Securities Law is constantly evolving to suit the requirements of this growing field. It is essential for anyone interested in building a career in this area to have a firm grasp of the fundamentals.
Enroll in this Program and learn to:
• Study the legal and regulatory framework governing this area;
• Examine the scope of ‘securities’ and the ‘securities market’
• Perceive the purpose and role of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”);
• Comprehend the significance and scope of primary and secondary markets; and
• Examine the scope and purpose of initial public offerings (“IPOs”), rights issues and preferential issues by companies.
Are you a:
• Law student eager to build a career in corporate law firms, in-house corporate legal advisory teams, or corporate litigation;
• Practicing lawyer intent on enhancing your knowledge of, and skills necessary for practicing in, Securities Law; or
• Management or Finance student/professional keen to understand the various laws and regulations governing the securities market?
We recommend that you enroll in this Program now. We also recommend that you enroll in the Advanced Securities Law Program, to get a deeper and more holistic understanding of the practice of Securities Law.
Did You Know?
• That the amounts used by companies to invest in fixed assets and expanding core functions are referred to as ‘long-term capital’?
• That one of the key differences between being a shareholder and a debenture holder is that only one can be considered to have an ownership interest in the company?
• That the SEBI has quasi-legislative, quasi-executive, and quasi-judicial powers?
• That stock exchanges are required to be incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956?
Unit 1: Introduction
• Examine the purpose of ‘securities’ and the securities market.
• Analyze the scope of Securities Law.
• Understand the regulatory framework in place and the key components of securities law.
Unit 2: Important Definitions and Concepts
• Examine the more common terms and concepts specific to Securities Law.
• Study the structure of the securities market, the manner in which companies use it to raise funds, and the constituent entities of the system.
Unit 3: Capital Market Instruments
• Understand the legal framework defines ‘securities’ and what the established scope of that term is.
• Identify and distinguish the various instruments around which the capital markets revolve.
• Perceive how these instruments allow their holders to interact with the issuing company.
Unit 4: Securities Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”)
• Study the primary regulator in relation to the securities market—SEBI.
• Learn about its formation, structure, duties, powers, and functions.
• Understand the legal framework that the SEBI has put in place to regulate the securities market.
Unit 5: Understanding Primary Markets
• Examine the statutes and regulations come into play when a company undertakes an IPO.
• Identify the various players involved in the IPO process and their roles.
• Study the broad procedure for an IPO.
Unit 6: Understanding Secondary Markets
• Study the regulatory framework governing secondary markets.
• Identify the various intermediaries involved in secondary market transactions.
Unit 7: Understanding Stock Exchanges
• Examine the role of stock exchanges in the securities market.
• Study the regulations governing their setting up and operation.
Unit 8: Understanding Debt Securities and Debt Markets
• Learn about the three categories of debt securities market—the government securities market, the corporate bond market, and the securitized debt market.