Cross-Border Corporate Transactions: Legal Framework

The course is organized together with the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki. Hanken students should register for the course on Weboodi and Moodle using the course code 2195-CG.

Goal
The class gives an overview of the legal and economic aspects of cross-border transactions (share and asset deals, mergers, takeovers). The class deals with related contractual and corporate matters, as well as competition and securities regulation issues that are relevant in these types of transactions.

Contents
Cross-border corporate transactions are increasingly common. They raise specific issues and concerns that must be recognized and understood in planning and executing corporate transactions. Business managers and corporate lawyers increasingly work in an international environment, and will need to be aware of these issues in order to understand the potentials and risks related to cross-border business. The legal aspects of cross-border transactions are dealt with in light of international market practice, international conventions, and the laws of Finland and the U.S.

Scope: 7 ECTS (Students at Hanken).

Prerequisites
Master level Hanken students and students who have completed at least 180 ECTS at Hanken may participate.

Execution and requirements

Lectures: 24 hours (12 x 2) during the period of 20 February through 27 March 2018. Class participation is compulsory and the students are required to participate in class discussions. Assigned materials must be read in advance of each class. Materials and lectures will be in English. Materials include cases, contracts, and articles.

“Take home” exam: A written take home exam must be answered and returned by each student by a set date. Questions for the exam will be distributed and the return date of the exam will be announced at the last substantive class on 22 March 2018. Any sources and materials can be used in preparing the exam answers, but no other person may be consulted in answering the exam and all discussions regarding the exam are forbidden. All answers must be in the English language and limited to a set number of pages to be confirmed (1 to 2 pages).

Exam results: Grading for Hanken 0–100.