Course Details

Structuring Transactions: Mergers and Acquisitions

This course examines the principal business and legal issues in mergers and acquisitions, including forms and techniques of combining two businesses, takeover defenses, successor liability, negotiation, pricing and other economic terms, principal contract provisions, the role of legal and financial advisers, due diligence, issuance of securities, duties of managers, corporate governance and other issues. The assigned reading will cover the basic business and legal issues most frequently encountered in mergers and acquisitions of two companies, with reference as well to transactions across national borders as well. Grades will be based on two written assignments and class participation. Prerequisites: Corporations or Business Associations. Other helpful courses. Antitrust law, contract drafting and securities regulation are helpful but not required. Graduation writing assignments: Drafting assignments and other written work do not meet any of the Law School's graduation writing requirements

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 633M
Practice Areas: Antitrust Practice AreaBusiness, Corporate,Trans AreaCommercial Practice AreaLegal Skills Development


Course History

Spring 2017
Title: Structuring Transactions: Mergers and Acquisitions
Faculty: Jha, Prananatha (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 24

Spring 2016
Title: Structuring Transactions: Mergers and Acquisitions
Faculty: Jha, Prananatha (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25

Spring 2015
Title: Structuring Transactions: Mergers and Acquisitions
Faculty: Jha, Prananatha (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 24