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School of Law

SOLM010 Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As)

Module Description

This module is a corporate law and financial regulation module analyzing and structuring transactions using sophisticated methodologies. The module will focus on issues such as: due diligence, purchase agreements and contractual governance; the role of the board of directors in an acquisition/financing transaction; the permissibility and regulation of takeover defenses in the UK, the US and the EU; the protection of minority shareholders in common law and civil law jurisdictions; the protection of other constituencies such as employees affected by control transactions; and financial assistance regulation in the UK, US and the EU. The module is strongly committed to presenting a global and comparative perspective highlighting the contemporary principles and trends in acquisitions and their finance rather than the pointillist and ephemeral details of national rule books.

The main purpose of this module is to update students with the latest developments in corporate acquisitions, financing options, methods and techniques from a global, legal, economic, and policy point of view. The module will also provide strong legal analytical skills.

Applicable Groupings


30 Credits

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