Legal Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (LM&A)

The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances

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The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances


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Who should attend

While you will meet an international mix of participants from various industries, the Legal Mergers & Acquisitions program is designed for legal professionals (inhouse or lawyers) as well as for mid-management to senior executives in the C-Suite, directors of public and private companies, board leaders, and heads of strategy and corporate development. It might also be suitable for management consultants, advisers, investment bankers, and private equity investors. Individuals and teams are welcome to attend.

About the course

Promising deals can go awry because of poor understanding of legal aspects or simply, a lack of preparation and negligence. The Legal Mergers and Acquisitions Expert certification training program covers all relevant topics within the M&A process from a legal standpoint: pre-deal, during due diligence and negotiations, as well as post acquisition.

Join a global network of legal experts and M&A professionals interested in legal issues and become a LM&A Charterholder!

The Law Society of Singapore is a Supporting Organisation of the LM&A certification program.


The LM&A certificate provides participants with a solid foundation in M&A and prepares them for the various challenges during the deal and equip them with the best practices and a thorough understanding of relevant legal aspects.

M&A Process and Due Diligence

In order to add more value to deals by providing adequate legal advice, understand the M&A process, goals and roles of the various people and perspectives involved. In addition to conducting a Legal Due Diligence, get a better view on other due diligence areas as well.

Structuring the Deal

Different types of mergers lead to different types of challenges in the legal arena. Learn to manage multiple legal challenges that arise in different geographies and jurisdictions.

Identify Red Flags

Receive an exclusive look on Best Practices when evaluating agreements and identify red flags which may arise during deal evaluation.

Undertand legal M&A contracts and tax considerations

Learn from our experts how to successfully navigate through employment contracts, anti-trust and competition law and intellecutal property law.


The LM&A program is structured in four modules based on our LM&A Framework and Body of Knowledge for Mergers & Acquisitions. It consists of four modules:

  • Essentials of M&A
  • Due Diligence
  • Legal Module 1: Commercial, Contract & Labor Law
  • Legal Module 2: Anti-Trust, Intellectual Property & Regulatory Affairs

Key Facts

  • Onsite and Virtual Live: 30 hours; Online: approx. 60 hours
  • Leading faculty from academia, leading law firms and inhouse legal teams
  • Split into four, easy-to-digest modules
  • Content updated regularly
  • Prequisite: Hold an academic degree (e.g. PhD, JD, DBA, LLM, MBA or Bachelor Degree); and/or hold one or more professional designations (such as CPA, CFA, CAIA or equivalent)


  • Life-long access to the most up-to-date online course content
  • Onsite programs include hard copies of all presentations and materials
  • LM&A Charter and Designation upon completion
  • First year of Annual Membership Fee
  • Access to the entire IMAA e-Library
  • Global network of charterholders and experts
  • Continued Education / Continued Professional Development: 10 hours bi-annually of relevant online or onsite
  • education provided by IMAA (online CE/CPD included in the annual membership fee)

Legal Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (LM&A) at The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances

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