Credits: 6

Schedule: 10.09.2018 - 25.10.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Professor Matti Rudanko

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 



Rudanko, Matti, Professor of Private Law. Consultation hours: Thu at 11 - 12 a.m. Chydenia, Runeberginkatu 22 - 24, CG 3.14. Email (Responsible teacher) 


Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

2018-2019: I (Fall 2018), Töölö campus.

2019-2020: I (Fall 2019), Otaniemi campus.

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The aim of the course is to get acquainted with the regulative framework for securities markets and to gain an understanding of the cooperation between legal and business economic factors affecting various forms of corporate finance. Among the practical objectives of the course there are various skills of market related corporate finance, such as an ability to evaluate the influence of legal rules for the choice of optimum forms of corporate finance and skills to produce and interpret information provided in legal rules for securities markets.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The contents of the course include legal rules of listing, disclosure duties of issuers of securities, legal duties related to public bids, mergers and acquisitions, regulation of insiders and market abuse and the customer relationships of investment service firms. Also law and economics, sociological and information science aspects of information in securities markets and investor relations are discussed.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

1. Lectures 18 h and seminar (group work or essay) 6 h (not compulsory)

2. Final exam (100%) on the course literature.


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Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 


The performance of the course consists of attending the seminar meetings (see section "Information on the course") and making the final exam containing probably four essay type questions (grade scale 0 – 10 each) from the textbooks. The literature requirements you need to read for it as well as the dates of the exams are indicated in the study guide and a separate exam schedule.


In the end of the course, a lecture exam is arranged. Making the lecture exam entitles you to five (5) extra points in the final exam.

The lecture exam is based on the contents of the lecture slides and the oral presentations and discussions on the lectures. It consists of 5 questions, the total point score of which is 5 altogether. The questions are of an essay type, with an answering space limited to a couple of rows each.

Making the lecture exam is not a prerequisite for performing the course - that takes place by attending the meetings and making the final exam (see above)- but by making the lecture exam you will have an advantage of extra points in the final exam.


Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Lectures 18 h and seminar (group work or essay) 6 h (not compulsory), professor Matti Rudanko

- Self study 133 h

- Final exam 3 h


Uusintatentti kevät 2020 korvattu kirjallisella tehtävällä

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

See section "Information on the course"

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Rudiger Veil (Editor), Rebecca Ahmling (Translator) (2013 tai myöhempi painos) European Capital Markets Law. Hart Publishing Ltd.


Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

See section "Information on the course"

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Via WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for the registration dates.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Law books are not allowed in the exam.

Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

See section "Information on the course".

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 




10 Sep

lecture 1


Case 1

12 Sep

lecture 2

Cases 1 and 2a

17 Sep


Cases 1 and 2a

19 Sep

lecture 3

Case 3

24 Sep


Case 3

26 Sep

lecture 4

Cases 2 and 4

1 Oct


Cases 2 and 4

3 Oct

lecture 5

Case 5

8 Oct


Case 5

10 Oct

lecture 6

Cases 6 and 7

15 Oct


Cases 6 and 7

17 Oct




Registration and further information