Professor Symes appointed editor of leading Australian law journal

Professor Christopher Symes, a director of ROCIT, has been appointed as an editor of the Australian Journal of Corporate Law (AJCL), effective immediately.

Christopher will co-edit the Journal with a senior corporate law and M & A practitioner Tony Damian, a Sydney partner of Herbert Smith Freehills.

Christopher is looking forward to working with Tony who brings a great deal of breadth to the editorial role. The publisher LexisNexis is keen to blend the experience of a senior academic with a senior practitioner to build the journal and maintain it as one of the country’s leading law journals.

Published three times annually, the AJCL is a highly regarded law journal providing a forum for interdisciplinary discussion of major contemporary policy and research issues affecting company law, both in Australia and overseas. The AJCL has been a must-read for corporate law practitioners, researchers and academics for over 20 years. Since its inception, it has continually facilitated thoughtful and insightful debate about policy, legal developments and legislative reform. It publishes one issue each year dedicated to papers that have been delivered at the Corporate Law Teachers’ Association national conference. The journal contains a range of articles, notes and comments, developments and events, case notes and book reviews. This peer reviewed law journal features a high standard of contributions from both the academic and practitioner arenas.

Christopher is one of Australia’s senior insolvency law researchers and a leading teacher of both corporate and insolvency law. He has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate law teacher and is a former National President of the Corporate Law Teachers’ Association.

Both Christopher and Tony are authors of several leading corporate law texts including Tony’s new book Towns Under Siege – Developments in Australian Takeovers and Schemes, which was released last month and Christopher’s recent casebook Australian Insolvency Law –Cases and Materials written with ROCIT’s Associate Professor David Brown and ARITA’s Mark Wellard.

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