TOPICS IN FINANCIAL LAW
2007/2008, Semester 2
Modular Credits: LL4103 ( -- ) / LL5103 ( -- ) / LLD5103 ( -- ) / LL6103 ( -- )
The principal objective of this course is to equip candidates with a critical, generalised understanding of the legal principles relevant to loan and debt market finance. The candidate who has successfully completed the subject should have a broadly based understanding of the key legal principles relating to security interests; and develop the skills to identify the legal issues that typically arise in conventional and innovative secured finance transactions. Principal topics will include: nature, creation and priority-ranking of security interests; role of security interests in financial market and structured finance transactions; credit derivatives and other substitutes for security interests in the management of credit risk; recent developments, including the securitisation of credit risk and international initiatives to harmonise the law of cross-border security interests.
NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent
Three, 3-hr continuous weekly seminars
Intensive: Nine sessions of 3 hr seminars [15 Jan - 5 Feb]