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TCLA's Crash Course

Understanding the City, Legal Technology and Mergers & Acquisitions!

TCLA’s Crash Course was an intensive one-day training event designed to help you secure a training contract. We gathered talented people across the profession to provide a crash course into mergers and acquisitions, legal technology and the role of lawyers in the City.

For those of you who couldn't make the event, we are delighted to make the following sessions available for Gold Members (sign up here):

Legal Technology Crash Course, Alistair Wye

Alistair works cross-functionally with a global team of lawyers and technologists to identify, develop and validate strategic innovation opportunities across his firm. Prior to re-entering private practice, Alistair created and led iManage RAVN’s presales operations advising on product strategy, working with top global law firms and FTSE 100 in-house legal teams to design and implement AI powered data extraction tools for due diligence and contract reporting. Before moving into legaltech, Alistair began his career as a banking lawyer – primarily focused on leveraged finance – working at Latham & Watkins, Ashurst and Deutsche Bank.

In this course, you'll develop your understanding of: what is legal technology, understand how legal technology has developed over time, explore real legal technology used by law firms, and watch Alistair walk through a series of applications and interview topics.

Mastering Interviews, Arun Sohan-Pall

Arun is a future trainee at Kirkland & Ellis. He completed five vacation schemes at leading international firms and converted all of them into training contract offers.

This talk was voted the favourite at TCLA's Crash Course. You'll learn how to map out your examples to competency questions, how to present yourself at interviews, how to frame your answers to 'why commercial law?', how to answer case study questions, and so much more!

Understanding the City, Christopher Stoakes and Ben Staveley

Chris qualified as a solicitor at Freshfields but then became a financial journalist and edited publications on international legal practice, investment management, M&A and tax.

He has taught on an MBA for lawyers and was a founder member of Sherwood PSF Consulting which specialises in advising law firms.

He is the author of best-selling guides for students on the financial markets (All You Need To Know About The City) and business (All You Need To Know About Commercial Awareness). Ben was a solicitor in private practice for over twenty years. He was a one-firm lawyer − a tax partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. After retiring from practice, he led a firmwide initiative to improve writing and drafting across all offices and practice areas.

In this course, you'll develop your understanding of the financial markets and its players, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, the London as a financial centre, and so much more!

Mergers & Acquisitions Crash Course, Bobby Reddy

Bobby Reddy is a lecturer in corporate law at the University of Cambridge, and teaches corporate governance and company law.

Previously, Mr. Reddy was a corporate partner at global law firm Latham & Watkins LLP, dividing his time between the London and Washington D.C. offices. He specialised in public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity, investment funds, regulatory, cross-border transactions, and company representation.

In this course, you will learn about the differences between private and public mergers and acquisitions, develop your understanding of due diligence, learn about the most negotiated aspects of an acquisition agreement, and much more!


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Frequently Asked Questions


I have a Gold Subscription, what does this mean?
This course is free for you within your subscription! If you have just signed up to Gold, we will shortly be enrolling you in this course.
How long do I have access to the course?
If you purchase this course, you'll receive lifetime access. If you are a Gold Member, you will have unlimited access to this course for as long as you are a subscriber - across any and all devices you own.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
I attended TCLA's Crash Course in November 2019, what does this mean?
You have permanent access to this course! Drop us an email at [email protected] for your code.

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