Ross Parsons Corporate Law Seminar Series: Professor Kon Sik Kim

3 August 2012

Dynamics of Corporate Governance in East Asia: a focus on China, Japan and Korea

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Professor Kim's address will analyse recent developments in corporate governance in three East Asian countries, China, Japan and Korea. These countries have been, and still are, closely intertwined with each other, culturally, historically and economically.

From the perspective of corporate governance, it is noteworthy that each country has gone through (or, in the case of China, is still in) a period of economic growth initiated by the government. Despite this common ground, realities of corporate governance vary substantially among the three jurisdictions. Differences in corporate governance do not seem to be due to differences in the level of economic development. Moreover, although corporate governance in all these countries has been subject to the winds of change, the pattern of this change differs country to country.Professor Kim's address will consider some of the forces causing and obstructing corporate governance changes.


Professor Kon Sik Kim is a leading corporate and securities law scholar at Seoul National University (SNU), where he founded the Center for Financial Law in 2002. He has an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and J.D. and Ph.D. from University of Washington Law School. Professor Kim has published and edited numerous books and articles in the field of corporate law, including a leading textbook on capital market law. He has visited Tokyo University, City University of Hong Kong, Harvard Law School and Duke Law School (Hong Kong Program) as visiting professor, and Munich University (Germany), Stanford Law School, Columbia Law School, and Renmin University(Beijing) as visiting scholar. Professor Kim has extensive experience in advising various institutions in Korea such as the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Financial Supervisory Commission, Fair Trade Commission, Korea Exchange and Korea Securities Depository. He is currently on the advisory board of the University of Tokyo Law School and has been a director of three listed firms in Korea. He has extensive experience as expert witness or arbitrator in connection with a variety of litigation and arbitrations, both domestic and international.


Kevin McCann AM, Chairman, Origin Energy Limited and Macquarie Group;

Nicola Wakefield Evans, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons


Professor Jennifer Hill ,Sydney Law School

This is a joint event between CAPLUS and Parsons Corporate.

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

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Time: 6-7.30pm (registration and refreshments from 5.30pm)

Location: Lecture Theatre 104, New Law Building Annex, The University of Sydney

Cost: $50 inc gst

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