Drafting and Negotiating - Legal Opinions


01 - 03 October 2009

Whether in finance, capital markets or M&A transactions, lawyers are often required to provide legal opinions on short notice, especially in international transactions. Since this is a delicate task due to the obvious risk of professional liability and the often complex structures involved, some lawyers tend to get lost in detail. Clients, however, expect their lawyers to neither spend a disproportionate amount of time nor create unnecessary obstacles to the transaction. It is therefore vital that any corporate or finance lawyer understands the risks, but also the function of legal opinions as well as the market standards when drafting or negotiating legal opinions. We are proud to have lined up an impressive array of experienced speakers and panelists from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, for this interesting event. This affordable one and a half day seminar in Frankfurt will provide practical insight to topics such as structure, contents and purposes of legal opinions and also deal with risk management for law firms, litigation risks and the possibility to obtain insurance coverage. One of the highlights will be  interactive drafting sessions based on realistic fact patterns. We look forward to welcome you to Frankfurt for fruitful discussions during the day and great networking opportunities with a relaxed AIJA style social program afterwards.

AIJA Commissions

  • Corporate and M&A
  • International Business Law