Speakers

Victoria Baumfield is an Assistant Professor at Bond University Faculty of Law, Gold Coast, Australia and a member of its Centre for Commercial Law, where her teaching and research are primarily focused on the areas of corporate law and corporate governance. Victoria received her BA in International Relations and French from the University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law. She was admitted to the New York Bar in 1998. Victoria entered academia in 2008 after moving to Australia with her Australian husband. She previously spent almost a decade in practice at the renowned Wall Street law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP. While in practice, Victoria represented major banking and financial service sector clients including the American International Group, Citibank, JP Morgan, Barclays Bank, Zurich Reinsurance North America, Swiss Re, and others in litigations and arbitrations over matters as diverse as multi-billion dollar reinsurance disputes, political risk insurance claims, antitrust (competition law) matters, and even the defence of claims arising from the conduct of banks that operated in occupied France during the Second World War. Victoria has published articles on matters of corporate law, corporate governance and corporate law theory in leading Australian corporate law journals. Her most recent publications are two book chapters that are currently in publication by Cambridge University Press and Routledge on the topics of hybrid business forms and comparative water supply governance, respectively. In addition to her academic position, Victoria is currently a doctoral student at the University of Queensland, nearing completion of her PhD thesis on the governance of government business enterprises in Australia.