Public M&A Negotiation (SC)

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/19
Credits: 1
Days* Date Time Room
  • F
  • S
  • F
  • S
  • F
  • S
  • F
  • S
  • 01/27/2023
  • 01/28/2023
  • 02/03/2023
  • 02/04/2023
  • 02/10/2023
  • 02/11/2023
  • 02/17/2023
  • 02/18/2023
  • 0820-0950
  • 1300-1430
  • 1630-1800
  • 1000-1130
  • 1630-1800
  • 1000-1130
  • 1630-1800
  • 1000-1130
  • WB105
  • WB105
  • WB105
  • WB105
  • WB105
  • WB105
  • WB105
  • WB105
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This short course is a simulated negotiation of the most significant issues in public company merger agreements. These issues will include financing, private equity structuring issues, regulatory risk allocation, material adverse changes and deal termination and risks in stock-for-stock deals. The class will first review these issues and how they are typically addressed. The students will then divide into teams and negotiate these issues based on a hypothetical fact pattern

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work
Students will review a draft merger agreement and related documents (approximately 100pgs.) prior to the first 2 weeks of class. Students will engage in negotiations during the second 2 weeks of class. This will require several hours of preparation prior to class.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Corporations (6103) OR Corporations (Law & Business) (6109)) Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

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

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Saturday, February 11, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Monday, February 20, 11:59 PM