Herbert Smith Freehills Deals

 

Deals aims to test the negotiation skills of the competitors in a dispute resolution. An outline of the fact scenario will be given to both parties along with a set of confidential facts (one for each client). The competition will be run in teams of two with both competitors acting as solicitors on behalf of their respective clients (who will not be present). After a deal is reached, the competition will be followed by a confidential, short reflection by each party as to why their deal was the most attractive for their client, and how their performance could have, if possible, been improved.

Workload
Extensive preparation is not required. However, parties must know their facts well enough to be able to negotiate and compromise while also obtaining the best deal for their client.

Time frame
The competition will run for roughly 35-40 minutes followed by a statement of up to 10 minutes by each party.

Formality
Business attire is essential. Competitors should avoid legal jargon and must be unbiased.

Registration
Registration has now closed.

Important Dates
Registration Closes: 18th April
Heats: 24th, 26th and 27th April
Finals: Week of 1st May

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