The Legal Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable

An exclusive online discussion for senior decision-makers in the legal sector across the United Kingdom

This virtual roundtable discussed the challenges of completing a due diligence investigation, the complexities of purchase price adjustments, the best ways to draft acquisition documentation that can withstand so many unknowns and the things to consider in planning a closing.

Our discussions are designed to be very inclusive and interactive, ensuring to leverage the wealth of experience from your senior peers.

Transaction Considerations in a Changing World

It’s 2021 and the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting our everyday lives. It impacts the work we do and the way we do it. Nevertheless, in the M&A market, we see optimism and opportunity, but law firms and businesses will need to continue to be agile as we look to the future.

  • How are lawyers advising their clients in this time of uncertainty? In what ways are clients taking advantage of market conditions? 
  • What is the best way to draft acquisition documentation that can withstand so many unknowns? What must be considered in planning a closing?
  • How can AI technology help to enhance firm productivity and capture revenue during this time?

2:00 pm: Welcome by The Ortus Club
2:05 pm: Introduction of Participants
2:10 pm: Short address from Kira Systems
2:15 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
3:15 pm: End of session

Kira Systems is a powerful, award-winning software that excels at searching and analyzing contract text. Kira offers pre-built, machine learning models covering due diligence, general commercial, corporate organization, real estate and compliance. Using Kira Quick Study, anyone can train additional models that can accurately identify virtually any desired clause. Kira can be deployed on virtual data rooms and other large repositories of contracts, creating summary analyses within minutes.

Customers, who include some of the world’s largest corporations and professional services firms, have trusted Kira on hundreds of billions of dollars of transactions to date. They also deploy Kira for knowledge management, contract search, analytics, and other use cases where visibility into contract provisions is critical.

Thursday, 18th of March, 2021

2:00 PM GMT

Attended by:

Managing Partner at Duthie & Co
Commercial Partner at Clyde & Co.
Corporate Partner at Tughans
Corporate Partner at Ward Hadaway
Corporate Partner at Shoosmiths
Corporate Partner, M&A at Taylor Wessing
Corporate & Finance Partner at Hogan Lovells
Partner of Restructuring & Insolvency at Travers Smith
Partner at ElevateNextLegal
Partner and Head of Corporate Lending at Gateley
Partner, M&A at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Assoc. Corporate Finance at Addleshaw Goddard
Assoc. Corporate at DAC Beachcroft
Assoc. Corporate, M&A at A&L Goodbody
Special Counsel at Withers
Legal Director at HWF

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