LAW Corporate Acquisitions
Employment Law: Employee Benefits
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Business : Employee benefit plans often play a significant part in merger and acquisition transactions. Benefits lawyers often consult with their M&A colleagues on benefit plan matters and often participate in the "due diligence" related to these matters. You need to understand the various alternative acquisition techniques which corporate law affords and the tax planning considerations that bear on the choice among those techniques. This course examines the phenomenon of corporate acquisitions from both the financial and transactional perspectives.
General course Description:
This course examines the phenomenon of corporate acquisitions from financial and transactional perspectives. It begins with a review of the various explanations offered for why acquisitions take place -- for example, tax incentives, displacement of inefficient management, synergy. Each explanation is then evaluated for its consistency both with capital market theory and with a growing body of empirical evidence concerning return to the shareholders of both acquiring and target companies as a result of acquisitions. The course then shifts to a transactional perspective and considers the alternative acquisition techniques which corporate law affords and the planning considerations that bear on the choice among those techniques. The final portion of the course tries to mesh financial and transactional perspectives in examining the structure of a typical acquisition agreement.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law
Course Frequency: Offered once a year