CLARS: Embracing Independent Directors in East Asia

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22 January 2020 at 4:45 pm – 22 January 2020 at 6:15 pm
Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000
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China, Japan and Korea are closely  intertwined with each other historically,  culturally and economically.

But the reality of corporate governance in three of Asia’s largest economies varies widely. China is state-led, Japan is employee-oriented and Korea is  shareholder-oriented.

What’s behind the rise of independent  directors in China, Japan and Korea?

Join Professor Kon Sik Kim, Professor of Law at Seoul National University (SNU), as he explores the history, law and function of independent directors in East Asia.

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Professor Kon Sik Kim, Professor of Law at Seoul National University (SNU)

Kon Sik Kim is Professor of Law at Seoul National University (SNU), specialising in corporate and securities law. A graduate of the SNU College of Law, he holds a LL.M. from Harvard, and a J.D. and a Ph.D. from University of Washington. He started teaching in 1986 and served as inaugural Dean of the SNU School of Law.

Professor Kim has published numerous books, including leading  treatises on capital market law and corporate law. He has taught at such distinguished institutions as the University of Tokyo, Harvard, NYU and National  University of Singapore as visiting professor. He has extensive experience in advising  various institutions such as the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Finance and   Economy of Korea, the University of Tokyo Law School, NUS and the World Bank.

Professor Jennifer Hill, Bob Baxt AO Chair, Monash Law & Director of CLARS

Professor Jennifer Hill is the inaugural Bob Baxt AO Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law at Monash University Faculty of Law and is the Director of the Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies (CLARS). Jennifer is an internationally recognised legal scholar in the field of comparative corporate law and governance.

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Sydney (BA LLB (Hons)) and the University of Oxford (BCL). She is a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and has held visiting teaching and research positions at leading international institutions, including the University of Cambridge; Cornell University; Duke University; NYU Law School; University of Virginia, University of Texas, and Vanderbilt University Law School.

Janice Hugo
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