April 15-19, 2024
Get the Deal Done! Cross-border M&A for Global Executives and Lawyers
In this one-week, business-oriented professional seminar tailored to global executives and lawyers—and hosted in Columbia University’s historic Reid Hall—examine the unique dynamics that shape complex cross-border M&A transactions.
Columbia Law School’s Columbia Paris Professional Seminar is designed for global business managers; it is also open to business lawyers and others with at least a first university degree. Over 16 hours of interactive, non-credit instruction, you will receive a practical introduction to the key issues that define cross-border deals structured under New York law, and to the growing importance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria in deal making.
About the Program
In each of the four days of classes, you will get an interactive approach to understanding cross-border transactions, including through a 30-minute video interview with an executive experienced in the areas under discussion.
The program begins with an overview of a deal cycle and explores the main themes that arise in international transactions, such as how to integrate political and regulatory considerations in the deal terms and balancing risk. Discussions then turn to the growing importance of ESG to the investment community, and its impact on deal making. The final sessions focus on corporations as “good actors,” and how to integrate ESG in the daily operation of businesses. Along the way, you will participate in a hands-on negotiation workshop based on the real-world break-up of a joint venture spanning multiple countries in Latin America.