The modern economy runs on deals, from the complex agreements of the cross-border mergers & acquisitions market to the contractual alliances that produced Covid-19 vaccines to the venture capital investments that drive innovation. This initiative studies advances in modern deal design and connects those developments to policy issues in the U.S. and around the world through events such as the Winter Deals Conference.
Future of Antitrust
Antitrust law is front page news, and a technocratic policy tradition is now challenged by new — and particularly political — alternatives. The Future of Antitrust series focuses on providing a bridge between perspectives in what is now a highly competitive intellectual landscape.
Law & Entrepreneurship
The legal system plays a crucial role in encouraging entrepreneurial action in both startup and mature companies. This initiative, with longstanding roots at BYU Law School, explores that intersection by supporting research and incubating student-led efforts in the classroom.
The rise of private markets poses both opportunities and challenges for corporate leaders and policymakers alike. The Private Markets Initiative contributes to policy development in the US and internationally by gathering scholars, regulators, and practitioners on topics, such as securities regulation, corporate governance, and ESG, that intersect with private equity and venture capital.
Generous support from a variety of partners over the years — including Amazon.com, Bloomberg, Kirkland & Ellis, Potter Anderson Corroon, PwC, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati — has helped these initiatives thrive.
Future of Antitrust: Debriefing the American Innovation and Choice Online Act | Webinar, June 28, 2022, 12 noon (EDT)
In this webinar, panelists from academia and industry will explore the terms of the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (S.2992), a bill that would significantly change U.S. antitrust and competition law and policy.