Self-Paced Workshop on Basics of M&A and Deal-Making Process

The workshop will help us appreciate the role and responsibilities of an M&A lawyer and the skillsets required of them. It offers a good starting point for not only those law students who aspire to practice in the M&A space but anyone who is curious to learn the mechanics behind an M&A deal.

This self-paced workshop is designed to give a practical and legal overview of a deal-making process, with a special focus on a Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) transaction. It aims to provide an understanding of key concepts in M&A, the various forms that an M&A transaction can take and the motives behind it with the help of case studies of Indian companies.

We will walk through the stages involved in an M&A deal, from the meeting of parties to the final execution of the transaction, and explore the pros and cons of different structures used in a transaction. We will also examine the regulatory framework to get a flavor of the range of laws that come into play in an acquisition deal.

We will also delve into the due diligence exercise, and learn how to identify potential risks in a transaction and mitigate and allocate such risks to the right parties.

Finally, we will analyze the key documents and template contractual clauses involved in an M&A deal, supplemented with a discussion on legal issues that typically arise between the stakeholders while negotiating and drafting investment agreements.


Module 1

  • Introduction: What is M&A?
  • Structuring of an M&A Deal
  • Overview of the steps involved in an M&A Deal
  • Different methods of raising capital
  • Stakeholders involved in an M&A deal
  • Key laws and regulating bodies

Module 2

  • Due Diligence
  • Identifying and allocating risk
  • Key terms in Substantive Documentation

Practical Skills That Learners Can Gain:

  • Understanding of key concepts in M&A
  • A walk-through of an actual deal-making process
  • Learn about the laws and regulatory bodies involved in a deal
  • Know about key terms in deal documents
  • Understanding a due-diligence
  • Get an overall idea of the role of lawyers in the process
  • Ace your next job or internship

About The Instructor

Shruti Khetan graduated from NUJS Kolkata in 2019 and has worked as a corporate lawyer for three years with primary focus in M&A, PE, and Corporate Restructuring practice areas in leading law firms in India, including Luthra and Luthra, and Saraf and Partners. She is currently pursuing Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Columbia Law School.

Shruti has assisted in advising several corporates and PE funds, both national and international. She developed an acumen for corporate law early in law school. To pursue her interests in corporate law, she interned at five leading corporate law firms in India and secured a pre-placement offer from L&L in her third year of law school itself.

She has attended several credit courses and additional courses on M&A and corporate law, including from corporate law dignitaries such as Umakanth Varottil and international firms such as Allen & Overy and Latham & Watkins. She has also cleared the executive level of the Company Secretaryship course and secured AIR 14 at the foundation level.

Who Should do this Workshop?

  • Law students
  • Young lawyers
  • Students of commerce
  • Business professionals
  • Anyone wishing to learn about M&A and the deal-making process

Workshop Fee

INR 1200 (inclusive of GST)

M&A Course/Workshop Duration and Access

You’ll have access to this course/workshop for 12 months from the date of registration. And while you can complete this course at your own pace, we recommend that you completed this course within 4 weeks.

Tip: Giving ourselves a fixed timeframe to complete things increases the chances of getting things done.


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Course Includes

  • 4 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz

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