Mergers and Acquisitions
This course reviews the structuring, negotiation, and implementation of cross-border merger and acquisition transactions. It takes into account the applicable issues of international law and national practice. The course discusses alternative forms of transaction structure and the underlying tax and legal considerations related to choosing particular approaches. You will analyze different forms of acquisition agreements, review the role and application of key transactional concepts, and analyze how these concepts are addressed in the context of specific transactions. You will review the typical areas of negotiation in the acquisition of private and public companies and evaluate how these negotiations are affected by international regulatory, legal, and fiscal considerations. Finally, you will review trends in deal terms, drawing on recent transactions involving North American, European, and Asian companies.