CLARS Commercial Law Student Discussion Forum: Prof The Hon. Marilyn Warren AC QC

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Event Details

4 September 2020 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Event Title: To what extent courts can look behind legal structures to commercial realities in determining the disputes before them?

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In this next instalment of the CLARS: Commercial Law Student Discussion Forum, Professor Warren will draw on nearly 20 years experience as a judge sitting on many commercial cases in analysing the topic. She will consider directors' liability, limited liability and corporate groups. She will also consider some English authorities and in particular analyse the Queensland Nickel and Clive Palmer case. In addition her Honour will raise the impact of the Banking Royal Commission on this area and discuss whether there will be law reform.

Professor The Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC

Professor the Honourable Marilyn Warren AC QCProf The Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC is the former Chief Justice of Victoria (2003-2017). At the time she stepped down from the Supreme Court she was the longest serving of the then state and federal Chief Justices. Earlier she was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria (1998-2003) including sitting as the Judge in Charge of the Commercial List and the Corporations List (now combined as the Commercial Court).

Whilst on the bench, Marilyn Warren sat in all jurisdictions, trial and appellate, and extensively in commercial cases. Marilyn Warren is a Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow of Monash University. She is a member of the Monash University Global Leaders’ Summit.

She is involved in teaching commercial law and international arbitration in the Monash University Law Faculty graduate programs as Professor.

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