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What do mergers and acquisition lawyers do?

Mergers and acquisition (M&A) job roles generally involve assisting clients with the appropriate financing for mergers and acquisitions. Usually, mergers and acquisition roles will be carried out within large or medium firms and involves providing expert advice on a broad range of complex transactions for both public and private companies. The general duties of mergers and acquisition lawyers may include:

  • Supporting a wide range of corporate transactions.
  • Supporting aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and investments, including document preparation, due diligence, drafting resolutions and maintaining agreement records.
  • Liaise with a variety of professionals including clients, financial advisors and boards of directors from all businesses involved in the case at hand.
  • Related administrative tasks.

What skills are needed to become a mergers and acquisition lawyer?

Jobs in mergers and acquisition will involve liaising with corporate professionals, therefore strong commercial awareness is a key skill that will be required. M&A law jobs will require having a sound understanding of business objectives, as well as the market conditions that may provoke mergers and acquisitions. Good communication skills as well as attention to detail are key traits essential to the roles of M&A lawyers, as they will need to serve as an informative point of reference for the client.

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