Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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 2014


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


Topics include: security (nature of security, negative pledge, subordination); fixed and floating charges; everyday issues and common pitfalls in finance law; guarantees; insolvency issues; loans and debt finance; syndicated financing; project financing; aircraft financing; domestic and international capital markets; securitisation; derivatives, netting and set-off; and tax considerations.


Upon completing this unit, students should:

  • be familiar with the basic principles of the law and the practice of corporate finance
  • be familiar with legal and commercial aspects of various forms of debt finance, including secured and unsecured transactions and other forms of raising debt
  • understand the concept of the 'capital markets' particularly debt capital markets as a means of raising funds by Australian issuers in both the Australian domestic market and in the international capital market
  • be able to analyse international financial transactions in the context of market practice having regard to the legal, contractual, regulatory and taxation regime in Australia, the Euro markets and, to a limited extent, the US market.


Participation in workshop: 10%
Research assignment (3,750 words): 50%
Take-home examination (3,000 words): 40%

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