Advanced M&A Diploma Programme (including PE and VC transactions)

Learn strategies and insights for mastering Mergers and Acquisitions and working in top law firms and businesses.

Advanced M&A Diploma Programme (including PE and VC transactions) Card Image
31 March 2024
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01 July 2024
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28 February 2025
32 weeks
4-6 hours per week

Early Bird Offer: Rs 55,000 Till 15th March. 2024

EBC Learning

Embark on an exciting journey into the dynamic world of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) with EBC Learning. This is an immersive online programme, which provides a comprehensive overview of public and private M&A transactions, equipping you with the knowledge and practical skills to navigate this complex landscape.

How is EBC Learning’s M&A Diploma Programme truly innovative?

Imagine that multi-million rupee disputes are your breakfast, and courtroom victories are your daily grind. Now, a high-stakes corporate acquisition lands on your desk. Your client? Anxious, eager, and counting on you to navigate this complex world. Thrilling, right?

But how do you ensure a smooth M&A—a deal that sings victory? Forget dry textbooks and chapter-by-chapter lectures. At EBC Learning, we throw you right into the action. This is M&A on steroids, real-world scenarios from day one.

The programme: Your first day of the programme, and boom! You are knee-deep in a super-engaging simulation exercise. Think high-powered boardrooms, intricate negotiations, and the adrenaline rush of closing the deal. Over 12 live workshops and 12 interactive sessions, our industry veteran instructors guide you through each stage of the transaction. With them you dissect the challenge layer by layer—right from the initial pre-transaction preparations, where you will conduct due diligence, and define deal structures, to the complexities of transaction structuring, negotiation, and meticulous documentation — including drafting and reviewing the definitive agreements. Further, hone your skills in securing regulatory approvals and ensuring compliance, leading up to the pivotal closing stage.

As you progress with the simulation exercise you are supported by our massive library of 1000+ self-paced video modules. Crafted by senior legal practitioners and law firm partners, these bite-sized lessons pack powerful knowledge in an organised manner. So, with the help of videos, you can learn, revise and revisit all the knowledge required to successfully complete the simulation exercises in the 24-week journey.

This is a programme like you have never experienced before. It is immersive and practical, designed by the best in the business, based on simulation exercises. 

Are you ready to become the M&A mastermind your clients crave? Join EBC Learning, and let the dealmaking begin!

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Course List

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M&A: Simulation Exercises and Learning Material

Mother course with simulation exercises, class schedule, assignments and links to relevant learning materials.
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Starts 1 April 2024


M&A: Corporate Law Method

The course explains the legal method, familiarises you with the sources of corporate law and provides a systematic approach to reading corporate law.
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Starts 1 April 2024


M&A: Forms of Business Organisations

The course introduces various forms of business entities, such as sole proprietorship, LLP, partnership, cooperative society and company.
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Starts 1 April 2024


M&A: Choosing an Entity

Learn various other forms of business organisation existing in India. It covers essential features and distinctions from one another. The course aims to help students appreciate the points that are taken into consideration while choosing an entity for a particular business model.
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Starts 1 April 2024


M&A: Promoters and Directors and Key Managerial Personnel

The course shall look into the rights, duties, obligations, liabilities and immunities of Directors and Key Managerial Persons. The course will familiarise students with concepts like disputes related to appointment, disqualification, defaults and resignations.
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Starts 1 April 2024


M&A: Meetings

Learn about the various compliance requirements for meetings under the Companies Act. The course offers detailed insight into the various aspects of regulations that are the core of running a business.
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Starts 1 April 2024


M&A: 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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Starts 1 April 2024


M&A: 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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Starts 1 April 2024


M&A: 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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Starts 1 April 2024


M&A: Private Equity & Venture Capital

The course is a transactions guide to raising capital with Private Equity and Venture Capital. The course will also look at how a private company raises money, borrows funds and also FDI.
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Starts 1 April 2024


M&A: Takeover Code

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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Starts 1 April 2024


M&A: Mergers and Amalgamation

This course covers various aspects of M&A including structuring of an M&A transaction, emerging trends and associated tax implications.
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Starts 1 April 2024


M&A: Competition Law

By regulating corporate anti-competitive behaviour, competition law aims to maintain market competition. In this course, we study the Competition Act, 2002 in light of building anti-trust practice of your own.
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Starts 1 April 2024

What are the key take-aways?

  • Learn how to structure deals and conduct rigorous due diligence to uncover potential risks.
  • Master the art of drafting and negotiating term sheets that reflect findings from due diligence.
  • Gain skills in drafting watertight transaction documents that capture the deal's intricacies.
  • Understand diverse legal considerations for different deal structures.
  • Develop a holistic understanding of the regulatory landscape and how laws impact  transactions.

Who should take this programme?

  • Law students interested in corporate law and wanting to gain expertise in M&A prior to entering legal practice.
  • Junior corporate lawyers looking to specialise in M&A and take on more complex transactional work.
  • Mid-level and senior corporate lawyers seeking to expand their skill set into M&A or brush - up existing knowledge.
  • In-house counsel in companies exploring M&A opportunities who want to better understand the process.
  • Investment bankers and other financial professionals involved in valuing, structuring, and negotiating deals.
  • Accountants and consultants who advise on M&A transactions and conduct due diligence.
  • Entrepreneurs and executives considering growth opportunities through M&A activity.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about the world of mergers, acquisitions, and complex corporate transactions from a legal perspective.

The practical focus and real-world applications of the course make it valuable for professionals across various roles looking to deepen their M&A expertise. The holistic curriculum also appeals to those new to the area seeking a comprehensive introduction to M&A.

What are the Career Opportunities for legal professionals in the world of M&A?

You will have a surprisingly diverse range of career opportunities after EBC Learning’s M&A Course

Law Firms

  • Top-tier Law Firms: Top-tier firms offer prestigious environments and high salaries, specialising in complex cross-border and high-stake deals.
  • Mid-tier Law Firms: These firms offer a good balance of challenging work and opportunities for early responsibility. They often handle smaller to mid-sized M&A transactions in specific industry sectors.
  • Boutique Law Firms: These smaller firms focus on niche areas within M&A, providing personalised attention and expertise. They’re a good fit for younger lawyers seeking to make a career in this highly specialised field.

In-House Counsel

  • Corporations: Companies of all sizes require M&A lawyers to handle internal acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. With EBC Learning’s M&A Course, you will gain practical and strategic industry knowledge.
  • Investment Banks: Banks rely on M&A lawyers to advise on deals from structuring to execution. If you are looking to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with exposure to diverse transactions, banks are your destination.
  • Private Equity/Venture Capital Firms: These firms require specialists to evaluate potential investments, structure deals, and manage portfolio companies. You'll be involved in shaping the firm's investment strategy and driving growth.

Alternative Paths

  • Academia: Professorships and research roles offer the chance to share your M&A expertise and contribute to the field's development.
  • Consulting: Consulting firms leverage M&A lawyers to advise clients on deal strategy, due diligence, and post-merger integration. You will have a broader perspective and exposure to various industries.
  • Startups: Growing startups value M&A lawyers for their legal guidance and deal-making skills. You will experience a flexible, entrepreneurial environment and contribute to their rapid growth.

The M&A legal field offers a vibrant landscape of opportunities for ambitious lawyers. By considering your career goals, preferred work style, and desired industry focus, you can navigate this exciting realm and find the perfect place to showcase your M&A expertise obtained from the EBC Learning’s M&A Course.


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Programme Leadership

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Juhi Roy

Partner, Petkar Legal

Juhi Roy 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.

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Pradyumna Anil Purohit

Instructor & Editor, EBC Learning

Pradyumna is a Course Author, Instructional Designer, and Innovator at EBC Learning. He is also the Chief Academic Consultant at Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Peace Studies, O.P. Jindal Global University. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School.


Instructors & Course Authors

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Abhinandan Malik

Editor Publications & Director, EBC Learning

Abhinandan Malik is Editor (Publications) & Director at EBC, India's top law publisher. He is a graduate of NALSAR University of Law with an LLM from the University of Toronto. He has 10+ years of editorial experience, conceptualising, guiding and editing publications at EBC.


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Aditya Singh Chandel

Partner, AZB & Partners

Aditya Singh Chandel has over 19 years of experience and specialises in Direct and Indirect Taxation, Income Tax Laws, International Tax, Goods and Services Tax, Foreign Trade Policy and Customs Law.


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Aishwarya Abhijit

Senior Associate (KM), Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Aishwarya has previously worked as a Senior Associate in the capital markets team at Khaitan & Co. Before her stint at Khaitan, she was an associate in the M&A and capital markets team at JSA. She has doner her LLM from LSE.


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Amit Bhatnotra

Senior Associate (KM), Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Amit has over 11 years experience in transactional, corporate and commercial laws, exchange control regulations, project finance and regulatory compliance matters.


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Badrinath Srinivasan

Senior Manager (Legal), Directorate General of Hydrocarbons under MOPNG

Badrinath Srinivasan has over 15 years experience in contract-related issues and handling high-stakes international arbitrations and litigations in the petroleum exploration and production sector.


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Dr Yugank Goyal

Associate Professor, FLAME University

Dr Yugank Goyal is an Associate Professor of Public Policy. Earlier he taught at Jindal Global Law School. His tryst with the Economics of Competition Law began while studying Masters at Erasmus University Rotterdam, where later, he also pursued his PhD in law and economics.


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Hemant Batra

Senior Legal Consultant, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Hemant Batra is also the founder of Kaden Boriss, an international business law firm, and holds the position of vice-president at SAARCLAW. As a due diligence expert, he has written articles and authored books on the subject.


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Ketan Mukhija

Partner, Dentons LinkLegal

Ketan has over 17 years of extensive experience in corporate restructurings, investment transactions, private equity, banking and finance, energy and infrastructure, real estate, telecommunications, and capital markets.


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Madhuri V. Vyas

Senior Compliance Manager, Anand Rathi Shares and Stock Brokers Ltd.

Madhuri is a CS and a Law Graduate with primary expertise in securities market compliances, SEBI laws, corporate law and secretarial compliances. She has previously worked as a CS with Pine Labs Group and as Head CS for Aeroflex Industries Limited, Mumbai.


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Tarun Mathur

Counsel, Huntsman Corporation & Director (Legal Department), PwC

Tarun Mathur has 10+ years of law firm, regulatory and consulting experience. He has worked with SEBI (Corporate Restructuring and Corporate Issues and Listing), in Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and in Trilegal.


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Victor Nayak

Assistant Professor of Law, University of Engineering and Management

Victor started his academic career with the Institute of Law, Nirma University as an Assistant Professor in 2012 followed by the School of Law, Galgotias University in 2015.





At the end of most online courses, you get a certificate. But certificates from different platforms mean different things. How do you convince your next employer, an institution that you have really learned the skills that you proclaim to have learnt? This is where our recommendation letter comes in. In our recommendation letter, we highlight the strengths of each candidate. What they have accomplished in the course and we vouch for you. So in addition to a certificate at EBC Learning, we offer each student of this course a personalised recommendation letter. We wish you all the very best, always.

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Acupro Consulting, Gurgaon, Hyderabad


Magnus Legal Services LLP, New Delhi, Mumbai


Animesh Sinha & Partners


Pratap & Co.


Dentons Link Legal, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai


Seven Seas LLP, Delhi, Kolkata, Ranchi, Dehradun, European Union


Areté Chambers


Swarnim Partners and Associates


Finvox Analytics, New York, Singapore, Gurugram


Techlawlogi Consulting LLP, Bengaluru


LexCounsel, New Delhi, Chandigarh and Bhubaneswar, Odisha


The Young Jurist, India, UK, Turkey


Lex Primus, New Delhi


UKCA Partners, New Delhi


Vashishtha Law Office, New Delhi



  • What is EBC Learning?

    EBC Learning is the educational arm of Eastern Book Company, a 80+ 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.
  • Can I pay the tuition fees on a no-cost EMI basis?

  • Is there any entrance test for enrolment?

    No, admission to the programme is conducted on a rolling basis, and there is no entrance test requirement.
  • What is the cohort size of the course?

    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.
  • 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 platform is not compatible with mobile devices.
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    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 live session?

    Live recordings will be made available to you soon after the session.
  • How will I be evaluated? Will there be an exam at the end of the course?

    There will be no end examination. You will be evaluated on a continual basis throughout the course. You will be evaluated on pre-class assignments, class participation and final assignments for each module. As the last assignment of the course, you will have the option to appear for a viva or submit a substantial piece of writing for evaluation.
  • 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.