Faculty members affiliated with the Centre for Business Law are continuously advancing business law scholarship through leading-edge research. Focused on a broad range of areas connected to business law, the Centre’s research is interdisciplinary in focus and global in influence.
Dr. Carol Liao recently joined the Allard School of Law from the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria. Dr. Liao specializes in business law, corporate governance, economic analysis of law, and the emerging field of social enterprise law. She earned a Ph.D./S.J.D. from the University of Toronto and UBC (Joint Program). Prior to her graduate studies, Dr. Liao was a senior associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Shearman & Sterling LLP (New York).
Click here for a recent interview with Dr. Carol Liao.
Dr. Cristie Ford is Associate Professor at the Allard School of Law and Director of the Centre for Business Law. Her research interests include regulatory theory, securities regulation, and administrative law. Dr. Ford practiced in New York for six years prior to coming to Allard Law.
Click here for a recent interview with Dr. Cristie Ford.
Pitman Potter is Professor of Law and Director of Chinese Legal Studies at the Allard School of Law. His teaching and research focus on PRC and Taiwan law and policy in the areas of foreign trade and investment, dispute resolution, property law, contracts, business regulation, and human rights.
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Examples of research projects our faculty are leading:
Trade Winds of Change
According to Associate Professor Ljiljana Biuković, we are at a significant juncture in the history of globalization, with newly established Chinese led structures testing the current international status quo and the old Bretton Woods institutions.
Canadian Securities Regulation
Associate Professor Cristie Ford talks about new and challenging ideas for securities regulation including high frequency trading, dark pools and crowd funding.
Taxation of State-Owned Enterprises
Why do countries bother taxing state-owned enterprises (SOEs)? Professor Wei Cui now has a theory which stands in contrast with many long-standing views.
Shining Light on Global Supply Chains
As Canada Research Chair in Global Economic Governance, Assistant Professor Galit Sarfaty studies the convergence of economic globalization with public law values such as human rights.