336.01 Mergers & Acquisitions: A Practitioner's Perspective

This two-credit course will consider and analyze corporate mergers and acquisitions and the process of initiating and completing a corporate acquisition. Topics covered will include the structures commonly used in M&A transactions (and the factors affecting choice of deal structure); strategies employed by the acquiring company and the target firm in negotiating an acquisition and the differing roles played by the various parties involved; the critical role of information in M&A deals; conducting due diligence; the elements and structure of a typical acquisition agreement; certain techniques for effective drafting of M&A agreements; common "specialist" issues (environmental, employment, intellectual property); the roles and responsibilities of management, Boards of Directors and shareholders in connection with transactions; securities laws affecting public company transactions; and getting the transaction to closing.

Spring 2017

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Scheduled in-class examination
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/0cd328c2-f408-4a63-9bda-1ba2fd752732
Email list: LAW.336.01.Sp17@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - JD-LLM-LE
Course Areas of Practice