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The Legal Team's Role in M&A

In this course, learn the key tasks that a legal team is responsible for in M&A from Andrew Gratz, Associate General Counsel at LyondellBasel.

What you’ll learn

  • Five key milestones that are the legal team's responsibility
  • Understanding the rationale behind deals
  • Common regulatory, legal, and jurisdictional obstacles
  • How to avoid deal fever

Course content

What role does legal play in M&A?

What are the key milestones in a deal where legal gets involved?

When should you use an IOI?

How do legal and corporate development  teams encourage risks and rewards?

How do you preserve value post-close?

Does the legal team participate in post-mortems?

Who is this course for

This course is intended for those wanting to learn more about M&A legal teams' responsibilities.


Andrew Gratz
Associate General Counsel at LyondelBasell

Andrew manages the seven-member legal team responsible for supporting LyondellBasell’s global mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other strategic transactions, sales contracts and arrangements ($20+ billion revenue) and capital projects in the Americas, and global government relations and public affairs groups. He was profiled by the Houston Chronicle for advising senior management through one of the largest Chapter 11 restructurings in U.S. history, and recognized by Modern Counsel magazine for global management skills and legal leadership.


Upon completing this course, students will receive a badge for "The Legal Team's Role in M&A".

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