ALRC Contributor

Dr Andrew Godwin

Team Leader and Special Counsel

Dr Andrew Godwin was seconded to the ALRC from Melbourne Law School in December 2020 for six months to lead the review of the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation. Following his secondment, Andrew formally joined the ALRC in June 2021 as Team Leader and Special Counsel.

Dr Godwin is also a Principal Fellow at Melbourne Law School. Prior to joining Melbourne Law School in 2007, Andrew was in legal practice for over 15 years, 10 of which were spent in Shanghai as a partner of an international law firm. Andrew researches in the area of finance and insolvency law, financial regulation, property law and the regulation of the legal profession. Andrew has published extensively in both academic and professional journals and is a co-author of Sackville & Neave Australian Property Law (11th edition, 2021). His PhD thesis examined traditional land-use rights in rural China and evaluated their relevance and suitability to reform today. Andrew has acted as a consultant to a broad range of organisations, including the World Bank and regulators and governments in Australia and abroad. He is the co-editor of two books to be published in 2021: The Cambridge Handbook of Twin Peaks Financial Regulation (Cambridge University Press) and Technology and Corporate Law: How Innovation Shapes Corporate Activity (Edward Elgar Publishing).


Devilish Detail of Financial Services Laws: ALRC launches journal issue

On Tuesday 20 July 2021, the Australian Law Reform Commission, in partnership with Melbourne Law School, hosted a webinar to launch the Company and Securities Law Journal Special Issue: Financial Services Laws – Understanding the Devil in the Detail.

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Dr Godwin’s leadership secured for Inquiry duration

The Australian Law Reform Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Andrew Godwin as Team Leader and Special Counsel for the remaining term of the Financial Services Legislation Inquiry. Dr Godwin will support the ALRC President Justice SC Derrington and the ALRC’s part-time Commissioners Justices Middleton and Colvin in leading the inquiry. The

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