• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Peta Spender
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Summer Session 2023
    See Future Offerings
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.

Other Information

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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research paper (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. Take-home exam (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

  • Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (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.

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Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a; Bachelor of Laws (ALLB) and have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2203 Corporations Law; or Juris Doctor (MJD) and 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

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.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2023 $4860
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $5820
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1572 05 Jan 2023 13 Jan 2023 13 Jan 2023 10 Feb 2023 In Person N/A

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