Nordic Business Law Academy by Roschier
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Are you interested in a career in business law with an international dimension? Are you hungry to learn from the best in the business? Are you eager to grow your professional network?

Apply to take part in the Nordic Business Law Academy (NBLA), and you will learn how a real-life M&A transaction evolves. The NBLA is a law student program comprising seminars, workshops, practical exercises and networking in a team setting. It offers a unique platform to learn on a practical, hands-on level in a real-world business context and provides you with essential professional insight from top lawyers and client representatives.

Together with our lawyers, your coaches, you will get a rewarding experience and take your skills and knowledge to new levels, gaining a comprehensive overview of the M&A process, as well as a glimpse of what working as a lawyer at Roschier could be like.

You will work in close-knit teams with fellow students and Roschier lawyers from both Finland and Sweden, tackling tasks that are international by nature. The program also includes a session abroad, in Finland for Swedish students and Sweden for Finnish students.

NBLA – Bring your studies to life

The NBLA will span over four sessions arranged in spring 2019, starting with a kick-off session in February and ending with signing and closing ceremonies in April.

The program includes:

Session 1 | 7 February | Helsinki

  • Introduction to the case study
  • Presentation of the various steps of an M&A transaction
  • Client presentations
  • Management presentations
  • Due Diligence
  • Drafting the Share Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) and the financing term sheet

Session 2 | 28 February | Arranged locally

  • Training including teamwork and negotiation skills
  • Questions and Answers (“Q&A”)
  • Discussion with an expert panel
  • Drafting the Senior Facilities Agreement (“SFA”) and the Security Agreement
  • Initial negotiations

Session 3 | 28 March | Arranged locally

  • Management interviews
  • Due Diligence report
  • Strategy discussions
  • Strategy discussions
  • SPA and SFA mark-ups and negotiations

Session 4 | 25 April | Stockholm

  • Final negotiations
  • Signing and closing
  • Wrap-up

In addition to the case study work, there will be evening programs and social gatherings. The NBLA also includes a customized professional skills training to give you a first-hand experience of how Roschier supports learning.

NBLA – Bring your studies to life