LAW4302 - The law of public listed companies - 2019

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.



Chief examiner(s)

Mr Bruce Dyer

Not offered in 2019


LAW1100 or LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104


LAW4171, LAW3112


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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