Minutes need to record the business transacted at a meeting accurately and in a balanced and impartial way. This can be a challenging job but it is critical to the good governance of organisations.
Today, bureaucracy is no longer what it once was. Increasingly, administrative decisions that used to be based on human reflection are made automatically. Important decisions about people's lives will be made by algorithms and profiling, and potentially autonomous intelligent artificial agents.
A psychologically healthy and safe workplace is one that promotes psychological wellbeing and actively works to prevent harm to psychological health due to negligent, reckless or intentional acts.
During 2016, the Australian Charity and Not-for-Profits Commission matured in its role as the national charity regulator.
Delighted to lead a fantastic group of experienced and interested directors at last night's Women on Boards Australia's Sydney Directors' Circle discussing and debating Conflicts of Interest and Duty. Disclose early and often!
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My address to the UNSW's Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation's 2017 Practitioners' Forum held at King & Wood Mallesons on Friday 10 March 2017 is now available online (PPT) and is also available as PDF for download.
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The Forum included a broad-ranging Q&A with me and my 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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Address to the 2016 Women's Legal Roundtable "Business of the Law: challenges for our profession of a technology-based, internet society" and accompanying PowerPoint presentation on the future of women in the legal profession, the legal profession generally, and the future of the law.
It was a pleasure to address the Law Council of Australia's 2017 Immigration Law Conference today in Sydney, joining a panel of Ron Merkel QC, Professor George Newhouse, Madeline Gleeson and Min Guo on the topic "Beyond Merits Review & Jurisdictional Error: Accountability Mechanisms in Administrative Decision-Making".
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC recently joined the G20 Business Dialogue (B20) in Berlin, Germany.
My paper prepared for the Governance Institute of Australia's 33rd National Conference on "Advocating the Complexity of Corporate Law" is now available for download (PDF).
Experience teaches: it is better to think ahead, than to get left behind.
Even without knowing the devil in the detail of corporate law, gatekeepers can provide vital assistance to those of us retained to advocate on their behalf.
Direct briefing provides access to specialist expertise in every area of the law. Strategic, early and direct involvement of a barrister saves time and money.
Accurately construing a written contract is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of a commercial lawyer. It is a specialised process, requiring application of legal skills and knowledge. This is an update on the High Court of Australia's latest cases.
In this paper I trace recent attempts by international bodies to support the legal profession in dealing with international ethical dilemmas, in particular combating corruption/bribery and navigating business' role in respecting human rights.
Three further cases are now pending before the SICC, following transfer from the Singapore High Court. Each is being heard by a court comprising international judges, including 2 Australian judges.
The recently established Singapore International Commercial Court has issued its first written judgment, in a case concerning a joint venture between parties in Australia and Indonesia, with associated companies in Singapore.
My report on the Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk Summit held in New York yesterday.
The Australian Government announces a 'regulatory sandbox' for FinTech startups.