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Corporate Control Transactions - JURD7791
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Faculty: Faculty of Law
School:  School of Law
Course Outline: See below
Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Postgraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: Academic Program must be either 9200, 9210, 5740 or 9230
Excluded: LAWS8091
Fee Band:   (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course explores the concept of corporate control through a study of the legal doctrines defining control and affecting its exercise, and of the regulation of transactions touching its acquisition and transfer. The provisions of Chapters 6 to 6C of the Corporations Act 2001 are at the centre of this study. In addition to key issues in the form and conduct of transactions effecting control transfers, the course also examines theories shaping legal regulation and the policies and interests which influence its contours.

LLM Specialisations

Corporate and Commercial Law; Corporate, Commercial and Taxation Law.

Recommended Prior Knowledge


Course Objectives

The course seeks to develop an understanding of doctrine, policy and practices concerning transactions that affect corporate control and its transfer. It seeks to know, to understand and to appraise. This study is primarily informed by legal analysis but also examines some theoretical approaches to corporate control and especially policy foundations for regulation and takeover practice. Its aim is to ensure that students understand the ideas and policies behind takeover regulation and the practices and policies of takeover practitioners, the takeover regulator and the panel charged with resolution of disputes.

Main Topics

  • The concept of corporate control and the legal mechanisms for its transfer
  • Issues prompting the regulation of takeovers
  • The structure of takeover regulation
  • Prohibited acquisitions of relevant interests in voting shares
  • Exceptions to the prohibition upon acquisitions
  • Takeover offers
  • Conducting the takeover bid


Essay outline 2,000 words 20%
Research essay 7,000 words 80%

Course Texts

Refer to the Course Outline which will be provided prior to the start of the relevant semester.

Refer to the Course Outline which will be provided prior to the start of the relevant semester.

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