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 negoting 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.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnn Wardrop

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be admitted to any Bachelor of Laws UG degree or have permission from Law Director of Programs

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnn Wardrop

Class requirements

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


Assessment elementComments%
five online quizzestotalling 30-minutes10
one 2-hour open book final examination60
one major group project2,000-words per student30