Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
1 x 3 hour seminar per week.
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The Melbourne Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Law School policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the School’s programs.
The inherent academic requirements for the study in the Melbourne Law School are:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Cally Jordan
Melbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
This course will examine the phenomenon of the internationalisation of capital markets in the last 20 years from a legal and regulatory perspective and its role in the Global Financial Crisis. An introductory section will look at the immediate causes of the Global Financial Crisis and the role played by international capital markets; the course will then proceed to place regulatory developments in context by examining the history, trends and issues associated with internationalisation of the marketand the regulatory techniques that have developed in response to them. Several different markets will be studied, regulated and unregulated, developed economies as well as developing or emerging markets, the Euromarket, the European Union, the United States, China, Brazil and others.
Part of the course will be devoted to specific US regulatory responses to the internationalisation of capital markets: Foreign Private Issuer exemptions, Regulation S, Rule 144A, Mutual Recognition Systems, ADRs.
The last part of the course will comprise a detailed examination of the consolidation of stock exchanges, the emergence of international standards, the work of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in developing principles of securities regulation and disclosure; the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and the role of international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and The World Bank, developments in markets such as China and Brazil and basic principles of Islamic finance. Coverage of all these topics will depend on the pace at which the course progresses, the goal being to provide ample time for class discussion.
Students who successfully complete this subject will have developed a specialised understanding of the complex and technical legal and regulatory issues that arise in international capital market transactions and the ways in which capital markets operate in a cross-border context. The course will also develop an awareness of the competing policy issues and difficult coordination problems associated with financial regulation of this type.
The course is inherently interdisciplinary (finance, economics), comparative and transnational. The insights obtained in this course, such as the existence and operation of regulatory techniques along a continuum of normativity, are readily transferable to other private law subject matters, particularly in areas subject to a high degree of technical regulation.
In looking to regulatory frameworks outside Australia, the subject will develop critical and analytical skills useful to students intent on entering private practice or embarking on a career in public policy and regulation. Students proceeding to private practice will gain the ability to identify and resolve complex transnational legal questions; students working in areas of public policy and regulation will be able to mobilise the knowledge obtained in this course in a constructive manner, recognising the strengths and weakness of Australian law and practice as measured against international benchmarks.
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Specialist printed materials will be made available from Melbourne Law School.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject students will have developed and demonstrated the following specialist skills:
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