Corporate Governance in M&A Transactions

National Law School of India Review, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 50, 2013

12 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2012 Last revised: 30 Oct 2013

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Umakanth Varottil

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2012

Abstract

The address focuses on the intersection between corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). It explores various corporate governance mechanisms employed by companies in scrutinising M&A transactions, both domestic and cross-border. After expressing some of the more universal sentiments, the address briefly comments on the state of the law in India on M&A and the extent to which it does, or does not, take into account corporate governance issues. The thrust of the address is that although giant strides have been taken in the evolution of legal regimes individually in M&A and corporate governance, there continue to be areas at the intersection of these two regimes that merit the further attention of the regulators, the legal process and the corporate sector.

Keywords: Mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, board of directors, fiduciary duties, mergers, takeovers, squeeze outs, India

JEL Classification: G38, K22

Suggested Citation

Varottil, Umakanth, Corporate Governance in M&A Transactions (March 1, 2012). National Law School of India Review, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 50, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2042307

Umakanth Varottil (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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