Corporate, Securities and Finance Law

Continuing students only

There is no new intake for this course. The following information is provided for continuing students only.

Course resolutions for previous years may be found in the handbook archive.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law

This course will no longer be offered to commencing students after 31 December 2016.
Students can apply for related alternate courses which include: Graduate Diploma in Business Law.
Students must complete 24 credit points.
LAWS6030
Corporate Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have an understanding of Australian income taxation law commensurate with that which would be obtained from completing undergraduate study in Australian taxation law or five years working with Australian tax law in a law or accounting practice in an industry role or in the Australian Taxation Office. For students who do not have such knowledge or work experience they first should undertake LAWS6825 Introduction to Australian Business Tax before enrolling in this unit. The completion of other foundation units such as LAWS6840 Taxation of Business and Investment Income A and LAWS6841 Taxation of Business and Investment Income B will provide students; without such knowledge or work experience; with additional knowledge and skills that will assist in successfully completing this unit.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Semester 1
Semester 1a
LAWS6037
International Import/Export Laws
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Semester 1
LAWS6059
International Business Law
6    A Students who do not hold a law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit.
N LAWS3438 or LAWS5138


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive October
LAWS6060
International Commercial Arbitration
6    N LAWS3437 or LAWS5137


This is available as one of the core units for GradDipIntBusLaw students. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive June
LAWS6063
World Trade Organization Law I
6    A limited knowledge of law of treaties
N LAWS3439 or LAWS5139


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive September
LAWS6100
Corporate Fundraising
6    A The unit is available to students who have previously studied or practised in Australian corporate law or have completed LAWS6810 Fundamentals of Corporate Law.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Semester 2
LAWS6138
Internatl Fin Transactions: Law and Prac
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive March
LAWS6153
Comparative Corporate Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6159
Insolvency Law
6    A undergraduate law degree with good background in Australian corporate law
N CLAW6006 or LAWS3403 or LAWS3445 or LAWS5103


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive November
LAWS6222
Corporate Governance
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive March
LAWS6264
Compliance: Financial Services Industry
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Semester 2
LAWS6321
Fiduciary Duties and Conflicts of Interest
6    A Undergraduate knowledge of equitable principles or company law would be desirable


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive February
LAWS6330
Fundamentals of Regulation
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive September
LAWS6342
Environmental Markets
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6345
Principles of Financial Regulation
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive May
LAWS6352
Mergers and Acquisitions in Asia
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive May
LAWS6810
Fundamentals of Corporate Law
6    N LAWS2014 or LAWS5014 or Students who have undertaken the equivalent of Corporations Law in Australia within the last 5 years.


Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6838
Competition Law
6    A undergraduate law degree or LAWS6252


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Semester 2
LAWS6844
US Corporate Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6873
Principles of Intellectual Property
6    N LAWS6854 or LAWS3480 or LAWS3479 or LAWS5180 or LAWS5179


Students who have previously completed an equivalent undergraduate or postgraduate unit in intellectual property are not permitted to enrol in this unit. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive June
LAWS6879
Japanese Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students may also substitute one or two days from Feb 12 and 13 in Tokyo. Students cannot enrol directly into this unit in Sydney Student. Enrolment instructions will be provided upon successful registration. See https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/postgraduate-coursework-homepage. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html.
Intensive February
LAWS6932
Law and Investment in Asia
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6944
Market Manipulation and Insider Trading
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive December
LAWS6956
Personal Property Securities
6    A Unless approved by the Unit Coordinator, students who do not hold a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive November
LAWS6987
Fundamentals of Commercial Law
6    A 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. Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in law from a common law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System.
N LAWS3400


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive October
LAWS6990
Principles of Oil and Gas Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
MIL and GradDipIL students may enrol in either LAWS6990 Principles of Oil and Gas Law or LAWS6933 Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues, but not both.Students cannot enrol directly into this unit in Sydney Student. Enrolment instructions will be provided upon successful registration. See https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/postgraduate-coursework-homepage. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html
Intensive July
LAWS6997
Cross-Border Deals
6    A Available to law graduates only. Students undertaking this unit must have a good working knowledge of the Australian Corporations Act and the rules and practices applicable to securities offerings and takeovers or the equivalent in their home jurisdiction.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive November