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Clifford Chance M&A Toolkit. Hosts video interviews with CC lawyers on M&A related topics, and links to CC’s various briefings on M&A, including its Global M&A Trends Briefing. Included in the content is CC’s Cross-Border Acquisition Guide, which allows you to build drop down comparative tables of Corporate law nuts and bolts in a number of jurisdictions. Requires (free) registration.
Eversheds Sutherland is another firm with part of their website dedicated to training and events in house lawyers. Events include a networking forum, Carrie, which is specifically for female in house lawyers (named after Carrie Morrison, the first female solicitor to be admitted in England and Wales, in 1922). They also organize an annual Commercial Law seminar with Warwick Business School.
The Association of Corporate Counsel is a global in house lawyer network. The European chapter organises training events in the UK and hosts articles by in house lawyers. Given their size, I’m always surprised that I never seem to encounter them in real life… Guess I should be checking out their events.
The British Venture Capital Association organizes events and training for those in the Private Equity and Venture Capital World. The Legal training events are orientated more towards non-lawyers (“how to give clear instructions”) but the events calendar will be of interest to those in the industry. Significantly cheaper if your employer is a BVCA member.
The University of Law offers paid for courses for qualified lawyers covering a range of practice areas. I’ve heard good feedback from private practice lawyers who’ve attended the Finance Law modules. Fees vary – contact UoL for details. Let me know if you’ve attended and any feedback.
I’m a big fan of Khan Academy. If you haven’t tried it yet, the model is to provide education through short videos (five to ten minutes) with no frills graphics. While much of the site is aimed at school and university aged students of Maths and Sciences, the Finance and Economics courses are a great introduction for non-lawyers.