Globalization and the digital age have created new business opportunities worldwide but at the same time they have given rise to new legal issues, particularly with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Businesses taking advantage of changing markets are expanding through acquisitions making transactions more complex. With the multiplication of commercial transactions, the demand for legal certainty is increasing, so investors need access to legal advice that helps them manage deals effectively.

Business transactions is a practice area that requires an understanding of how contracts, litigation, partnership agreements and intellectual property interrelate. There are a number of laws that have a bearing on the conduct of business. These cover broadly areas relating to corporate legal framework; business transactions; labour; environment; dispute resolution etc.

This training program will give participants a superior understanding of the legal aspects of business transactions, the strategic priorities and approaches of the various deal players, the documents typical to business transactions, and the legal challenges that you are likely to face.

Participants will be able to grasp the big picture of the legal underpinnings of financial transactions and to understand how risk in the financial market is entered, managed, dispersed and shifted. It will also give a thorough understanding of the wide variety of skills that all parties involved in transactions must possess – for example, the ability to read and digest financial information, successfully communicate with the relevant parties, whilst juggling a diverse range of international commercial and legal issues.

Key Takeaways:

  • To provide an overview of important laws that have a bearing on the conduct of business
  • Recognize business situations that require legal counsel
  • Learn about the legal aspects of transactions
  • Technical legal issues
  • The complexities of legal due diligence
  • Legal risk management
  • Establish business practices that comply with relevant laws in an effort to maintain ethical business practices
  • Able to have a basic understanding of the laws relating to contract, consumer protection, competition, companies and dispute resolution

Who should attend?

  • Legal Professionals
  • Executives involved in PE/VC and M&A Deals
  • CXOs, MDs, Directors and Senior Management
  • CFOs, Financial Directors, Directors of Strategic Planning and Senior Finance Executives
  • Corporate/General/In-house Counsel/Company Secretaries
  • Investment Bankers, Professional Advisers, Law Firms & Consultants
  • Individual, Private and Institutional Investors
  • VPs & Managers from Legal Department
  • Investment/Fund Managers
  • Private Equity & Venture Capitalist


8:55 AM onwards
  • 8:55 AM – 9:00 AM

    Welcome Address

  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Drafting International contracts

    • Techniques
    • Approaches
    • Few examples

    Trainer: Ekta Bahl, Partner, Samvad Partners

  • 10:30 PM – 12:00 PM

    Dispute resolution

    Topics Covered:

    • Commercial Litigation
    • Arbitration
    • Enforcement and execution


    Trainer: Vyapak Desai, Senior Attorney | Arbitrator | Lead - International Disputes & Investigations, Nishith Desai Associates

  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Debt documentation

    Topics Covered:

    Overview of documents in debt documentation

    • Loan agreement
    • Brief components
    • Security documents

    Representations & Warranties: Detailed lender perspective & borrower perspective

    Events of Default

    • List of events
    • Typical chaos periods
    • Drafting pointers
    • Consequences

    Trainer: Utkarsh Bandhu, Partner, JSA Advocates & Solicitors

  • 1:30 PM – Onwards

    End of Day 1

9:00 AM onwards
  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Drafting share purchase agreements / share subscription agreement & purchase agreement

    Drafting share purchase agreements / share subscription agreement & purchase agreement

    Topics Covered:

    • Deal structuring
    • Due Diligence
    • Representations, warranties and indemnities
    • Condition precedent (CP), Condition Subsequent (CS) and Covenants
    • Governing law and dispute resolution

    Trainer: Vaibhav Kakkar, Partner, Saraf & Partners

  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Shareholders' agreement - Corporate Governance & Balancing Investor's Rights

    • Relevant and importance of shareholders’ agreements
      •  What are they and what purpose do they solve
      •  In what all situations are they needed
    • Impact of Covid-19 on shareholders’ agreement
      • Transferability of Shares
      •  Investors’ perspective
      •  Founders; perspective
    • Management Rights
      •  Board Rights, Consent Matters, Information Rights etc.
    • Exit Rights
      •  PE / VC deals v. M&A deals
      •  Typical Exit Rights
      •  Key issues relating to all exits
    • Other Important provisions
      •  Liquidation preference, Ratchet Protection, Pre-emptive Rights etc.

    Trainer: Karan Kalra, Founder, Bombay Law Chambers

  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Legal due diligence: Strategic Approach to Due Diligence

    Topics covered:

    • Why is it necessary & important – legal and commercial perspective
    • Timing of due diligence exercise
    • Legal Due Diligence Process
    1. Preparation
    2. Investigation
    3. Results
    • Types of due diligence exercises / Key limitations of a due diligence exercise
    • When is Legal Due Diligence Necessary?
    • Process & Various steps involved – from an investor perspective and from a target perspective
    • Practical Insights with case studies

    Trainer: Pranav Atit, Partner - Corporate | M&A I Private Equity I M&A Restructurings, Trilegal

  • 1:30 PM – Onwards

    End of Training




Ekta Bahl

Partner, Samvad Partners

Karan Kalra

Founder, Bombay Law Chambers

Pranav Atit

Partner - Corporate | M&A I Private Equity I M&A Restructurings, Trilegal

Utkarsh Bandhu

Partner, JSA Advocates & Solicitors

Vaibhav Kakkar

Partner, Saraf & Partners

Vyapak Desai

Senior Attorney | Arbitrator | Lead - International Disputes & Investigations, Nishith Desai Associates

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