Why do lawyers need to know business laws?
The biggest clients for lawyers are generally the companies. Therefore, they need to know and understand the needs of the companies. A lawyer needs to anticipate the requirements of the clients, their industry and the various internal departments.
For instance, you are working with a company where a product is being created, but it requires licenses. Then what do you do as an in-house lawyer? How do you advise the various internal teams? How do you procure the necessary licenses? How do you draft the contracts pertaining to the licensed product while selling , leasing or licensing?
All these questions are to be pondered upon by the lawyer and resolved.
There maybe a case where an advertisement is being created for a product.
The parameters of the written content, the concept, the tag lines, the trademark, design of the product, etc. have to be checked and approved by the lawyer. This means they have to interact, advise and instruct the ad agency, marketing team, business team, etc. from time to time. In order to understand their turn-around time and other requirements, lawyers have to gain not only the legal but the business, marketing etc. knowledge as well.
The work of an in-house lawyer or lawyer working on a retainer for a company, lawyers who have companies as clients, etc. have to know the various laws which form part of the business laws in order to provide one-stop services.
Therefore, it is imperative for students, lawyers, entrepreneurs to have a strong background in business laws.
With this we at LawSikho have launched Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws. You learn not only about contract drafting and negotiation, but also structuring of a business, corporate governance, IP management and monetisation, technology laws, institutional finances, government tenders, etc.
What is the career potential after doing this course?
The course is useful for anyone with interest in corporate litigation, arbitration, in-house legal work, etc.
If you want to work in a company or as a corporate lawyer, technology lawyer, etc, you need to have a strong basic understanding of the business laws. It is also useful for entrepreneurs who want to understand the compliances and regulations for a better understanding of the needs of their business.
Business managers, litigators looking to diverse , in-house lawyers, law students,etc. have a huge career potential if the master the business laws. It opens multitude of opportunities across industries.
Relevant industries: Legal, Banking, Finance, Manufacturing, Services, Information Technology, Mining, Heavy Industries, Government – this course has application across all industries of Indian economy
Potential employers: Banks, NBFC, law firms, manufacturing companies, transportation companies, independent lawyers, technology companies, startups, VC firms and any company with in-house legal teams
What is unique about this course?
Generally when we start learning, especially in online courses people start and end with reading the study materials. This course is not about learning the provisions of the statute and case laws.
This course is intensive and not just theoretical, it has hands on practical lessons, where your drafting skills are honed. You learn what lawyers and professionals do practically on a regular basis.
You need to spend 8-10 hours per week on this course. This course will provide you feedback, coaching from trainer to help you improve the work you produce. You will be writing an article per month under expert guidance which will publish on iPleaders blog or other publications. You will get a free course on professional networking, CV writing and interview skills so that you can easily find jobs.
Students who perform well in class get recommendation to top law firms for jobs and internships.
After completing the course, you will be able to perform various common business law related tasks.
Who should take this course:
Business managers , lawyers looking to work in in-house teams or compliance teams, law students who want to pursue corporate litigation, entrepreneurs, etc.
- Murali Neelakantan, Ex-Global General Counsel, Cipla
- Jay Parikh, Founding Partner, Verus Associates
- Ameet Dutta, Partner, Saikrishna & Associates, IP law expert
- Robin David, Partner, Dua Associates
- Anuj Sah, Principal Associate at Khaitan & Co.
You get access to the study material through the digital learning management system, available on Android and iOS applications.The hard copy of the study materials is couriered to your address. You get live video sessions held after regular work hours along with 2 practical weekly exercises followed by written feedback. You get to ask questions, clear your doubts in the live session or the online forums. You get to learn conveniently on the go!
Money back guarantee
If you take this course, follow it diligently for a month, do all the exercises but do not find value in it, we will refund the entire course fee to you. It is a 100% money back guarantee with only one condition, you must do it properly for a month. If you don’t find it valuable after that, get your entire money back. How to get the refund? Read the detailed money back guarantee policy here.
Recruitment and internship support
We are the only organization in India which teach this kind of comprehensive business law course. In fact, there is no other course which is so suitable for in-house counsel or even general corporate practice as our students who complete the course are very well trained in a range of business laws and important skills. Many employers, law firms and companies are happy to recruit our high performing students. If you do well in your exercises and classes, we can help you to get jobs, internships and assessment internships in good law firms, with renowned lawyers as well as in various companies.
What will you learn?
You will learn how to structure a business for LLP, company, partnership, sole-proprietorship, how to handle the legal aspects of important business processes, obtain licenses, draft and negotiate contract, how to develop strategic thinking, how to raise capital through debt and equity, corporate governance, various compliances, FDI and ECB regulations, how to deal with regulators like competition commission, RBI, SEBI, MCA etc.
You will also learn how to draft a co-founders agreement, partnership deed and LLP agreement, transactional aspects pertaining to the issue and transfer of shares, meetings and annual compliance requirements as well as specific transactions such as related party transactions, private placements and inter corporate transactions, applicability of various kinds of taxes, corporate frauds and protection mechanism under the Companies Act, among other things.
Module 1: Structuring a Business
Module 2: Taxation, basic accounting and import-export
Module 3: Corporate Governance
Module 4: Negotiation and Contract Drafting
Module 5: Raising investment – Angel rounds, VC & PE deals
Module 6: Institutional finance, Loans and ECBs
Module 7: Foreign direct investment and regulatory issues
Module 8: Employee Management Labour Law and Business licenses
Module 9: Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Module 10: Information Technology and Law
Module 11: Intellectual Property Rights and IP monetisation
Module 12: Management Practices and Laws
Module 13: Overview of major sectoral and industry-specific legislations
Module 14: Government Tenders and Contracts
Last Date of Enrollment: 30th September, 2018
Batch Commencement Date: 1st October, 2018
Duration: 12 months
Course: INR 23,600/- (including GST)
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