Legal Series: M&A in the Legal Industry – How to Do the Deal
Overview:As experts have predicted, the first half of 2012 saw an upturn in mergers and negotiations in the legal industry. Domestic and international law firms are taking advantage of the opportunities and making strategic acquisitions to strengthen and widen their existence in their target market. As M&A activity continues to evolve in this challenging economic environment, it’s getting more complicated and difficult to execute and to manage successfully. It is therefore essential for companies, senior management and their attorneys to have an innovative and forward thinking solutions to get the deal done.
The Knowledge Group is producing Legal Series: M&A in the Legal Industry – How to Do the Deal LIVE Webcast to help law firms and other affected companies in developing solid legal M&A strategies. Our panel of key experts and thought leaders will go beyond the basics by discussing the significant elements of M&A transactions along with planning tools and strategies. This course is a must attend for M&A and related attorneys, CFOs, Senior Executives, Finance Directors, Senior Business Analysts, and other related professionals.
Andrew Hedley ,
- Building the Merger Business Case
- Understanding the Strategic Context
- Articulating the Client Dimension
- Creating a Compelling Proposition
Steve Miller, Head of US Integration ,
- Recent Trends in Legal Dealmaking: Industry pressures for doing deals and recent transaction rationales.
- Laying the Foundation: Overview of the integration timeline and leading practices
- Doing the Deal Right: Top 10 integration best practices
Who Should Attend:
- M&A and Related Lawyers
- Finance Executives
- Directors and Officers Senior Business Analysts
- General Counsel
- In-house Counsel
- Business Consultants
- Merger & Acquisition Specialists
- And Other Related Professionals with M&A-Related Functions
Andrew Hedley advises law firm leaders on issues of vision, strategy and change. Alongside project engagements, he is a sought-after strategy group guide, partner retreat speaker, workshop facilitator and coach.
A respected contributor to specialist management publications, authority on strategy and frequent conference keynote speaker, Andrew is the author of Developing Strategic Client Relationships (2008) and Client Strategy in a Changing Legal Market (2011). He has written widely on the subject of law firm merger and contributed two chapters to the Merger Toolkit recently published by the Law Management Section of the Law Society of England & Wales.
Andrew holds Fellowships of the Institute of Directors, the Strategic Planning Society, the Chartered Management Institute and the Royal Society of Art.
Andrew Hedley advises law firm leaders on issues of vision, strategy and change. Alongside project engagements, he is a sought-after …
Steve Miller is the National Lead Partner for KPMG’s Integration/Separation Advisory practice in the United States. He is a former NASA engineer, MBA and law graduate with 20 years of industry and advisory services experience including 16 years providing integration, separation, diligence and valuation support to over 140 transactions. While working for ILC Space Systems and Lockheed supporting NASA prime contracts, Steve designed tools and procedures to repair shuttle payloads in orbit and managed a high profile R&D program to develop an advanced lunar/mars life support system. Upon returning to industry after graduate school, he worked in international business development at Pennzoil and Unocal and managed the acquisitions program for an industrial services firm executing a rollup. Steve has on ground experience living and working in countries across Europe and Asia and entered consulting in 2000. His cross functional background allows him to jointly evaluate the complex issues that impact multinational merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions. Steve has extensive advisory experience in many industries including Aerospace & Defense, Medical Device, Energy, Technology, Pharma/Bio-Tech and Consumer Products.
Steve Miller is the National Lead Partner for KPMG’s Integration/Separation Advisory practice in the United States. He is a former …
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About Hedley Consulting
Hedley Consulting is recognised as a leading boutique strategy consultancy to the legal sector. From its base in the UK, it serves an international client base, from global law firms to significant regional players.
With extensive experience of advising on the merger or acquisition option, it works with firms to identify, evaluate, negotiate and implement opportunities. Hedley Consulting acts for both senior and junior parties as well as, increasingly, on a joint-engagement basis to facilitate negotiations and to develop the business model for the new firm, ensuring that it takes the best from each antecedent organisation as well as being informed by current best practice.
This can be high-level, amounting to no more than a few days of strategic advice, or of a retained-advisor nature, guiding a firm through the entire process, depending on the specific situation, objectives and requirements of each client.
About KPMG LLP
KPMG International Cooperative (KPMG International) is a Swiss entity. Member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International and operate in 153 countries with close to 145,000 people, including more than 7,900 partners. KPMG International does not provide client services. KPMG LLP is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. We trace our origin back to 1897 and since 1994 have been a limited liability partnership registered in the state of Delaware. With more than 22,000 people, including more than 1,700 partners, we are a leader among professional services firms. We provide services from 89 offices covering clients in all 50 states. Our high performing people mobilize around our clients, using our expertise and insight to cut through complexity and deliver informed perspectives and clear solutions that our clients and stakeholders value. Our client focus, commitment to excellence, global mindset, and consistent delivery build trusted relationships that are at the core of our business and reputation.