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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Regulation of Capital Raising
UoS Code CLAW3204
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites None
Corequisites CLAW2201
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 Assignment (20%), presentation (20%), seminar work and participation (10%), and final exam (50%)
Description The ability of companies to raise capital is central to the success of Australia's securities markets and, in turn, to Australia's ongoing economic development. This unit focuses on the legal nature of common forms of capital raising, and their legal (through the Corporations Act) and non-legal (through the ASX Listing Rules) regulation, as well as the redemption of capital. It involves a study of capital raising, capital management and capital redemption from a practical, commercial perspective as well as the relevant legal and regulatory issues. Topics covered include forms of equity capital raising (including venture capital, IPOs, ASX listings, rights issues and placements) and their regulation; and strategies for redemption of capital (including through buy-backs and capital reductions). Current issues arising in Australian and internationally which concern trends, developments and reform initiatives relating to capital raising are also addressed.