Drafting Share Sale & Purchase Agreements

Kaplan Altior
Course summary
1 hour
165 GBP excl. VAT
Next available date: 26/09/2019 - London
Open / Scheduled

Drafting Share Sale & Purchase Agreements

Drafting Share Sale & Purchase Agreements

This one-day course is aimed at fee earners who have developed some legal technical knowledge in private acquisitions transactions and are looking to refresh their understanding and improve their drafting skills in the context of their day-to-day roles.

The course looks at the drafting of share sale and purchase agreements (SPA) and related transactional documents from the point of view of both parties.  It will enhance participants’ understanding of the overall transaction structure, the purpose of the key provisions of the SPA and the effect that amendments can have. 

The course also encourages participants to develop their drafting skills in context, to enable them to confidently produce more effective and robust agreements for their clients. 

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for trainee and qualified solicitors from 0-2 years PQE, who wish to refresh their knowledge, improve their drafting skills in the context of share sale and purchase transactions or are moving into a new practice area.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Enhance your understanding of the legal and taxation factors to be considered in structuring an acquisition;
  • Learn the purpose of the key provisions of the SPA and related transaction documents and the effect that amendments can have on your client’s position;
  • Appreciate the function of Warranties and Indemnities and gain an understanding of the differing approaches of the seller and buyer in negotiating the terms of the warranties in the acquisition agreement;
  • Improve your delivery of commercially relevant and client-focussed advice; and
  • Increase confidence in your overall ability to draft effective acquisition related agreements on behalf of your clients.

Training Course Content

  • Review of a case study transaction and consideration of the preliminary stages including Heads of Agreement, Exclusivity and Confidentiality Agreements;
  • Review of Standard Form Exclusivity and Confidentiality Agreements, including a drafting exercise from the buyer’s and seller’s perspectives;
  • Discussion of the key legal and taxation features of different deal structures and how these influence the buyer’s and seller’s positions;
  • Review of the different payment structures and drafting of a clause dealing with Completion Accounts, Cash and Non-Cash Consideration and Deferred Payments;
  • Refresher on the reasons for Conditional Contracts, their legal effect and the practical considerations;
  • A drafting exercise on Conditional SPA;
  • Review of Standard Form Warranty clauses and schedules in an SPA, including an exercise on amending relevant clauses to limit the seller’s exposure to risk; and
  • Refresher on the key differences between warranties and indemnities, including an exercise on spotting ‘backdoor’ indemnities in an SPA.


The cost of this training course is £165 + VAT per delegate.

In-house Legal Training

Kaplan Altior will work in partnership with you to design a product which meets the specific training needs in your organisation. Experienced trainers selected specifically for your firm and your unique requirements can deliver this programme in a safe environment, where firm specific issues can be explored and discussed in confidence. With no associated delegate travel costs, this is a highly cost effective and convenient solution for your staff training.

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Kaplan Altior have been providing training and consulting services to the legal profession for over 40 years. With a broad training portfolio, including CPD courses for solicitors, higher court advocates, barristers, paralegals, Professional Skills Course (PSC), Trainee Litigation Programme (TLP),...

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