Past Conferences and Seminars


Chasing the greased pig down Wall Street - Monday 22 August 2011
The recent financial crisis poses difficult questions for lawyers, auditors, and independent directors at large financial firms: was some of what happened the product of perceptual bias - the failure to comprehend the risk - and if so, is there something that the 'corporate gatekeepers' can do to temper that bias?
Professor Donald C. Langevoort, Georgetown Law School, will address the way perceptual bias can play out with financial settings, with special attention to the emotional competitive impulses that thrive when markets are running at full throttle.

PPSA: practical perspectives for practitioners - Friday 26 August 2011
Speakers include Dr Sheelagh McCracken, Sydney Law School. Gain an insight into PPSA- substantive and illusory changes to the system; PPSA at the coalface -some practitioner perspectives; and PPSA from secured lender's perspective.

2011 Supreme Court Corporate Law Conference
Corporate Lawyers are invited to the 2011 Supreme Court Annual Corporate Law Conference, co-sponsored by the Law Society of NSW and the Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law of the University of Sydney Law School.
Featuring a host of distinguished speakers, the topic of this year's Conference is New Trends in Sharemarket Regulation.
Conference Program

In Anniversary of The Wagon Mound (No.1), Thursday 28 July 2011
On the 50th anniversary of The Wagon Mound (No.1) guest speaker, Professor Jane Stapleton, ANU discussed the ongoing relevance of the case and in particular the neglected complexity of scope-of-liability rules. The event was chaired by Professor Barbara McDonald, Sydney Law School and The Hon Justice Stephen Rares, Federal Court of Australia.

Frustration and Force Majeure, Thursday 7 July 2011
Diverse events of recent years, including the global financial crisis, earthquakes, floods and attendant shortages of raw materials have all served to bring the concepts of frustration and force majeure into prominence. This seminar considers the contemporary relevance of the distinction between frustration and force majeure and the allocation of contractual risks by special clauses such as force majeure clauses, material adverse change clauses and hardship clauses.

Friday 10 June and Saturday 11 June 2011, International Conference, Sabah, Malaysia
Commercial Contract Law: Malaysian and International Perspectives presented by the Journal of Contract Law in association with the Sabah Law Association and the CLA

Thursday 14 June, Corporate Governance Seminar Series Part 2
Corporate Governance Reform in a Time of Crisis
Associate Professor Christopher M. Bruner, Washing and Lee University School of Law
Regulating Executive Remuneration after the Global Financial Crisis: Common Law Perspectives
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Tuesday 12 April
From Corporate to Contract Governance: The Focus of Regulatory Reforms in Europe after the Global Financial Crisis
Associate Professor Florian Moslein, University of St Gallen, Switzerland; Humboldt University, Germany
Taxing Executive Remuneration: After the Global Financial Crisis
Dr Glen Loutzenheiser, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford
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