In the modern business landscape, thorough due diligence is at the core of informed decision-making when it comes to corporate finance transactions.

This course takes you on a deep dive into the world of corporate due diligence and covers the essential aspects of legal due diligence. Through engaging lectures, practical exercises, and real-world case studies, you will learn how to conduct comprehensive due diligence, assess risks, and advise clients to make well-informed business decisions based on the findings of the due diligence.

Whether you aspire to become a corporate attorney, enhance your legal acumen when it comes to corporate due diligence and finance transactions or advise corporates on due diligence this course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of corporate due diligence confidently.

Join us for a six-hour course, held over three days.

When and where?

This course will be presented twice in 2024:

  • 8 to 10 April 2024, 9:00 to 11:00 SAST
  • 3 to 5 September 2024, 9:00 to 11:00 SAST

This course will be held remotely, most likely on Zoom - exact details will be sent to registered participants a few days before the course.

Course outline

The course will cover the following:

  • Role and impact of due diligence in a corporate transaction
  • Format and scope of the investigation
  • Setting up a data room and running the due diligence process
  • The main and ancillary areas of focus of the due diligence
  • Drafting the due diligence report
  • Mitigating risks highlighted in the report
  • The latest trends in due diligence

Who will benefit from this course?

Attorneys, bankers and corporate employers who are involved or will be involved in a corporate due diligence and are seeking to understand best practice in this area. Anyone who is interested in a career in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and corporate finance would also benefit from this course.


Rorisang Mzozoyana is a Senior-Legal Counsel (Banking and Finance) and has over 15 years’ practical legal experience having worked as an attorney for international corporate law firms in New York, Johannesburg and Cape Town and for South African investment banks. She lectured law at the University of Witwatersrand and is the founder and CEO of Lexelerate (Pty) Ltd, a company with the ambitious goal of reshaping how we think about, learn about and practise law. She regularly provides legal training and facilitates workshops and webinars for different organisations. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and holds an LLM (Corporate Law) from the University of the Witwatersrand, a BA LLB from Rhodes University and a certificate in Training and Development Management from UCT (in collaboration with GetSmarter) amongst other qualifications. She was selected as one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans (2017).

How much?

R2,100 per person.


A certificate of attendance from UCT will be issued to those who attend the full course.

How to sign up

Complete and submit the registration form. You will then be given the payment information. Please note that registrations will not be accepted until payment has been made.

One or two days before the course, we will send you the Zoom link. You will need to register and use a password to enter the virtual classroom.

Registrations close three days before the course starts.

Download the brochure.

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