Finance for Lawyers

Filling the knowledge gap

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Next available date: 21 October

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)

 Guest Lecturer:  Arne Grimme, Partner in Corporate/M&A at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

 


Faculty

Luisa Alemany

Luisa Alemany is currently a Visiting Professor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. She is an Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at ESADE Business School in Spain. Her main areas of interest are Valuation, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Business Angels, and Corporate Finance in general. She holds a degree in Economics and…

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Klaas de Vries

Klaas de Vries is a partner at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. As a corporate/M&A specialist, Klaas is the trusted adviser to a number of listed companies, large multinationals and private equity firms on a wide range of issues, including public and private M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, corporate law, corporate governance and listing rules in the…

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

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