Finance for Lawyers

Understand the financial decision-making of your client. Add more value to your client.

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Next available date: 1 July


Lawyers play a pivotal role in the financial world, but they will have more impact when they bring their knowledge, skills and confidence in finance to a much higher level. The Finance for Lawyers program aims to fill this knowledge gap by providing people with a legal background with the knowledge to better understand the financial decision-making of their corporate clients, and to communicate more effectively in integrated teams of lawyers, accountants, and investment bankers.

“This course should be mandatory for every M&A lawyer to fully understand what you are drafting/negotiating.”

Senior Legal Counsel Philips International, The Netherlands

How you will benefit

  • Understand the key basic concepts in corporate finance and investments
  • Be able to ask the right questions to your clients, and to their main financial advisors – accountants and investment bankers
  • Add more value to your client when negotiating with the other party, as you will be able to estimate the financial implication of specific changes in the deal
  • Improve your understanding of current financial market developments and trends

Program length

3 days

Day 1 09:00 – 17:30
Day 2 09:00 – 17:30
Day 3 09:00 – 17:30

Next step
We offer carefully crafted learning paths designed to help you dive deeper into various facets of finance. Take the next step in your professional learning path by choosing one or more of our specialized programs, for example:


Financial basics
  • Financial accounts
  • Balance sheet, classification and ratios
  • Profit and loss account, classification and ratios
  • Statement of cash flow
  • Working capital and capex
Time value of money
  • Time value of money (TVM) and its implications in the corporate world
  • Discounting and compounding
  • Annuities
  • Perpetuities
Valuation and cost of capital
  • Valuation methods: introduction
  • Discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation
  • Beta and the cost of capital (WACC)
Mergers and leveraged transactions
  • Key features of an M&A transaction
  • Valuation in M&A
  • Valuation in practice
  • Private equity and leveraged buyouts (LBOs)

Program preparation

There is some preparatory work required for this program. Pre-readings consist of case materials, chapters of a book and/or a few articles. These materials will be made available on a password protected webpage a few weeks prior to the program.

To ensure maximum benefit from the program for participant and fellow-participants, we strongly advise to prepare prior to attending.



The Finance for Lawyers program is aimed at legal professionals who want to expand their understanding of (corporate) finance and investments.

This training does not assume any prior knowledge regarding finance, mathematics, or statistics. Please contact us should you feel the need to verify your level of knowledge.

Is this program not the right fit for you?
We offer other programs which you might find more interesting or useful, such as:


Matti Suominen

Matti Suominen

Matti Suominen is a Professor of Finance at the Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki. From 1997 until 2006 he was a Professor of Finance at INSEAD. Matti holds a PhD in Financial Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he has also worked as a Visiting Professor of Finance at Wharton in 2005…

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  • 3 days
  • € 3950
  • Fundaments in Finance
  • English
  • 4.8 / 5

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