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LAWS77-798: Practical Company and Commercial Law


Practical Company and Commercial Law is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject will examine a number of important legal areas typically dealt with by company/commercial legal practitioners (other than mergers and acquisitions). Students will learn about the practical methods for achieving the following key transactions and the key documentation involved in those transactions: corporate investments; options to subscribe for shares; financing through convertible loan stock; issue of warrants; joint ventures; partnerships and limited partnerships.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,250
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310

Learning outcomes

1. Outline the role of lawyers in selected company and commercial transactions, e.g. investments, share subscriptions, shareholders agreements and joint ventures. 2. Demonstrate an understanding of deal terms and structuring arrangements, and an ability to apply that understanding. 3. Show a basic knowledge of the core documentation involved in progressing and completing transactions and an ability to apply that knowledge. 4. To describe, apply and evaluate key areas for negotiation. 5. To evaluate risks and apply methods of risk avoidance.

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: ?

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.

Anti-requisites: ?

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start08/02/2021
Cancellation 1?16/02/2021
Cancellation 2?17/02/2021
Last enrolment14/02/2021
Withdraw – Financial?23/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?04/03/2021
Teaching census?22/02/2021