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The Law and Economics of Mergers and Acquisitions


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Mergers, acquisitions, public offerings, and corporate takeovers are all subject to the influence of an array of legal, economic, and social factors. This transactionary landscape is renowned for its complexity, so an understanding of these industry drivers, structures, and issues is not just useful, but critical to succeeding in this fiercely competitive space.

On The Law and Economics of Mergers and Acquisitions online certificate course, you’ll gain a toolkit for navigating the structures and legal issues of corporate transactions. Designed by experts from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Department of Law, the course gives you the knowledge, insight, and confidence to play an active role in managing deals. You’ll examine the different types of corporate transactions, including hedge fund attacks, private mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals, and hostile takeovers. Drawing on case studies and modern finance and economic contract theory, which has significant practical relevance, you’ll become equipped to approach corporate transactions holistically. You’ll also examine the jurisdictional discrepancies across the UK, US, and EU member states, and learn to navigate the drafting and negotiating requirements.

Is this course for you?

This course gives legal professionals, who are new to the field, the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the law and economics of corporate transactions. With fresh insight, they’ll be able to more efficiently deploy their existing legal expertise in the specific context of corporate transactions. Individuals in financial and professional services, which includes accounting and management consulting, will enhance their ability to manage corporate transactions, by gaining further knowledge in law, regulation, and contracting. Finally, this course also benefits professionals who wish to move into the M&A space by providing a holistic overview of the activities, as well as assist business owners and entrepreneurs who will gain the confidence to sell or exit their company.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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