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Fundamentals of the Law and Policy of Mergers and Acquisitions (Module)

Module description

The regulation of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) constitutes a highly sensitive topic insofar as M&A may be the means by which control over a typically dominant corporation in one country is transferred from holder to acquirer. The issue of how M&As are regulated is therefore not only of interest to investors and the broader business community, but is ultimately an issue which attracts the interest of national governments and industry specific authorities, as it can affect important institutions within a Member States’ economy. The module therefore allows for an appreciation of the policy background to the laws in place, as well as an appreciation of the law in action with reference to key case studies within a cross-jurisdictional context. The module challenges students to critically engage with fundamental theoretical, policy and practical approaches to regulating mergers and acquisitions in diverse socio-economic contexts.

Staff information

Dr Georgina Tsagas

Teaching pattern

Learning and teaching methods vary but may include watching video content, engaging in discussion forums, taking part in live chat/webinar sessions, self-directed activities, doing quizzes or working through interactive content designed to stimulate your thoughts and help you to apply knowledge.

You will be expected to undertake approximately 20 hours of study per week which may typically be broken down as follows:

  • Directed study - 2 (web content material including recorded video, text, graphics)
  • Other activity - 2 (1 hour live seminar and 1 hour of discussion board)
  • Self-directed learning and assessment work - 16 (including completing set tasks and reading, research, revision)

Module assessment - more information

A small percentage of your final module mark will be based on your participation in discussion forums, unless stated otherwise. The remaining percentage will typically be assessed by essay. 

Key information

Module code 7FFLP008

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 15

Semester Full-year

Study abroad module No