Past events

Seminar - Corporate Governance: When Neglect Becomes a Liability

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 -
16:00 to 19:30
Event venue: 
Fullerton Hotel Sydney (Formerly The Westin), Grand Ballroom, 1 Martin Place Sydney
This 2019 FCX event follows last year’s successful CEO Whistleblower event.
When does an executive or board member’s nightmare become a reality? In many instances it is the Australian media that is shining the light on the failures of corporate governance in our markets; from corporate collapses and corruption scandals to system misconduct and governance failings. Investigative journalists have become the voice of employees, shareholders and customers when governance fails.

Seminar: Franchising after the 2019 Fairness in Franchising Report

Event date: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 -
11:30 to 14:30
Event venue: 
UNSW City Campus, Level 6, 1 O’Connell St, Sydney, NSW 2000
Join us for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities that exist in successfully regulating business format franchises in complex networks.
Free and general admission: to register, please click here
Light lunch and networking included.
  • Professor Jenny Buchan, UNSW – Is Australia’s franchise law fit for purpose?

The Banking Royal Commission: An Algorithmic Analysis of News Media Data

Event date: 
Monday, October 28, 2019 -
12:00 to 13:00

This project was conducted as part of the Centre for Law Markets and Regulation (CLMR) internship program. It uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithms to analyse news media on the Banking Royal Commission (BRC); in doing so, the research contributes to understandings of the BRC news coverage, and the strengths and limitations of using NLP on news media data.

Measuring the Effectiveness of Actions Taken to Address Modern Slavery: Challenges and Opportunities

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 -
17:00 to 18:30
Event venue: 
Deloitte, Level 9, 225 George St, Sydney CBD

On the 1st of October 2019 the CLMR and AHRI co-hosted an event with Deloitte: “Measuring Effectiveness of Actions Taken to Address Modern Slavery - Challenges and Opportunities”.

The event featured Associate Professor Justine Nolan (UNSW Law), Professor Stephen Frenkel (UNSW Business) and Morgan Ellis (Senior ESG Analyst, MSCI); chaired by Dr Hannah Harris (Macquarie Law).

Paul Dobson (Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte) opened the event, which had over 40 attendees from industry, academia and NGO organisations.

Seminar: Financial Advice - General or Personal or Something Else?

Event date: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 -
08:00 to 09:30
Event venue: 
Herbert Smith Freehills, ANZ Tower, 161 Castlereagh St, Sydney CBD.

The CLMR in collaboration with Herbert Smith Freehills hosted a distinguished panel of speakers on Thursday 21st to discuss the complex distinction between the provision of general and personal financial advice. In particular, the panel considered the court’s approach to this question in the recent Federal Court decision, ASIC v Westpac [2018] FCA 2078.

CLMR’s discussion on the Royal Commission

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 16:13

On Tuesday 26th February, UNSW Alumni were treated to a special Legal Hour event that provided attendees with critical insight into the recommendations and potential effects of the recently handed-down Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. Hosted by the CLMR and MinterEllison more than 130 professionals attended the event, with almost another 200 on the waiting list.