Section Description Provided by Instructor
Minor writing credit automatic.
This course is designed to introduce the student to anumber of the most frequently encountered types of strategic international business arrangements -- including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, capital markets transactions, project finance, intellectual property licensing, and international private equity and venture capital transactions. We will compare and contrast deal elements common to international transactions regardless of type. In addition, we will look at how specific elements of the U.S. regulatory environment and foreign regulatory environments affect international transactions and will consider what kinds of barriers -- legal, financial, cultural, commercial, practical, and ethical -- businesses face in cross-border deals. What are the elements which make a transaction truly international? How do international transactions differ from purely domestic ones? What is the role of the lawyer in international transactions? This course is geared toward upperclass JD students and LLM students who are contemplating a career in international corporate law. We will be taking a decidedly hands on, practical approach to international deal-making, which will include close scrutiny and examination of actual deal agreements and related documents. Students will be responsible for weekly reading assignments, class participation (including mock negotiations), preparation of a 5-page client memo, and a 25-30 page research paper and a class presentation on a topic of international business law, as agreed upon with the instructor.
M 6:20 –8:10 p.m.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Minor (automatic), Major (only upon consultation)