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M&A Training Academy


DLA Piper Africa is pleased to invite you to our third M&A Academy on African soil.

Using our extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and following the success of our M&A Academies in Johannesburg and Nairobi, we are delighted to invite you to the third academy in this series of client training events taking place in Lagos, Nigeria. The presenters will include leading M&A practitioners from our Lagos, London and Johannesburg offices.

DLA Piper globally execute more M&A transactions than any other law firm (Mergermarket). Accordingly, we are uniquely placed to offer your professionals focused training programmes to enhance their knowledge in this area. Our panel of speakers will be drawn from our lawyers worldwide offering the opportunity not only to build on your local knowledge, but also have the opportunity to hear from leading practitioners from other jurisdictions.

The Academy is aimed at mid-to-senior level professionals and in-house counsel who work in:

  • Corporate finance, including banks
  • Private equity and DFIs
  • Strategy departments of corporates and state entities

The Academy is designed to provide an overview of the key stages of the M&A process, the content of the documentation and the interaction between the lawyer, the financial adviser and the other main players in a transaction.

The topics that will be covered include:

  1. M&A Process and Preliminary Agreements
  2. Due Diligence
  3. Warranties, Indemnities and Insurance
  4. Purchase Price
  5. Tax aspects of an M&A transaction
  6. Anti-trust and Other Conditions, including the gap between Signing and Closing

Please note that the WIN Africa programme is not open to law firms.


09:00 Registration and light breakfast
10:00 Welcome
10:10 Training
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Training
16:30 Cocktail and networking event



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