Knowledge of corporate finance law is essential for lawyers, bankers and financiers who are keen to develop professional skills in corporate fundraising, deal structures and transactional management. This course offers an enhanced qualification for professionals working or planning to work in a technically demanding and dynamic global industry. It will appeal to both recent graduates and practitioners considering various fields of work, including law, investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, securities, investments, financial regulation, government agencies and international financial authorities.
You will focus on learning how the financial markets work, from the primary markets involving the issuance of equity, debt and derivatives, to the secondary markets involving trading and investments, as well as very large financial transactions in the international capital markets. Importantly, you will also learn how to take account of legal and regulatory risks facing financiers and bankers, and structure financial instruments to suit commercial priorities and social welfare policies.
This course aims to give you a comprehensive understanding of the practical processes and innovative products of the international corporate finance market, including equity and debt capital, derivatives, structured finance, risk management and investment portfolio products. It also develops the soft skills you will need in this area of practice, including negotiations and network building, with meetings with senior lawyers and directors of major companies.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
Core modules -DISSERTATION OR PROJECT -INVESTMENT BANKING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES -LEGAL ASPECTS OF CORPORATE FINANCE
Option modules - These modules are recommended if you are looking to specialise in the financial industry. If you opt for the Dissertation you must select four option modules. If you opt for the Project you must choose five option modules. -DERIVATIVES AND STRUCTURED FINANCE: LAW AND PRACTICE -INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE -INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, MANAGING GLOBAL RISKS AND ETHICS -INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FINANCE LAW -INTERNATIONAL PROJECT FINANCE LAW -ISLAMIC FINANCE AND SECURITISATION LAW -LEGAL ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCE -MONEY LAUNDERING AND CORPORATE FRAUD
This course will be of benefit if you are seeking to work in any of the range of disciplines involved in corporate finance law, including accountancy, corporate banking, corporate finance, corporate law, investment banking, private equity and venture capital, as well as in related fields.
You will need to hold a good Second Class Honours degree (or non-UK equivalent) with an average of 55 per cent or above in Law or a related subject. We will also consider applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant professional or managerial experience in a relevant field. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. The University offers presessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.
Recipient: University of Westminster
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