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The M&A market has continued its busy pace, while macroeconomic trends and political considerations continue to create uncertainty. In addition to a robust volume of M&A deals, the market has also seen a number of hostile deals, creative deal structures, shareholder activist campaigns, and developments in Delaware M&A jurisprudence, including the first ever judicial finding of a “MAE.” This year’s program will again include an in-house lawyers’ panel, which will give us insights into how these trends are “viewed from the inside.” These developments are among the points that will be discussed at the Doing Deals program.
A prominent faculty of top outside and in-house lawyers and investment bankers will share their years of experience and teach you how best to represent your clients by creatively structuring, coordinating and managing M&A transactions.
What You Will Learn
- How to choose a transaction structure: Navigating the world of mergers and tender offers
- Special considerations when doing cross-border deals, including the effect of the 2017 tax reforms
- The critical importance of pre-deal documents, such as confidentiality agreements
- In-house counsel perspective on M&A deals and outside advisers
- The nuts and bolts of definitive agreements – representations and warranties, covenants, conditions and indemnification provisions
- How to launch or defend against a hostile deal or an activist hedge fund
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: An interest in mergers & acquisitions.
Intended Audience: The program is geared to attorneys in private practice or in-house corporate counsel who seek a practical overview of key issues that arise in the most common types of corporate transactions.
Other Prerequisite: None
Advanced Prep: None