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LAW7430 - Corporate finance law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Dr Oren Bigos


City (Melbourne) Term 3 2008 (On-campus block of classes)


The unit introduces practising lawyers to legal aspects of debt finance for corporations. It is taught from a practical perspective and provides understanding and analysis of:

  1. forms of credit
  2. legal aspects of security
  3. legal issues arising in specific structures of corporate finance
  4. the law of set-off and netting to enable appreciation of complex financial structures: derivatives and securitisation
  5. corporate insolvency

Discussion of comparative dimensions of corporate debt finance law will be encouraged.


A candidate who successfully completes this unit should be able to:

  1. Have a broadly based understanding of key principles in credit and security law;
  2. Develop the skills to identify the legal issues or considerations that typically arise in corporate financing transactions; and
  3. Understand the underlying principles of corporate insolvency law, and how these impact on financing transactions.


One research assignment (3,750 words): 50% One take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%

Contact hours

24 Hours







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