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Stockholm School of Economics

Corporate Finance for Lawyers and Executives

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About the course

Both executives and expert practitioners of business law routinely encounter financial issues, such as capital structures, the valuation of businesses and financial claims, and the relationship between firm value and the contractual environment. Although the successful management of such matters is of high strategic importance and can have extensive impact, many of these encounters take place without a firm understanding of corporate finance basics.

Internationally renowned professors, Bo Becker and Per Strömberg, lead this highly interactive and intensive program designed to give you as a participant a solid foundation in corporate finance in a short time with a specific focus on practical applications. After the program, you will have a deeper understanding of corporate finance terminology and will be able to use financial analysis in a professional, competent way. You will also have developed your judgment when it comes to matters of valuation and capital structure.

Program content

The main topics covered during the two days of the program are:

  • The fundamentals of valuation: cash flows, discounting, multiples
  • Capital structure theory: how firms chose capital structures and why
  • Financial contracts: the connection between financial contracts (covenants, optionality, control rights) and business context
  • M&A and other transactions: synergy valuation, the role of distress in motivating capital structure choices

The program is highly interactive and requires certain preparation by participants. Please download the brochure for more details.

Who should attend

The program is designed to meet the needs of lawyers, corporate counsel, and legal experts who work on financial issues, including transactions, large contracts, and capital markets. The program will help participants become competent users rather than producers of financial analysis.

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Per Stromberg

Per Strömberg is the SSE Centennial Professor of Finance and Private Equity at the Stockholm School of Economics. He is currently the holder of the Ragnar and Torsten Söderberg Professorship in Economics 2014-2018. He is also Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School ...

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Bo Becker

Bo Becker is a professor in the Department of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics. His research is on corporate finance. Recent topics include corporate credit markets, bank lending, credit ratings and restructuring.  His research has been published in top academic such as the Journal of...

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