Mergers and Acquisitions (Law & Business)

Section 1, Fall 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 62/80
Credits: 4
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MTW
  • 0830-0950
  • WB152
08/29/2018 12/05/2018

Course Description

This course focuses on the role of law and lawyers in the evaluation, design and implementation of corporate acquisitive transactions, including mergers, asset sales, and share exchanges. Primary attention will be devoted to corporate and securities law issues relevant to mergers and acquisitions; state statutory and case law; as well as important forms of private ordering such as poison pills, lockups, and the allocation of risks by the acquisition agreement. We will also analyze relevant accounting, finance, and tax issues, including firm valuation problems in appraisal proceedings.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description:

Flex exam at end of semester.


Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Contracts (6002)) AND (Corporations (6103) OR Corporations (Law & Business) (6109)) Students in this course are expected to have knowledge and familiarity with basic accounting and corporate finance. Satisfactory completion of Law 6100 and Law 6101 would obviously meet this expectation. If a student has knowledge/familiarity of accounting and corporate finance from other college-level coursework or work experience, but is unsure whether their exposure meets the instructor’s expectations, such students are encouraged to discuss it with the instructor. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
118821410
Law No.
LAW8024
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 07, 11:59 PM