Course curriculum

    1. Acquisition of a famous central London hotel

    2. The key advisors involved

    3. Private equity vs venture capital

    4. Structuring your answer

    1. Corporate

    2. Real estate

    3. Intellectual property

    4. Finance

    5. Employment

    6. Competition

    7. Tax

    8. Dispute resolution

    1. Setting up a football league in the Middle East

    1. Should a UK battery manufacturer expand internationally?

    1. Recommended resources

    2. Training Contract Handbook

Interview case studies

  • 16 lessons


City Career Series Founder & Ex-Freshfields Lawyer Jake Schogger

Jake Schogger is a qualified lawyer, career coach, entrepreneur, author, copywriter and consultant. He is the founder and CEO of City Career Series, a publishing company that has sold ~50,000 handbooks designed to help students secure City careers, including the critically acclaimed Commercial Law Handbook. He trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and now acts as a legal adviser to start-ups and scale-ups, whilst also working as a career coach and delivering career-related presentations at universities across the UK. In addition, Jake works with tech start-ups and runs a variety of his own businesses, including a creative/commercial consultancy (Fresh Perspective) and a luxury cake business (Whisk & Drizzle). For more information, visit: and or search for “City Career Series” on YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.


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