Law 228 - Mergers & Acquisitions
Stephen M. Bainbridge
M.S. Chemistry, University of Virginia, 1983
J.D. University of Virginia, 1985
This is a survey course that examines the basic legal aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, which are among the most dynamic and complex strategic activities firms undertake. Students will study federal and state laws governing M&A transactions, and consider relevant legal, policy and business issues from the perspectives of the key affected stakeholders: the target company, the acquiring company, shareholders, management, employees and others. The focus of the course is on transactional rather than litigation issues. Accordingly, considerable attention is devoted to working with key M&A documents.
Grades will be determined by performance on an objective final exam.
This class is taught via lecture. The examination will be administered on an open book basis. The exam will consist solely of objective questions
Students will gain familiarity with the US regulation of M&A activity, including state statutes and case law, and federal statutes and regulations.
Students will develop familiarity with basic documents used in the M&A setting.
Students will gain an appreciation of the interaction between economic incentives and legal constraints in shaping particular M&A transactions.
|Stephen Bainbridge||19F||228||LEC 1||MW 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM||3.0||Yes||No|
|Pre or corequisite: Law 230. Business Associations.|
|Textbook for Fall 2019 LEC 1|
Bainbridge and Anabtawi. Mergers and Acquisitions: A Transactional Perspective 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781628102178. Foundation Press. REQUIRED $222.00