This module (together with the International Finance 2 and the International Finance 3) is focused on the major transactions carried out by investment banks, transnational banks and multinational corporations in the vast global financial markets which have developed in London, New York and Tokyo in recent years as well as in locations such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris and Sydney. It is designed to examine the legal structures used in these transactions and the complex legal issues arising in the context of these transactions due to their transnational and multijurisdictional nature. Law of International Finance 1 is designed to cover the following major transactions * International Syndicated Loans * International Bonds and MTNs * Convertibles * GDRs. Regulatory law of the US and of the European Union which affects primary issues in the international capital markets will also be examined. The three modules on the Law of International Finance are not designed to cover domestic banking law or company law in the UK or elsewhere nor is it concerned with the law affecting international trade. The orientation of this module is entirely practical and is designed to enable you to practice as a lawyer in the global financial markets whether as an attorney in the global law firms or as legal counsel with investment banks, transnational banks and multinational corporations engaging in these transactions.
Professor Ravi Tennekoon
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Take home exam.