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Regulation of Mergers and Acquisitions - CLAW3206

Year - 2020

Mergers, acquisitions and takeovers are increasingly important strategies for Australian companies which raise significant legal issues. This unit aims to give students a sound understanding of the legal issues involved in mergers and acquisitions from both corporations law and competition law perspectives and their impact on commercial strategies. Competition issues under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), as well as corporate governance issues under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), are explored. Bid planning (including tactics involved in initiating a takeover bid and defensive strategies and tactics), directors duties, prohibited market conduct and the role of ASIC and the Takeovers Panel are also covered. This unit also considers mergers using schemes of arrangement.

Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops

Case note presentation (10%), executive report (20%), group presentation (20%), final exam (50%)


CLAW1003 or CLAW2201 or CLAW2214


Faculty: Business (Business School)

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Business Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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