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LAWS6361: Advanced Insolvency Law

2024 unit information

This unit involves the operation of insolvency law in its commercial context. The unit will build on studies in Insolvency Law by considering how insolvency law rules interact with non-insolvency law (including taxation law, trusts law, property law and employment law) within the context of common commercial arrangements (such as commercial leasing, trading trust arrangements and contracts for the supply of services). The unit will consider the position of common stakeholders involved in debt restructuring and corporate rescue efforts to support debtors during times of financial distress. Further information about this unit is available in the Sydney Law School timetable, unit of study outline and academic staff profile

Unit details and rules

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Code LAWS6361
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
This unit is available to students who have completed LAWS5014 Corporations Law, LAWS6159 Insolvency Law or equivalent unit

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

  • LO1. Understand how key provisions of the Corporations Act, 2001 (Cth) applying to insolvent companies impact on transactions in a commercial context.
  • LO2. Critically evaluate how the studied areas of insolvency law affect particular commercial transactions and settings
  • LO3. Identify and synthesise different perspectives and arguments involved in areas of legal uncertainty in insolvency law
  • LO4. Understand and explain how particular areas of insolvency law covered by the course affect the competing interests of different stakeholders in common commercial situations.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal evening Castlereagh St, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal evening Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal evening Remote

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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