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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 5018

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
161481

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2018.

Course aim

The course explores the legal and policy issues pertinent to corporate finance.  It provides students with a deep and broad understanding of the various forms of corporate finance and how they are formulated and implemented as well as advanced understanding of the regulation of capital markets.  As the principles and policies relevant to corporate finance operate within the context of a global financial system, international and comparative dimensions of corporate finance law will also be considered.

Course content

  • Introduction to Equity & Debt Finance
  • Corporate and Financial System Regulators (ASIC & APRA)
  • Commercial lending, syndication and securitization
  • Personal Property Securities Act
  • Share capital transactions
  • Venture Capital and other forms of private equity
  • Public offerings
  • Disclosure
  • Takeovers
  • Schemes of Arrangement
  • Market misconduct
  • Phoenix companies

Textbook(s)

Louise Gullifer & Jennifer Payne 2015, Corporate Finance Law: Principles and Policy, 2nd, Hart Publishing, Oxford

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours x 1- 2 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Online activities 3 hours x 1 x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 3 hours x 1 x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Research paper 2000 words 40% n/a
Case study 3500 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Research paper 2000 words 40% n/a
Case study 3500 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Research paper 2000 words 40% n/a
Case study 3500 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

Ms Jenifer Varzaly arrow-small-right
School of Law

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