European Institute of Management and Finance | Finance for Legal Professionals and Non-Financial Managers
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Finance for Legal Professionals and Non-Financial Managers

Finance for Legal Professionals and

Non-Financial Managers

To remain competitive and provide a truly top quality service, legal professionals serving the international business and finance markets need not only to know the law but also to develop a stronger understanding of their clients’ requirements.

This course has been created by EIMF in collaboration with finance and legal experts to respond to that need and help lawyers to gain a better comprehension of corporate and capital market activity. The thorough and highly practical programme provides you with the necessary tools, techniques and terminology to give you a clear understanding of the financial issues that your clients have to face in their daily commercial activity.

This intensive two-day course will teach you the essential elements of accounting and finance. By the end of the course you will emerge better equipped to assess, analyse and understand a company’s financial position.

How you will benefit:

  • Learn how to understand, analyze and interpret the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statements and the basic principles of financial accounting.
  • Understand the founding concepts of financial markets and grasp the underpinning terminology and operation.
  • To understand the basic principles of accounting and the cross overs with finance.
  • Understand the time value of money, Discounted Cash Flow, Capitalization, IRR and real option analysis.
  • Be able to differentiate and appreciate the difference between cash and accrual accounting.
  • Gain a command of how to properly value businesses, investment projects and appraisals.
  • To understand the budgeting process and learn how to produce forecasts.
  • Learn how to work out financial ratios and do trend analysis.
  • Get a grasp on the value and uses of cost accounting inside a corporation.
  • You will get thorough overview of financing the business and how to bring in outside investors, as well as how IPOs work.
  • Understanding the current global financial situation, Basel 3 and discussing the hot issues that will arise to be prepared.
  • Reinforce your learning via multiple examples, and by practicing new knowledge gained in several hands on workshops.

This seminar is structured and developed for:

  • Partners
  • Non-financial executives and Directors
  • Senior and junior lawyers
  • In-House lawyers
  • Corporate lawyers
  • Legal experts in the financial services industry
  • Legal consultants

Topics to be Covered

DATES: 8, 9 November

DURATION: 14 Hours

LOCATION: Limassol

TIME: 09:00 – 17:00

FEES: HRDA eligible €282, non-HRDA eligible €520 (both + €98.80 VAT)

Registration Form

Register Here

If you need help completing the online registration form, please give us a call at 2227 4470 or email us at 

In-House Training

If you would like to discuss bringing this or another topic to your organization on an in-house basis please call us at 22274470 or email us at

Instructor: Dr Nick Skrekas

Dr. Nick Skrekas is an international financial expert, a legal specialist on international law as well as acclaimed consultant. Dr. Skrekas has worked in top law firms, as an expert on EU international programs and as a financial analyst in bulge bracket investment firms. He also has a background in cutting edge financial media like The Wall Street Journal and has authored two books for Thomson Reuters.

He has deep experience in financial analysis, international mergers and acquisitions, cross border securitization, due diligence, project finance, international banking and securities law, IPOs, distressed deals, private equity and corporate finance.

Dr. Skrekas has been training bankers, lawyers and business people in various international legal and financial areas across the globe since 2004.

Dr. Skrekas has a Bachelor of Laws with Honors, a Bachelor of Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments, a Masters of Laws, an MBA and Doctorate of Philosophy in Law from top Australian institutions, always graduating with exceptional grades like High Distinctions.

His qualifications are recognized in Australia, the UK, the US and the European Union.  Dr. Skrekas is also a member of the International Bar Association and he is a certified analyst. He has a superior record of more than two decades of professional experience in law, global investments and financial media.

Dr. Skrekas is unique in that he combines deep knowledge and hands on experience in international law, global financial markets and strategic business advisory. His presentation and speaking skills have been commended by past attendees of his courses for their clarity, practicality and liveliness, as well as being much targeted and hands on.

  • Overview of Finance in Business
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • The Operating or Income Statement
  • Balance Sheets
  • The Cash Flow Statement
  • Reporting Data Analysis – Understanding Ratios
  • Costs and the Company
  • Investment and Project Appraisal
  • Budget Planning and the Annual Budget
  • Financing the Business
  • Attracting Outside Investors – Angels, VCs, IPOs & M&A
  • The current Global Financial Environment