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LAW7003 - Business finance: law and practice

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: T.B.A.


Not offered in 2008


The subject examines various types of business finance used by corporations in Australia. The subject will study forms of short, medium and long term financing, principally domestic, with some reference to securitisation. Topics will include legal concepts relating to finance, banking and securities and also practical transactional issues such as documentation and revenue considerations.


On completion of this subject students should 1) understand the different forms of financing available to corporations and the legal conditions and constraints involved in each type of finance; 2) be familiar with the legal documentation of those transactions; and 3) understand the reasons behind the choice of a particular form of financing by corporations.


Research paper (3750 words): 50%
Supervised examination (1.5 hours): 40%
Class participation: 10%

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week

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