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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Commercial actors from international jurisdictions 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, 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.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMJD or LML or LMLGBL or LMCL or LMLAW or LMLE or have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCurrent Issues in Transnational PracticeRecommendedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate expert skills in identifying the legal aspects of cross-border listing

Lectures; Literature Review; Take Home Exam

02. Critically examine case-based and statutory principles relating to tax, trusts and companies so far as they impact on cross border listing

Lectures; Literature Review; Take Home Exam

03. Develop high-level capacity to identify and resolve legal issues relating to cross-border commercial transactions and public listing

Lectures; Literature Review; Take Home Exam

04. Developed advanced capacity to compose legal memoranda advising on stages of a cross-border commercial transaction culminating in public listing

Lectures; Literature Review; Take Home Exam

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