LAWS6932 - Law & Investment in Asia


  • Acquire a broad overview of the key legal issues commonly faced when investing and doing business in Asia.
  • Focus on the issues related to direct foreign investment by Australian or other foreign businesses in the jurisdictions dealt with in the course.
  • Examine commercial law across Asia with primary emphasis on Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, China and possibly India, including case studies.


The laws related to foreign investment; laws of contract and/or competition law; labour law; corporate governance; intellectual property; Islamic law and finance (where relevant); corruption; WTO and FTA compliance; dispute resolution; and key issues in modern comparative law which may assist students in their study of `foreign' legal systems.


Semester 1 Intensive
4, 5 & 22, 23 April 2014

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


  • 1 x 2,000-2,500 Word Take-Home Exam (30%)
  • 1 x 6,000 Word Essay (70%)

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