Course Details

Structuring Transactions: Commercial Finance

This section of Structuring Transactions focuses on the structuring, documentation and closing of financial transactions, with a view toward developing an understanding of the common principles that underlie most such transactions and the unique idiom used in this particular area of corporate practice. The course begins with a simple bilateral financing arrangement and considers the competing objectives of the lender and the borrower. As the course progresses, we examine in depth the provisions of a typical financing contract, the remedies generally available to a lender and additional structural support that might be made available to a lender. The class will then explore variations on these themes by looking at (i) the leveraged buyout; (ii) the use of bank syndicates; (iii) securitization facilities and alternative structures in the debt capital markets; and (iv) cross-border financing transactions. Throughout the class, students will examine sample documentation, will draft contract provisions and will negotiate from various positions around the table.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 633H
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaCommercial Practice AreaLegal Skills Development


Course History

Fall 2014
Title: Structuring Transactions: Commercial Finance
Faculty: Brown, Thomas P. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25