LL4K8      Half Unit
Law of Corporate Finance: Securities Regulation

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Niamh Moloney NAB7.16


This course is available on the MSc in Law and Accounting, Master of Laws and Master of Laws (extended part-time study). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

Course content

The course examines the legal issues arising out of the operation of the capital markets as intermediaries between investors and issuers; it focuses on the regulation of capital-raising through the markets. The topics covered include: disclosure theory; the role of trading markets in finance-raising and their regulation; prospectus disclosure; ongoing disclosure; market abuse; and the internationalization of capital-raising and harmonization. The course will focus on English law but reference will be made to the relevant EU rules. Course coverage may vary slightly from year to year.


20 hours of lectures and 5 hours of seminars in the LT. 2 hours of lectures in the ST.

Formative coursework

Students are asked to submit one 2,000 word essay in LT.

Indicative reading

Reading lists will be provided in advance for each session. Sample texts include: Ferran, Principles of Corporate Finance Law, 2008; Payne and Gullifer, Corporate Finance Law, 2011.

Preliminary reading

Ferran, Principles of Corporate Finance Law, 2008, 409-421; Chapter 8.


Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.

Key facts

Department: Law

Total students 2012/13: Unavailable

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Communication
  • Specialist skills