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This course examines the legal environment of banking and finance with particular emphasis on a legal risk management approach to financial transactions. The general legal framework governing finance law is discussed. Topics include the law relating to lending transactions including syndicated lending, project finance and infrastructure, securitisation, guarantees, and letters of comfort. Insolvency issues in banking and finance and directors' duties to creditors are highlighted. An important feature of this course is the extensive use of case studies, designed to identify complex legal issues and assist financiers and borrowers in understanding the legal basis for selected structured finance transactions.