BANKING AND FINANCE LAW

LAW3BFL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an introduction to selected fundamental legal issues in relation to corporate banking and finance law. In addition to an examination of key legal issues the subject aims to provide students with an opportunity to develop practical legal skills by drafting and negoiating the terms of a loan agreement. The subject is divided into three themes: 1) regulation of the financial system; 2) the legal nature of different forms of financial accommodation; 3) Guarantees. Topics covered include: regulation of Australia's financial system including the impact of deregulation and the Global Financial Crisis, discussion of the legal nature and structure of different forms of financial accommodation including the nature of the relationship between borrowers, lenders and agents in multi lender financing; the negotiation and drafting of loan agreements; and the law of guarantees.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnn Wardrop

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted to a Bachelor of Laws degree LAW2CTA and LAW2CTB or LAW2CNT and LAW2TOR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and apply the relevant banking and finance law applicable to a given fact situation relating to corporate banking and finance.

Activities:
Seminar questions, quizzes, group project and final examination.

02. Characterise the legal nature of the relationship between parties to various types of financial accommodation

Activities:
Seminar questions, quizzes, group project and final examination

03. Explain key terms in corporate finance documents.

Activities:
Seminar questions, quizzes, group project and final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Apply negotiating and drafting techniques to a loan agreement at an introductory level.

Activities:
Group project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnn Wardrop

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
five online quizzestotalling 30-minutes10 01, 02, 03
one 2-hour open book final examination60 01, 02, 03
one major group project2,000-words per student. The requirements for participation in group project assessment are: 1) attendance during the seminar/lecture time on Campus at a compulsory demonstration of how to negotiate the drafting of a commercial loan agreement; and 2) attendance and participation in on Campus of a 3 hour mock negotiation and drafting of a commercial loan agreement during a seminar/lecture time.30 01, 02, 03, 04