Materials for the Global Law and Business Seminar courses can be found by selecting the course title below. 

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Class 1 (Economic Theory; Shareholder Voting)

Class 2 (Directors' Fiduciary Duties in Delaware Law)

Class 3 (The Law and Ecomonics of Executive Compensation)

Class 4 (Duties of Oversight: Risk Management and Compliance)

Class 5 (Enforcement of Fiduciary Duties: Shareholder Litigation)

Class 6 (Economic Reasons for Mergers; Transactional Structure and Related Legal Rules)

Class 7 (Directors' Fiduciary Duties and the Sale of the Firm)

Class 8 (Defensive Tactics and the Poison Pill)


Day 1 – Monday, June 26, 2023

Anatomy of a Cross-Border M&A Deal:  What to keep in Mind

PowerPoint for June 26

Reading for Day 1:

Optional Reading:

  • Read the following sections of the Asset Purchase Agreement (Pro-Seller Long Form) 2022 from Practical Law (Thomson Reuters):
    • Article VI [Covenants] with drafting notes (skim Section 6.04)
    • Article VII [Conditions to Closing] with drafting notes
    • Article IX [Termination] with drafting notes


Day 2 – Tuesday, June 27, 2023

International Negotiations:  Thinking It Through

PowerPoint for June 27

Reading for Day 2:


Day 3 – Wednesday, June 28, 2023

ESG Investing and Why It Matters

PowerPoint for June 28

Reading for Day 3:

Optional Reading:


Day 4 – Thursday, June 29, 2023

Corporations as “Good Actors”:  The “G” and the “S” in ESG

PowerPoint for June 29

Reading for Day 4:

Optional Reading: