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Spring 2023 Course

Drafting and Negotiating Complex Cross-Border M&A Transactions

Note: Course will not be offered if fewer than 18 students enroll.

Prerequisite: Corporations. For LLM students with applicable experience or courses, permission of the instructor to waive the requisite is required.

Exam Type: No Exam

M&A transactions have become increasingly complex, frequently reflecting fast-evolving world events, marked by technological change and disruption and involving laws and market practices of several jurisdictions. Modern M&A transactions present unique challenges for both buyers and sellers requiring, in particular, an in-depth understanding of the global economy, and the impact of differing state interests on the transaction. These transactions are often global in nature and, unlike purely domestic transactions, cross-border transactions pose greater transactional and operational uncertainty and risk, including as a result of government protectionism, sanctions, conflicting legal regimes, export and import controls, national security, currency controls, cybersecurity and conflicting business cultures. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the challenges and the opportunities in complex M&A transactions and, through an experiential process, to build the foundational skills necessary to truly experience a modern M&A transaction and auction process.

Cross-registrants are encouraged to apply.