Corporate Law

As a corporate lawyer, you will be involved in advising businesses on company’s numerous legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations. In general, corporate practice involves handling a wide range of legal issues which are related to businesses and the corporate world.

What do corporate lawyers do?

A corporate lawyer could associate with corporates or companies by providing legal services and support to ease their business environment.He/She works on different matters including article of association, stakeholders rights,incorporation, and disputes. The corporate lawyer may deal disputes which are national or international level based on the nature of companies.

What does a typical day at work involve?

  • Checked Providing accurate and precise advice for the company
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  • Checked Advising business clients on corporate governance and operations issues
  • Checked Forming documents containing-policies, organizational structures, rules, licenses etc
  • Checked Creating employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, agreements for breach or non-compliance with the contract
  • Checked Managing private equity of the firm/company which includes structure of funds and investments, negotiating deals with other companies, advises on exits, and assists in raising funds for the company
  • Checked Educating business clients on rights and responsibilities of corporate directors and officers and the general oversight of the legal activities of the company
  • Checked Monitoring working of the corporation as per the governing rules and regulations of its authority supervising it
  • Checked Helping with the basic legal work related to establishment, organization, and dissolution of the company and also advising on the duties and responsibilities of the employees
  • Checked Giving advice on different aspects of administration, rescues and liquidations, enforcement of securities etc
  • Checked Advising authority on various sale and trade-related issues

What are the Job roles in Corporate law?

Legal advisor provides legal advice related to company’s jurisprudence including contract disputes, compensation issues, harassment suits,corporate growth, mergers or other practices.
Security advisor has to provide advice on legal matters when the company sells their security, or shares.
Corporate lawyer can work as workers legal welfare officer in companies, public sector and NGO. They suppose to mitigate the issues related to labour’s rights,compensation etc.
Provide legal services to those who are facing legal issues related business.
Judicial Clerks Work as a full time assistant to judges and perform a wide range of tasks including writing verdicts ,court opinions and conducting research
Professors in law can teach students in schools or universities

How to become a Corporate Lawyer

Step 1
Take any stream in 10+2

A Student with a minimum percentage of marks in any plus two stream are eligible for any law programs

Step 2
Take Integrated BA/BBA/BSc/BCom LLB

The common course offered at the UG level in law are 5 Year- Integrated bachelor's degree plus LLB. Depending on the stream in plus two you can do a corresponding degree+LLB as a single professional course. Corporate/commercial/Business law specialisation in UG level are available only in very few institutes.


Note : Any Bachelor's Degree and Take LLB

Someone looking to build a career in corporate law can either do an integrated BA/BBA/BCom/Bsc LLB or do a graduation in any degree and go for 3 year LLB. .Graduation in any stream in the minimum requirement for LLB admission

Step 3
Take LLM with corporate/Commercial/Business Law Specialisation

LLM is a one year masters program in law with multiple specialisations.. A candidate who hold an LLB degree is eligible for the same.Various specialisations like Corporate /Business/Commercial law are opted in masters to practice as a corporate lawyer.


Note : PG Diploma in Corporate/Commercial/Business Law

Law Graduates can do a PG diploma if he/she wishes to pursue a career in a specific field

Step 4
Take MPhil/ PhD

Aspirants with an LLM or equivalent degree with minimum marks are eligible for MPhil/Doctor degree in legal studies.

Corporate Law Colleges

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Requirements for masters in corporate law

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India ( from NALSAR University , Hyderabad for LLM with specialization in Corporate law)

  • A bachelor degree in B.A. LL.B/ B.Com LL.B/ B.Sc. LL.B/ LL.B/ B.Tech LL.B/ B.L.S. LL.B./BBA LL.B
  • On the basis of CLAT( Common Law Admission Test )

Foreign ( from University of Toronto, Canada for LLM with specialization in Business Law)

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) from a recognized university.
  • Statement of Interest describing your intent to join the programme.
  • Plan of Study
  • 2 Letters of Reference
  • English Language Score Proficiency : The minimum IELTS score required is an overall score of 7.5, with at least 7 in each component.

To see the entrance exams, scholarships and UG admission details, click here

Skills Required

Analytical skills

a corporate lawyer must possess effective analytical and problem solving skills as they are supposed to.analyse the clients requirements and issues thus to effectively address it.

Communication skills

Strong interpersonal communication skills are required for corporate lawyers as they have to interact with people regularly. They should be able to express themselves clearly and they should also build relationships with people within and outside of the organization.

Writing skills

It is necessary for corporate lawyers to be proficient in writing as they need to draft legal documents such as contracts, briefs, and other.

Creativity

Lawyers need to be creative when it comes to solving the problems. Relying on the methods and techniques that they have used in the past in order to solve issues would not be effective at many times. Also they need to be creative in meeting company's legal and business needs.

Negotiation skills

Corporate lawyers must also be a skilled negotiator by constantly being in the position of talking with all the parties to a transaction.

Organizational skills

organizational skills are critical to corporate lawyers. Because they often work on detailed transactions which might involve numerous parties thus they need to be highly organized and they need to make sure their clients are organized.

Team skills

corporate attorneys need to be must be comfortable both working in a team setting and working with non-lawyers.

Industries

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Top companies

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