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LAWS3403: Advanced Corporate Law

2024 unit information

This unit of study has as its objective the exploration of contemporary issues concerning debt and equity finance in Australian public and proprietary companies, with an emphasis on law reform in the areas of the raising of corporate finance; the positions of shareholders and creditors in the event of the company's insolvency; as well as aspects of external administration include receivership, voluntary administration, liquidation.

Unit details and rules

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Code LAWS3403
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
LAWS3445 or LAWS5103
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. critically evaluate the different types of regulation applying to corporations: legislation, standards, guidance, policy
  • LO2. identify and advise on corporate finance issues including available options to achieve desired funding goals and legal issues
  • LO3. understand and be able to critically evaluate current issues in securities regulation and assess potential reforms to address stakeholder concerns
  • LO4. identify and advise on the application of takeover and merger laws under the Corporations Act to specific fact scenarios
  • LO5. identify and advise directors on options for addressing the company's financial difficulties

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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