Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will chair the Regulators Panel at the Australian Bar Association National Conference, to be held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney from 15 November 2018 - 17 November 2018.
Daniel Crennan QC - Deputy Chair, Australian Securities & Investments Commission
Sarah Court - Commissioner, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, Chair of the Enforcement Committee and the Legal Committee
Mark Beilecki - Registered Organisations Commissioner
For all the details and to register please visit nationalconference.austbar.asn.au.
The Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR) legislation passed the Australian Senate on 7 February 2018, and will come into effect on 1 July 2018.
The legislation amends the Banking Act 1959 to impose accountability, remuneration, key personnel and notification obligations on authorised deposit-taking institutions. It is intended to make senior bankers more accountable for management decisions, and includes criminal liability amongst its sanctions.
Wayne Byres (Chair APRA)
Steve Weston (ex-CEO Mortgages Barclays Bank UK)
Comments & Discussion:
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC (Barrister & Adjunct Associate Professor UNSW Law)
Chris Parker (Banking & Finance Oath, Ethics Centre).
Session Chair: John Morgan (Allens and UNSW Law)
Wed. 2 May 2018, 8:00 am – 9:30 am AEST
Allens, Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place,
126 Phillip Street, Sydney
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will present on "Proof of Foreign Law" at the Sydney Centre for International Law's Conference on Commercial Issues in Private International Law to be held on 16 February 2018.
Jura novit curia ("the court knows the law") is a maxim known both to the civil law and common law worlds. However, whether this maxim also applies to foreignlaw is something on which various legal systems disagree. The litigant's burden of having to invoke and prove foreign law continues to prove challenging. Failure to discharge the burden could harm a litigant's case, including dismissal of their claim or defence, or the application of unfavourable forum law. Should judges be entitled to rely on paid witnesses to "spoon feed" them foreign law that can be found well explained in treatises and articles readily available on the Internet? This presentation will consider troubles with proof of foreign law and consider recent cases from Australian and UK courts, as well as comparative law approaches.
Website: Register Here
Location: Sydney Law School, New Law School Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown
Phone: 02 9351 0429
Impact Investing is set to force change the finance industry dramatically over the coming years – evolving around complex social and environmental themes, and in many cases harnessing the latest technology. Will new compulsory disclosures around the Task Force on Climate Financial Disclosures and modern slavery move the dial?
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC (Chair)
Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change
Christopher Thorn AM, Partner, Impact Investment, Ernst & Young
Kylie Charlton, Chief Investment Officer, Australian Impact Investments
ASFA National Conference on 1 December 2017 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.
This seminar examines issues of current importance frequently addressed by In-House Counsel as a result of increasingly complex roles. The responsibilities in relation to regulatory obligations are often referred to Counsel within the organisation. The landscape is always evolving and the obligations for listed and unlisted public companies as well as larger private companies are extensive. The In-House Counsel also has to develop skills to communicate effectively with both internal clients and management. A deep understanding of the currents in the wider economy are essential to protect your stakeholders from a range of risks.
Managing Corporate Interests in a Public Inquiry
Dominique HOGAN DORAN SC, Barrister, NSW Bar, Adjunct Associate Professor, UNSW
- Examples of inquiries past and future
- Preparing for hearings: privilege, confidentiality, legal representation
- Use of technology to locate and manage the data
- Managing costs and insurance
- Strategic choices in relation to the inquiry - passive/active, reputation management
- Managing internal decision making and providing instructions
- Assistance and guidance in relation to substantive materi
- Anticipating the findings and beyond
Time: 1.30pm – 5.15pm
Venue: The Grace Hotel, 77 York Street, Sydney
CLE points Four (4)
Category: Substantive Law
ANZSIL, the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, brings together the region’s leading thinkers and practitioners in all spheres of international law.
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will join the ANZSIL International Economic Law Interest Group as a speaker at its one-day Workshop on Thursday 12 October 2017, as a side event to the International Bar Association Conference held in Sydney between 8-13 October 2017.
Dominique will speak on the role of the G20 and her experience as a delegate to the G20 Business Dialogue (B20) under the 2017 German Presidency.
The IELIG provides a forum for those interested in international economic law, especially international regulation of trade, investment, intellectual property and monetary law. The work of the interest group covers all areas of international economic law and its implementation in domestic law, embracing both theoretical and practical aspects. The IELIG aims to maintain relevance for practitioners and academics alike and encourages discussion and exchange of ideas among all those involved in this field.
Venue: Sydney Law School
New Law School Building F10
Common Room, level 4
University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC has accepted an invitation from former Chairman of the Bar of Ireland David Barniville SC to join him on the panel "What role has good advocacy in mediations and arbitrations?" co-presented by the International Bar Association's Forum for Barristers and Advocates and the Arbitration, Litigation and Mediation Committees, at the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney on 10 October 2017.
What role has good advocacy in mediations and arbitrations? The archetypical advocate appears in court, before a judge, arguing a case and cross-examining witnesses. They are eloquent, engaging and easily able to meet the demands of a dynamic trial process. However, the opportunities for practising in that way are dwindling. The classical trial is now thought to be too long, too expensive and too risky. By contrast, there are increasingly more opportunities for mediation and arbitration. What is the difference? Can the skills of the great trial advocate be used in the mediation room? What are the techniques that must be learned and refined to excel in mediations and arbitrations?
Registration for the 5 day conference is now open: https://www.ibanet.org/Conferences/sydney-registration.aspx.
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC has accepted an invitation from the President Lauren Vaurasi to speak at the 2017 Annual Convention of the Fiji Law Society on the topic "Law as a Profession; Law as a Business - Balancing the Scales".
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will host His Excellency Judge James Crawford AC SC FBA, judge of the International Court of Justice, "In conversation" at the Australian Bar Association's Conference in London at the Inner Temple on Monday 3 July 2017.
Dominique was Justice Crawford's Research Assistant prior to entering legal practice, when his Honour was Dean and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney.
Justice Crawford was appointed to the International Court of Justice in 2015. He was the first Australian member of the United Nations International Law Commission and in that capacity was responsible for the ILC’s work on the International Criminal Court (1994) and for the second reading of the ILC Articles on State Responsibility (2001). In addition to scholarly work on statehood, collective rights, investment law and international responsibility, he appeared in more than 40 cases before the International Court of Justice and other international tribunals, and was engaged as expert, counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration. In 2012, he was awarded the Hudson Medal by the American Society of International Law. His recent work includes The International Law of Responsibility (co-edited, OUP, 2010), The Cambridge Companion to International Law (co-edited, CUP, 2012) and Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law (editor, OUP, 2012).
The Governance Institute of Australia's 2017 Corporate Governance Forum will be held on Wednesday 31 May 2017 at the Four Seasons Sydney, 199 George Street, Sydney.
Minutes are an essential part of any meeting and are a key part of an organisation’s history. It is crucial that the quality of minutes is of the highest standard. There is no “one-size fits all” when it comes to minutes. This panel of experienced company secretaries and a legal expert will explore:
- Best practice tips for minute taking, including how much detail to include, documenting changes to minutes and dealing with confidential conversations in minutes.
- The legal requirements and implications you should consider when preparing minutes.
An expert understanding of the proper and constitutional role and function of government agencies and executive power is essential for practising public law. In conducting disputes, litigation and Public inquiries a complex matrix of issues is in play. Leading practitioners will analyse topics in the fields of: Government involvement in disputes, Agencies engaging in service delivery with new technology and issues in the conduct of public inquiries, all drawing on the underlying powers and principles of public administration, providing a session that will be of benefit for those working within the public sector or involved as a consultant or advisor.
1.30pm - Introduction from Chair - The Honourable Justice John BASTEN, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales
1.35pm - Topic 1: Issues in Government Disputes and Litigation - Dr Ashley TSACALOS, Partner, Clayton Utz
2.30pm - Topic 2: Issues in Automated Decision-Making - Dominique HOGAN-DORAN SC
3.25pm - Afternoon Tea
3.45pm - Topic 3: A guide to public inquiries, for the inquisitors and the inquired into - Angus STEWART SC
4.25pm - Panel and Questions: Lessons from ICAC, Royal Commissions and other forms of inquiry - Justice BASTEN, Dominique HOGAN-DORAN SC & Angus STEWART SC
4.50 – 5.00 Review and close
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will address the Women on Boards' Sydney Director's Circle series on Tuesday 14 March 2017 (Sydney) and 22 March 2017 (Melbourne) on the topic of conflicts of interest in the context of company directorship.
Unresolved conflicts of interest are a huge risk area for directors. Apart from contravening your legal duties, a director who does not resolve conflicts of interests appropriately is risking their reputation as a director.
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC addressed the UNSW's Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation's 2017 Practitioners' Forum held today at King & Wood Mallesons Sydney. The Forum included a broad-ranging Q&A with her co-panellists Justice Kathleen Farrell of the Federal Court of Australia and Professor Dimity Kingsford Smith, Centre Director, as well as lively discussion throughout the day with practitioner and academic attendees at this inaugural forum, including on
- Can Robo-Advisers be Fiduciaries?
- From FinTech to TechFin – from Technology-enabled to Data-driven Finance
- Tightening the Noose – Directors’ Liability for Illegal Phoenix Activity
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Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will join the Showcase Session: "Accountability Mechanisms - Beyond Merits Review and Jurisdictional Error" at the Law Council of Australia's Annual Immigration Law Conference to be held in Sydney on 24-25 February 2017.
This showcase session will explore the breadth of accountability mechanisms available for individuals whose lives continue to be affected by government action, such as tort claims, civil liability actions, compensation schemes and Parliamentary process.
The overall Conference theme is "Competing Paradigms: Australia's Immigration Portfolio in 2017".
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will address the Sydney Centre for International Law's 5th Annual International Law Year in Review Conference on 17 February 2017, to discuss "Developments in Private International Law in 2016”.
"Advocating the Complexity of Corporate Law"
The panel discussion is an opportunity to hear from the barristers who advocate, advise and represent clients in intricate cases of corporate law. From the bar, hear the insider’s view of Australian corporate law.
Australia’s leading event for governance and risk management professionals
Hear from Australia’s most successful governance and risk management experts at Governance Institute’s National Conference. Our expert speakers will examine how embedding strong governance standards and structures throughout your organisation will lead to enhanced performance.
The Women Lawyers Association of NSW Newcastle Chapter will host Dominique Hogan-Doran SC as its guest speaker at its Leadership Luncheon Series on Friday 8 July 2016.
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Invited participant to 2nd Annual UNCITRAL National Co-ordinating Committee of Australia Seminar concerning United Nations Convention on International Trade Law
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will be speaking at the UNSW Law Society's lunchtime seminar "In Conversation with: Women at the Bar in Public Interest Work" on Friday 15 April 2016 in the Staff Common Room.
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will facilitate this seminar, which will examine the regime of regulations and law that govern Directors' responsibilities.
Venue: Grace Hotel, 77 York Street, Sydney
CLE/CPD Points: Four (4)
Ark Group Australia's Women Legal 2016 Business Roundtable is being held on Friday 29 January 2016 at Rydges World Square Sydney. The Roundtable will address:
- Future of diversity and leadership in the legal profession
- The myth of work-life balance and flexibility
- Developing a successful and satisfying career
- Identifying opportunities in private practice and beyond
- Practical marketing, networking and social media tips
- Cultural change in the legal profession
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC, a former President of Australian Women Lawyers and the Australian Bar's representative on the Future of the Australian Legal Profession Committee, is among the featured speakers. She will focus her remarks on the Business of Law, in particular on the future of the Australian legal profession, the potential impact of disruptive technology and big data, alternative business structures and globalisation and professional mobility.
More details and registration details are available at Ark's Website.