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Corporate law fundamentals – Johannesburg

Mar 9 - Mar 10

corporate law

UCT [email protected] is pleased to offer a two-day course on corporate law fundamentals in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.


Understanding corporate law requires more than academic knowledge. It requires familiarity with practical processes integral to implementing corporate transactions. This course seeks to bridge the gap between what’s taught about corporate law at law school and what’s needed in practice. Its aim is to help junior corporate lawyers accelerate their learning and ability to contribute at work.

Junior lawyers at the start of their career often lack practical corporate skills: the first time they have any exposure to the practical application of corporate law is when they enter practice, be it at a law firm, advisory firm or a corporate, and many flounder. This hands-on, practical course involves games and role-playing in the context of a simulated transaction, giving young lawyers the skills they need to accelerate their career. The focus of this course is learning by doing. This short course is aimed at equipping participants with a practical understanding of the stages of a typical corporate sale of shares transaction, including an understanding of the legislative and regulatory environment, the significance of the company’s constitutional documents, the process by which decisions are taken by a company’s board of directors and shareholders, the key concepts and terminology involved in drafting and implementing a sale of shares agreement.

About the course

The course will comprise six modules, as set out in the course brochure. The course aims to promote learning through doing, and each module will incorporate practical exercises, games and role-playing in the context of an overarching simulated transaction. It is aimed at giving junior lawyers a solid understanding of key corporate law concepts.

Click here to see the course brochure and read about the presenters.

Who will benefit

LLB graduates and lawyers in their first years of practice working at law firms, investment banks, audit firms and in corporates.

Registration and enquiries 

Please contact [email protected], UCT Faculty of Law:

Download the course brochure for more information.

Download and complete the registration form.


Mar 9
Mar 10
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