On February 21, 2022, Igor Živkovski, Živković Samardžić Corporate and M&A Partner, delivered the lecture on the topic “Conducting a Legal Due Diligence Analysis” in organization of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA).
ELSA is an international, independent, non-political, non-profit making organisation run by and for students and recent graduates, who are interested in achieving academic and personal excellence in addition to their legal or law-related studies at university. ELSA aims at providing its members a platform to develop their existing skills and acquire new ones, to interact with fellow students and experienced practitioners from different states and legal systems around Europe, and to be equipped for a professional life in an international environment, through mutual understanding, intercultural cooperation and the large variety of activities and projects the Association offers.
At the lecture, Igor made a presentation with a focus on the concept, arguments for implementation, types, and ways of structuring a due diligence analysis. He elaborated on the most important stages of conducting a legal due diligence and key actions that legal teams must undertake for their clients’ transactions. Igor also explained the role of the legal due diligence in the establishment of potential obligations, in finding legal and contractual obstacles, as well as in setting the framework of a final share purchase agreement. He pointed out that well-conducted due diligence processes tend to bring clarity to parties involved in transactions, thereby mitigating the risk of litigation post-closing between buyers and sellers, and contributing to successful integration of targets into acquirers.
Around 30 participants attended the lecture and the presentation was followed by an interactive discussion with some of them. For more information on the topic, please contact Igor at firstname.lastname@example.org, or any of your regular contacts at Živković Samardžić.