Advanced Financing Techniques (LAWS6014)


This unit deals with commonly used commercial structures and techniques for large financings. The unit also examines the use of these structures and techniques in a range of commercial settings, such as takeovers and public/private infrastructures, and in the international context. It is an advanced unit, which assumes a good general knowledge of Australian corporate law and corporate finance. Particular topics covered include: loan syndication; domestic and off-shore capital markets; lending to a trust; takeover finance; derivatives; public/private infrastructure finance; project finance; listed property trusts; documentation in advanced financing transactions. The unit is taught by a team of legal experts with extensive experience in financing techniques.

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Further unit of study information


1x2-hr lecture/week


class presentations (2x20%) and 2hr exam (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

students should either hold a law degree with good background in Australian corporate law or have completed LAWS6038 Debt Financing or LAWS6046 Equity Financing

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.