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Jaysen

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    Commercial Awareness Recommended Reading
    When you're trying to develop your commercial awareness, it can be hard to know where to start. Please find below a compilation of our best articles, guides and forum posts to help structure your reading.

    Topic Guides
    What is private equity?
    How do companies raise finance?
    The mergers and acquisitions guide
    What is an IPO?
    The lawyers' guide to blockchain
    Lawyers' guide to Big Tech regulation

    What is the GDPR
    The financial crisis

    Region Analysis
    The Indian Legal Market
    The Battle for Africa
    Iran dividing the US and Europe

    Recent Commercial Topics
    UK ringfencing legislation
    Collusion in the car industry
    The Aston Martin IPO

    Impact of interest rates on businesses and law firms
    How NAFTA impacts law firms

    The Business of Law
    The Business of Law: Evolution of the Legal Services Market (External link but a highly recommended read)

    China-US Trade War

    Could the US win?
    Impact on the car industry
    Why is China devaluing its currency?
    The trade war timeline
    Impact of tariffs on businesses and law firms

    Commercial Awareness Updates
    April 2018
    May 2018
    July 2018
    August 2018
    September 2018
    November 2018
    December 2018
    January 2019
    February 2019
    March 2019
    April 2019


    Law Firms
    Diversity and Inclusion
    Flexible working
    The future of legal talent
    Future of legal education
    How do law firms stay competitive
    Pros and cons of a sector based approach
    International strategies: alliances, mergers and Swiss vereins

    Threads to Follow
    Commercial awareness resources
    How to stay on top of commercial awareness
     
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    Commercial Awareness Recommended Reading
    When you're trying to develop your commercial awareness, it can be hard to know where to start. Please find below a compilation of our best articles, guides and forum posts to help structure your reading.

    Topic Guides
    What is private equity?
    How do companies raise finance?
    The mergers and acquisitions guide
    What is an IPO?
    The lawyers' guide to blockchain
    Lawyers' guide to Big Tech regulation

    What is the GDPR
    The financial crisis

    Region Analysis
    The Indian Legal Market
    The Battle for Africa
    Iran dividing the US and Europe

    Recent Commercial Topics
    UK ringfencing legislation
    Collusion in the car industry
    The Aston Martin IPO

    Impact of interest rates on businesses and law firms
    How NAFTA impacts law firms

    The Business of Law
    The Business of Law: Evolution of the Legal Services Market (External link but a highly recommended read)

    China-US Trade War

    Could the US win?
    Impact on the car industry
    Why is China devaluing its currency?
    The trade war timeline
    Impact of tariffs on businesses and law firms

    Commercial Awareness Updates
    April 2018
    May 2018
    July 2018
    August 2018
    September 2018

    Law Firms
    Diversity and Inclusion
    Flexible working
    The future of legal talent
    Future of legal education
    How do law firms stay competitive
    Pros and cons of a sector based approach
    International strategies: alliances, mergers and Swiss vereins

    Threads to Follow
    Weekly Commercial Awareness Thread
    Commercial awareness resources
    How to stay on top of commercial awareness

    Hey Jaysen,
    Thanks for this - its super helpful. Just wondering if you're running any of the commercial awareness weekly classes in 2019? I remember reading somewhere you would be covering things like 'how to talk about Brexit in an interview' etc - are these ongoing and if so, how do I join?
    Thanks!
     

    Jaysen

    Founder, TCLA
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    TCLA Moderator
    Gold Member
    Premium Member
    M&A Bootcamp
  • Feb 17, 2018
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    Hey Jaysen,
    Thanks for this - its super helpful. Just wondering if you're running any of the commercial awareness weekly classes in 2019? I remember reading somewhere you would be covering things like 'how to talk about Brexit in an interview' etc - are these ongoing and if so, how do I join?
    Thanks!

    I hope to restart the classes as soon as things slow down a bit! It's likely to be towards the end of January - I'll circulate an email with the details once we start again :)
     

    ZH

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    Nov 14, 2019
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    Commercial Awareness Recommended Reading
    When you're trying to develop your commercial awareness, it can be hard to know where to start. Please find below a compilation of our best articles, guides and forum posts to help structure your reading.

    Topic Guides
    What is private equity?
    How do companies raise finance?
    The mergers and acquisitions guide
    What is an IPO?
    The lawyers' guide to blockchain
    Lawyers' guide to Big Tech regulation

    What is the GDPR
    The financial crisis

    Region Analysis
    The Indian Legal Market
    The Battle for Africa
    Iran dividing the US and Europe

    Recent Commercial Topics
    UK ringfencing legislation
    Collusion in the car industry
    The Aston Martin IPO

    Impact of interest rates on businesses and law firms
    How NAFTA impacts law firms

    The Business of Law
    The Business of Law: Evolution of the Legal Services Market (External link but a highly recommended read)

    China-US Trade War

    Could the US win?
    Impact on the car industry
    Why is China devaluing its currency?
    The trade war timeline
    Impact of tariffs on businesses and law firms

    Commercial Awareness Updates
    April 2018
    May 2018
    July 2018
    August 2018
    September 2018
    November 2018
    December 2018
    January 2019
    February 2019
    March 2019
    April 2019


    Law Firms
    Diversity and Inclusion
    Flexible working
    The future of legal talent
    Future of legal education
    How do law firms stay competitive
    Pros and cons of a sector based approach
    International strategies: alliances, mergers and Swiss vereins

    Threads to Follow
    Commercial awareness resources
    How to stay on top of commercial awareness

    Hi Jaysen

    Thank you for this. I'm trying to locate a thread/forum which you mentioned 4 top news topics to follow, which included legal tech, Saudi Aramco and 2 other topics. I cant seem to find it :( and I don't know if I've done a good job explaining what I'm looking for either...any guidance would be really appreciated.
     

    Jaysen

    Founder, TCLA
    Staff member
    TCLA Moderator
    Gold Member
    Premium Member
    M&A Bootcamp
  • Feb 17, 2018
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    Hi Jaysen

    Thank you for this. I'm trying to locate a thread/forum which you mentioned 4 top news topics to follow, which included legal tech, Saudi Aramco and 2 other topics. I cant seem to find it :( and I don't know if I've done a good job explaining what I'm looking for either...any guidance would be really appreciated.

    Perhaps this one: https://www.thecorporatelawacademy.com/forum/threads/commercial-awareness-tips.1779/#post-15016? Although doesn't look like I mentioned Aramco there!
     
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    LuLa

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    Hi Jaysen

    Thank you for this. I'm trying to locate a thread/forum which you mentioned 4 top news topics to follow, which included legal tech, Saudi Aramco and 2 other topics. I cant seem to find it :( and I don't know if I've done a good job explaining what I'm looking for either...any guidance would be really appreciated.


    HI, i think the legal tech thread you are talking about could be this one?

    https://www.thecorporatelawacademy.com/forum/forums/the-legal-tech-academy.17/

    Not sure I'm right but it definitely looks like it has lots of useful information in there
     
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