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Course Name International Finance
Course Code BFSL 6990
Course Credits 3.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Pre-Requisite For students outside the BFSL specialization: BFSL 6800: Introductory course I: Introduction to Financial Services Law or Demonstrated foundational knowledge of Canadian financial law concepts. Anti-Requisite BLIS 6990: International Finance
Course Description

This course considers the international aspects of banking and finance. The globalization phenomenon is nowhere more evident than in the financial markets where the absence of international law poses a variety of new challenges for business lawyers. Emphasis is given to advising clients in relation to cross border transactions including public and private issues of debt and equity, loan syndications and sub participations, securitizations, treasury products including foreign exchange transactions and interest rate and currency swaps. Consideration is also given to basic tax issues including withholding tax and treaty arbitrage. Finally cross border restructurings are analyzed with case studies involving how to advise domestic and international clients in relation to large scale commercial failures.

Upcoming Offerings

Not currently scheduled

Specialization Financial Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h Substantive Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions. To inquire about credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

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