Equity Financing

14 February 2014

Equity Financing - Semester 1 2014 - Tuesday Evenings, 6-8pm
Equity Financing - Semester 1 2014 - Tuesday Evenings, 6-8pm

Convened by Professor Jennifer Hill, this unit will be taught by up to ten legal practitioners with experience in private legal practice, the Bar and the Judiciary.

Equity Financing provides a focus on the corporate law aspects of equity fundraising.

Topics include:

  • Accounting standards, profits and auditors' dutiesdividends
  • 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.

Schedule & Lecturers

  • Professor Jennifer Hill, Sydney Law School, (Convenor) - 4 March - Introduction
  • The Hon. Kevin Lindgren AM, QC - 2. 11 March - Financial Records; Reports; Accounting and Auditing Standards; Auditors' Duties + 18 March - Profits and Dividends
  • The Hon. Justice Ashley Black, Supreme Court of NSW - 25 March - Regulated Financial Transactions
  • John Kluver, CAMAC - 1 April - Capital Restructuring: Transactions Affecting Share Capital
  • Tom Story, Allens Linklaters - 8 April - Private Equity and Venture Capital: Legal and Regulatory Issues
  • Ben McLaughlin, Baker & McKenzie - 15 April - Incorporated Joint Ventures + 29 April - Unincorporated Joint Ventures
  • Tony Damian, Herbert Smith Freehills & John Natal, Herbert Smith Freehills - 6 & 13 May - Schemes of Arrangement
  • Bill Koeck, Ashurst - 20 May - Underwriting and the Role of the Regulators
  • Lachlan Roots, Consultant, Herbert Smith Freehills - 27 May - Effective Use of Equity: Releasing Capital Through Securitisation
  • Andrew Lumsden, Corrs Chambers Westgarth - 3 June - Liability and Content Issues in Equity Financing


Semester 1 2014
Tuesday Evenings, 6-8pm
Sydney Law School
St James Campus
173-175 Phillip Street Sydney NSW 2000


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

Equity Financingis available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:

Legal practitioners can count this unit of study towards Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Candidates can also enrol in this subject on a Single Unit Enrolment or Cross-Institutional basis.

Candidates can elect to complete the assessment, claim the MCLE or CPD points and then count the unit towards a degree at a later stage.

Alternatively, candidates can elect not to complete the assessment but still claim the MCLE or CPD points.

For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.

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