Sign in or create a free account to get FREE SHIPPING and DISCOUNTS

Mergers and Acquisitions: Law and Finance, Fourth Edition

  • Robert B. Thompson
Series / Aspen Casebook Series
Teaching Materials
Table of contents
The Fourth Edition of Mergers and Acquisitions: Law and Finance, written by Robert B. Thompson, a leading scholar and teacher in the field, equips students with the legal rules and economic and financial principles they will need to help clients make key strategic choices during an acquisition. Mergers and Acquisitions: Law and Finance offers up-to-date and rich, yet succinct, coverage with the perfect mix of theory and practice.

New to the Fourth Edition:
  • The 2021 anti-activist poison pill case (In re The Williams Company)
  • Linking the introduction to tender offers in Chapter 3 as an anomaly to Delaware’s preferred approach to trust governance to directors setting the stage for Chapter 5 and the judicial acceptance of poison pills to address that anomaly
  • Revising the presentation of Blasius as initially providing a necessary supplement to Unocal, but evolving into a rule that is “rarely” applied
  • Akorn as illustrating the Delaware Chancery Court’s increasing case load of complex commercial cases in takeovers (as opposed to governance fights between shareholders and directors)
Professors and students will benefit from:
  • Stellar authorship
  • Rich but accessible coverage of valuation
  • Notes following each case that explain the legal and business reasoning for “The Deal”
  • Materials on insider trading, poison pill, deal protection devices, activist shareholders

Read More
Professor Materials
Please sign in or register to view Professor Materials. These materials are only available for validated professor accounts. If you are registering for the first time, validation may take up to 2 business days.
About the authors
Robert B. Thompson
Peter J. Weidenbruch Jr. Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center

Professor Thompson teaches courses in the corporate and securities area, including mergers and limited liability as Peter P. Weidenbruch, Jr. Professor of Business Law at Georgetown Law. He joined the Georgetown faculty in 2010 after visiting in 2009-10. Previous positions include service as the New York Alumni Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Professor of Management at Vanderbilt University and the George Alexander Madill Professor of Law at Washington University. He has visited at New York University and Northwestern University and has taught intensive courses at the University of Sydney. He has authored or co-authored casebooks on corporations and on mergers, treatises on Close Corporations and Oppression of Minority Shareholders and LLC Members, and more than 50 articles. Professor Thompson has testified before committees of Congress, a state legislature, and the New York Stock Exchange. He has served since 1991 as editor of the Corporate Practice Commentator, served as an adviser for the American Law Institute's Restatement (Third) of Agency and chaired two sections of the Association of American Law Schools.

Product Information
Fourth Edition
Publication date
Copyright Year
Connected eBook (Digital Only)
Mergers and Acquisitions
Select Format Show Hide
Select Format Hide
Are you a professor?