Fundamentals of Finance Law (LAWS6955)


This unit's objectives are to identify and analyse key legal concepts that impact on the operation of financial markets.
The content includes an introductory examination of how contractual and other relationships underlie financial transactions; how financial assets (including financial instruments) are created, traded and used as security; how corporate and trust structures are used by market participants as financing vehicles; and how financial transactions may be challenged in an insolvency.

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Aug 25, 26 & Sep 22, 23 (9-5)


3000wd assignment (30%) and take-home exam (70%)

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Assumed knowledge

This unit assumes no previous knowledge and is available to non-lawyers and to lawyers who have not previously studied or practised in the area.

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