- 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- 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;
- Describe, discuss, explain, analyse and critique the policies behind those rules;
- Analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify solutions to complex problems faced during corporate fundraising and corporate control transactions, with intellectual independence;
- Recognise, explain and analyse themes emerging within wider debates about regulation and corporate governance;
- Design, plan and execute a research project, with some independence;
- Engage in respectful communication and debate with staff and peers.
Classes may be offered in non-standard sessions and be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (a minimum of 36 hours). Please refer to the LLB timetable for dates. Please contact the ANU College of Law Student Administration Services to request a permission code to enrol in classes offered in non-standard sessions.
- Research paper (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Take-home exam (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week (a minimum of 36 hours). Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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