LAWS6046 - Equity Financing


For details on the schedule please download the Equity Financing Flyer.


  • Focus 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.


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.


Semester 1 2014
Tuesday Evenings, 6-8pm

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • 2 x Class Presentations (20% each)
  • 1 x Exam (60%)

Assumed Knowledge

Presumption of law degree with corporate law knowledge.

Note that application of the disclosure provisions to corporate fundraising is covered in the unit LAWS6100 Corporate Fundraising.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Business Law | Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law | Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law