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Introduction to Legal Commercial Awareness for 2nd and 3rd-Year Students


This webinar will run on 13 October 2021, between 14:00-15:30

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Course Description


  • 1.5 hours
  • Foundation
This interactive webinar will provide 2nd and 3rd-year students with an introduction to commercial awareness. Attendees will be actively engaged in case studies and group exercises.The webinar is scheduled on 13 October 2021, between 14:00-15:30 and will be delivered by Denis Viskovich, a dual qualified Australian and English lawyer with over twenty years of experience working for investment banks and companies in the City.

Learning outcomes

Through this webinar series, participants will:

  • Learn the importance of Legal Commercial Awareness and What is Legal Commercial Awareness
  • How to learn Legal Commercial Awareness
  • Understand the legal commercial awareness that City law firms expect law students to have
  • Learn the four phases of the economic cycle
  • Understand the definition of Recession and its impact on businesses
  • Finance overview including risk v reward, FTSE100 and understanding what are fixed and variable costs for a business

What this will cover

The introduction to legal commercial awareness webinar will give you an insight into working as a lawyer in the dynamic, fast paced international banking/ corporate environment and the importance of legal commercial awareness together with management of legal risk in the commercial world more generally.

The webinar will consist of two parts:

  • 14:00-15:00 Session and case studies
  • 15:00-15:30 Q&A