7th Annual Commercial Law Training Program Reports Record Attendance

ISLP and the Law Society of Zimbabwe have reported a record attendance at their recent back to back CLTPs in Harare and Bulawayo. One participant was so keen he attended both!


ISLP volunteers were Craig Owen White (ISLP Trustee and corporate and commercial partner at Hahn Loeser in Cleveland, Ohio) and Deon Govender (corporate and project finance partner at Covingtons in Johannesburg). Each course included a combination of technical presentations, case studies and interactive group discussions. Sessions encompassed Financial Accounting, Basic Deal Structures, Structuring the Purchase or Sale of a Business and Anatomy of an Asset and Stock Purchase Agreement.


The lectures and exercises are geared towards explaining some of the realities of practicing commercial law, as opposed to being more theory focused. Participants, mostly from established law firms but some sole practitioners and in-house counsel, definitely found themselves covering “What they don’t teach you in Law School” – the program’s unofficial slogan!


Planning is already underway for next year, where ISLP and the Law Society of Zimbabwe hope to improve on this year’s record number of attendees.