The Legal Leaders’ Roundtable

An exclusive online discussion for legal leaders across the United Kingdom

Hosted by Kira Systems, The Legal Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable offered an intimate online forum for legal leaders from prominent firms across the United Kingdom. 

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the senior peers.

M&A Bounceback: Are you ready?

The bounceback in deal-making is about to hit. But are organisations in the UK ready for it? The year 2019 and Q1 2020 saw record levels of investment in the PE and VC space across the globe and businesses are already preparing for an M&A comeback in 2021.

Technology disruption, changing consumer behavior and the slowdown in market growth brought about by the global pandemic, is driving companies towards the M&A market. Are organisations likely to make a move over the coming months; or is the dust yet to settle?

  • What kinds of deals are getting done? Are they deals that were already underway before the virus hit, or are they new business? What’s convincing the parties to move forward?
  • Are there sectors where uncertainty about the future has diminished in a way that’s promoting more deals?
  • Are sellers looking to other forms of financing to raise cash?
  • How are clients handling valuation of businesses in times of uncertainty around the future?

2:50 pm: Guests to check-in online
3:00 pm: Welcome by The Ortus Club
3:10 pm: Introduction of participants
3:20 pm: Short address from Kira Systems
3:30 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
4:30 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.

Tuesday, 15th of September, 2020

3:00 PM BST

Attended by: 

Commercial Partner at McGuireWoods London
Commercial Partner at Bird & Bird
Commercial Partner at Hogan Lovells
Corporate Partner & Corporate Service Line Leader at Osborne Clarke
Corporate Partner and M&A at FreshFields
Corporate Partner and M&A at A&L Goodbody
Corporate Partner at DAC Beachcroft
Corporate Partner at Shoosmiths
Corporate Partner at Taylor Wessing
Partner at Knights
Corporate Principal Associate at Shoosmiths
Sr. Corporate & Commercial Associate at Knights
Sr. Corporate & Finance Associate at Hogan Lovells
Commercial Property Associate at A&L Goodbody

Hosted by:

Martie BautistaThe Legal Leaders’ Roundtable