Corporate Governance in North Asia Seminar

14 May 2014

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The Centre for Asian and Pacific Law (CAPLUS) and the Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL) presents a seminar with Professor Bruce Aronson, Hitotsubashi University, Japan.

About the seminar:

Despite general interest in the economic rise of Asia and in the role of law in the development of the region, the literature on comparative corporate governance in Asia is surprisingly undeveloped with respect to in-depth comparisons among Asian countries. In particular, it should be both valuable and feasible to compare and contrast corporate governance systems and practices among countries in East Asia, in light of Japan's historical influence and more recent divergences from that influence.

At a recent conference a distinguished group of corporate law scholars from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China engaged in a broad-ranging panel discussion centering on the question of the operation and reform of traditional stakeholder-oriented corporate governance systems featuring concentrated ownership and a board of directors involved in day-to-day management against the need to account for greater monitoring of management on behalf of shareholders.

This seminar will highlight both the challenges and significant potential rewards for greater scholarly collaboration in making cross-Asian comparisons in the field of corporate governance.

About the speaker:
Bruce Aronson is a professor of law at Hitotsubashi University's Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University and his JD from Harvard Law School in 1977. Professor Aronson was a corporate partner at the law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York (1989-2000) and a professor of law at Creighton University (2004-2013). He has also engaged in research and teaching at a number of US law schools including Columbia (2002-2004), Michigan (2004), Boston University, and Georgetown. His experience in Japan includes research as a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of Tokyo (2000-2002) and at Waseda University (2011-2013), the first holder of the Chair on International Capital Markets Law at the University of Tokyo (2004), and a Visiting Scholar at the Bank of Japan (2010). His main area of research is comparative corporate governance with a focus on Japan. He also acts as an advisor to the law firm of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu.

Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Location: Faculty Common Room, Level 4, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: Free, registration essential

Contact: PLACE Coordinator

Phone: (02) 93510429

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