• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Peta Spender
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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This course examines important facets of the regulation of corporations. It investigates the law and policy relating to the acquisition of control of corporations, particularly by takeover, and the regulation of financial markets generally. Topics to be covered include:
  • issues prompting, and theories shaping, the regulation of takeovers and the securities industry generally;
  • the regulation of financial markets;
  • the powers of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission and the obligations of listed companies, brokers and dealers;
  • controls upon market manipulation and insider trading;
  • the legal requirements for prospectuses;
  • controls upon the acquisition of shares under Chapter 6 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth);
  • directors' responsibilities in a takeover situation; and
  • compulsory acquisition powers.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course students should be able to:
1. Define, describe and apply in a coherent fashion an advanced knowledge of the relevant legal framework and the mechanics of the legal rules relevant to the regulation of takeovers and securities regulation in Australia;
2. Describe, discuss, explain, analyse and critique the policies behind those rules;
3. Analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify solutions to complex problems faced during corporate fundraising and corporate control transactions, with intellectual independence;
4. Recognise, explain and analyse themes emerging within wider debates about regulation and corporate governance;
5. Design, plan and execute a research project, with some independence;
6. Engage in respectful communication and debate with staff and peers.

Indicative Assessment

• Research paper (50%)
• Take-home exam (50%)

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a program which includes the Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor and completed LAWS2203/LAWS6203 Corporations Law.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9039 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person

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