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News Posted on February 16, 2017

Professor Afsharipour Cited in Los Angeles Times on Corporate Mergers

Professor Afra Afsharipour was cited in the Los Angeles Times in a column by Michael Hiltzik concerning costs associated with the failed merger of Aetna and Humana.  Among those costs is a “reverse termination fee” owed by the Aetna to Humana. These kinds of fees have become more common on deals that are vulnerable to regulatory challenge. The goal, according Afsharipour, is to compensate the target for the disruption that results from a blocked merger. 

Professor Afsharipour’s areas of research include comparative corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, and transactional law.  Her scholarship has appeared in numerous law reviews, including the Columbia Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the UC Davis Law Review