Commercial Law Handbook

Commercial Law Handbook


The Commercial Law Handbook offers a solid grounding in the general knowledge required for commercial law interviews and internships. The handbook includes a description of the role of commercial lawyers and the different practice areas. It considers issues relating to starting, running and growing a business.

Different methods of purchasing and selling businesses are analysed, as are the benefits and drawbacks of different types of financing. An insight into the M&A process is included, complete with consideration of the key parties involved and issues that can arise. Key legal and commercial terms are defined and contextualised and documents and clauses commonly used by commercial lawyers are briefly explained.

Basic economics concepts and financial accounts are also introduced. In addition, the handbook offers general interview advice relating to competency, commercial awareness and case study interviews (provided by different commercial law firms) and advice on appropriate behaviour during internships. A recommended reading list is included at the end. 

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"The Commercial Law Handbook is highly recommended for its concentrated presentation of what commercial lawyers do and how businesses address issues such as strategy, growth and acquisition."

- Christopher Stoakes, Author, Commercial Awareness

"This guide provides very comprehensive and well informed support to students looking to take the first steps towards building a career in the highly competitive field of Commercial Law."

- Claire Leslie, Senior Careers Consultant, University of Warwick Law School

"Brief yet comprehensive, simple and succinct; an essential read for any aspiring commercial lawyer."

- Durham University Law Society

"This handbook has been a significant help to our members in developing their understanding of the commercial legal profession, whilst giving a strong insight into what interviewers (and supervisors during internships) expect."

- Edinburgh Commercial Law Society

"As a final year student of a course other than Law, I found this product invaluable. Schogger manages to compile, in a concise and efficient way, a wealth of knowledge and advice and presents it in a way that isn't overbearing or difficult to digest."

- Dylan Rose, Spanish and Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham

"The Commercial Law Handbook directed me to the concepts I needed to know and then explained them fantastically so that I was equipped with an excellent understanding of how the City works. I would not have had numerous training contract offers without its help!"

- Catherine Davis, Law & Sociology, University of Warwick