[The] Law and Economics of Corporate Control (21234). 3 units. This course will be taught jointly by a professor and an attorney with a very large acquisitions and corporate governance practice. Its objectives will be to explore positive theories of why changes of control occur and the forms they take and to explore normative theories of how the state should respond to these changes. Topics include negotiated acquisitions, hostile takeovers, hedge fund participation in proxy contests and firm strategy, state and federal regulation of acquisitions activity, and corporate governance issues. Readings range from current cases to scholarly articles. The theoretical and legal treatments will be tested in the analysis of three recent deals, each of which will be presented by an actual participant in the deal. Students will be asked to critique the conduct of the deals in light of the legal and commercial options available to the parties. The course grade will be based on the critique and on an examination, or a paper option with permission of the instructors. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Also MGT 664b. A. Schwartz and S. Fraidin.
SLB - 121 (Mon) SLB - 121 (Tue) Grade mode: graded CRN: 20443
Exam: 5/04/2015 - 5/14/2015 Questions available online Name or Id: Id