M&A Boot Camp training series

Hogan Lovells is hosting a multi-part introductory M&A legal training series for law students, junior lawyers, junior bankers, and junior corporate development professionals.

The series is a mix of live interactive webcasts and on-demand modules offering an intensive but basic introduction to the legal aspects of the M&A world. It will provide a foundation in M&A terminology, deal structure, key acquisition agreement provisions (focusing primarily on acquisitions of privately held businesses), due diligence, and more.

The course will be taught by Hogan Lovells’ market-leading Silicon Valley M&A team of Rick Climan, Keith Flaum, Jane Ross, and Chris Moore. View an overview of the Silicon Valley M&A Partner team.

A message from Rick and Keith

Video message from Rick and Keith

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- Introductory webcast  
- On-demand session 1:  Introduction to M&A

- On-demand session 2:  Structuring the acquisition of a privately held business

- On-demand session 3:  Introduction to the definitive acquisition agreement; negotiating and drafting representations & warranties

- On-demand session 4:  Negotiating and drafting pre-closing covenants and walk rights
- On-demand session 5:  Negotiating and drafting indemnification provisions; negotiation cartoons
- Final webcast:  July 29, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT

On-demand sessions will be posted weekly. Each on-demand module is 1.5 to 1.75 hours in length. The total estimated time that Boot Camp participants should plan on devoting to the program over the course of the summer, including time spent previewing materials to prepare for each on-demand session and time spent viewing all sessions, is 10 to 12 hours.

Hosted in partnership with Hotshot

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Enjoy free access to M&A videos from Hotshot, a provider of digital learning for the legal industry.

Each week, the curriculum will be complemented by Hotshot videos covering M&A topics. Learn more about Hotshot at hotshotlegal.com.
*Hotshot content is not required; it’s optional for those interested in delving deeper.
All registered attendees will receive complimentary access to Hotshot via email.


M&A Boot Camp materials (Please download program materials to view in proper format.)

Meet the Silicon Valley Partner team

Supplemental Hotshot modules for session one*:


Each session is pending the following CLE credit: California 1.5 General; New York 1.5 Professional Practice; Texas 1.5 General; Universal credits 1.5 General. A numerical code will be shown during each session. Record the code on the CLE affirmation form for each session and submit to ClientCLE@hoganlovells.com.

CLE affirmation forms will be posted as sessions are available:

M&A Cartoons

View the easy-to-digest cartoons from our quarterly M&A Forums:

Questions? Contact m&abootcamp@hoganlovells.com

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