Equity Financing (LAWS6046)


This unit focuses on the corporate law aspects of equity fundraising. At a theoretical level, this unit is underpinned by the privileged position of equity within corporate law. However, the unit also has a strongly commercial approach. Particular topics covered include: accounting standards, profits and auditors' duties; dividends; incorporated joint ventures and strategic alliances; unincorporated joint ventures and strategic alliances; profits and dividends; capital restructuring - a comparative analysis of transactions affecting share capital; regulated financial transactions under chapter 2E of the Corporations Act; corporate reconstructions and schemes of arrangement; underwriting and the role of regulators; issues in comparative equity finance; private equity and venture capital. The unit is taught by a team of lawyers with extensive experience in financing. Note that application of the disclosure provisions to corporate fundraising is covered in the unit LAWS6100 Corporate Fundraising.

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