Professional Course

The Law and Economics of Mergers and Acquisitions

GetSmarter, Online
6 weeks
6 weeks
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Course description

The Law and Economics of Mergers and Acquisitions

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from The London School of Economics and Political Science

  • A contextual and interdisciplinary approach to mergers and acquisition (M&A) activities, enabling a holistic overview of the structures, features, and issues of corporate transactions.
  • A comprehensive understanding of M&A deal structure, the tools used to address obstacles in M&A transactions, and the regulatory aspects of a public M&A deal.
  • Key financial concepts and documents relevant to corporate transactions, and legal strategies and techniques to achieve your client and stakeholder goals.
  • Insight into the jurisdictional discrepancies across, and legal challenges within, the UK, US, and EU member states.

Training content

Module 1

The law and economics of corporate transactions

Module 2

Hedge fund activist attacks

Module 3

Private M&A transaction structures and contracts

Module 4

Private equity acquisitions

Module 5

Making a public offer

Module 6

Defences in hostile takeovers

Course delivery details


  • 6 weeks (excluding orientation)
  • 7-10 hours per week
  • Self-paced learning online

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  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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