Roman Tomasic is the Chair in Company Law at the Durham Law School. His research interests include comparative and international aspects of corporate law, corporate governance, insolvency law and business regulation. He has undertaken empiricially-based research in these areas and has undertaken field work in a number of countries, with a special interest in the Chinese and East Asian legal systems. He has recently worked on a project on stakeholder governance issues in Britain, China and Germany (funded by the British Academy and involving the Law Institute of CASS). In recent years he has also undertaken substantial research into legal aspects of the global banking and financial crisis and is leading a major Leverhulme funded project looking at tipping points in the financial crisis.