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ILO L237: Mergers and Acquisitions: An International Perspective

Course Description

This seminar reviews the structuring, negotiation, and implementation of cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, taking into account applicable issues of international law, and national practice. The seminar discusses alternative forms of transaction structure and the underlying tax and legal considerations considered for choosing particular approaches. We will also analyze different forms of acquisition agreements, review the role and application of key transactional concepts, and analyze how they are addressed in the context of specific transactions. We will take the opportunity to review the typical areas of negotiation in the acquisition of private and public companies, and evaluate how those negotiations are affected by international regulatory, legal, and fiscal considerations. The seminar will review trends in deal terms drawing on recent transactions involving North American, European, and Asian companies.