The following article was featured in the most recent edition of the Law Society of South Australia’s Bulletin which is the Law Society’s flagship journal:
Adelaide Law School Research Unit Targets the Regulation of Corporations, Insolvency and Taxation
The Law School at the University of Adelaide has recently established its ROCIT research unit, which brings together a range of scholars researching in areas relating to the Regulation of Corporations, Insolvency and Taxation. The co-directors of the research unit are Professor Christopher Symes and Associate Professor David Brown. ROCIT deputy directors are Associate Professor Suzanne Le Mire and Sylvia Villios.
Research within the unit explores the regulation of corporations and corporate governance in Australia and considers approaches that could advance this regulation to better serve the public interest.
The insolvency arm of the research unit was first established as BILS, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law Scholarship Unit. Its focus is on insolvency law, a vital plank in the commercial legal architecture of a domestic economy, increasingly seen as an important aspect of international and transnational commercial frameworks, and influential in foreign investment choices.
A sub-group of the unit specialises in taxation and tax policy. This sub-group is primarily engaged in research that investigates the impact of the Australian tax system, particularly with respect to the income tax, excise and SGC regimes, upon the various industry segments in Australia and the various participants in each industry.
ROCIT provides an independent and informed perspective on regulatory developments in these fields, facilitates and hosts events on these areas of law and policy, and coordinates submissions to relevant government and parliamentary bodies on the issues of the day.
Visit the ROCIT blog for regular updates concerning the ROCIT research unit’s research and activities at http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/law-rocit/
An event will be hosted at the University of Adelaide Law School to formally launch the ROCIT research unit later this year.