Legal Environment of Asian Business - TABL5524

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Taxation and Business Law

Course Outline: TABL5524 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: LEGT1710 or TABL1710 or LEGT5511 or TABL5511 or LEGT5512 or TABL5512

Equivalent: LEGT5518

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This era of globalisation and the rapid growth of Asian economies increasingly calls for commerce graduates with a solid understanding of how business is conducted in the different commercial legal frameworks operating in Asia. Legal Environment of Asian Business is designed to enable students to respond to this growing demand by presenting the legal knowledge needed for productive commercial engagement with the Asian economies.

The course introduces students to the legal environment of conducting business in the major and established Asian markets for Australia, most notably China, Japan, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Malaysia. (Not all jurisdictions are dealt with in every semester as particular focus will be placed on certain jurisdictions in response to current developments). The course considers the legal and judicial systems of selected Asian jurisdictions and examines a range of specific topics in those particular regimes including contract law, criminal law (in the business context), dispute resolution, competition law, consumer law, and business associations law.
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