Mergers and Acquisitions (LAW-711-001)
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The application of the federal securities laws and state corporation laws to takeovers of corporations, mergers, tender offers, proxy contests, and open market and privately negotiated acquisitions of corporate control. Also includes an examination of the Williams Act and cases thereunder relating to third-party acquisitions of control; issuer repurchase programs; issuer tender offers; going private transactions; and fiduciary duties of incumbent management during takeovers. Current trends and techniques in takeover practice are emphasized.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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1. Either (a) Coffee & Seligman, Selected Statutes, Rules and Forms under the Federal Securities Laws, 2018 Edition, Foundation Press (or 2019 Edition, if available) ("C&S"); or (b) any other current compilation of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. Note: Whatever securities law compilation you use must contain SEC Regulation M-A.
2. The course materials uploaded by the Law School, with copies available through the Faculty Secretariat.
3. Photocopy sets of assigned reading materials distributed during semester.
First Class Readings
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