This course is designed to give students an introduction to the law-sensitive aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). In Module I, we examine the legal implications of key roles and deal structures, and walk through some of the issues that would typically arise in a simple and friendly transaction.
We also give a class to the legal issues arising in LBOs and the legal concerns of financial sponsors more generally, and another class to employment-related issues, including those relating to managers facing unsettled circumstances.
In Module II, we look at a variety of complications, including those that arise in the friendly or unfriendly purchase of a publicly-held company; deals involving distressed and hi-tech companies; antitrust concerns; allegations of misconduct by management or board members; and deals involving non-U.S. companies.
- Tax Considerations in Deal Structures Unlimited
- Putting the Deal Together Unlimited
- Employment Law Unlimited
- Intellectual Property as an Asset; Selling and Buying the Hi-tech Start-up Unlimited
- The Legal Liability of Managers and Board Members Unlimited
- Antitrust Concerns and Regulatory Clearance Unlimited
- The Distressed Company Unlimited
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