Lecturers and Seminars 2013

December 2013

Seminar “Hong Kong in a World of Acronyms: East Asia and the WTO, TPP, TISA, IMF, FSB, G20 and QEIII” by Jonathan T. Fried, Chairman, WTO Dispute Settlement Body and Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO, 18 December 2013

Seminar “Access to Finance and Microfinance Regulation in Cambodia” by Serey Chea, Director General, National Bank of Cambodia, 6 December 2013

November 2013

Seminar “Last of the Tai-Pans: Improving Corporate Governance in Hong Kong” by Dr Bryane Michael, 29 November 2013

Seminar “Resolving Disputes with International Financial Institutions” by Gerard Sanders, Deputy General Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), 26 November 2013

Seminar “Preserving the ‘Analytic Framework’ of Law: The Challenge of Industry Rulemaking” by Karen Lee, University of New England, Armidale, Australia, 8 November 2013

Seminar “The Tangled Web We Weave: Complexity in the Australian Consumer Law” by Professor Mark Lunney, University of New England, Armidale, Australia, 6 November 2013

October 2013

Seminar “The Governance of Corporate Acquisitions” by Professor Marco Becht, Professor of Finance and Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance, Solvay Brussels School (ULB), CEPR and ECGI, 23 October 2013

Seminar “The Euro Area Debt Crisis and Its Implications for the Future of the European Union” by Professor Fabian Amtenbrink, Vice Dean and Professor, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, 21 October 2013

Seminar “The Role of Asset Management Law / AIFMD in Developing a Financial Centre” by Professor Dr. Dirk Zetzsche, Propter Homines Chair for Banking and Securities Law, University of Liechtenstein, 8 October 2013

September 2013

Seminar “The American Experience with Self-Regulation of Finance” by Professor M. Todd Henderson, University of Chicago Law School, 27 September 2013

Public Lecture “The Establishment of the Independent Insurance Authority” by Annie Choi, Commissioner of Insurance, HKSAR, 25 September 2013

July 2013

Seminar “What Makes the Bonding Stick? A Natural Experiment Involving the U.S. Supreme Court and Cross-Listed Firms” by Professor Amir N. Licht, Radzyner School of Law, 10 July 2013

June 2013

Seminar “Legal Transplanting: International Financial Institutions and Secured Transactions Law Reform in South Pacific Island Nations” by Professor Gordon Walker & Dr Alma Pekmezovic, La Trobe Law School, 13 June 2013

TLRP / AIIFL Seminar “Feeling the Heat: Will Hong Kong Succumb to International Pressure for Enhanced Transparency, Cooperation and Information Exchange on Taxation Matters?” by Professor Adrian Sawyer, University of Canterbury, 10 June 2013

May 2013

Seminar “Remuneration and Riots: Rethinking Corporate Governance Reform in the Age of Entitlement” by Professor Alan Dignam, Professor of Corporate Law at Queen Mary, University of London, 31 May 2013

CFRED, CUHK / AIIFL Panel Discussion “Regulation of Cross-Border OTC Derivatives“, 28 May 2013

Seminar “What Effect Does Financial Law Have on the Wealth Management Industry (and Wealth) in Emerging Markets?” by Dr. Bryane Michael, 22 May 2013

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EAIEL/AIIFL and LLM ADR Programme joint Public Lecture “Developing an International Arbitration Practice” by Dr. Robert Gaitskell, QC, International Arbitrator and Mediator, Practising in Keating Chambers, London, 3 May 2013

April 2013

TLRP/AIIFL Seminar “Designing a General Anti-avoidance Rule” by Professor Judith Freedman, CBE, Professor of Taxation Law and Director of Legal Research, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, 11 April 2013

March 2013

Seminar “Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons From the Crisis” by Thomas H. Stanton, Fellow, Center for Advanced Governmental Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 27 March 2013

HKU International Center for China Development Studies/Centre for China Financial Research/AIIFL joint Public Lectures “Capitalist Tools in Socialist Hands? China Mobile in the Global Financial Network” by Dr Dariusz Wójcik, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, 15 March 2013

AIIFL / CFRED, CUHK Seminar “US Corporate Governance Update: Implementing the Dodd Frank Act, the Impact of the JOBS Act and the Regulation of Reverse Mergers” by Professor Douglas M. Branson, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 6 March 2013

January 2013

Seminar “Costs, Benefits and the Analysis of Financial Regulation” by Professor Robert B. Ahdieh, Vice Dean, Professor of Law and Director, Center on Federalism & Intersystemic Governance, Emory Law School, 25 January 2013, co-organizeed with RGC Theme-based Research Scheme Project: “Enhancing Hong Kong’s Future as a Leading International Financial Centre”