‘Let’s Talk About Corporations’

A series of Boardroom Conversations throughout 2023

A joint project of the UQ Law School and Sydney Law School.

Regulating corporate wrongdoing: leading research, practice, and policy.

This seminar series brings together researchers from The University of Queensland and the University of Sydney to examine forms of modern corporate wrongdoing. Throughout 2023, we will engage in dialogue with academia, the legal profession, regulatory and corporate advisory agencies, the community sector and policy organisations to investigate the current trends in corporate accountability and regulation.

The aim of the series is to inform the creation of better laws and enforcement practices, and stimulate current and future research efforts. Outcomes from the series will drive policy and legislative reform through discussion papers, articles, and working briefs.

We welcome participants from across the public and private sectors including inter alia ACCC, ASIC, ALRC, AICD, DPPs/CCC/ICAC and specialised legal firms, general counsel, corporate professional bodies and other representatives from finance, banking, and mining sectors.

Monetary sanctions against corporations: options for reform

8 November 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
In this presentation, Professor Brent Fisse and Dr Radha Ivory examine the utility of monetary sanctions, with particular focus on the ALRC recommendations in the Final Report on corporate criminal liability (2020) and the escalation of maximum penalties under the Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Act 2022 (Cth).

“Bid-rigging”, cartel regulation, and public procurement: a comparative perspective from Switzerland

12 October 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
This seminar provides a comparative perspective on cartel regulation, focused on the Swiss framework.
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AI risks in the financial sector: consequences for companies and directors

16 August 2023 5:00pm7:00pm
This seminar will discuss the use of machine learning (ML) and AI technologies to offer personalised products to consumers and explore the legal and ethical risks for financial sector companies that potentially arise out of the use of ML and AI in this context.
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Rethinking accessorial liability in corporate law

15 June 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
In this lunchtime webinar, Dr Jason Harris (Professor of Corporate Law at Sydney Law School) and Vanessa Whittaker SC (Banco Chambers) discuss a paper by Professor Harris that considers accessorial liability in corporate law for civil and criminal breaches of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
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Rethinking federal enforcement of corporate law

18 May 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
In this seminar, Kerry Abadee will consider proposals for the reform of the regulatory architecture including the Hayne Royal Commission's proposal for a new federal civil law enforcement body for corporate law.
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CBA and Crown Casino: Tales of Risk Governance Failures

13 April 2023 6:00pm7:30pm
Join Dr Vicky Comino as she reflects on the regulatory treatment of the CBA and Crown Casino and examines the challenges of addressing financial crime in corporate settings. Mr Jamie Kelly joins Dr Comino to reflect on what ‘good’ risk governance looks like, drawing on global regulatory experiences in risk culture, compliance and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF).

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Let’s Talk About Corporations: Launch Event

2 February 2023 5:00pm6:30pm
Join us as we launch ‘Let’s Talk About Corporations’: A New Series of Boardroom Conversations 2023, featuring a keynote address by Professor Rod Sims AO (Crawford School of Public Police, Australian National University).

A joint project of the UQ Law School and Sydney Law School.

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