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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2011


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
  3. understand the underlying principles of corporate insolvency law, and how these impact on financing transactions.


Research assignment (3,750 words): 50%
Take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%

Contact hours

24 Hours