Netherlands, Utrecht

Law and Economics: Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis & Mergers and Acquisitions

when 16 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1320

Corporations and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) provide excellent case studies for Law & Economics. This special track deals with these two subjects. This is a very suitable course for students who are keen to appreciate an international, non-mainstream, multidisciplinary and interactive approach to Corporate Governance and M&A.

During the first part of this course, we will deal with the underlying causes of the financial crisis which were partly attributed to failures and weaknesses in corporate governance arrangements. Measures have been taken in order to stimulate boards and shareholders to pursue long-term strategies.
We will deal with the question whether these measures will work out and will prevent short-termism and excessive risk taking, both from an economic and a legal perspective.
In the second part of this course, we will deal with the economic, legal and financial aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions.
This course aims to increase the understanding of merger dynamics, determinants, effects and merger policy. Is M&A a means to consolidate and expand the market position and to increase efficiency? We will explore the “merger paradox” extensively and we will participate in a negotiation training workshop following the Harvard Principled Negotiation method.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Wilco J. Oostwouder

Target group

Ambitious bachelor students (from economics, management, business, or law backgrounds) who are keen to know more about Key Issues of Corporate Governance and who are keen to appreciate a multidisciplinary and interactive approach to M&A.

Students from other faculties with a keen interest in law and economics, Ph.D. students and in exceptional cases even academic professionals can be admitted.

Credits info

3 EC
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1320: Course + course materials
EUR 350: Housing

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