Securities and Markets Regulation

15 November 2011

The Hon. Justice Adjunct Professor Ashley Black will teach this early intensive unit, commencing 16 January 2012.

Securities and Markets Regulation examines the structure and regulation of markets for financial products, with particular emphasis on corporate securities.

The study is primarily a legal analysis, but also explores some financial theory relevant to legal response to market operation.

Topics covered include:

  • Structures, institutions and participants in Australian financial products markets and current developments in such markets
  • Co-regulation of financial products markets, including the role and powers of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Australian Securities Exchange
  • The licensing of financial services professionals
  • The conduct of securities business, including the legal structure of stock exchange transactions and the incidents of the broker-client relationship
  • Abusive trading on financial products markets, including market manipulation and insider trading.

The Hon. Justice Ashley Black was sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW on Monday 4 July 2011.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Justice Black was a dispute resolution partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, where he appeared in a range of high profile commercial litigation cases since joining the firm in 1989.

An Adjunct Professor of the Sydney Law School and a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, Justice Black is also a prolific author, having contributed to many legal publications throughout his career.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney and received first class honours for all three degrees.

He was also awarded the Law Graduates Association Medal in his Master of Laws.

Securities and Markets Regulation is available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:

Candidates can also enrol in this subject on a Legal Professional Development (LPD), Single Unit Enrolment or Cross-Institutional basis.

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

Further information on the 2012 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Program

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

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