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78214 Finance Law

Requisite(s): ( 78101c Postgraduate Legal Research OR ((22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04264 Master of Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07122 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies) AND 70211 Contracts) OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law))
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Anti-requisite(s): 76080 Finance Law AND 78215 Finance Law


This subject provides a detailed examination of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cwlth) including what constitutes secured finance, compliance with the regime, consequences of non-compliance and lessons from domestic and foreign jurisprudence combining the legal analysis with practical application. This subject also considers the legal framework within which commercial enterprises raise debt finance and an examination of issues in talking security. Various forms of secured and unsecured finance are considered, including acquisition and asset financing arrangements and lending to trusts. Methods for protecting unsecured loans are also covered including negative pledge lending and guarantees. Key aspects of insolvency law are also discussed.

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