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Researcher biography

Dr Vicky Comino is a Lecturer at The University of Queensland. Dr Comino's main research area is corporations law, and in particular the regulation of corporate misconduct. Before commencing an academic career, she practised as a solicitor working at Morris Fletcher & Cross (now Minter Ellison Lawyers) in the fields of corporate law, leasing, commercial and residential conveyancing, strata development, securities and opinion work. Over the years, Dr Comino has worked voluntarily for Legal Aid, South Brisbane Immigration & Community Legal Service, Women's Equal Opportunity (WEO) and Justice and the Law Society (JATL) (UQ). She has also served on numerous committees, most recently on the Queensland Law Society Business Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee. Dr Comino's 2015 monograph Australias Company Law Watchdog - ASIC and Corporate Regulation focuses on exploring how, and to what extent, ASIC in its role as corporate regulator can achieve more effective regulation of the corporations legislation, and consolidates her position as a leading researcher in Australia on corporate regulation. Her recent articles have addressed topics in the corporations law field, particularly the problems facing the use of civil penalties by calling for the enactment of legislation to resolve procedural obstacles. Dr Comino holds the degrees of BA, LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD (UQ).

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Australian corporate regulation
The University of Queensland