LL4F3 Half Unit
Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructurings in Europe
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Mr Edmund-Philipp Schuster, NAB 6.30
LLM and MSc Law and Accounting
This course, together with its related full course LL4D7, is subject to an overall cap of 90 students. Students must apply through Graduate Course Choice on LSEforYou.
This course will look at the regulation of the market for corporate control and corporate restructurings in Europe. The course will focus on the European context of mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. Areas covered will include freedom of establishment and mobility of companies in Europe, domestic and cross-border mergers and de-mergers, regulation of public takeovers in Europe, the European Company and its relevance for restructurings and reorganisations.
Introduction to the market for corporate control, corporate ownership structures and transaction structures for takeovers and restructurings in Europe
Regulatory competition and European company law
European takeover regulation
EU directives on domestic mergers and divisions
Cross-Border mergers in the EU
Impact of employee participation on corporate transactions
Introduction to taxation of corporate transactions in the EU
Restructuring and the European Company (SE)
Implications of SE restructurings for board structure and composition as well as the involvement of employees
Weekly two-hour seminars in MT; revision session in ST.
1,500 word essay, due in week 2 of LT
A full reading list will be made available via Moodle at the beginning of the course. Background material can be found in RD Kershaw, Company Law in Context (2012), Web Chapter A [available here ]; R. Kraakman et al, The Anatomy of Corporate Law (2004), Chapter 7.
A two-hour examination. Students answer two questions.