PALS Professor & IAPBL Director, Charles Booth, Invited To Join APEC Business Advisory Council/Steering Committee on Asian-Pacific Financial Forum
PALS Professor and IAPBL Director, Professor Charles Booth, was invited to join the Steering Committee of the Asia-Pacific Financial Forum/APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), Capital Markets (Information) Workstream.
The committee will examine and identify the strengths and the areas for improvement of information for investors in Asian debt markets. For more info on the committee’s work, click here: http://www.apec.org/Groups/Other-Groups/APEC-Business-Advisory-Council.aspx.
Charles will be a member of the Investor Rights in Insolvency Sub-Group. The project is expected to continue through 2015.
The William S. Richardson School of Law and PALS warmly welcome two Visiting Scholars, Professors Antonio Oposa and Yasuhei Taniguchi, both experts in Comparative International & Asian Law.
Professor Oposa is one of Asia’s leading voices in Environmental Law. He holds a business degree from the De La Salle University and a law degree from the University of the Philippines. He received his Master of Laws from the Harvard Law School. A scuba diver and avid nature lover, he established the School of the SEAs (Sea and Earth Advocates) on Bantayan Island in the Central Philippines. The School is powered entirely by renewable energy, recycles water, and is an experiential learning center for sustainable living. Professor Oposa will teach a class on the “Environmental Law in the Philippines.”
Visiting Scholar, Professor Antonio Oposa
Professor Taniguchi, Professor Emeritus at Kyoto University in Japan, is internationally recognized for his expertise in comparative and transnational legal studies. He has a rich and fascinating background as a leading scholar in several areas of law including Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, and International Trade Law. He served as a member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, with one year as its chair. While maintaining a post-retirement teaching career, he is presently of counsel to the Matsuo & Kosugi Law Firm in Tokyo and serves on numerous government advisory panels. Professor Taniguchi returns to the Law School to teach a class on “International Commercial Arbitration.”
Visiting Scholar, Professor Yasuhei Taniguchi
PALS Professor Charles Booth chaired a panel that discussed “The Insolvency of Natural Persons–Developing Modern Insolvency Systems for Natural Persons” at the 9th Forum on Asian Insolvency Law (FAIR), in Manila, Philippines on Dec. 4 and 5. He spoke about “The Implementation of Insolvency Regimes–Why Fixing the Insolvency Statute is Not Sufficient to Create a Well-Functioning Insolvency Regime Panel.” The World Bank, INSOL International, United Nations UNCITRAL, and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas sponsered the forum.
From December 6-9, Charles gave several additional talks including “Bankruptcy Laws in a Socialist Market Economy: Recent Developments in Mainland China” sponsored by the Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies and the Ateneo Law School Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee Center for the Rule of Law.
He also spoke about “Insolvency and Commercial Laws: A Look at China and the Rest of Asia” at a Law Forum sponsored by the University of the Philippines Law Center Institute of Government and Law Reform and Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies. Charles gave the same talk to students at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Business.
2013 Kwon Family Award in Korean Legal Studies For Korean Legal Research Awarded To Yea Jin Lee For Her Paper, “A New Path to Resolution of the Comfort Women Tragedy.”
- Yea Jin Lee ’13 is the winner of the 2013 Korean Law Research Paper Competition and the recipient of the 2013 Kwon Family Award. The Kwon Family Award in Korean Legal Studies awards a prize of $1,000 to a selected paper concerning an issue in the realm of Korean law (North Korean law included). Yea Jin’s paper was entitled “A New Path to Resolution of the Comfort Women Tragedy.” The selection committee included Korean Law visiting scholars: Dokyun Kim, Seoul National University; Yong Chul Park, Sogang University; andByoung-Kyu Lee, Myongji University.