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Commercial Law Handbook


The Commercial Law Handbook offers a solid grounding in the general knowledge required for commercial law interviews and internships. The handbook includes:

• A description of the role of commercial lawyers and different practice areas
• An overview of key commercial law principles, including explanations of how contracts are formed, how contractual terms can be used to allocate risk and how security can operate to protect lenders and facilitate corporate borrowing
• Consideration of issues relating to starting, running and growing a business
• Analysis of different methods of purchasing and selling businesses
• A breakdown of the benefits and drawbacks of various types of financing
• An insight into the M&A process, complete with an overview of key parties that are typically involved and issues that can arise
• An introduction to basic economics concepts and financial accounting
• Essential legal and commercial definitions and descriptions of key documents and contractual clauses commonly used by commercial lawyers
• General interview advice relating to competency, commercial awareness and case study interviews (provided by numerous commercial law firms) and guidance on how to convert internships into full-time jobs
• A recommended reading list

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