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. In this trackthe effects of the Covid-19 Crisis on Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions will alo be dealt with.
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.
To give advanced bachelor students (from economics, management, business and law backgrounds) an insight into the backgrounds and developments of Key Issues of Corporate governance and into the economic causes and effects of M&A.
We haven’t decided yet whether this track will be in a physical, online or hybrid version. The price for participating online will be a 150 Euro less than the price for participating in the physical classroom. At first, this track will only be offered as the physical course, if this changes we will send an e-mail to all students who have already applied for this program.
Prof. dr. Wilco J. Oostwouder
T: +31 (0)622938313