CORPORATE ANTI-TAKEOVER DEFENSE- THE POISON PILL DEVICE
This advanced law course delves into the intricate world of corporate anti-takeover defenses, with a specific focus on the strategy known as the ‘poison pill’. This mechanism is often employed to deter hostile takeover attempts by making the target company less appealing to the potential acquirer. The course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the legality, ethics, and strategy behind this device, its potential implications for corporate governance, shareholders, and mergers and acquisitions activity.
Understand the legal and business background to anti-takeover measures, specifically the poison pill.
Explore the application and effect of poison pills in real-life corporate scenarios.
Analyze the interplay between corporate law, governance, and poison pill provisions.
Evaluate the ethical implications of implementing poison pill strategies.
Appraise alternative anti-takeover measures and the future of the poison pill in corporate law.