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Cross-Border M&A (Casey/Petepiece)
Fall 2020   LAW 901-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
M 8:30AM - 10:30AM

George Casey

Adjunct Professor of Law

Scott Petepiece

Lecturer in Law

Additional Information

Skills Training
Other Professional Skills:

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement



Class meets online.

Remote access is via




The M&A marketplace has become increasingly global over the last 10-15 years. Companies make acquisitions outside of their home country, buy and sell global businesses and enter into joint venture transactions. The seminar will expose students to legal aspects of negotiating M&A transactions across national borders with a particular emphasis on how to structure public cross-border transactions in compliance with both the US securities laws and the laws of the acquired company’s home country, and how to negotiate private M&A transactions and joint ventures. The seminar is designed for students interested in transactional work and for those who are interested in global aspects of corporate work. The seminar will bring awareness of extra-territorial reach of securities laws and will include specific case studies of transactions in developed and developing countries.

Corporations is a prerequisite. LLM students with an interest or experience in corporate law are welcome. Securities Regulation is advised, but not required.

Course Concentrations

Business and Corporate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.