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LAWS77-552: Global Investment Banking Law


Global Investment Banking Law is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject examines how international financial transactions are conducted. It analyses the transaction patterns and how the risks are allocated by the transactions. Transactions considered include: Eurobonds and Global Bonds, Syndicated Loans, Asset Securitisation, Loan Sales, Derivatives and Documentary Credits.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of legal and practical issues relating to international financial transactions conducted within international financial systems. 2. Understand the various international financial transactions and how they function, including the workings of Central Banks and supervisors, commercial banks, specialist banking service providers, stock markets, money markets and bonds, investment banks, derivatives and asset-backed securities, insurance, reinsurance, underwriting and broking, foreign exchange market and dealers, trading and investment in commodities, derivatives for retail investors and personal finance. 3. Understand the importance of regulation of international financial transactions. 4. Demonstrate awareness of fraud risks, risks relating to corporate governance and accounting and the risks of international financial transactions as a conduit for frauds, money laundering and terrorism financing; and how these risks can be addressed and managed.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Juris Doctor students are expected to have completed a minimum of 80 credit points of compulsory law subjects.

Restrictions: ?
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Students must be into a Masters law degree OR LA-43040 Doctor of Legal Science (Research) OR be an approved Law Study Abroad or Law Exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?28/05/2022
Cancellation 2?31/05/2022
Last enrolment26/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?08/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?23/06/2022
Teaching census?07/06/2022