Mergers and Acquisitions

This course provides students with an understanding of the issues (and problems) that confront lawyers and their clients in business acquisition (and divestiture) transactions.  This course includes studies of the nature and structure of merger and other acquisition (and divestiture) transactions as well as of the statutes, regulations, and case law that govern these transactions.  More specifically, this course includes an examination of the rationales offered to explain the occurrence of these transactions, the techniques used to accomplish these transactions, and the legal rules relevant to these transactions.  As a general matter, the course approaches business acquisition (and divestiture) transactions from a practical (rather than a theoretical) perspective and focuses on the legal (rather than financial) aspects of these transactions.
Credits: 3

Type: LEC

Co-requisites: Corporations