Professor Stephen Bottomley FAAL
Stephen Bottomley is an Emeritus Professor of Commercial Law and former Dean ANU Law School. He is an expert in corporate law, and his research focuses on corporate governance, regulation and government-owned enterprises. His 2008 book, The Constitutional Corporation: Rethinking Corporate Governance was awarded the Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize for outstanding piece of socio-legal scholarship and his article “The Notional Legislator: The Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s Role as a Law-Maker” (2011) 39 Federal Law Review 1received the 2011 Zines Prize for Excellence in Legal Research. He was awarded the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Legal Research Medal in the 2020 Australian Legal Research Awards.
Dr Vivien Chen
Vivien Chen is a lecturer who teaches corporations law at Monash Business School. Her PhD examined the implications of political economy for the effectiveness of Malaysian shareholder protection, and she continues to investigate corporate accountability mechanisms with colleagues at Monash and internationally. She is currently engaged in research on harmful financial products and legal frameworks that protect vulnerable consumers in financial stress. As part of an inter-disciplinary project, she explores the impact of the New Silk Road with the China, Law and Development team.
Dr Olivia Dixon
Olivia Dixon is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School, which she joined in 2013 as Lecturer in the Regulation of Investment and Financial Markets. She teaches and researches in corporate law, with a particular interest in regulation and corporate crime. She has an LLM and JSD from New York University (NYU), where her doctoral dissertation was an empirical study examining the role of mutual funds as corporate governance monitors. Prior to entering academia, Olivia practised as a corporate finance attorney in Sydney and New York, and also worked as an analyst for a corporate finance company and with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
John Fast is a lawyer and economist. He is currently Executive Chairman of Seawick Pty Ltd, an international specialist advisory firm. Before taking on that role, he was the Founder and Joint Managing Director of the advisory company, Dragoman Pty Ltd and, prior to that, a senior executive with BHP, where he acted in the executive role as Chief Legal Counsel and member of the Policy Committee. John was one of the architects and chief strategists in the formation of the dual listing with Billiton Ltd. He is an alumnus of Monash Law School and began his career as Senior Commercial Partner at Arnold Bloch Leibler, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, governance, taxation, trusts and financial planning advice.
|Ray Finkelstein AO QC|
Ray Finkelstein obtained a law degree from Monash University Faculty of Law in 1970 and was admitted to practice in 1971. In 1975, he was called to the Bar, where he specialised in equity, commercial and corporate law. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1986; acting Solicitor General for the State of Victoria during 1992; Federal Court judge in 1997; President of the Australian Competition Tribunal in 2008. He retired as a Federal Court judge and as President of the Competition Tribunal in 2011, returning to private practice at the Victorian Bar. In 2011, he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at Monash University Faculty of Law, and was selected by the Commonwealth Government to chair the Independent Inquiry into Aspects of the Media.
Dr. Zehra G. Kavame Eroglu
Zehra Eroglu is a Lecturer (Corporate Law and Finance Law) and Director of the Master of Professional Accounting and Law at Deakin Law School. Before moving to Australia, she was located in New York where she completed her LLM (Columbia Law School) and SJD (Fordham Law School) in addition to working as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Columbia Law School). She taught Comparative Corporate Law and Comparative Financial Reporting (Fordham Law School) and Corporate Law (Swiss International Law School).
Sergio Alberto Gramitto Ricci
Sergio Alberto Gramitto Ricci is a lecturer at Monash Business School. He specialises in corporate law, corporate governance, and corporate theory. Sergio’s work has appeared in the Australian Journal of Corporate Law, the Cornell Law Review, the Mississippi Law Journal, and the Seattle Law Review. It has also been featured in blogs and magazines, including Forbes and the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance. Sergio co-authored the book Citizen Capitalism: How a Universal Fund Can Provide Influence and Income to All. In addition, Sergio is the organizer of the Collaborative Research Network 46 of the Law and Society Association.
Professor Peta Spender
Peta Spender is an Emeritus Professor at ANU and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. She has published widely in the areas of corporations/financial markets law and made submissions to various law reform bodies including the James Hardie Special Commission of Inquiry. Her scholarship has for many years also explored the role of women in corporations, and she has recently argued that the current salience of gender as a political issue may favour the introduction of gender quotas for corporate boards. Her corporate law research has been cited by the Australian High Court and in amicus briefs filed in the US Supreme Court.
Professor Michelle Welsh
Michelle Welsh is the Head of the Department of Business Law and Taxation at the Monash Business School. She undertakes research in the public enforcement of corporate law, the role of the public regulator and the impact of enforcement on corporate compliance. She is a former President of the Australasian Corporate Law Teachers Association and was a chief investigator on an ARC Discovery Project with colleagues from the Melbourne Law School titled Phoenix Activity: Regulating Fraudulent Use of the Corporate Form'. Currently, Michelle is a member of a Monash University Network of Excellence (NoE) project: “Enhancing Corporate Accountability” (with researchers from Monash Law School, the National University of Singapore and Manchester University). She is also working on a project funded by ASIC that investigates optimal methods of regulating Debt Management Firms.
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