LAWS6138 - International Financial Transactions: Law and Practice

International financial markets are front page news. From GFC litigation to the Euro sovereign debt crisis, hedge funds and rating agencies, there is no escape. This unit has a profoundly practical perspective. Key pillars of the unit are the capital markets, the loan market and the derivative markets. Within each pillar specific financial products are analysed, such as securitisation, covered bonds and hybrids in the capital markets. Specific derivative and various lending products are also assessed, both from a legal and structuring perspective. Investor litigation is also a prominent feature of the unit. Guest lecturers from the industry present to provide a broad perspective. Popular case studies and a negotiation session are included as well, making this a both challenging and exciting unit.

No prior experience in the financial markets is required.


Semester 1 Intensive
27, 28, 31 March & 1 April 2014

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


  • Class Participation (10%)
  • 1 x 8,000 Word Essay (90%)

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