Ross Parsons Corporate Law Seminar Series: Professor Howell E Jackson

22 August 2012

The Resolution of Insolvent Cross-Border Financial Firms

To register and make your online payment, please CLICK HERE



The global financial crisis of 2008 and ensuing years has revealed many shortcomings in the international financial architecture. Most notably the authorities' inability to deal effectively with the failure of global firms engaging in extensive cross-border business.

The G20 has recognised this and has assigned the task of developing appropriate international standards to the Basel-based Financial Stability Board (FSB), itself a by-product of the financial crisis.

In October of 2011, the FSB released a proposed new international standard on resolution regimes:Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions (Oct. 2011).

Professor Jackson's address will analyse the standards for effective national resolution regimes as documented in this proposed document as well as the many challenges for regulatory reform including the lack of consistency in national regulatory procedures; coordination of resolutions solutions as well as compliance enforcement.


Howell Jackson is the James S. Reid, Jr., Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. His research interests include financial regulation, international finance, consumer finance, federal budget policy, and entitlement reform.

Professor Jackson has served as a consultant to the United States Treasury Department, the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank/International Monetary Fund, and various other national and multi-lateral regulatory bodies. He is a member of the National Academy on Social Insurance, a trustee of the College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF) and its affiliated TIAA-CREF investment companies, a member of the panel of outside scholars for the NBER Retirement Research Center, and a senior editor for Cambridge University Press Series on International Corporate Law and Financial Regulation.

Professor Jackson is co-editor of Fiscal Challenges: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach to Budget Policy (Cambridge University Press 2008), co-author of Analytical Methods for Lawyers (Foundation Press 2003) and Regulation of Financial Institutions (West 1999), and author of numerous scholarly articles.

A former Acting Dean of Harvard Law School, Professor Jackson has been serving as a special adviser to the President and Provost of Harvard University since 2010. Before joining the Harvard Law School faculty in 1989, Professor Jackson was a law clerk for Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall and practiced law in Washington, D.C. Professor Jackson received J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University in 1982 and a B.A. from Brown University in 1976.


James Marshall ,Ashurst

John Martin ,Henry Davis York


Professor Jennifer Hill,Sydney Law School

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

Click here to download the event flyer

Time: 6-7.15pm (5.30pm regsistration and refreshments)

Location: Minter Ellison Room, Level 3 Old Law School, St James Campus, Phillip St, Sydney

Cost: Full $77; Sydney Law School Alumni $66; Sydney Law School Students $44; Group (3+) $55 inc gst

Contact: PLaCE Coordinator

Phone: 02 9351 0323

Email: 5f514f6614110a573738241b4955390d3e013f20311b2a1e