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Professor Gordon Walker Emeritus Professor, Law School Operations

Dr Gordon Walker, SJD (Duke) is an Emeritus Professor of La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; Adjunct Professor at Curtin University School of Law; Adjunct Professor (Designate), International College of Digital Innovation, Chiang Mai University; Visiting Professor, University of Padua Law School, Italy, and an advisor to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) designated as International Business Law Expert and International Financial Sector Expert. His research contracts at the ADB principally involve law reform in the areas of securities regulation, company, secured transactions and Fintech within the Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI-III) in the South Pacific.

Professor Walker was formerly Professor of Law, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar (2015-2016); Professor of Commercial Law (1999-2015) and Head of Law School (2004-7) at La Trobe University School of Law; Paul Hastings Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University School of Law (2006); Wallace Fujiyama Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii (2008 and 2010); Visiting Professor (MBA program) at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2009); Visiting Faculty, Duke University Law School Summer School Program in Hong Kong (2010); Visiting Professor at the University of Houston Law Centre (2009-16); Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech University School of Law (2009-16) and Consultant to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, UK (2011-12). He has published widely on securities regulation and is best known internationally for the twin multi-volume treatises on international securities regulation published by Westlaw in the USA - the eight volume treatise, International Securities Regulation and the five volume treatise, International Securities Regulation Pacific Rim.

Qatar Foundation Research Grant (2019-2022)
Grant from Qatar National Priorities Research Fund with written support from industry in Qatar (including QFC) for an NPRP-Standard (11th Cycle) grant of USD579, 000. Application Number NPRP11S-1119-170016. Qatar National Grant Application title: “FinTech and RegTech: Building a Resilient, Inclusive and Competitive Legal and Regulatory Framework for 21st Century Finance in Qatar”. Applicant team includes Professor Ross Buckley, UNSW and Professor Douglas Arner, HKU.

Recent Publications (2015 onwards)
• G. Walker and A. Pekmezovic, “Consumer Protection and Financial Products” in Kate Tokeley, ed., Consumer Law in New Zealand, 2nd ed (Lexis Nexis, Wellington 2015), 409-461.
• Alma Pekmezovic and G. Walker, “Equity Crowd Funding in New Zealand” (2015) 33 (1) C&SLJ 62-69.
• G. Walker et als, Company Law in New Zealand, 5th ed. (Auckland: Wolters Kluwer, 2015), i-iii, 1 - 827 plus Teachers' Manual and 27 sets of PPTs.
• A. Pekmezovic and G. Walker, "Innovation in Capital Raising Down Under: ECF and P2PL” [2015] 30 (3) JIBLR 129-135.
• A. Pekmezovic and G. Walker, “The Global Significance of Crowdfunding: Solving the SME Funding Problem and Democratising Access to Capital” (2016) 7 (2) William & Mary Business LR 347-458.
• G. Walker, A. Pekmezovic and A. Walker, “Equity Crowd Funding in Australia” (2016) 34 (3) C&SLJ 239-246.
• G. Walker, A. Pekmezovic and A. Walker, “Crowd Funding North and South: Australia and the European Union” [2016] 31 JIBLR 338-345.
• G. Walker and A. Pekmezovic, “Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 8 in Small Island Developing States by Innovative Capital Raising Solutions”, (2016) 2 Journal of South Pacific Law 1-26.
• Andrew Dahdal, Gordon Walker and Douglas Arner, “The Qatari Financial Sector: Bridging Intra-State Jurisdictions” (2017) 32 (3) Banking and Finance Law Review, 529-549.
• G. Walker, “Crowd-Sourced Funding, Cryptpocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings in Australia and New Zealand” (2018) 36 (1) C&SLJ 111-119.
• G. Walker and A. Pekmezovic, “Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 8 in Small Island Developing States by Capital Raising Law Reform: Case Study of Fiji” in Butler, Lein and Salim, eds., Integration and International Dispute Resolution in Small States in the series The World of Small States (Berlin: Springer, 2018), 89-113.
• G. Walker, “Supporting Fintech and SME Fundraising in Hong Kong” (2018) 36 (5) C&SLJ 455-460.
• Walker, Pekmezovic and Walker, eds., Sustainable Development: Harnessing Business to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through Technology, Innovation and Financing (Wiley, 2019), i-xxxv, 1- 392. ISBN 978-1-119-54181-3.


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