CLARS Video Portal

If you have missed one of our events, or would like to revisit our previous seminars. Videos of some of our previous events are below:

2022 Events

Title: The Long Term Effects of Short Selling and Negative Activism
10 August 2022

Speaker: Frank Partnoy, Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law
Commentator: Tom Veidners, Senior Manager Market Surveillance, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
Moderator: Professor Jennifer Hill, Bob Baxt AO Chair, Monash Law & Director of CLARS

Title: The Corporate Governance Machine
7 June 2022

Speaker: Dorothy S. Lund, Associate Professor of Law, USC Gould School of Law, University of Southern California
Commentator: Elizabeth Johnstone, Chair, Australian Securities Exchange Corporate Governance Council
Moderator: Professor Jennifer Hill, Bob Baxt AO Chair, Monash Law & Director of CLARS

Title: Algorithmic Collusion and the Law
Centre for Global Business (CGB) CLARS Seminar, 13 May 2022

Speaker: Associate Professor Rob Nicholls
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School
Chairs: Prof Chongwoo Choe, CGB and Dr Mel Marquis, CLARS Member

Title: Global Shareholder Stewardship: Complexity Revealed
Law & Business Seminar, 5 April 2022

Speakers: Dr Dionysia Katelouzou, King's College London, &
A/Prof Dan W. Puchniak,
National University of Singapore
Chairs: Professor Jennifer Hill, Director of CLARS and Dr Tim Bowley, Corporate Lawyer and CLARS Member

2021 Events

Title: Business Judgement and Director's Accountability
Law & Business Seminar, 16 November 2021

Speaker: Professor Joan Loughrey, Law, University of Leeds
Chair: John Fast, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Seawick

Title: The Coming Shift in Shareholder Activism: From "Firm-Specific" to "Systematic Risk" Proxy Campaigns (and How to Enable Them)
Bob Baxt AO Annual Address, 26 October 2021

Speaker: Professor John C. Coffee, Columbia Law School

Title: The New Oil and Gas Governance
Virtual Visiting Scholar Series, 7 October 2021

Speaker:  Hannah Wiseman, Professor of Law; Professor and Wilson Faculty Fellow in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences; and Co-funded Faculty – Institutes of Energy and the Environment at Penn State—University Park

For more information on other Virtual  Visiting Scholars visit the webpage here

Title: The Lives of the Law
Commercial Law Student Discussion Forum, 5 October 2021

Speaker: Ruth Higgins SC

Title: The Dynamics of Shareholder Dispersion and Control in Australia
Virtual Visiting Scholar Series, 25 August 2021

Speaker:  Hannah Wiseman, Professor of Law; Professor and Wilson Faculty Fellow in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences; and Co-funded Faculty – Institutes of Energy and the Environment at Penn State—University Park

For more information on other Virtual  Visiting Scholars visit the webpage here

Title: How Much Do Investors Care About Social Responsibility?
Law & Business Seminar, 17 August 2021

Speaker: Scott Hirst, Associate Professor of Law, Boston University
Commentator: Dean Paatsch, Ownership Matters

The 21st Century Berle & Means Corporation: A Revolution in Retail Investing
Panel Discussion, 9 July 2021

Panellists: Professor Jill E. Fisch, Penn Law; Professor David H. Webber, Boston University School of Law; Professor Christina M. Sautter,  LSU Law School; Dr Sergio Gramitto, Monash Business Law & Taxation; Dr Steve Kourabas, Monash University Faculty of Law & Deputy Director, CLARS.
Chair: Professor Jennifer Hill, Bob Baxt AO Chair, Monash Law & Director, CLARS

Title: So why would you want to be a banking lawyer?
Commercial Law Student Discussion Forum, 17 May 2021

Speaker: Yu Zhang,  Managing Associate, Banking & Finance Law Practice Group, Allens

Title:  Should Australia Permit Dual Class Listings?
Law & Business Seminar, 12 May 2021

Speaker: Marc Moore, Professor of Corporate/Financial Law, UCL Faculty of Laws
Commentator: Amanda Harkness, Non Executive Director

Title: The Google/Fitbit Merger: Where Do We Stand
CLARS & Economics Session, 30 March 2021

Speaker: Associate Professor Zhijun Chen, Economics, Monash Business School

Title: The Rise of Passive/Index Investing in the Context of Climate Change
Virtual Visiting Scholar Series, 17 March 2021

Speaker:  Anna Christie, Assistant Professor of Banking, Corporate & Financial Law, University of Edinburgh Law School & Research Associate at the University of Cambridge Centre for Business Research

For more information on other Virtual  Visiting Scholars visit the webpage here

Title: The Role of Law in Chinese investments in Brazil
Virtual Visiting Scholar Series, 4 March 2021

Speaker:  Fabio Morosini, Professor of Law at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul School of Law, Porto Alegre

For more information on other Virtual  Visiting Scholars visit the webpage here

Title: Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010
National Commercial Law Seminar Series, 3 March 2021

Chair: The Hon Justice John Middleton, Judge of the Federal Court of Australia and President of the Competition Tribunal
Speakers: Rod Sims, Chairman, ACCC and Neil Young QC, Victorian Bar

Title: Resisting the Return to Managerialism
Law & Business Seminar, 2 February 2021

Speaker: Randall Thomas, John S. Beasley II Chair in Law and Business Director, Law & Business Program, Professor of Management, Owen Graduate School of Management
Commentator: Iris  Davilla, Director, Head of BlackRock Investment Stewardship Team, Australia

2020 Events

Title:  Model Defamation Provision Amendments 2020 – much needed reform or missed opportunity?
National Commercial Law Seminar Series, 11 November 2020

Chair: The Hon Justice Michael Wheelahan, Judge, Federal Court of Australia
Speakers: Georgina Schoff QC, Barrister, Victoria Bar; Justin Quill, Partner, Thomson Geer; and Nicholas Pullen, Partner, HWL Ebsworth

Title: Insolvency Law in Times of COVID
Virtual Visiting Scholar Series, 10 November 2020

Speaker:  Aurelio Gurrea-Martínez, Assistant Professor of Law at Singapore Management University

For more information on other Virtual  Visiting Scholars visit the webpage here

Title: Global Stewardship in Practice
Law & Business Seminar, 21 October 2020

Speaker: Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt, Executive Director and Board Member of Hermes EOS 
Commentator: Dr Tim Bowley, Monash Law

Title: Towards a legal conception of the global value chain: Lead firm duties, liability and review of trade practices
Virtual Visiting Scholar Series, 15 October 2020

Speaker:  Anna Beckers, Assistant Professor of Private Law and Legal Methodology at Maastricht University, The Netherlands

For more information on other Virtual  Visiting Scholars visit the webpage here

Title: So you’ve (almost) finished law school… what next?
Commercial Law Student Discussion Forum, 7 October 2020

Speaker: Alice Zhou, Lawyer and recent Oxford University BCL graduate

Title: Managing Management Buyouts
Law & Business Seminar, 23 September 2020

Speaker: Professor Andrew Tuch, Washington University, School of Law
Commentator: Susannah Macknay, Gilbert + Tobin

Title: Destabilized Property: Property Law in the Sharing Economy
Virtual Visiting Scholar Series, 7 September 2020

Speaker:  Shelly Kreiczer-Levy, Professor of Law, College of Law and Business, Ramat Gan, Israel

For more information on other Virtual  Visiting Scholars visit the webpage here

Title: To what extent courts can look behind legal structures to commercial realities in determining the disputes before them?
Commercial Law Student Discussion Forum, 4 September 2020

Speaker: Professor The Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC

Title: Role & Effectiveness of ASIC v the SEC
Law & Business Seminar, 31 August 2020

Speaker: Dr Zehra G. Kavame Eroglu, Director of the Master of Professional Accounting and Law, Deakin Law School
Commentator: Cathie Armour, Commissioner of ASIC

Title: Corporations and Climate Change
Law & Business Seminar, 16 July 2020

Roundtable discussion with Noel Hutley, Barrister; Megan Flynn, Executive Director, Pollination; Dr Ernest Lim, Associate Professor National University of Singapore and Rebecca McGrath, Chairman of Oz Minerals

Title: A Trumpwork Orange - fair use and international copyright claims
Commercial Law Student Discussion Forum, 9 June 2020

Speaker: Hugh Atkin, Barrister

Title: From Surviving to Thriving, Navigating the Journey from Law School to Legal Practice
Commercial Law Student Discussion Forum, 18 May 2020

Speaker: Bob Santamaria, recently retired ANZ Group General Counsel and former Partner at Allens

Title: The COVID-19 Crisis and Its Aftermath: Corporate Governance Implications and Policy Challenges
European Corporate Governance Institute 24 hour webinar, Monash University Session, 30 April 2020

Panel 1: ‘The differential health, economic and financial effects of the COVID-19 crisis’

SpeakersMalcolm Edey, The University of Sydney, Reserve Bank of Australia, OECD Financial Markets Committee, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision; John Laker, ING Australia, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA); Diana Nicholson; King & Wood Mallesons; Stephen Turner, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute.

Panel 2: ‘The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on boards of directors and regulators’

SpeakersPriscilla Bryans, Herbert Smith Freehills; Sylvia Falzon, Suncorp Group, Regis Healthcare and Premier Investments Ltd; Kevin McCann, Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Macquarie Bank; John Price, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Session host: Professor Jennifer Hill, Bob Baxt AO Chair, Monash Law & Director, CLARS

Title: The Emergence of 'Comply or Explain' As a Global Model for Corporate Governance Codes
Law & Business Seminar, 30 March 2020

Speaker: Professor Iain MacNeil, Alexander Stone Chair of Commercial Law, University of Glasgow
Commentator: Priscilla Bryans, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Title: Embracing Independent Directors in East Asia
Law & Business Seminar, 22 January 2020

Speaker: Professor Kon Sik Kim, Seoul National University
Commentator: Professor Jennifer Hill, Director of CLARS