- 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.
- The proposed means of assessment for this course will provide students with at least two pieces of assessment, including one piece during the semester. More information about the means of assessment, including the relationship between the assessment and the learning outcomes of the course, will be available in the Class Summary and on the course WATTLE page. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught semi-intensively with compulsory contact hours of approximately 36 hours of face to face teaching. The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have three contact hours per week. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours
Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately two weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Alternatively, this information will be published in the Program course list when known.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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