Pamela Hanrahan

Professor of Commercial Law and Regulation
Professor

Dr Pamela Hanrahan is a lawyer, legal academic and author who specialises in corporate law, corporate governance, financial services regulation, data governance and business ethics.

She is Professor of Commercial Law and Regulation at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School, a Senior Fellow of the Melbourne Law School, a member of the Centre for Law Markets and Regulation at UNSW, an associate of the Centre for Corporate Law at the University of Melbourne, and founding director of the Cybersecurity and Data Governance Research Network at UNSW Sydney.  She is also a founding member of the Society of Investment Law (USA), a Fellow of FINSIA, and a solicitor member of the Law Society of New South Wales.

Pamela is a member of the Executive Board of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, a member of the National Corporate Governance Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Conexus Institute Advisory Board and a non-executive director of Landcom.  In 2010-11 she was the Queensland Regional Commissioner of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and in 2013-15 served as the Registrar of Community Housing for New South Wales.  In 2016-17 Pamela was an appointed member of the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce and in 2018 she was an adviser to the Hayne Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

Journal articles
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Hanrahan P; Bednall T, 2021, 'From Stepping-Stones to Throwing Stones: Officers’ Liability for Corporate Compliance Failures after Cassimatis', Federal Law Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0067205X211016573
2021
Hanrahan P; Hargovan A, 2020, 'Legislating the concept of the independent company director: recent Indian reforms seen through Australian eyes', Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, vol. 20, pp. 86 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729342.2020.1773018
2020
Manwaring K; Hanrahan P, 2019, 'BEARing Responsibility for Cyber Security in Australian Financial Institutions: The rising tide of directors’ personal liability', Journal of Banking & Finance Law and Practice, vol. 30, pp. 20 - 42, https://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/document?&src=search&docguid=Ifd73dbc1780c11e98b44b29f3622255f&epos=1&snippets=true&fcwh=true&startChunk=1&endChunk=1&nstid=std-anz-highlight&nsds=AUNZ_JOURNALS&isTocNav=true&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&context=60&extLink=false&searchFromLinkHome=true
2019
Hanrahan P, 2019, 'Twin peaks after hayne: Tensions and trade-offs in regulatory architecture', Law and Financial Markets Review, vol. 13, pp. 124 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17521440.2019.1622849
2019
Hanrahan P, 2017, 'Fairness and Financial Services: Revisiting the enforcement framework', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 35, pp. 420 - 443, https://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=I3b0417e005df11e880e4e996c86e78d6&isTocNav=true&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&startChunk=1&endChunk=1
2017
Hanrahan PF, 2017, 'Deterring white-collar crime: Insights from Australia’s insider trading penalties regime', Law and Financial Markets Review, vol. 11, pp. 61 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17521440.2017.1373440
2017
Hanrahan P; Morgan JK, 2017, 'Professional indemnity insurance: Protecting clients and regulating professionals', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 40, pp. 353 - 384, http://www.unswlawjournal.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/401-14.pdf
2017
Hanrahan P, 2017, 'Corporate and white-collar crime', Law and Financial Markets Review, vol. 11, pp. 53 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17521440.2017.1373892
2017
Hanrahan P, 2016, 'Securities Industry and Managed Investments - Revisiting responsible entity Directors’ liability to scheme members', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 34, pp. 321 - 326, https://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/document?&src=search&docguid=I39d7c0522dff11e69e0fd18d932f6e2c&epos=1&snippets=true&fcwh=true&startChunk=1&endChunk=1&nstid=std-anz-highlight&nsds=AUNZ_JOURNALS&isTocNav=true&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&context=12&extLink=false&searchFromLinkHome=true
2016
Hanrahan P, 2016, 'Corporate governance, financial institutions and the “social licence”', Law and Financial Markets Review, vol. 10, pp. 123 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17521440.2016.1243878
2016
Hanrahan P; Bednall T, 2015, 'Independence of directors affiliated with substantial shareholders: issues of law and corporate governance', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 33, pp. 239 - 265, http://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=I8a1d9efd02a311e5bb04ba2c9793820d&isTocNav=true&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&startChunk=1&endChunk=1
2015
Hanrahan P, 2014, 'Should the FSI revisit the philosophy of financial regulation?', Law and Financial Markets Review, vol. 8, pp. 199 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.5235/17521440.8.3.199
2014
Hanrahan P; Bednall T, 2013, 'Officers' liability for mandatory corporate disclosure: Two paths, two destinations?', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 31, pp. 474 - 510
2013
Hanrahan P, 2013, 'The relationship between equitable and statutory 'best interest' obligations in financial services law', Journal of Equity, vol. 7, pp. 46 - 73
2013
Hanrahan P, 2011, 'ASIC and managed investments', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 29, pp. 287 - 312
2011
Hanrahan P, 2008, 'Improving the process of change in Australian financial sector regulation', Economic Papers: a journal of applied economics and policy, vol. 27, pp. 6 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1759-3441.2008.tb00438.x
2008
Hanrahan P, 2008, 'Directors' liability in superannuation trustee companies', Journal of Equity, vol. 2, pp. 204 - 224, https://ssrn.com/abstract=1347866
2008
Hanrahan P, 2007, 'Directors' accountability in funds management companies', JASSA, pp. 34 - 40, https://www.finsia.com/docs/default-source/jassa-new/jassa-2007/4_2007_directors_accountability.pdf?sfvrsn=6
2007
Hanrahan P, 2001, 'Collective investments: A new regulatory approach for Australian managed investment schemes', The Company Lawyer, vol. 22, pp. 229 - 245
2001
Hanrahan P, 1999, 'Managed investment schemes: The position of directors under Chapter 5C of the Corporations Act', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 17, pp. 67 - 84
1999
Hanrahan P, 1998, '(Ir)responsible entities: Reforming manager accountability in public unit trusts', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 16, pp. 76 - 92
1998
Hanrahan P, 1997, 'The proposed suitability requirement for on-exchange derivatives markets: a critical analysis', Journal of Banking and Finance: Law and Practice, pp. 5 - 22
1997
Hanrahan P, 1997, 'Distinguishing corporate and personal claims in Australian company litigation', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 15, pp. 21 - 43
1997
Hanrahan P, 1994, 'Transactions with related parties by public companies and their child entities under Pt 3.2A of the Corporations Law', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 12, pp. 138 - 163
1994
Books
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Hanrahan P; Ramsay I; Stapledon G, 2020, Commercial Applications of Company Law 2020, Oxford University Press Australia, https://www.oup.com.au/books/higher-education/law/9780190323929-commercial-applications-of-company-law-2020
2020
Hanrahan P; Ramsay I; Stapledon G, 2018, Commercial Applications of Company Law 2018, Oxford University Press, Australia
2018
Hanrahan P; Ramsay I; Stapledon G, 2016, Commercial Applications of Company Law 2017, Oxford University Press Australia, Melbourne, Australia
2016
Baxt R; Black A; Hanrahan P, 2016, Securities and Financial Services Law, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney, https://store.lexisnexis.com.au/products/securities-and-financial-services-law-9th-edition-skusecurities_and_financial_services_law_9th_edition
2016
Hanrahan P; Farrar J, 2016, Corporate Governance, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203878347
2016
Hanrahan P; Ramsay I; Stapledon G, 2016, Commercial Applications of Company Law 2016, Oxford University Press, Australia
2016
Walker GR; Pekmezovic A; Hanrahan PF; Ramsay IM; Stapledon GP, 2015, Commercial Applications of Company Law in New Zealand, Wolters Kluwer
2015
Hanrahan P; Ramsey I; Stapledon G, 2015, Commercial Applications of Company Law 2015
2015
Hanrahan P; Ramsay I; Stapledon G, 2014, Commercial Applications of Company Law 2014, 15, CCH Australia Ltd, Sydney
2014
Hanrahan P; Ramsay IM; Stapledon G, 2013, Commercial Applications of Company Law 2013
2013
Baxt R; Black A; Hanrahan PF, 2012, Securities and Financial Services Law, Butterworth-Heinemann
2012
Hanrahan P; Ramsay I; Stapledon G, 2012, Commercial Applications of Company Law 2012, 13, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney
2012
Yeo VCS; Lee SL; Hanrahan PF; Ramsay I; Stapledon G, 2011, Commercial Applications of Company Law in Singapore, CCH Asia, Singapore
2011
Hanrahan PF; Ramsay IM; Stapledon G, 2009, Commercial Applications of Company Law 2009
2009
Walker GR; Reid T; Hanrahan P; Ramsay I; Stapledon G, 2009, Commercial Applications of Company Law in New Zealand, CCH New Zealand Limited, Auckland
2009
Hanrahan P; Ramsay I; Stapledon G; Mohd Sulaiman AN; Bidin A, 2008, Commercial Applications of Company Law in Malaysia, 3rd Edition, CCH Asia Pte Ltd, Malaysia
2008
2008, Commercial Applications of Company Law in Singapore (3rd Edition), CCH Asia Pte Ltd
2008
Hanrahan PF, 2007, Funds Management in Australia: Officers' Duties and Liabilities, LexisNexis Australia
2007
Hanrahan P; Sulaiman ANM; Ramsay IM; Bidin A; Stapledon G, 2002, Commercial Applications of Company Law in Malaysia, CCH Asia
2002
Walker GR; Hanrahan P; Ramsay I; Stapledon G; Reid TC, 2002, Commercial Applications of Company Law in New Zealand, CCH New Zealand Ltd, Auckland
2002
Hanrahan PF, 1999, Managed Investments Law & Practice
1999
Hanrahan PF, 1998, Managed Investments Law
1998
Reports
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Hanrahan P, 2018, Information about Selected Aspects of Foreign Financial Services Regulation: Background Paper 30, Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, Melbourne, Australia, 30, https://financialservices.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/Documents/Info-foeign-financial-services.pdf
2018
Hanrahan P, 2018, Legal Framework Governing Aspects of the Australian Superannuation System - Background Paper 25, Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, Melbourne, Australia, 25, https://financialservices.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/Documents/legal-framework-governing-aspects-of-the-australian-superannuation-system-background-paper-25.PDF
2018
Hanrahan P, 2018, Legal Framework for the Provision of Financial Advice and Sale of Financial Products to Australian Households - Background Paper 7, Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, Melbourne, Australia, 7, https://financialservices.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/Documents/legal-framework-for-the-provision-of-financial-advice-background-paper-7.pdf
2018
Hanrahan P, 2017, Last Resort Compensation Scheme, Financial Services Council
2017
Hanrahan P, 2017, Report of an Inquiry for the Legal Services Council into Section 258 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law, Legal Services Council, Sydney Australia, https://www.legalservicescouncil.org.au/Documents/news/LSC%20-%20MIS%20inquiry%20-%20Final%20Report.pdf
2017
Book Chapters
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Hanrahan P, 2018, 'Exchange Traded Funds in the Shadow Banking Sector', in MacNeil IG; Chui IH-Y (ed.), Research Handbook on Shadow Banking – Legal and Regulatory Aspects, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 363 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781785362637
2018
Hanrahan P; Ramsay I, 2018, 'Regulation of Mutual Funds in Australia', in Birdthistle W; Morley J (ed.), Research Handbook on the Regulation of Mutual Funds, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 414 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781784715052
2018
Hanrahan P, 2018, 'On Compliance', in Hanrahan P; Black A (ed.), Contemporary Issues in Corporate and Competition Law: Essays in Honour of Professor Robert Baxt AO, https://store.lexisnexis.com.au/product?product=contemporary-issues-in-corporate-and-competition-law-essays-in-honour-of-professor-robert-baxt-ao-ebook&meta_F_and=9780409350210
2018
Hanrahan P, 2017, 'Reflections on the Design and Manufacture of Australia's Financial Services Regulation', in Donald MS; Butler Beatty L (ed.), The Evolving Role of Trust in Superannuation, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 22 - 32, https://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781760021597
2017
Hanrahan P, 2014, 'The fiduciary idea in financial services law', in O'Brien J; Gilligan G (ed.), Integrity, Risk and Accountability in Capital Markets, Hart Publishing, Oxford
2014
Hanrahan P, 2010, 'Regulation, Ethics and Collective Investments', in MacNeil I; O'Brien J (ed.), The Future of Financial Regulation, Hart Publishing, Oxford
2010
Hanrahan P, 2007, 'ASIC v Citigroup: Investment Banks, Conflicts of Interest and Chinese Walls', in O'Brien J (ed.), Private Equity, Corporate Governance and the Dynamics of Capital Market Regulation, Imperial College Press, London, pp. 117 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9781860948497_0006
2007
Hanrahan P, 2002, 'The Responsible Entity as Trustee', in Ramsay I (ed.), Key Developments in Corporate Law and Trusts Law: Essays in Honour of Professor Harold Ford, LexisNexis, Sydney
2002
Conference Posters
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Manwaring KE; Hanrahan P, 2017, 'Gone Phishing: Are Australian directors personally liable for cyber security breaches?', UNSW Sydney, presented at Global Security PLuS, UNSW Sydney, 19 July 2017 - 19 July 2017
2017
  • Corporate law
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Company directors' duties and liabilities
  • Securities law
  • Financial markets regulation 
  • Financial sector regulation
  • Financial services law
  • Superannuation law
  • Financial consumer protection
  • Data governance

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  • Financial Services Law (LLM)
  • Managed Investments Law (LLM)
  • Insurance Regulation (LLM)
  • Law, Regulation and Ethics (MBA)
  • Securities and Financial Services Regulation (LLB, JD)
  • Corporations Law (LLB, JD)
  • Financial Markets and Takeovers (LLB, JD, LLM)
  • Business and the Law (B Com)
  • Business Entities (B Com)
  • Corporate Tax Strategies (B Com)
  • Law of Banking and Finance (B Com)
  • Financial Sector Regulation (B Com)

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