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School of Economics and Finance

ECOM117 - Investment Banking Law

Credits: 15

Module Convenor: Marco Bodellini

This module will examine the principal markets and main professional documentation used in the international finance and capital markets. International finance markets are key drivers in national and international economies and the new global economy. The City of London remains one of the key financial centres in the world for all of these markets and activities. This course examines the nature, function, structure, operation and importance of all of the key financial markets involved. This is essentially a private law, contract or transactional and documentation course which provides professional preparation in designing, structuring and executing all of the principal separate financial contracts involved. This module will focus on the legal aspects of investment banking transactions (such as syndicated lending, IPOs, bond issuances, securitization, M&A, LBOs etc.) and how they are regulated. The module will take a global view and show how investment banking transactions are undertaken and the rules that govern them across the world.

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework

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