As M&A plays an important role for achieving corporate growth, this part of my lecture “Fundamentals of Company Law” focuses on structures and processes related to the acquisition of companies. Firstly, we take a look at the legal matters and major differences between share deals and asset deals. Secondly, participants learn more about a typical sell-side process and which legal issues are important in terms of share purchase agreements, merger control and foreign investment law. In the end, we focus on directors’ duties related to the due diligence and take-over defense.