LAWS 6005 International Banking and Finance Law

Credit Points 10

Coordinator William Higgs Opens in new window

Description This subject examines the international financial system and capital markets in the context of the banker customer relationship, commercial lending and security. The subject also introduces students to key international legal issues that are relevant to international banking and securities practice. Finally, students will examine transactional practice in the context of transactions with an international element to it.

School Law

Discipline Law

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 6 subject

Pre-requisite(s) LAWS 7060 Law of Associations OR LAWS 7010 Company Law

Equivalent Subjects LAWS 7016 International Banking and Finance Law


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program from the School of Law. Students enrolled in other programs must obtain permission to enrol in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically evaluate the key concepts, policies and issues on defined topics
  2. Apply relevant legal concepts and aspects of policy analysis to solve practical problems and theoretical legal issues in a clear, logical and effective way
  3. Present policy-based positions on issues relating to banking and finance, and bank and financial services regulation
  4. Demonstrate information literacy and research skills through accessing, evaluating and applying relevant information in relation to international banking and securities law
  5. Reflect on the value of ethical conduct as a professional in work and in civic life.

Subject Content

  1. The International financial system and capital markets.
  2. Banker-customer relationship.
  3. Lending and international transactions issues
  4. Guarantees and indemnities and international transactions issues.
  5. Security and international transactions issues.
  6. Financial instruments for international trade and finance.
  7. Key Legal concepts for structured finance.
  8. International Securities holding.
  9. Covered Bonds in the UK and Australia.
  10. International Derivatives


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Intra-session Exam 2 hours 25 N Individual
Case Study Oral component- 10 minutes Written component- 2000 words 30 N Individual
Final Exam 24 hours 45 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • McCracken, Sheelagh, John Stumbles, GJ Tolhurst, Olivia Dixon, Banking and Financial Institutions Law (Lawbook Co., 9th Edition, 2017)  

Teaching Periods

Summer (2022)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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