Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will have:

Legal Discipline Knowledge

  1. knowledge and understanding of the fundamental doctrines and principles which underpin takeovers law
  2. knowledge of the sources of takeovers law, and how it is made and developed, and of the institutions that administer that law
  3. the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a wide range of legal concepts, values, principles and rules of takeovers law and to explain the relationship between them in a number of particular areas
  4. an understanding of the takeovers framework within which commercial lawyers operate.

Legal Research

  1. identify and find legal sources and materials relevant to takeovers law
  2. extract the essential points from those legal sources and materials
  3. apply the law to the facts of a problem so as to produce satisfactory answers to the questions posed
  4. communicate the reasons for those answers, both orally and in writing, making use of the company law sources and materials, appropriately to the needs of a variety of audiences.

Professional Practice

  1. use the English language and legal terminology with care and accuracy
  2. interview and advise clients appropriately
  3. conduct and participate in negotiations
  4. understand and apply ethical standards to the practice of insolvency law
  5. exercise judgment in presenting advice and solutions to clients and other relevant parties
  6. demonstrate strategic reasoning when advising relevant parties, including clients and employers.
  • Topics

    • Introduction to takeovers
    • Takeover bids
    • The Takeovers Panel & ASIC
    • Schemes of arrangement
    • Directors' duties
  • Study resources

    • Online Materials

      • Audio-Video streaming

Entry Requirements

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Special requirements

No special requirements

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Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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