ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME
Recently, with many start-ups successfully getting listed on the stock exchanges, capital market teams are now garnering a lot of attention. The programme introduces IPOs as a method to raise funds. From the deal process to the stock exchange, this programme will take you through the life cycle of going public. This will include the secretarial process and compliances required to draft a red herring prospectus, issue shares, and ESOPs etc. You will learn about restructuring, the entire listing and delisting process, and how a listed company raises funds.
The path contains 4 courses given below.
ACL3: 14. Introducing Due Diligence
Conducting due diligence is the bread and butter for a transactional lawyer. This course will provide you with an introduction to the process and you will learn to prepare a due diligence report.
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3 August 2023 - 2 October 2023
ACL3: 15. Securities
The knowledge of what a security is and what are the different types of securities is the starting point of becoming a transactional lawyer. This course will empower you to think like a transactional lawyer and appreciate the legal complexities while dealing with different kinds of securities.
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31 August 2023 - 9 October 2023
ACL3: 16. Deal Process
The course looks at the deal process for raising funds for a company. It introduces the students to concepts like the valuation of a company, how to prepare a pitch book, what are the different kinds of funds and from whom can funds be raised.
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7 September 2023 - 23 October 2023
ACL3: 19. Capital Markets
You will learn A-Z about going public. The course will cover working on DRHP from the side of all stakeholders. The course also looks at varieties of issues and the restructuring of listed companies.
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23 November 2023 - 19 January 2024
Who Should Take This Course?
Legal professionals and students: The team at EBC Learning has designed this programme to enable a professional or a student to pursue a career in capital markets practice. The programme deals with many practical aspects of the capital market in India. It is primarily a professional course. However, law students can take the programme early in their career to get an edge over others, excel in their internships, and bag a PPO in a law firm. The course speakers are highly qualified practitioners who can help one build their corporate law practice. It is a practice-oriented programme that you won’t get exposed to as a law student in a law school. Law students who want to kickstart their journey as transactional lawyers and looking for internships in capital market teams to increase prospects of pre-placement offers or placements must enrol in this programme.
For a young professional, it may be very daunting to be part of the transaction team, understand all the legal jargon, follow the deal negotiations, and the nitty-gritty of the regulations of SEBI, and be an efficient member of the team. This course is designed to help young professionals bridge the gap between what is taught in school and what is required of them as young professionals.
Legal professionals practising any other branch of law may also take this course to re-orient themselves in corporate law. This course will provide you with the necessary tools and connections to start and grow your corporate practice or switch to becoming a transactional lawyer with a law firm.
Corporate teams and in-house counsels: Given the rapid change in compliance requirements, very often in-house counsels of corporations are unable to get proper exposure and the necessary training in corporate law matters. In-person re-training and upskilling can prove costly and often requires time off work. An online course with classes on weekends is the ideal solution. Business owners can use this course to train their teams in corporate law matters. In the programme, you also make valuable connections with professionals across India, which can prove to be a crucial resource in times of need.
How Should One Approach This Course?
We have designed the course to make it as flexible as possible so that you may easily fit it into your schedule. The programme includes videos, texts and live lectures. To make the most of the programme, one is expected to watch the videos, and read the texts during the week — i.e before attending class on the weekend. In this way, you may watch and understand all the content at your leisure during the week and attend practical workshop-like classes on weekends.
Do note that you may find it hard to follow the workshop-like classes in case you have not pre-watched the videos that are a part of each course and read the pre-reading materials. The course also requires writing pre-class notes where you can comment on the readings and videos. The instructor uses these notes to address your queries in class.
Mode of Instruction & Class Timings
The live sessions will be conducted online, and courses will be available on the EBC Learning platform (ebclearning.com).
Session Timings: Afternoon & Evening Sessions on Saturdays.
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Amrish has 12+ years experience in fund raising, transaction support services, business valuations, purchase price allocation and complex instruments valuations. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA, US), Chartered Accountant (All India 6th Rank in Chartered Accountancy Final Examination) and has done his B.Com (H) from Shri Ram College of Commerce (2005 Batch) He has experience across sectors such as Enterprise SAAS, Tech Startups, FMCG, Retail, Food & Agri, specialized manufacturing, logistics etc. He is a registered Valuer under the provisions of Section 247 of the Companies Act, 2013. He has written various articles on valuation for ICAI publications He is an eminent speaker having delivered lecturers on valuation and related topic at various summits and events organized by registered valuer organizations, MBA institutes, study circles and corporates. Amrish is also a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker.
He is a Co-Founder of Finvox Analytics, a research and analytics firm. He at Finvox provides high-quality and cost-effective solutions on live projects to global investment banking firms, valuation advisory firms, private equity funds and accounting firms at the time of unpredictable increased workflows when the firms do not have resources to meet the critical demand. For the consulting practice in India, Finvox handles matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, valuations, due diligence and business advisory. Gandharv’s specialization includes conducting business valuations, raising funds for clients in the shape of venture capital / structured finance and structuring corporate transactions in compliance with foreign exchange laws, advice on general corporate issues, due diligence, entry and exit strategies to foreign investors, and advice on Corporate Law, Securities Exchange Regulations.
Juhi Roy is a graduate of ILS Law College, Pune. She has previously worked as a Senior Associate in the General Corporate team of Argus Partners, Kolkata. She has also worked with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai; Network 18 Media and Investments Limited, Mumbai; Wadia Ghandy & Co., Mumbai; and SA Partners, Mumbai. Her primary expertise is in corporate transactional and corporate advisory work and has an extensive experience in leading teams conducting legal due diligence exercises for M&A transactions and negotiating and drafting transactional documents.
Ketan Mukhija is a Partner at Link Legal. He is in the firm’s corporate commercial practice in Delhi. Ketan has extensive experience in handling matters pertaining to corporate restructurings, investment transactions, private equity, banking and finance, energy and infrastructure, real estate and construction, telecommunications, and capital markets. He has also acted as transaction lead and advised several multinational corporations on their entry strategies into India and has diverse experience in providing corporate advice and representation. Ketan has provided advice and assistance in relation to bidding for government contracts, including advice in relation to compliance with anti-corruption and ethical standards prescribed by the specific government authorities. Ketan is an executive member of ASSOCHAM National Council on Law and Policy and Competition Law. He is a registered Insolvency Professional with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India.
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What is EBC Learning?
EBC Learning is the educational arm of Eastern Book Company, a 75+ year-old company and India’s leading law publisher and provider of legal textbooks, EBC Reader, EBC Webstore, EBC Explorer, Supreme Court Cases (SCC) and SCC Online.
Is there any entrance test for enrolment?
No, the admission to the Path is on a rolling basis.
What are the minimum technical requirements?
Students who enrol are expected to have basic knowledge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and computer applications. Everyone should have a working webcam and microphone (either inbuilt or external). It is advised to have good internet speed. It is important to note that the EBC Learning LMS can be accessed through laptops or desktops via an internet browser such as Google Chrome. The ebclearning.com platform is not compatible with mobile devices.
How long is one live session class?
A live session will be of approximately 60-90 minutes, including time for class discussions and faculty interaction.
In addition to the sessions, how many hours of work are required per week?
A minimum of 8 hours of reading engagement is required. In addition, 2 hours per week would be required to watch Annex-Course video tutorials and solve class assignments.
What if I miss a session?
Live recordings will be made available to you soon after the session. However, you will lose any marks allocated to Class Participation and In-Class Assignments.
What is the minimum score to obtain a certificate?
One must score a minimum of 65% to get receive a certificate in the programme.
What happens if I don't score 65%.
The EBC Learning programmes stand for academic excellence and mastery of the subject. Our team is dedicated to helping the student achieve that mastery. Therefore in order to successfully complete the programme one must score a minimum of 65%. However, in case one does not score a minimum of 65% students can, upon payment of a fee, be admitted to the next cohort of the programme. In limited cases, students can also re-submit their select assignments for re-evaluation.
What is the cohort size of the programme?
We believe in the small group teaching format and so aim to keep the class size small. We would try our best to organise participants into small groups of students.
Can I pay the tuition fees on a no-cost EMI basis?
How will I be evaluated? Will there be an exam at the end of the programme?
There will be no end examination. You will be evaluated on a continual basis throughout the programme. You will be evaluated on pre-class assignments, class participation and final assignments for each course.