• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Stephen Bottomley
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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

  1. - Research paper (50%) (50) [LO null]
  2. - Take-home exam (50%) (50) [LO null]
  3. (null) [LO null]

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Workload

Three contact hours per week. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Bachelor of Laws (LLB, LLB(H)), have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2203 Corporations Law; Or Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD), have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2203/LAWS6203 Corporations Law. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS8437 Financial Markets and Takeovers.

Prescribed Texts

To be confirmed

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
2020 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9162 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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