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Finance Law (FNCE90028)

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Year of offerNot available in 2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeFNCE90028
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject deals with a range of general law issues relating to finance including contract, property and security, as well as the sections of the trade practices legislation concerning misleading and deceptive conduct. Particular topics include fundraising, derivatives and insolvency. The subject gives a general overview of legal systems. It seeks to address legal issues specifically in a way which will be relevant to problems arising in other countries whose basic legal system derives from England: for example, the United States of America, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and India as well as Australia and England itself.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast legal systems and capital market regulation as commonly applied in international finance markets;
  • Explain the legal concepts of debt, equity and hybrid financial instruments;
  • Discuss the concepts of misrepresentation and misleading and deceptive conduct as applied to financial transactions;
  • Describe legal aspects of security and negative pledge lending;
  • Critically evaluate the fund raising provisions of the Corporations Law in Australia;
  • Discuss legal aspects of dispute resolution, insolvency and remedies for default in a financial market and financial institutional context;
  • Identify legal problems which commonly arise in financial transactions in the areas of contract, tort and fiduciary duty.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Collaborative learning
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Interpretation & analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Synthesis of data and other information
  • Evaluation of data and other information
  • Using computer software
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources

Last updated: 11 January 2018