Corporate, Banking and Finance Law Research Group, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

The Group is committed to fostering an intellectual environment and advancing scholarship within business and finance law.

The Group’s key research areas include:

  • Banking and financial regulation
  • Corporate governance
  • Professional and business ethics
  • Regulatory risk management and compliance

One of the Business, Corporate, Banking and Finance Law Research Group’s key successes was its contribution to the corporate governance and financial regulation debate, especially in relation to the global financial crisis of 2007-2009.

As part of this work, the Group:

  • Influenced policy makers and stakeholders
  • Influenced behavioural norms in relation to risk management and compliance
  • Provided supervision and regulation of governance of banks and systemically important financial systems

In addition to this success, the Group has published widely. For example, Dr Alison Lui has contributed to Focus 13 Challenges in Group Governance: The Governance of Cross-Border Bank Subsidiaries, which is an International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank) publication. This publication offers practical guidance for responding to the challenges of bank subsidiary governance. Dr Tony Harvey, another of the Group’s members, also regularly publishes work, contributing to respected publications, such as the Solicitors’ Journal and New Law Journal.

Collaborative projects are key to the Business, Corporate, Banking and Finance Law Research Group and researchers have formed partnerships with a range of institutions and organisations, including: the University of West of England, the Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness, Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto.

The Group also has a presence at prominent conferences, such as the World Bank High Level Meeting on Governance of Bank Subsidiaries and the International Corporate Governance Network Academic Conference.

Funding for the Group’s work has come from a Winston Churchill Fellowship, a Liverpool John Moores University Early Career Researcher Fellowship and a Max Planck Scholarship.

Group’s Coordinator: Dr. Alison Lui Ph.D, LL.M, LL.B, FHEA, ATCL, Solicitor