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Corporations and Equity 2021 Conference

Herbert Smith Freehills, The University of Western Australia Private & Commercial Law Research Cluster and LexisNexis’ Journal of Equity warmly invite you to attend the Corporations and Equity 2021 Conference.

Corporations spearhead modern commerce. However, as artificial persons, they also pose significant challenges to the law’s regulation. Contemporary corporations are often complex actors that can operate simultaneously across borders, through devolved combinations of natural and corporate agents, business structures and systems, to both enormously beneficial and harmful effect, in the pursuit of their corporate purposes. This is not to mention their enjoyment (if all goes well) of immortality and perpetual succession. The powerful and potentially destructive combination of these factors has lent increasing urgency to law reform enquiries into the future of corporate regulation both within Australia and abroad.

This conference makes a unique contribution to these debates by bringing together eminent judges, scholars and practitioners to examine how Equity’s ancient jurisdiction has evolved to meet a number of key and current challenges posed by corporations. Given the current pandemic environment, it is likely that some presenters (identified in the program) will participate remotely.

In-person registrations will be strictly limited and will attract CPD points. Remote participation is welcome, however only WA participants will attract CPD points.  This conference is run on a not-for-profit basis, all unspent registration funds being donated for the research activities of the University of Western Australia Law School.

The papers presented at this  conference will form the subject of a special issue of the Journal of Equity, a specialist law journal of international standing, which aims to serve academic communities, judges, practitioners and students of law.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, the Whadjuk Noongar people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. The Whadjuk Noongar people remain the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land, and continue to practise their values, languages, beliefs and knowledge.

Key Dates

  • Registrations open: Monday 16 November 2020
  • Conference: Thursday 18 February 2021

Conference Convenors

Elise Bant - Corporations and Equity 2021

Professor Elise Bant
UWA Private & Commercial Law Research Cluster

Felicity-Maher- Corporations and Equity 2021

Dr Felicity Maher
UWA Private & Commercial Law Research Cluster

Joe Longo - Corporations and Equity 2021

Mr Joe Longo
Senior Advisor, Herbert Smith Freehills

Keynote Speakers

Richard Walley - Corporations and Equity 2021

Dr Richard Walley
Welcome to Country

Geoffrey Nettle - Corporations and Equity 2021

Mr Geoffrey Nettle AC
High Court of Australia
(Presenting remotely)

Rachel Leow - Corporations and Equity 2021

Asst Prof Rachel Leow
National University of Singapore
(Presenting remotely)

Elise Bant - Corporations and Equity 2021

Prof Elise Bant
UWA Private & Commercial Law Research Cluster

Jeannie Paterson - Corporations and Equity 2021

Prof Jeannie Paterson
University of Melbourne
(Presenting remotely)

Ian Murray - Corporations and Equity 2021

Asst Prof Ian Murray
UWA Private & Commercial Law Research Cluster

Rosemary Teele Langford - Corporations and Equity 2021

Asst Prof Rosemary Teele Langford
University of Melbourne
(Presenting remotely)

Get in Contact

This conference welcomes open exchange of ideas in an inclusive, respectful environment.

UWA Conference Convenor

Susan Marie
susan.marie@uwa.edu.au

Registration Queries

Sarah Jones, Watermark Events
Ph: 07 5530 5642
conferencesuwa@watermarkevents.com.au