Legal aspects of international finance


This course covers the legal aspects that complement the financial courses Finance in the Global Market and Banking and the Capital Markets. The teaching is based on English law and makes reference to the law of other jurisdictions where this is relevant.

Topics covered

  • Unit 1 The Law of International Finance
  • Unit 2 International Loan Finance
  • Unit 3 Corporate and Sovereign Bonds
  • Unit 4 Project Finance
  • Unit 5 Financial Derivatives and Securitisation
  • Unit 6 Alternative Investment Funds
  • Unit 7 Payment and Securities Settlement Systems
  • Unit 8 Conflict of Laws, Jurisdiction and Enforcement


  • one three-hour unseen written examination (70%)
  • two tutor marked assignments (30%)