- Ross Buckley
Professor, Scientia Professor, Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) King & Wood Mallesons Chair of International Finance Law
B.Econ., LL.B. (Hons) (Qld); PhD (UNSW), LL.D. (Melb.)
I joined the Faculty as a Professor in 2007, and was appointed a Scientia Professor and to the CIFR King & Wood Mallesons Chair in International Finance Law in 2013.
My current research focus is on how best to regulate the delivery of financial services over mobile devices, in both developing and developed countries. I lead a team of four researchers on this project, funded by the only ARC Linkage grant awarded in law nationally in 2015. We are sponsored and well supported on this project by the United Nations Capital Development Fund.
From 2013 to 2015, I held a Discovery Senior Outstanding Researcher Award -- a professorial fellowship from the Australian Research Council -- focused on regulatory measures to increase the resilience and stability of financial systems: Australia's, East Asia's and the international system.
I have led seven major multi-year research projects -- four of which have been funded by the ARC. I co-edit two book series for Wolters Kluwer of The Hague on international banking and finance law and international trade law.
I have consulted to banks, finance houses and government departments. In the U.S. to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Comptroller of the Currency and the Department of Justice; and closer to home to the Asian Development Bank, the Australian Tax Office, the Indonesian Ministry of Finance and the Vietnamese Ministry of Trade. A long time ago I practised banking and finance law in Australia, Hong Kong and on Wall Street for nine years.
I seem to have a Canadian thing going on. My favorite poet is Alden Nowlan, favorite song writer Leonard Cohen, and favorite song Hallelujah sung by KD Laing. My favorite recreations are swimming and walking in Sydney's extraordinary parks, drinking good coffee with good friends, and, when I can, snow skiing.
Three wonderful, extraordinary kids; a wife who is all one could ever wish for in a life partner; and many great friends -- life is good.
Areas of expertise
Digital Financial Services Regulation, Australian Banking Law, International Banking and Finance Law, Global Financial Governance
Series Co-Editor, Global Trade Law Series, Wolters Kluwer, The Hague.
Series Co-editor, International Banking and Finance Law Series, Wolters Kluwer, The Hague.
Fellow & Advisory Board Member, Asian Institute of International Financial Law, University of Hong Kong.
External Examiner, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong.
I am currently supervising five doctoral students, so perhaps should not take on any more. If you are interested in working with me right now, your interest would need to be in regulating digital financial services.
I have previously supervised ten doctoral students to successful completions.
ARC Linkage Grant, LP150100269, 2015-2018, "Regulating a Revolution: A New Regulatory Model for Digital Finance", ($1,072,852)
Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) grant, 2015-2016, “The Regulation of Stored Value Payment and Remittance Systems in Australia”, ($151,944).
ARC Discovery Grant, 2013-2015, "Systemic Responses to Global Financial Instability: New Thinking and Measures by Which Australia Can Address the Challenges of Globalised Capital" ($675,000)
CIFR Grant, 2013-2015, "The Regulation of Mobile Money" ($445,000)
"CIFR Grant, 2013-2014, "Innovative Initiatives for Regulating Global Capital"($78,000)
ARC Discovery Grant, 2010-2013, "Regulatory Responses to the Global Financial Crisis: An Australian Perspective" ($175,000)
ARC Discovery Grant, 2008-2010, "Debt-for-Development Exchanges as a Means to Enhance Regional Security"($165,000)
- Law of Banking (LAWS3133)
- International Business Transactions (LAWS8993)
- Globalisation and Commercial Law (LAWS8210)
- Banking and Finance Law (LAWS8026)
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7 December 2015
7 July 2015
22 June 2015
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