Corporate Governance and Regulation: East Meets West Conference

17 August 2017 to 18 August 2017


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This two day conference discusses key developments in the field of corporate governance and regulation in Australia, the United States and Asia.

The conference is convened by The University of Sydney Law School together with the National University of Singapore, University of Auckland, Vanderbilt University, Yonsei University, and includes many leading national and international scholars in the field of corporate governance.

The conference will traverse a range of topical contemporary issues in corporate governance and regulation including:

  • The nature of the corporation and its regulatory implications
  • Lessons from the rise of independent directors in Australia and Asia
  • Comparative analysis of directors' duties (and legal safe harbours) in Australia, the United States and Asia
  • The exceptionalism of corporate governance in China - an international comparison of the Chinese board of supervisors system
  • Comparative analysis of whistleblowing as a corporate governance technique
  • The changing role of shareholders in corporate governance - shareholder activism and the rise of shareholder Stewardship Codes in Asia
  • Developments in merger litigation
  • Administrative regulation-making in Australia and the United States.

Speakers include:


View the conference program (pdf).


Registration (inc. GST)
Full fee (for 2 days): $100
Students: $50
Alumni: $80

There is no one day rate.


Thursday 17 August: 9.15am - 4pm
Friday 18 August: 9.30am - 3.30pm



This conference is hosted on behalf of Sydney Law School by Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law (Law & Business program), and Centre of Asian and Pacific Law (CAPLUS), forms part of The University of Sydney’s Innovation Week and is generously co-sponsored by:

  • Centre for Asian and Pacific Law (CAPLUS) at The University of Sydney Law School
  • Sydney Southeast Asian Centre (SSEAC) at The University of Sydney
  • China Studies Centre (CSC) at The University of Sydney


Time: See above

Location: Sydney Law School, Law Foyer (level 2) New Law School Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown

Cost: See above

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

Email: 3433231b0d18312c213b33421d212635377a5117267f043a