Teamwork in corporate transactions


”Some leaders push innovation by being good at the big picture. Others do so by mastering details. Jobs did both, relentlessly.”

That was how Walter Isaacson described Steve Jobs in the biography on Steve Jobs.

Most of us are good at either looking at the big picture or paying attention to the details. Not many of us are good at both.

A team member may be able to look at a transaction as a whole and ask pertinent questions which help to structure the transaction in a more efficient manner.

When drafting or reviewing legal documents, the quality of the documents improves when we work in a team to complement each team member’s strengths and weaknesses.

Corporate transactions are rarely one person’s show.

For me, having that lightbulb moment when another team member raises a valid point, which the rest of us have missed out, is one of the fun moments of working in a team.


This post was first posted on Linkedin on 18 October 2021.

Linkedin Post
Five key steps for legal due diligence

Most lawyers are good at identifying issues, but legal due diligence shouldn’t be limited to merely reviewing documents and identifying issues. Here are my five steps for conducting legal due diligence: 1. Identify the issues based on the scope of legal due diligence as agreed with the clients. 2. Provide recommendations …

Linkedin Post
Begin with the end in mind: Post-completion integration

I once worked on an M&A deal that took more than a year to complete. While the deal was not inherently complex, it dragged on due to delays in finalizing the details of the transaction agreements for reason beyond my control. As the deal involved a larger corporation acquiring a …

Being a Corporate Lawyer: Why I Do What I Do

After years of demanding schedule and juggling simultaneous corporate exercises which take a toll on physical and mental health, it is not surprising that some corporate lawyers experience burnout. Unlike some legal practice areas, the work of a corporate lawyer may not seem immediately impactful or “make a difference” to …