AIIFL Distinguished Public Lectures

The 18th AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

The Government Shareholder as a Fiduciary: Implications for ESG Management (21 April 2023)
Professor Ernest Lim, Vice Dean and Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

The 17th AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

Rethinking Transnational Law (5 November 2019)
Professor Ignacio Tirado, Secretary General, UNIDROIT

The 16th AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

Law’s Great Embarrassment – The Idea of Money Before and After the 4th Industrial Revolution (21 May 2019)
Professor Emilios Avgouleas, Chair in International Banking Law and Finance, University of Edinburgh and Visiting Research Professor, Faculty of Law, HKU

The 15th AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

Risk, New “Modes of Information,” and the Informational Complexities of Asset-Backed Securities, Banks, and Corporations (13 March 2017)
Professor Henry T.C. Hu, Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance, University of Texas Law School

The 14th AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

Securitisation and Post-Crisis Financial Regulation (2 June 2016)
Professor Steven L. Schwarcz, Stanley A. Star Professor of Law & Business, Duke University School of Law

The 13th AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

Unfair Terms, Suretyships and EU Harmonisation: A Crucible of Europeanised Private Law? (1 December 2014)
Professor James Devenney, Exeter Law School

The 12th AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

Eurozone Banking Union and the EU Single Market – Differentiated Integration or Steps Towards Disintegration? (17 April 2013)
Professor Eilís Ferran, University of Cambridge

The 11th AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

For Diversity in the International Regulation of Financial Institutions: Rethinking the Basel Architecture (4 June 2012)
Professor Roberta Romano, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law

The 10th AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

Globalisation, the Global Financial Crisis, and the Reinvention of the State (17 November 2011)
Professor John Farrar, Emeritus Professor of Law, Bond University

The 9th AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

Developments in Consumer Bankruptcy: A Comparative Look (23 March 2005)
Professor William C. Whitford, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School

The 8th AIIFL Distingusihed Public Lecture

Breakdown in Executive Accountability: Corporate Governance Defects Behind the Enron and Other Corporate Scandals (27 November 2003)
Professor Robert Art, College of Law, Willamette University

The 7th AIIFL Distingusihed Public Lecture

Equity and Good Faith in Contract Performance: Hong Kong and Australia Compared (24 November 2003)
Professor James Davis, Faculty of Law, Australian National University

The 6th AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

The Transatlantic Divide: Development and Security (17 October 2003)
Professor Thomas Heller, Lewis Talbot and Nadine Hearn Shelton Professor of International Legal Studies, School of Law, Stanford University and Paul Hastings Visiting Professor in Corporate and Financial Law, Faculty of Law, HKU

The 5th AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

Recent Developments in International Insolvency (17 April 2002)
Professor Ian Fletcher, Herbert Smith Chair of International Commercial Law, Faculty of Laws, University College London

The 4th AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

Intermediary Risk in Global Financial Markets (12 March 2002)
Professor Steven Schwarcz, Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Global Capital Markets Center, Duke University

The 3rd AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

How Hong Kong could Reposition itself as a Regional and International Financial Centre in View of China’s Imminent Accession to the WTO? : An External Perspective (10 November 2000)
Professor Rolf H. Weber, Professor of Civil, Business, and European Law, Zurich University
(The public lecture was co-hosted by the Securities and Futures Commission.)

The 2nd AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

Secondary Liability of Financial Institutions for the Fraud of Third Parties (15 February 2000)
Mr. William BlairQC
(The public lecture was co-sponsored by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.)

The 1st AIIFL Distinguished Public Lecture

Thinking New Thoughts on Corporate Governance (3 November 1999)
Professor John Farrar, Professor of Law, Bond University School of Law
(The public lecture was co-hosted by the Securities and Futures Commission.)