units

LAW5452

Faculty of Law

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Law

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Offered

City (Melbourne)

  • Summer semester A 2016 (On-campus block of classes)

Notes

Synopsis

This unit discusses the nature and operation of private investment law in Australia. It examines how the venture capital and private equity industries operate in Australia and around the world and how private investments funds are structured. It focuses on the taxation treatment that applies to such investment and discusses relevant regulatory matters. It also examines and compares international aspects of private investment law. A range of government tax and other incentives that encourage investors to commit capital to start-up companies are analysed, along with some incentives that reward these companies for undertaking innovative activities such as research and development (R&D). Australia's superannuation system is considered, with a particular focus on its relationship and interaction with private investment law.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit, a student should be able to:

  • apply knowledge and understanding of recent developments in relation to private investment law with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning;
  • investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to private investment law;
  • conduct research in private investment law based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods; and
  • use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to private investment law.

Assessment

One research assignment (3,750 words): 50%
One take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)

Chief examiner(s)