Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2012


For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html


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