Dr Olivia Dixon

BCom (Bond) MLLP (UTS) LLM JSD (NYU) GradCertEdStud (Higher Ed) (Sydney)
Associate Dean Student Life
Senior Lecturer

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0475
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

Biographical details

Olivia joined the University of Sydney Law School in 2013 as Lecturer in the Regulation of Investment and Financial Markets. Olivia teaches and researches in corporate law, with a particular interest in corporate crime. Prior to entering academia, Olivia practiced as a corporate finance attorney in Sydney and New York. Before becoming an attorney in 2003, Olivia worked as an analyst for a corporate finance company and at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Olivia has an LLM and JSD from New York University, where her doctoral dissertation was an empirical study examining the role of mutual funds as corporate governance monitors.

Research interests

  • Corporations Law
  • Corporate Crime
  • Financial Market Regulation
  • Comparative securities regulation
  • Regulatory theory

Teaching and supervision

  • Corporations Law
  • Fundamentals of Corporate Law
  • Regulation of Corporate Crime
  • Directors Duties and Shareholder Remedies
  • Contract Law

Selected grants

2015

  • Lightning Talks: Oral communication for Architecture and Law; Ferng J, Dixon O; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • McCracken, S., Stumbles, J., Tolhurst, G., Dixon, O. (2017). Everett and McCracken's Banking and Financial Institutions Law - 9th Edition. Sydney: Thomson Reuters.

Book Chapters

  • Dixon, O., Hill, J. (2019). Australia: The Protection of Investors and the Compensation for Their Losses. In Pierre-Henri Conac and Martin Gelter (Eds.), Global Securities Litigation and Enforcement, (pp. 1063-1100). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Kingsford Smith, D., Dixon, O. (2018). What Next for the Financial Consumer: More Disclosure? Caveat Vendor? Fin-Tech Online? In Geraint Howells, Iain Ramsay, Thomas Wilhelmsson (Eds.), Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law - 2nd Edition, (pp. 381-412). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. [More Information]
  • Kingsford Smith, D., Dixon, O. (2015). The Consumer Interest and the Financial Markets. In Niamh Moloney, Eilis Ferran, Jennifer Payne (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Financial Regulation, (pp. 695-735). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Dixon, O. (2013). Corporate Criminal Liability: The Influence of Corporate Culture. In Justin OBrien, George Gilligan (Eds.), Integrity, Risk and Accountability in Capital Markets: Regulating Culture, (pp. 251-268). Oxford: Hart Publishing. [More Information]

Journals

  • Dixon, O. (2018). 'Pretaliatory' enforcement action for chilling whistleblowing through corporate agreements: Lessons from North America. Federal Law Review, 46(3), 427-453. [More Information]
  • Dixon, O. (2016). Honesty without Fear? Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Protections in Corporate Codes of Conduct. Melbourne University Law Review, 40(1), 168-206.
  • O'Brien, J., Dixon, O. (2014). Deferred Prosecutions in the Corporate Sector: Lessons from LIBOR. Seattle University Law Review, 37(2), 475-509. [More Information]
  • O'Brien, J., Dixon, O. (2012). The Common Link in Failures and Scandals at the World's Leading Banks. Seattle University Law Review, 36(2), 941-972. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Hill, J., Dixon, O. (2014). Shareholder Protection and the Law. Shareholder Protection: Supreme Court Annual Corporate Law Conference 2014, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Dixon, O. (2014). Testing the Bounds of Fiduciary Obligations: An Empirical Study of US Mutual Fund Proxy Voting Behaviour. Fourth Annual Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop and Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes: George Washington University Law School 2014, Washington, DC, USA: Presentation.
  • Hill, J., Dixon, O. (2014). The Protection of Minority Investors and the Compensation of their Losses. 2014 Law and Business Seminar Program: Sydney Law School - 3rd December, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Dixon, O. (2014). The Whistleblowing Policies of Australia's Largest Listed Companies. 2nd Geneva-Harvard-Renmin-Sydney Conference 2014: Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility, Beijing, China: Presentation.
  • Dixon, O. (2013). The Biggest White Collar Crime in History? LIBOR, Negotiated Prosecutions, and the Pursuit of Accountability. 5th International Symposium of the Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Center on Corporations, Law & Society: Capital Markets, the Corporation and the Asian Century: Governance, Accountability and the Future of Corporate Law, The University of New South Wales, Sydney: Presentation.
  • Dixon, O. (2012). Corporate Culture as a Basis for Corporate Criminal Liability. Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation Conference: Regulating Culture in Financial Organisations, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne: Presentation.

Research Reports

  • Nehme, M., Anderson, J., Dixon, O., Kingsford Smith, D. (2018). The general deterrence effects of Enforceable Undertakings on financial services and credit providers, (pp. 4 - 53). Sydney, Australia: Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). [More Information]

2019

  • Dixon, O., Hill, J. (2019). Australia: The Protection of Investors and the Compensation for Their Losses. In Pierre-Henri Conac and Martin Gelter (Eds.), Global Securities Litigation and Enforcement, (pp. 1063-1100). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

2018

  • Dixon, O. (2018). 'Pretaliatory' enforcement action for chilling whistleblowing through corporate agreements: Lessons from North America. Federal Law Review, 46(3), 427-453. [More Information]
  • Nehme, M., Anderson, J., Dixon, O., Kingsford Smith, D. (2018). The general deterrence effects of Enforceable Undertakings on financial services and credit providers, (pp. 4 - 53). Sydney, Australia: Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). [More Information]
  • Kingsford Smith, D., Dixon, O. (2018). What Next for the Financial Consumer: More Disclosure? Caveat Vendor? Fin-Tech Online? In Geraint Howells, Iain Ramsay, Thomas Wilhelmsson (Eds.), Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law - 2nd Edition, (pp. 381-412). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. [More Information]

2017

  • McCracken, S., Stumbles, J., Tolhurst, G., Dixon, O. (2017). Everett and McCracken's Banking and Financial Institutions Law - 9th Edition. Sydney: Thomson Reuters.

2016

  • Dixon, O. (2016). Honesty without Fear? Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Protections in Corporate Codes of Conduct. Melbourne University Law Review, 40(1), 168-206.

2015

  • Kingsford Smith, D., Dixon, O. (2015). The Consumer Interest and the Financial Markets. In Niamh Moloney, Eilis Ferran, Jennifer Payne (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Financial Regulation, (pp. 695-735). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [More Information]

2014

  • O'Brien, J., Dixon, O. (2014). Deferred Prosecutions in the Corporate Sector: Lessons from LIBOR. Seattle University Law Review, 37(2), 475-509. [More Information]
  • Hill, J., Dixon, O. (2014). Shareholder Protection and the Law. Shareholder Protection: Supreme Court Annual Corporate Law Conference 2014, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Dixon, O. (2014). Testing the Bounds of Fiduciary Obligations: An Empirical Study of US Mutual Fund Proxy Voting Behaviour. Fourth Annual Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop and Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes: George Washington University Law School 2014, Washington, DC, USA: Presentation.
  • Hill, J., Dixon, O. (2014). The Protection of Minority Investors and the Compensation of their Losses. 2014 Law and Business Seminar Program: Sydney Law School - 3rd December, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Dixon, O. (2014). The Whistleblowing Policies of Australia's Largest Listed Companies. 2nd Geneva-Harvard-Renmin-Sydney Conference 2014: Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility, Beijing, China: Presentation.

2013

  • Dixon, O. (2013). Corporate Criminal Liability: The Influence of Corporate Culture. In Justin OBrien, George Gilligan (Eds.), Integrity, Risk and Accountability in Capital Markets: Regulating Culture, (pp. 251-268). Oxford: Hart Publishing. [More Information]
  • Dixon, O. (2013). The Biggest White Collar Crime in History? LIBOR, Negotiated Prosecutions, and the Pursuit of Accountability. 5th International Symposium of the Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Center on Corporations, Law & Society: Capital Markets, the Corporation and the Asian Century: Governance, Accountability and the Future of Corporate Law, The University of New South Wales, Sydney: Presentation.

2012

  • Dixon, O. (2012). Corporate Culture as a Basis for Corporate Criminal Liability. Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation Conference: Regulating Culture in Financial Organisations, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne: Presentation.
  • O'Brien, J., Dixon, O. (2012). The Common Link in Failures and Scandals at the World's Leading Banks. Seattle University Law Review, 36(2), 941-972. [More Information]

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