Module Details

LW621-7-SP-CO: International Financial Law

Year: 2017/18
Department: Law (School of)
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: Yes

Supervisor: Professor Agasha Mugasha
Teaching Staff: Professor Agasha Mugasha
Contact details: School of Law, University of Essex. Telephone 01206 873713; Email

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This module aims to introduce the key international financial transactions and analyse the main legal issues that arise. A student who completes the module should understand the range of financing options available to a large corporation and their individual contribution to the financial industry. The student should be able to analyse the key legal issues and risks and advise a hypothetical lender / investor on how to address the issues and mitigate / avoid the risks.

Learning and Teaching Methods

This module is taught in the second term by way of weekly two-hour seminars.


100 per cent Coursework Mark


One assessed essay of no more than 5000 words (including footnotes, excluding bibliography) to be submitted in accordance with LLM guidelines

Other information

Available to LLM students and exchange students who have studied Contract Law.


  • A Mugasha, 'International Financial Law' (2011) Vol 26 Banking and Finance Law Review 381-450.
  • A Mugasha, 'Loan Markets' in Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure (2013) 475-488.
  • A McKnight, The Law of International Finance (Oxford University Press, 2008)
  • J Benjamin, Financial Law (Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • P Wood, The Law and Practice of International Finance, University Edition (Sweet & Maxwell, 2008
  • P Wood, The Law and Practice of International Finance (Sweet & Maxwell, 2007)
  • P Wood, International Loans, Bonds, Guarantees, Legal Opinions (Sweet & Maxwell, 2007)
  • S Valdez, An Introduction to Global Financial Markets, 5th Ed, Palgrave, 2007 (EBook)
  • A Hudson, Financial Law (Sweet & Maxwell, 2009?)
  • A Mugasha, The Law of Multi-bank Financing (Syndicated Loans and the Secondary Loan Market), Oxford University Press, 2007.

Further information

External Examiner Information

  • Name: Dr Ebeneezer Adodo
    Institution: The University of Leicester
    Academic Role: Associate Professor of Commercial Law