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Other: The class moves at a fast pace and class participation accounts for approximately one-third of the grade, so fluent English is highly recommended. If you don't come to the first class and do the first assignment you may be dropped from the class or waitlist.
The Workshop aims to fill the gap between academic theory and law firm transactional practice by introducing students to basic deal-making techniques - analyzing, drafting and negotiating transactional documents. The Workshop will focus on transactions in the field of mergers and acquisitions, which will include a variety of public company and private deals, and will be taught by two partners from the firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
A portion of the classes will be devoted to understanding the theoretical underpinnings of contracting and deal-making generally, but the primary focus of the Workshop will be to give practical exposure to students who are interested in mergers and acquisitions transactional work. Where possible, we will use real deal documents from prior transactions. Students will have an opportunity to participate in strategy sessions, drafting exercises and negotiations, and will also be required to turn in short written assignments from time to time.