law5cbp current issues in transnational practice



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Learning resources


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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Distinguish the areas of required legal knowledge for transnational practice.

Lectures and problem solving activities.

02. Be able to describe the principal legal mechanisms for implementing cross border transactions and apply them to fact situation.

Lectures and problem solving activities.

03. Be able to identify the stages of a cross-border commercial transactions culminating in public listing.

Team presentation/scenarios on transnational practice facilitated by lecturer.

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