Researcher biography

Dr Kai Luck is a Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law. Dr Luck's research focuses primarily on corporate law, corporate governance, insolvency law, trusts law and securities law. In his insolvency law research, Dr Luck has a particular interest in insolvent trading liability and corporate and business rescue. He is currently developing law reform proposals in relation to the Australian Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda, designed to create a cultural shift by fostering greater entrepreneurialism in Australia.

Dr Luck is currently a member of the Corporations Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society and he is admitted as an Attorney of the New York Bar.

Prior to joining the TC Beirne School of Law, Dr Luck worked in commercial practice for seven years as a corporate and insolvency lawyer at several top-tier international law firms. He continues to consult for Jones Day, a global law firm headquartered in the United States with over 2,500 lawyers.

Dr Luck also previously worked as a policy advisor to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, with portfolio responsibilities for transnational crime, foreign aid and Pacific relations.

Dr Luck completed his Doctor of Philosophy at The University of Queensland in 2010 and was awarded the Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Thesis. His doctorate explores the allocation of resources to insolvent company employees within a Rawlsian framework of distributive justice and provides pragmatic law reform suggestions to encourage a fair share for employees in insolvency assets, including through the promotion of viable corporate and/or business rescue attempts, without compromising secured credit.