RP Corp Law: Why Did Australia Fare So Well in the Global Financial Crisis? by Prof Jennifer Hill

18 November 2013

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Seminar Description

Some jurisdictions weathered the global financial crisis far better than others. Australia has attracted much international attention as a result of its post-crisis economic performance.

This seminar will be based on her recent, co-authored book on The Regulatory Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2012). The seminar will explore why Australia fared so well in the crisis, compared to other common law jurisdictions, such as the U.S. and U.K. For many commentators, the answer to this question has been that Australia was "lucky", in that its economy was buoyed by China's demand for resources. Jennifer will argue, however, there are a number of other significant, but often under-appreciated, factors which contributed to Australia's resilience during the crisis. These include legal structures and reform; financial market regulation; banking history; and corporate governance.

About the speaker:

Jennifer Hill is Professor of Corporate Law at Sydney Law School and a Director of the Ross Parsons Centre. She writes widely in the field of corporate law and governance, and has taught at several US law schools, including Vanderbilt, University of Virginia, University of Texas and Cornell.

Jennifer is a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute and a member of the corporations law editorial board for Cambridge University Press. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law (AAL)Advisory Council of theCentre for International Finance and Regulation.Jennifer is also an International Commentator on Columbia Law School's Blue Sky Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets and in 2013, held the Foreign Chair at the University of Ghent, Belgium.

Jennifer's recent publications include:- (i) R. S. Thomas and J.G. Hill (eds), Research Handbook on Executive Pay (2012, Edward Elgar); and (ii) and E. Ferran, N. Moloney, J.G. Hill and J.C. Coffee, Jr.), The Regulatory Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Jennifer is currently working with Professor Randall Thomas on a new edited book on Shareholder Power, which will be published in 2014.

Commentator: John Trowbridge, Former Consultant, Executive and Regulator in Financial Services

Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this seminar is equal to 1 MCLE/CPD unit.

Time: 6 - 7.15pm (Registration & refreshments from 5.30pm)

Location: Minter Ellison Room, Level 13 Old Law School, St James Campus, Phillip St, Sydney

Cost: Full Fee $77; SLS Alumni $66; SLS Student $44; Group (3+) $55 inc GST

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