Webinar: The Devilish Detail of Financial Services Laws

Tuesday 20 July 2021 at 12.00 – 1.00PM AEST

The Australian Law Reform Commission, in partnership with Melbourne Law School, is excited to launch the Company and Securities Law Journal Special Issue: Financial Services Laws – Understanding the Devil in the Detail.

Registrations now closed

This webinar will explore financial services laws in Australia through the lens of the CSLJ Special Issue. The articles are a result of close collaboration between leading legal scholars and the ALRC as part of the current Inquiry into financial services legislation in Australia:

  • Legislative Design – Clarifying the Legislative Porridge, Andrew Godwin, Vivienne Brand and Rosemary Teele Langford
  • Delegated Legislation in Financial Services Law: Implications for Regulatory Complexity and the Rule of Law, Tess Van Geelen
  • Disclosure (Dis)content: Regulating Disclosure in Prospectuses and Product Disclosure Statements, Phoebe Tapley and Andrew Godwin
  • Australia’s Licensing Regimes for Financial Services, Credit, and Superannuation: Three Tracks toward the Twin Peaks, Cindy Davies, Samuel Walpole and Gail Pearson
  • Regulating for Loyalty in the Financial Services Industry, Samuel Walpole, M Scott Donald and Rosemary Teele Langford

Associate Professor Rosemary Langford will provide a short address sharing her expert opinion on the state of Australian corporations law, followed by a Q&A session with contributors to the CSLJ Special Issue. The complexity of financial services legislation will be examined with questions taken from the audience on registration and live during the webinar.


Justice S C Derrington, President, Australian Law Reform Commission and Judge, Federal Court of Australia

The Hon Justice S C Derrington
President, Australian Law Reform Commission and Judge, Federal Court of Australia


Professor Pip Nicholson, Dean of Melbourne Law School


Edmund Finnane, Editor of the Company and Securities Law Journal


Associate Professor Rosemary Langford, Melbourne Law School


Register now to hear the latest perspectives relating to simplification of the legislative framework for corporations and financial services.

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