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Conference: Globalisation of Corporate Social Responsibility and its Impacts on Corporate Governance: The Chinese Approach and International Experiences

A conference entitled “Globalisation of Corporate Social Responsibility and its Impacts on Corporate Governance: The Chinese Approach and International Experiences” will be held December 14-15, 2016 in Beijing.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has for a long time only played a minor role in law whereas it has been widely studied by, for example, management studies and political sciences. One of the main reasons for this was that CSR was traditionally considered to be purely voluntary and to be ‘above and beyond’ what companies are required to do by law. It was therefore characterised by a soft law approach. Voluntary CSR standards were, inter alia, developed by corporations, by NGOs or by international organisations.

However, recurrent reports about human rights violations in global supply chains and the actions of companies in the wake of the global financial and economic crisis have questioned the soft law approach to CSR. There is a growing realisation that law has got a role to play to ensure CSR is taken seriously.

This Forum addresses the increasing overlap between CSR and law with a particular focus on company law and corporate governance. What is the impact of CSR on company law and corporate governance and, vice versa. How do these systems impact on CSR? Do they enable, require or prevent the socially responsible conduct of companies, for example, through corporate theory, directors’ duties or disclosure laws? What is the role of shareholders in the promotion of CSR?

The Chinese experience is particularly important because of the unique legal and social systems of China. The Forum theme will ensure a sharing of ideas and experiences globally and internationally for all jurisdictions to consider core legal and social aspects of CSR.

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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Business Law; International Law. 

November 15, 2016 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: The Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law’s 3rd Annual INTLaw Conference

The Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law extends an invite to all business or law graduate students, academics, and practitioners to its International Business and Trade Law (INTLaw) Conference on April 25th and April 26th, 2017 at the Inn at the Forks hotel in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

If approved, papers may be published in the Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law, a peer-reviewed annual publication.

Send an abstract or a draft paper to no later than January 30th, 2017.  All approved presenters will receive speaking time, meals, and the option to apply for travel subsidy for out-of-town commuters.

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Topics: Business Law; Calls for Papers; Call for Proposals; Conferences & Symposia; International Law. 

November 15, 2016 at 4:04 pm Leave a comment

Conference: Current Developments in Valuation & Quantum in Investor-State Arbitration

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law will hold its twenty-seventh ITF Public Conference, “Current Developments in Valuation & Quantum in Investor-State Arbitration,” at Goodenough College in London, England on October 27, 2016.

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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Business Law.

October 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm Leave a comment

Workshop: The Future of the Public Company

The Future of the Public Company: The Estey Workshop on Business Law Workshop will be held on October 14, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta. 

The workshop will explore the future prospects of the public company and its primary instrumentality, the exchange, in a number of jurisdictions.  The three panel topics are: the Future of the Public Company, Regulating the New Capital Markets, and Investors and Alternatives.

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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Business Law. 

June 28, 2016 at 4:01 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: 2016 Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets

The 2016 Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets will be held October 20-21, 2016 in Washington DC.  The conference aims to foster high quality economic research on audit-related topics, including the economic impact auditing and audit regulation have on capital markets. 

The conference organizers encourage the submission of papers about all aspects of auditing of corporations, as well as the impact of regulation and oversight.  Papers may be theoretical, archival or experimental in nature. 

Paper submissions are due by August 12, 2016. 

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Topics: Calls for Papers; Conferences & Symposia; Business Law; Economics & The Law; 

June 28, 2016 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting

The Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting (JLFA) will host its fourth conference, to be held at Northwestern Law School on November 11th-12th, 2016.  JLFA is an interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the NYU Stern School of Business and the NYU School of Law. It seeks to publish top-quality empirical, theoretical, and policy-oriented scholarship at the intersection of law, finance and accounting.

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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Calls for Papers; Business Law; Interdisciplinary. 

May 24, 2016 at 8:02 pm Leave a comment

Call for Proposals: International Business Law Scholars’ Roundtable

The Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law will sponsor a Scholars’ Roundtable on October 14, 2016 at Brooklyn Law School. Scholars writing in a diverse range of fields related to international business, economic, and financial law are invited to submit proposals to present works in progress for an intense day of discussion with other scholars in the field. Participants will be expected to read all papers in advance of the Roundtable and offer commentary on each of the presentations.

Scholars selected for the Roundtable will receive a $500 stipend from Brooklyn Law School to defray the cost of attendance.

– Applicants must hold a full time tenured, tenure-track, or visitor/fellowship position at a law school or university. Scholars from outside the U.S. are encouraged to apply.
– Scholars who anticipate holding a faculty appointment in the 2017-2018 academic year are also welcome.
– Applicants should submit a 2-5 – page proposal, abstract, or summary of the paper. All papers presented must be unpublished at the time of the Roundtable. Papers that have been accepted for publication but are not yet in print are welcome.

TOPICS: Possible topics include:
– Conflicts of laws / private international law
– Corporate law, securities, and international banking
– Dispute resolution and arbitration
– International business transactions
– International economic law (e.g. trade and investment)
– International intellectual property
– International taxation
– International trade
– Law and development
– “Mega-regional” economic integration agreements (e.g. TPP, T-TIP, CETA) – Regulation of corrupt business practices

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit a proposal to Julian Arato ( and Robin Effron ( by June 5, 2016. Scholars selected to present at the Roundtable will be notified by July 1, 2016.


Topics: Call for Proposals; International Law; Conferences & Symposia; Business Law. 

April 26, 2016 at 4:22 pm Leave a comment

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