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LAWS 7716 Deals: The Economic Structure of Transactions (Fall: 4 )


Course Description

The goal of this course is to explain both how private parties actually order their commercial interactions and to develop a systematic theory of how they ought to do so. Successful deal lawyers are able to anticipate potential contracting challenges in transactions and build into contracts or transaction structures responses to these potential problems. They often do so without any systematic theory to guide them. Years of experience, often with mistakes along the way, help deal lawyers develop their instincts about what works in different transactional settings. This course will focus on the economic challenges as well as the sources of value creation in transaction design and contract. The hope is to help you kick-start the development of transactional instincts and better prepare you to anticipate deal challenges and how you might creatively address those challenges through contract and deal design.


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Last Updated: 18-Nov-14