PROF Ian Ramsay

PROF Ian Ramsay


  • Academic, Law
  • Corporate Law, Corporate Governance
  • Directors' Duties
  • Shareholders' Remedies



  • Ian Ramsay is the Harold Ford Professor of Commercial Law and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne. He is also Director of the Law School's Centre for Corporate Law. He has practised law in New York and Sydney and is a member of the Corporations Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia. Former positions he has held include Head of the Federal Government inquiry on auditor independence; chair of the independent panel to review the financial system's external dispute resolution and complaints framework; member of the Takeovers Panel; member of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's External Advisory Panel; member of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission Enforcement Review Taskforce; Consultant to the Association of Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN) and co-author of the report for ASEAN on facilitating equity crowdfunding in ASEAN; member of the Australian Government's Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee; member of the Audit Quality Review Board; member of the Australian Government's Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board; member of the Law Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and member of the International Federation of Accountants taskforce on rebuilding confidence in financial reporting. Professor Ramsay has published extensively on corporate law, corporate governance and financial regulation issues both internationally and in Australia.

    For more detailed information about Professor Ramsay, including a link to his CV, please see his staff profile on the website of Melbourne Law School at


Member of

  • High Court of Australia. Barrister & Solicitor 2004 -
  • New York Bar. Member 2004 -
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales. Barrister & Solicitor 2004 -


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Education and training

  • LLM, Harvard University 1985
  • LLB (First Class Honours), Macquarie University 1982
  • BA, Macquarie University 1982



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