LLAW6206 & JDOC6206

General Course Information

1.1 Course details

Course code: LLAW6206 / JDOC6206
Course name: Cross Border Corporate Finance: Issues and Techniques
Programme offered under: LLM Programme / JD Programme
Semester: Second
Prerequisites / Co-requisites: No
Credit point value: 9 credits / 6 credits
Cap on student numbers: 28

1.2 Course description

The course will provide an understanding of the underlying principles and policies of corporate finance law, and will familiarise students with the actual practices of the markets and techniques of key transactions. It will focus on the consideration and treatment of issues that arise when financing transactions cross jurisdictional borders.

Seminars to introduce the topics will be augmented by exercises which will be designed to simulate real transactions. Students will be divided into teams, which will be pitched against other teams, role-playing, lawyers, financiers, borrowers/ fund-raisers and investment bankers.

The course will be useful to those who intend to work in the corporate and corporate finance sectors, in law firms or investment or commercial banks.

1.3 Course teachers

Name E-mail address Office Consultation
Course convenor Maisie Ooi maisieooi@hku.hk CCT 809 Email/Zoom/f2f

Learning Outcomes

2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course

CLO 1 An understanding of the underlying principles and policies of corporate finance law.

CLO 2 Familiarity with the actual practices of the markets and techniques of key transactions.

CLO 3 An understanding of the law and techniques of identifying and dealing with issues that may arise when financing transactions cross borders.

CLO 5 Practice in the consideration of issues from the opposing perspectives of the lender and borrower.

CLO 6 Some useful experience in negotiating the terms of a financing transaction, structuring a financing package and making a pitch to potential clients.

2.2 LLM and JD Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Please refer to the following link:

LLM – https://course.law.hku.hk/llm-plo/

JD – https://course.law.hku.hk/jd-plo/

2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course

PLO A PLO B PLO C PLO D PLO E PLO F
CLO 1
CLO 2
CLO 3
CLO 4
CLO 5
CLO 6

Assessment(s)

3.1 Assessment Summary

Assessment task Due date Weighting Feedback method* Course learning outcomes
Participation in team exercises TBA 30% 5 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Research paper TBA 70% 1 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)
1 A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle
2 Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle
3 Individual review meeting upon appointment
4 Group review meeting
5 In-class verbal feedback

3.2 Assessment Detail

To be advised by course convenor(s).

3.3 Grading Criteria

Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf

Learning Activities

4.1 Learning Activity Plan

Seminar: 3 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks
Private study time: 9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks

Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.

4.2 Details of Learning Activities

To be advised by course convenor(s).

Learning Resources

5.1 Resources

Reading materials: Will be posted on Moodle
Core reading list: Will be posted on Moodle
Recommended reading list: Will be posted on Moodle

5.2 Links

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/