LLM Corporate & Securities Law: The corporate securities markets arguably comprise the most dynamic sector of the financial industry. Business traditionally handled within the commercial banking and insurance sectors is making creative use of structured capital market techniques, and very significant reforms are taking place both in trading systems and in the post trade infrastructure. As well as new opportunities, these changes present new regulatory and legal risk management challenges. The teaching team includes world class academics, and draws together scholarly and practitioner expertise. The LLM in Corporate and Securities Law provides a strong intellectual analysis of these markets, including insights from substantive private law, regulation and practice. The corporate and securities law offerings can be roughly divided into introductory courses, international and comparative offerings, courses that expose law students to relevant non-legal subjects, classes aimed primarily at developing practical skills, and a variety of advanced courses and seminars focused on specific issues and approaches.
The LL.M. program in investments and securities Laws is an advanced program of legal study that is customized to the needs of the individual student and working legal professionals. Having Committed to provide the highest quality of education the field of securities markets, the NISM has entered into collaboration with India’s premier Law university, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (Hereinafter referred as MNLU) for offering this LL.M. program in Investment and Securities Laws. This specialized LL.M. program, designed primarily for the law students intending to work in the financial markets, offers full-time, intensive academic training in the legal regulation of securities and investments in India.
National Institute of Securities Market (NISM) and Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on December 30, 2019 to conduct collaborative activities in the area of Financial Market Regulations, Securities Laws, Investment Laws, Corporate Governance, Cyber Crime, Forensics and related areas. In the academic year 2020-21 NISM and MNLU will launch a one year LLM program in securities market.
The National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), established by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) the market regulator, registered as a Trust and Society under the provision of Maharashtra Public Trusts Act, 1950 and Societies Registration Act, 1860 respectively. One of the main objective of NISM is to enhance capacity building and improve the quality of participation in the securities markets through education, certification, research and training initiatives.
In line with our mission for the academic excellence, the course offers depth of background in a broad array of topics arising out of the corporate law and securities regulation topics including the regulation of issuance of securities, secondary trading of securities, market regulation, enforcement issues, corporate finance, investment by a person resident outside India, investment advisers, derivatives, regulation of banking and financial institutions, competition law and insolvency laws. This course offers an introduction to the three most important securities laws: The Securities Contract Regulation Act of 1956, Securities Exchange Board of India Act of 1992 and the Depository Act of 1996. The course also explores the scope of more than 36 regulations framed by SEBI and its impact on structured growth of securities markets in India. The course also focusses on learning the tools in the deals and documents related to the securities market transactions, which would be helping in understanding the nature of disputes that arise in a financial market.
The students undergo most classes with a joint team of expert faculties from NISM and MNLU. The course will also engage some of the nation’s leading advocates in the field of corporate law and securities laws, as well as officers from regulators, whose work is oriented more toward practice and the profession as a visiting faculty.LL.M. students are required to be in residence at NISM during the full one academic year. The course also offers practical smart lab training to the students to make them understand various processes and use of the technology in the securities markets.Dedicated to enhancing an interdisciplinary legal and securities market education for the academic community, as well as for experienced legal and business practitioners related to financial markets. The course provides a scope to the sharpening of skills and learning the tools to be an effective business lawyer Shri S.K.Mohanty, Whole Time Member (SEBI) & Director, NISM and the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of MNLU Prof.(Dr.) Dilip Ukey MNLU.