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International Scholarships & Secondments

Chris from the Corporate Advisory team

What: Mergers & Acquisitions
Where: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

"The course unpacked a lot of concepts throughout all phases of an M&A transaction, including those I am aware of, but do not perform, as a lawyer. I now feel I have a great understanding of a client's commercial drivers and the role of the financial adviser. I believe this, while enriching on its own, also gives me a better appreciation of the legal role in M&A transactions.

The trip was not only work with no play. Amongst the time spent on various case study pre-reading assignments, I did manage to get back to Beaver Creek in Colorado and catch up with old friends where I spent a northern hemisphere ski season in 2004/05 working front desk at a hotel. I managed to squeeze in some fresh snow at each of Beaver Creek, Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone in a whirlwind tour before heading to Chicago for the course at Booth. After Colorado and Chicago in a US winter, in need of some serious vitamin D, Palm Springs did me very nicely. The desert sun and the 1960’s time warp was a great way to finish an amazing trip.”

Pow day! At Beaver Creek

Pulling a Bradbury - Beaver Creek village ice rink

Champagne powder, Colorado

The home trail - at Vail

Bluebird Day! At Breckenridge

Just the small turkey club thanks!

Blues town USA - Chicago

Sweet home, Chicago!

Pizza - deep dish Chicago style. At Lou Malnati’s

The Bean - Downtown Chicago

Chicago Booth's Gleacher Center in the heart of Chicago's downtown just off the Magnificent Mile

On a cold and grey Chicago mornin’...

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