Regulation of Mergers and Acquisitions (CLAW3206)

UNIT OF STUDY

Mergers, acquisitions and takeovers are increasingly important strategies for Australian companies which raise significant legal issues. This unit aims to give students a sound understanding of the legal issues involved in mergers and acquisitions from both corporate and competition law perspectives and their impact on commercial strategies. Competition issues under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 as well as corporate governance issues under the Corporations Act are explored. Bid planning (including tactics involved in initiating a takeover bid and defensive strategies and tactics), directors duties, prohibited market conduct and the role of ASIC and the Takeovers Panel are also covered. This unit also considers mergers using schemes of arrangement.

Further unit of study information

Classes

Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops

Assessment

Mid-semester test (20%), assignment (20%), group case study (10%), and final exam (50%).

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Corequisites

CLAW2201

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.