TBLS Weekly Update 04/03 – 04/09

Upcoming Events:

3rd Annual Norton Rose Fulbright M&A School:
Friday, April 8; all day event in the Francis Auditorium (TNH 2.114)
Partners from Norton Rose Fulbright will be coming to teach members about the “nitty gritty” of a merger & acquisition transaction. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM and the event is expected to end around 3:30 PM. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Attire is casual. This event is TBLS’ biggest event of the year, in addition to being a resume credit. RSVP HERE via symplicity under the events tab: https://law-utexas-csm.symplicity.com/students/

Fall OCI: What You Need to Know
Monday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Big Law panelists from Latham & Watkins, Paul Hastings, Jackson Walker, and Willkie, Farr & Galllagher will cover tips on how to prepare effective application materials; how to sell yourself in a 20-minute interview; why networking is important and how to do it; and professional etiquette for receptions, meals, and correspondence, including responding to offers. Amy’s Ice Cream will be served! Please RSVP on Symplicity.

General Membership Information:

Outline Bank – To gain access to the outline bank please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com with your UT EID. The outline bank is accessed through Canvas and is only available to dues paying members.

Term Of The Week:

Mezzanine financing is a hybrid of debt and equity financing that is typically used to finance the expansion of existing companies. Mezzanine financing is basically debt capital that gives the lender the rights to convert to an ownership or equity interest in the company if the loan is not paid back in time and in full. It is generally subordinated to debt provided by senior lenders such as banks and venture capital companies.

3 Thing to Make You Smarter:

1. Pfizer and Allergen scrapped their merger after the US Treasury announced new rules making corporate inversions more difficult.

2. Global Bond Yield plunges to 20-year low, serving as a warning sign for the global economy.

3. For 1Ls interested in transferring, consider The Antonin Scalia School of Law, or ASSoL for short.

Have a great week!

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