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Categories:
Corporate & Commercial Law
Insurance Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to look at the role of W&I insurance in M&A transactions and the current trends in the M&A market following the financial crisis. It will set out how W&I insurance cover works and what benefits it can bring to a particular transactions. The second half of this podcast will be focussed on the state of the current M&A market with a mergers partner at an international law firm. That section of the podcast will look at the structures of the deals that are coming through, what financing such deals are able to secure and how risk is being mitigated by the parties to a merger.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the function of W&I insurance in corporate transactions;
  • Understand how W&I insurance can protect buyers and why different types of seller might elect to take out W&I insurance;
  • Understand the process for arranging W&I insurance cover and the claims procedure under W&I policies;
  • Be aware of the state of the M&A market in terms of deal volumes, financing and the types of M&A deals taking place;
  • Be aware of how buyers and sellers are seeking to mitigate risk and minimise deal uncertainty;
  • Understand how the scope of due diligence is changing.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • There are no citations to accompany this podcast.
Tags:

This podcast is about W&I (warranty and indemnity) insurance in M&A transactions and the current trends in the M&A market following the financial crisis.

Podcast added: 09/06/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-30

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