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Corporate Finance


Course requirements

Master degree in Law. This course is part of the Advanced Master Law and Finance.

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Course information

This course aims to offer students a broad introduction to the themes of corporate finance and to increase their understanding of financial markets and valuation methodologies. After completing the course:

  • Students are able to explain the drivers of M&A decisions and are able to identify the various actors involved.

  • Students are able to identify the relevant legal and governance aspects involved with M&A and valuations and are able to include the relevant legal clauses in legal documentation.

  • Students are able to analyze a business plan.

  • Students are able to describe the various valuation methods available, such as DCF and capital markets pricing mechanisms.

  • Students are able to calculate/understand free cash flows and cost of capital calculations.

  • Students are able to answer concrete case questions and present answers.

Mode of instruction

Lectures •• Number of (2 hour) lectures: 10

  • Names of lecturers: Wouter H.L. Han

  • Required preparation by students: reading of prescribed materials

Examination method

  • Final exam: take home exam 100%

The final exam will consist of a pracitical assignment requiring the student to respond to a concrete case covering topics discussed in the course. The final exam will be made available to students via Brightspace. Students will have 24 hours to complete the exam.

Further information about the take home will be communicated to students through Brightspace closer to the exam date.


Course reader and additional literature is distributed through Brightspace.

Course materials

Obligatory course materials:
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities
8th Edition
Authors: Donald DePamphilis
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128013908
eBook ISBN: 9780128024539
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 11th September 2015


Course Coordinator:
Mr. Wouter H.L. Han

Programme Coordinator:
Ms. Orsolya Kalsbeek-Bagdi
Email address:

Disclaimer: This course has been updated to the best of our knowledge at the current time of publishing. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the fluctuating changes in lock down regulations all information contained within this course description are subject to change up to 1 September 2020.
Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 virus after 1 September 2020, changes to the course description can only be made in the event of strict necessity and only in the circumstances where the interests of the students are not impinged. Should there be a need for any change during the duration of the course, this will be informed to all students on a timely basis and will not be to the prejudice of students. Modifications after 1 September 2020 may only be done with the approval and consent of the Faculty Board.