Netherlands, Utrecht

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

when 17 July 2017 - 28 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1670

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.

The special track consists of:
- Corporate Governance after the financial crisis
- Understanding and Managing Mergers and Acquisitions

Course leader

Prof. dr. Wilco J. Oostwouder (professor Corporate Finance Law Utrecht University and attorney at law at Loyens & Loeff NV)

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.

Course aim

To provide ambitious bachelor students (economic, management, business, law) with modern insights into economic causes and effects of M&A, relevant transaction documents (like the Share Purchase Agreement) and valuations, to learn how to write and present a concise academic paper on M&A. This course is an excellent introduction to the Master course 'Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring' in the LLM/MSc programme Law & Economics/Economics & Law at Utrecht University.

Credits info

3 EC
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1670: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 1320: Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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