LAW4302 - The law of public listed companies - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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



Not offered in 2017


Topics include: overview of the regulation of listed companies in Australia; legislative and listing rule requirements regulating fundraising, capital management, continuous disclosure and related party transactions; the aims and objectives of takeover legislation; the regulation of takeovers and other control transactions; the policies, practices and perspectives underlying these regimes.


Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to:

  1. demonstrate understanding of the operation and regulation of listed companies in Australia, and the principal requirements regarding fundraising, capital management, continuous disclosure, related party transactions and takeovers;
  2. analyse and critically examine the present regulatory regime from different perspectives and have an appreciation of relevant policy and practice;
  3. demonstrate ability to interpret and apply the regulatory requirements considered in this unit; and
  4. articulate and critically examine the fundamental policy issues in this area.


Written assignment (1500 words): 30%

Take home examination (3500 words): 70%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


LAW1100 or LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104


LAW4171, LAW3112