Topic outline

  • This course introduces current practice of legal structuring related to venture capital investments as well as mergers and acquisitions through lectures and real life cases that are solved in small groups and presented and discussed during seminar sessions.

    The objective of the course is to give the participants an understanding of the key legal issues of venture capital transactions and M&As such as analyzing term-sheets, formulating and drafting the representations and warranties, investment agreements, convertible loan agreements, merger agreements, purchase agreements and their derivatives.

    This course consists of intensive reading, online group negotiations, written assignments and two lectures

    Session 1 (Tuesday, Mar 21)

    Introduction; Venture Capital Fund; Investment Process and Negotiations, Due Diligence; First Round Documents; R&W; Indemnities; Buy-Out Structures 

    Session 2 (Tuesday, Mar 28)

    Equity and Debt Instruments; Risk Management and Control; Definitive Agreements; 

    Session 3 (Tuesday, Apr 4)

    Inorganic Transactions; Transaction Structures and Process; Definitive Agreements;