JGLS' LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law
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#Sponsored: JGLS LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law - An opportunity to upskill and specialize your career pathway

The program is from Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) and it is powered by upGrad. Admissions are open now. Last Date to Apply – August 23, 2020.

Prof. Prateek Bhattacharya

Corporate and financial law are domains that provide a wide array of opportunities in the world. Professionals trained in these fields are highly sought-after. While traditional degrees are ample in number, it’s now time to pursue a program that’s tailor-made for your needs!

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), India’s no. 1 law school, has launched a first-of-its-kind LL.M. in Corporate and Financial Law in an online mode and blended learning format, powered by upGrad, that will help legal professionals pursue the specialization they are looking for.

Such specialization will let you help in getting job opportunities at top law firms or in-house legal departments that look to recruit individuals with exposure to company law, corporate transactions, M&A, banking, insolvency, etc., among other great benefits.

To know more about our program, visit the following link: LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law (Online Mode & Blended Learning)

Let’s explore some of the career opportunities that this LL.M. program will lead you towards.

What is the career scope in corporate and financial law?

Corporate and financial law professionals wear multiple hats during their career. This is one of the reasons that they’re highly sought after by top law firms and corporations.

Below are some of the areas where these professionals need to have expertise to become a well-rounded corporate legal professionals.

Area: Corporate and Financial Law

Industry Specifics: Across all companies, law firms, and litigation

Corporate and financial lawyers are in great demand. Companies are looking for a corporate lawyer who is dedicated to their organisation and is well-versed in both corporate and financial legal aspects of the market.

As a corporate and/or financial lawyer, you must be proficient in all fields concerning finance, banking, commerce, compliance, and regulation. You will require keen analytical, legal, and strategic decision-making skills, which will allow you to draft and interpret commercial contracts, negotiate deals and provide legal advice to the companies that you represent.

Area: Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Industry Specifics: Across all companies - start-ups, mid-sized, MNCs, conglomerates etc.

In today's world, mergers and acquisitions are the order of the day, and professionals must be well-versed in both national and international law dealing with M&A. The finer points of M&A require due diligence, which is key to corporate commercial transactions. As an M&A lawyer, you should be primed for due diligence, drafting exercises, and risk assessment procedures, which is a vital aspect for corporations and instrumental to how they make business decisions.

For example, an acquiring company should undertake due diligence to value the target entity, and the legal professional must use all their acumen to analyze the legal aspects of the deal. Nothing can be left to chance as all actions involving the valuation can affect the companies concerned, and it can make or break the deal’s success.

Area: Banking & Finance Operations

Industry Specifics: Banks, Financial Institutions, Brokerage Houses

Banks, Non-Banking Financial Companies, and other financial institutions are an integral part of the economy and have prospered with the growth of India. They play a vital role in providing credit that is essential for the economy to grow faster.

While finance plays an important role in the economy, its role within an organization can never be downplayed. As a financial lawyer, you will need to cover an entire spectrum of transactions concerning the kind and transfer of credit to companies, as well as the legal framework of such transactions and operations. It is vital to have a keen understanding of different types of financial arrangements and their effects, from a legal and commercial standpoint.

Area: Insolvency Law

Industry Specifics: Across all law firms, companies, and litigation

The government enacted the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) in 2016 to streamline the insolvency and bankruptcy system so that the debt resolution process can be unclogged and made more investment-friendly and favourable to creditors, thereby boosting the country's investment climate. This LL.M. program will be focusing on the corporate insolvency process under the IBC.

You should be well-versed in various facets of corporate insolvency, including adjudication processes before the National Company Law Tribunal, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, the Supreme Court of India. Develop your deal-making abilities and get a grasp of the intricacies of the corporate insolvency in India and the procedures and practices thereof.

Area: Roles in Policy Think Tanks and Advising Governmental Institutions

This LL.M. program will also prepare learners to focus on specialized areas of research, often required of public policy professionals tasked with preparing drafts and comments on laws and amendments in the fields of corporate law, banking & finance, insolvency, investment and competition regulations.

How will our LL.M. Program help you achieve your goals?

All the above mentioned areas and much more would be covered, with industry-based examples, as part of the course curriculum with Jindal Global Law School’s LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law (Online Mode & Blended Learning), powered by upGrad.

Do remember, our LL.M. program helps learners become multi-faceted. At the end of the program, you will be well-versed in the entire spectrum of financial and corporate laws, which will enable you to take on any of the roles/areas mentioned above, during your future legal journey. While the program enables learners to understand the nuances of laws governing companies, banking, securities, insolvency, and competition, it is ultimately your hard work and dedication that will help you achieve your goals.

A brief about the program

Our first-of-its-kind program - LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law (Online Mode & Blended Learning) is convenient and timely. The program is specially designed for working professionals to upskill themselves without disturbing their personal or professional life. This program has a state-of-the-art curriculum with an exhaustive and in-depth approach to the management of companies. It aims to attain a perfect synergy of financial growth and the company's overall stability and reliability.

Visit our program page for more information:

LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law (Online Mode & Blended Learning)

(admissions are open now)

Last Date to Apply – August 23, 2020

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