Michael G.Hains LinkedIn

Adjunct Professor

Dr Hains is Adjunct Professor, School of Law Sydney, University of Notre Dame Australia, building on an established career in securities market compliance as the Head of Compliance and Counsel for a number of global systemically important financial institutions, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank of Scotland, and ABN AMRO Group Australia & NZ. In this capacity, Dr Hains set up compliance departments and processes and trained hundreds of staff on a wide range of topics including the Financial Services Regime, market offences, Chinese Walls, conflicts of interest, equity research independence. He now provides expertise and advice in the most litigious compliance cases in Austral-Asia.

A former editor of the Futures Chapter in CCH Australian Securities Industry Law Reporter, Consultant Editor, Financial Compliance Reporter (FINCOMP), CCH Australia, he has published extensively in major journals including the Australian Bar Review, Australian Law Journal, Butterworth’s Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Butterworth’s Corporations Law Bulletin, NSW Law Society Journal and Lloyd’s Commercial and Maritime Quarterly.

Dr Hains was awarded a Ph. D from Sydney University. It was the first PhD on derivatives awarded by a law faculty in Australia.

Areas of expertise: Compliance / Derivatives and OTC / Off market trading / Stock Broking / AFSL / Investment Banking.

Sofia Johan LinkedIn

Adjunct Professor

Sofia Johan, LL.B (Liverpool), LL.M. in International Economic Law (Warwick), Ph.D. in Law (Tilburg), is Adjunct Professor at the Schulich School of Business, York University and also the Extramural Research Fellow at the Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (TILEC) in The Netherlands. Her research is primarily focused on law and finance, sovereign wealth funds, market surveillance, hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, IPOs and Alternative Investments. Her work has been presented at the American Law and Economics Association, the European Law and Economics Association, the European Financial Management Association, the American Economics Association meeting, and other leading international conferences. Her recent publications have appeared in numerous journals including the American Law and Economics Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Business Studies, European Financial Management, European Economic Review, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, among numerous other journals. She has co-authored the book titled Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting and has a forthcoming book on hedge fund regulation in February 2013. Prior to her Ph.D., she was legal counsel for a derivatives clearing house and the head legal counsel at the largest government owned venture capital fund in Malaysia. She has also consulted for a variety of governmental and private organizations in Canada, Australasia and Europe.

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Areas of expertise: venture capital / private equity / Market Microstructure

Uma Srinivasan

Adjunct Professor
Dr Uma Srinivasan currently works as a research scientist and mentor for health market quality PhD students at Capital Markets CRC. Dr Srinivasan also provides advise to research and product development in the area of health information business intelligence services. Formerly she worked as Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO, Australia leading a team of IT professionals, scientists and engineers in two specialist areas: Health Data Integration and Multimedia Delivery Technologies. Her previous position also includes working as a Project Director at Prince of Wales Hospital Group, South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service, where she was responsible for designing managing implementations of large inter-hospital systems. She has several international publications in the areas of health information systems, multi-database and multimedia systems. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales. Dr Srinivasan is an Adjunct Professor at Western Sydney University, Australia. Her research interests include network analytics and predictive modelling for the healthcare sector. Areas of expertise: Health Economics / Data Mining