LAWS5176 Australian Financial Transactions Law and Regulation

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit offers an introduction to finance law. It focuses on the law and regulation of financial transactions undertaken in Australia. Topics covered include sources of finance law, forms of business organisations, lending and security, investing in companies, corporate fundraising, corporate takeovers and insolvency, financial market misconduct and legal obligations of financial intermediaries
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain and critically asess the role law plays in finance; (2) demonstrate the ability to analyse and apply the key legal principles governing financial transactions; (3) apply and demonstrate key skills in (1) understanding and using primary legal resources such as law reports and statutes; (2) reading and analysing legal texts, journal articles and government reports; (3) legal method, writing and logical reasoning; and (4) oral and written presentation and communication skills; and (4) analyse and solve legal case studies and hypothetical problems faced by professionals in the finance and banking industry.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment; (2) examination; and (3) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Rasiah Gengatharen
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
for Master of Commercial and Resources Law and Master of Taxation Law students: nil; for Master of Applied Finance students: FINA5520 Risk Management and Financial Instruments
and
FINA5521 Quantitative Methods in Finance
and
FINA5524 Trading and Markets
and
ECON5506 The Economics of Financial Markets
Contact hours
3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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