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CLAW3210: Banking and Financial Law

Banks and financial institutions are central to the stability, efficiency and wealth of modern economies and businesses. This unit focuses on the impact of national and international financial regulation on banking contracts, bank secrecy, money laundering and fraud. Students become familiar with legal risks in commercial and investment banking, by examining the complex relationships and legal duties of the various parties engaged in modern finance. Topics covered include electronic banking, international trade finance and securitisation. The unit assists students to understand how the law is applied in practice through the use of case studies. Special emphasis is placed on how banking disputes may be resolved.

Code CLAW3210
Academic unit Accounting
Credit points 6
completion of at least 48 credit points

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an integrated understanding of key concepts, techniques and trends in banking and finance law and the challenges and opportunities involved in applying this knowledge in a business context
  • LO2. engage in critical thinking, question, assess and respond independently and creatively to assumptions, propositions and debates within one or more fields of business practice
  • LO3. develop and demonstrate persuasive communication skills and use a range of communications strategies to reach agreement with others about appropriate responses to complex and unfamiliar problems within banking and finance law
  • LO4. develop skills to produce a written report on an aspect of banking and finance law, dealing with problems through group interactions, including assignment of component tasks to individual students and consolidation of individual contributions to the report
  • LO5. recognise the inter-relationship between this area of the law and other academic and professional disciplines such as finance, economics and accounting.