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QLLM373 Mergers and Acquisitions (M and As) (Sem 2)

Cannot also take QLLM362/QLLM363

Module description

This module is a corporate and financial regulation module analysing transactions using sophisticated methodologies. The module will focus on issues such as: due diligence, purchase sale agreements and contractual governance; the role of the board of directors in an acquisition/financing transaction; the permissibility and regulation of takeover defences 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 of corporate finance rather than the pointillist and ephemeral details of national rule books.

Prerequisites

None

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Banking and Finance Law
  • LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Law and Economics
  • Laws (General)
  • LLM Flexible Study.

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour written examination

Credits

22.5 credits

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