Credit points: 15

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Commercial actors from other jurisdictions (for example, the USA) often acquire and develop assets in Australia and New Zealand. Public listing in either of these two jurisdictions is one exit mechanism for these commercial actors. In all cases, however, proper structuring of the commercial transaction is important. This subject comprises: a review of the principal areas of required legal knowledge (tax, trusts and companies); the present position of the former British enclaves in the Southern Hemisphere for transaction planning purposes; the substantive law in Australia and New Zealand (including the mutual recognition of securities offerings regime), transaction planning, and, the architecture of a public listing. The take-home examination for this subject will comprise a set of legal memorandums advising on stages of a cross-border commercial transaction culminating in public listing.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCommercial Applications of Company LawPrescribedHanrahan, Ramsay and Stapledon, 2013 or 2014CCH

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Melbourne, 2014, Week 10-10, Day


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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 10
Five 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
class participation10
one 6,000-7,000-word take home examination90