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256.5 sec. 001 - Structuring and Negotiating Complex Financial Transactions (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Allan T. Marks  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


F 3:10 PM - 6:10 PM
Location: Internet/Online
On 2020-09-11

Sa 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Internet/Online
On 2020-09-12

F 3:10 PM - 6:10 PM
Location: Internet/Online
On 2020-09-25

Sa 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Internet/Online
On 2020-09-26

Course Start: September 11, 2020
Course End: September 26, 2020
Class Number: 32255

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 35
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 45
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

This course exposes students to challenges faced in structuring, negotiating and documenting complex financial transactions and their broader economic and regulatory contexts. The course introduces students pragmatically to basic legal and financial concepts and then applies them to a range of transactions. The course balances the theory, policy and practice of financial transactions and explores how sophisticated contracts and legal structures can be used to manage risk, align investor goals, and create value.

The course is taught by Allan Marks, a partner at Milbank LLP. He is based in Los Angeles and also teaches a course on Energy & Infrastructure Project Finance each spring at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Attendance at ALL class sessions is mandatory for course credit. The format is mainly a conversational lecture, with in-class student participation expected, plus a practical take-home exercise.

Class days and times:
Friday, September 11th 3:10-6:10pm
Saturday, September 12th 9:00am-12:30 pm
Friday, September 25th 3:10-6:10pm
Saturday, September 26th 9:00am-12:30 pm

Real-time attendance at the first Zoom class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Business Law

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