Postgraduate Module Descriptor
LAWM100: Mergers and Acquisitions
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
The aim of the module is to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to mergers and acquisitions (M&A), so that you gain an in-depth knowledge of the reasons for which acquisitions occur, the risks, the structuring of transactions and the regulation thereof. Points will be illustrated using recent M&A deals and should develop a critical understanding of the kinds of issue that are frequently encountered by lawyers in commercial practice.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate detailed and systematic knowledge of the appropriate ways of structuring a takeover or merger;|
2. demonstrate detailed and systematic knowledge of the legal regulatory framework applicable to M&A transactions;
3. advise accurately and comprehensively on the important risks of M&A activity from political and corporate perspectives.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. select and apply statutory materials, case law and critical legal literature in examining M&A transactions effectively and autonomously;|
5. analyse effectively and comprehensively, through structured and discursive writing, key issues in M&A transactions and subject these to critical evaluation.
|Personal and Key Skills||6. communicate key legal concepts to professional and business audiences effectively, confidently and autonomously; and|
7. research and synthesize legal requirements applicable in the business sphere independently and efficiently.