Finance for Lawyers

Understand the financial decision-making of your client. Add more value to your client.

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Next available date: 7 September

Lawyers play a pivotal role in the financial world, but often know little about finance. Finance for Lawyers aims to fill this knowledge gap by providing people with a legal background with the knowledge to better understand the financial decision-making of their corporate clients, and to communicate more effectively in integrated teams of lawyers, accountants, and investment bankers.

How you will benefit

  • Understand the key basic concepts in corporate finance and investments
  • Be able to ask the right questions to your clients, and to their main financial advisors – accountants and investment bankers
  • Add more value to your client when negotiating with the other party, as you will be able to estimate the financial implication of specific changes in the deal
  • Improve your understanding of current financial market developments and trends

Program length
3.5 days

Day 1 (evening only) 17:00 – 21:00
Day 2 09:00 – 17:30
Day 3 09:00 – 17:30
Day 4 09:00 – 17:30

 

Time Value of Money

  • Time value of money (TVM) and its implications in the corporate world
  • Discounting and compounding
  • Annuities
  • Perpetuities

Financial Basics

  • Financial Accounts
  • Balance Sheet, classification and ratios
  • Profit and Loss Account, classification and ratios
  • Statement of Cash Flow
  • Working Capital and Capex

Valuation and Cost of Capital

  • Valuation methods: introduction
  • Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) valuation
  • Beta and the Cost of Capital (WACC)

Mergers and Leveraged Transactions

  • Key features of an M&A transaction
  • Valuation in M&A
  • Valuation in practice
  • Private Equity and Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs)

 

The Finance for Lawyers program is aimed at legal professionals who want to expand their understanding of (corporate) finance and investments. This training does not assume any prior knowledge regarding finance, mathematics, or statistics.


Faculty

Luisa Alemany

Luisa Alemany is Associate Professor of Management Practice at London Business School. She is currently a Visiting Professor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Formerly she held the position of Associate Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at ESADE Business School in Spain. Her main areas of interest are Entrepreneurial Finance (including Venture Capital, Business Angels,…

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Lennard Keijzer

Lennard Keijzer is a partner in De Brauw’s Corporate practice. He specialises in M&A with a focus on private equity work (sell-side, buy-side, governance advice and management participation). In addition, Lennard is often consulted for his expertise in the field of warranty and indemnity insurance. Lennard played an important role in establishing De Brauw’s Singapore office….

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  • 3.5 days
  • € 3950
  • Essentials of Finance
  • English
  • 4.8 / 5

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