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Corporate Law Judicial Decision-Making Panel


27 June 2013

The Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law presents

Corporate Law Judicial Decision-Making Panel

and

Supreme Court Conference - Directors' Duties: New Perspectives

Panel:

The Hon. T. F. Bathurst, Chief Justice of NSW

Justice Randy J. Holland, Delaware Supreme Court, USA

The Hon. Justice Ruth S. McColl, AO, Supreme Court of NSW, Court of Appeal

Chairs:

Professor Jennifer Hill, Professor of Corporate Law, Sydney Law School

Professor Matthew Conaglen, Professor of Equity and Trusts, Sydney Law School

The goal of this Panel discussion is to examine how the judiciary in the United States and Australia decide corporate law cases.

In the United States, Delaware occupies a unique position in this regard. More than half of all U.S. firms trading on the NYSE and NASDAQ are incorporated in Delaware, and the Delaware Supreme Court is the pre-eminent U.S. corporate law decision-making forum.

The Panel will analyse how similar facts would be dealt with by U.S. judges compared to Australian judges. As a basis for this analysis, the Panel will compare and contrast key decisions on directors' duties from each jurisdiction. These are (i) Stone v Ritter, 911 A 2d 362 (Del. Supr., 2006), a Delaware Supreme Court decision, involving directors' duty of oversight and (ii) the Centro litigation (ASIC v Healey (2011) 196 FCR 291; ASIC v Healey [No 2] (2011) 196 FCR 430), involving directors' duty of care in Australia.

The Panel will comprise three leading judges - in the US context, Justice Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court, and, in the Australian context, The Hon. T. F. Bathurst, Chief Justice of NSW, and The Hon. Justice Ruth S. McColl, AO, Supreme Court of NSW, Court of Appeal.

MCLE/CPD points: 1

DATE/TIME
Thursday 8 August, 2013

5.30 sharp-6.45pm (registration from 5.15pm)

VENUE
Assembly Hall
Level 4, Old Law School
St James Campus, Phillip St, Sydney

PRICE
Complimentary, however places are limited and registration is essential

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Directors' Duties: New Perspectives

Corporate Lawyers are invited to the 2013 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.

Speakers include;

The Hon. JD Heydon, AC, QC

Professor Richard Nolan, Faculty of Law, The University of York

Professor Matthew Conaglen, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney

The Hon. Justice Ashley Black, Supreme Court of New South Wales

Alan Cameron AO (Moderator)

DATE/TIME
Tuesday 27 August, 2013
1.30-6pm

VENUE
Banco Court, Supreme Court of New South Wales
Level 13, Queens Square, Sydney

PRICE (GST Inclusive)

$250 per person

For the full conference program and to register, please click here