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Corporate Fundraising - LAWS6100

Year - 2019

Efficient capital markets are essential for a modern western economy. But investment in those markets carries risk, with many historical examples of financial catastrophes for reasons ranging from fraud and deception, to the irrational exuberance of investors. Our community looks to laws and regulation for the protection of investors. This unit is about the system of investor protection. We study the legal and regulatory requirements for capital raising, particularly by issuing securities or units in a trust or other managed investment scheme. In Australia, investor protection is still based on the disclosure philosophy, the idea that the primary purpose of regulation is to make sure investors have the information to make their own decisions. However, we consider recent regulatory changes that have tended to break down that approach to regulation. Questions of liability for defective disclosure, and the due diligence defence, will be examined. A special feature of this unit is the extensive experience in corporate fundraising that our team of lecturers will bring to the classroom, overseen by Dr Austin, a barrister and retired judge who is Challis Lecturer in Corporate Law.

Classes
1x2-hr lecture/week

Assessment
2 x class assignments (10% each) and assignment (80%)

Additional information
Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/

Assumed knowledge
The unit is available to students who have previously studied or practised in Australian corporate law or have completed LAWS6810 Fundamentals of Corporate Law.

Details

Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr R P Austin (Coordinator)
HECS Band: 3
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