Andrew Godwin holds a number of senior positions at Melbourne Law School: Senior Lecturer, Director of Transactional Law, Director of the Graduate Program in Banking and Finance Law, and Associate Director of the Asian Law Centre.
Andrew has been involved in legal practice for over 20 years, 10 of which were spent in Shanghai where he was a partner and chief representative of the international law firm, Linklaters.
During his time in practice, Andrew acted for commercial and investment banks in a wide range of finance transactions and was also actively involved with financial institutions and multinational companies in the area of cross-border merger and acquisition projects.
Andrew’s teaching and research interests include finance and insolvency law, transactional law, financial regulation (particularly disclosure and regulatory systems), the regulation of the legal profession and professional and transactional skills for lawyers. Andrew is the author of a critically acclaimed bilingual book that examines Chinese and English legal terminology and concepts: China Lexicon. He is also a regular contributor to academic and professional publications and consults extensively in the areas of professional training, risk and compliance issues concerning law firms and legal practice, contract drafting and the use of plain language techniques.
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Does the Common Law Power to Grant Cross-Border Insolvency Assistance Apply to an Insolvency Winding-up That is Voluntary? The Reaction to Singularis from Singapore and Hong Kong
Charles Zhen Qu, Andrew Godwin
Journal article | 2019 | International Insolvency Review
In many common law jurisdictions, the common law power of courts to grant assistance in respect of foreign insolvency proceedings ..
Trends and Developments in Chinese Insolvency Law: The First Decade of the PRC Enterprise Bankruptcy Law
Stacey Steele, Andrew Godwin, Jin Chun, Han Changyin, Ren Yimin, Chi Weihong
Journal article | 2018 | The American Journal of Comparative Law
Insolvency law in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has gained increased prominence in the last five years in light of changing..
An ASEAN Framework for Cross-Border Cooperation in Financial Consumer Dispute Resolution
V Chen, A Godwin, I Ramsay
Journal article | 2017 | Asian Journal of Comparative Law
AbstractThe increasing integration of regional markets in Southeast Asia has led to the need for a regional framework for financia..
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