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Unit of Study

Banking and Finance Law
UoS Code CLAW2204
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites CLAW1001
Prohibitions CLAW2004
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops
Assessment test (25%), case study / research (25%), final exam (50%)
Description Banks and financial institutions are central to the stability, efficiency and wealth of modern economies and businesses. This unit focuses on the impact of national and international financial regulation on banking contracts, bank secrecy, money laundering and fraud. Students will become familiar with legal risks in commercial and investment banking, by examining the complex relationships and legal duties of the various parties engaged in modern finance. Topics covered will include electronic banking, international trade finance and securitisation. The unit will assist students in understanding how the law is applied in practice by using case studies. Special emphasis will be placed on how banking disputes may be resolved.