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Business Law Podcast

Discussing M&A Deals with John Coates

Gary J Ross

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VC Law: Episode 7

Host Gary J. Ross discusses mergers and acquisitions with John Coates, Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School, former partner at Wachtell Lipton, and former Acting Director for the Division of Corporation Finance and General Counsel at the SEC. Gary and John discuss trends in global M&A deals, the significance of business and legal due diligence, motives behind whether deals are structured as stock or asset purchases, M&A representations and warranties, and whether it’s worthwhile to have a letter of intent in a deal negotiation.