which M&A law is affected by company law will be taught to you in relation to the recent 2013 Companies Act.
Advanced Commercial Contracts
This training module consists of 10 units.
You will understand the meaning of memorandum of understandings in term sheets, share purchase and share subscription agreements, shareholders agreements, asset acquisition agreements, joint venture agreements and ancillary agreements well enough to confidently draft them.
This training module will also give you the ability to understand, analyse and draft important clauses frequently used in corporate agreements including conditions precedent clauses, representations and warranties clauses, indemnification clauses and boilerplate clauses.
The manner in which advanced commercial law is affected by company law will be taught to you in relation to the recent 2013 Companies Act.
Trimester 3: Months 10-12
Advanced Banking and Finance Law
This training module consists of 9 units.
You will understand the regulatory framework of foreign exchange laws that affect banking operations and lending transactions, the broad structure of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 and the nuances of regulations introduced by the Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) relating to inbound and outbound foreign exchange transactions.
This training module also includes units that teach you the process a lawyer follows while drafting documents for a typical corporate term loan, the drafting of a loan agreement and the boilerplate clauses involved in a due diligence process, and the role of Non-banking Financial Companies (NBFCs).
The manner in which Banking and Finance law is affected by company law will be taught to you in relation to the recent 2013 Companies Act.
This training module consists of 8 units.
Here you will learn about the need for competition law in India and the manner in which the Competition Commission of India regulates the market.
This will be followed by a detailed study of the different types of agreements that are considered anti-competitive, including both vertical and horizontal agreements.
In this training module you will examine the meaning of cartels and the manner in which they are prohibited in India.
You will also look at abuse of dominant power and understand the different ways in which an entity can abuse its power.
Finally, you will study how competition law treats mergers and acquisitions in India.
This training module will give you a working understanding of the manner in which competition law regulates the market both from an Indian as well as a European Union perspective.