Mergers and Acquisitions Law - LAW 371

A merger or large acquisition is often the most significant event in the life of a firm and can have dramatic consequences for all the constituencies of a firm – from shareholders, directors, and managers to employees, customers, and communities. Lawyers and the Law play critical roles in how mergers and acquisitions are evaluated, structured, and implemented. This course introduces students to Contract, Corporate, and Securities Law issues relevant to mergers and acquisitions of large companies, both public and private. It also touches on the basics of antitrust procedure relevant to a lawyer working on such transactions. The approach is practical rather than theoretical and the focus is on Law, not finance. English (legal terms, however, are also given in Arabic and French).