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  • Bond University, Faculty of Law

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

Accepting PhD Students

20092019

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Research interests

Victoria Baumfield is an Assistant Professor at Bond University Faculty of Law, Gold Coast, Australia, where her teaching and research are primarily focused on the areas of corporate law and corporate governance.  Victoria has a special interest in the governance of government business enterprises, in particular in monopolistic circumstances such as water supply.  In this capacity, Victoria has become a trusted source of commentary for journalists who report on issues surrounding the pricing and organization of Southeast Queensland's water supply. 

Victoria also co-teaches the Foundations of United States Law elective, and regularly includes comparative law elements (comparing US and Australian legal approaches) in her published work.  Due to her interest in comparative law, Victoria was a founding member of the Global and Comparative Law and Policy Network (formerly the Transnational, International and Comparative Law and Policy Network), hosted by Bond University.  Victoria is also an active member and former member of the Steering Committee of Daughters of Themis International Network of Female Business Scholars, based at the University of Oslo.

Victoria received her BA in International Relations and French from the University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law, both Ivy League universities. 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 published by Cambridge University Press and Routledge on the topics of hybrid business forms and comparative water supply governance, respectively.  Victoria's chapter assessing the current state of Australian corporate governance will be published in the forthcoming Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Cambridge University Press 2019).  Her other forthcoming works include a book chapter on interdisciplinary research in law to be published in a forthcoming edited volume on interdisciplinary research methodologies whose international co-authors hail from law, finance, and other business-related disciplines.

In addition to her academic position, Victoria is currently a doctoral student at the University of Queensland's TC Beirne School of Law, nearing completion of her PhD thesis on the governance of government business enterprises in Australia.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Law, Juris Doctor, Columbia University

International Relations, French, BA, University of Pennsylvania

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Research Output

The Australian Paradox: Conservative Corporate Law in a Progressive Culture

Baumfield, V. S., 4 Dec 2019, Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability. Sjafjell, B. & Bruner, C. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 161-175 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

  • How Change Happens: The Benefit Corporation in the United States and Considerations for Australia

    Baumfield, V. S., May 2018, Creating corporate sustainability: Gender as an agent for change. Sjafjell, B. & Lynch-Fannon, I. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 188-212 24 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

  • Monopolisation, market liberalisation and madness: Order and disorder in water supply governance

    Baumfield, V., 2018, Global governance and regulation: Order and disorder in the 21st century. Ireland-Piper, D. & Wolff, L. (eds.). Oxon: Routledge, p. 120-146 27 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

  • Stakeholder theory from a management perspective: Bridging the shareholder/stakeholder divide

    Baumfield, V., 31 Aug 2016, In : Australian Journal of Corporate Law. 31, 1, p. 187-207 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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  • Injunctions and damages under s1324 of the Corporations Act: Will McCracken v Phoenix Constructions revive the narrow approach?

    Baumfield, V., 1 Jan 2014, In : Company and Securities Law Journal. 32, 7, p. 453-472 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Activities

    Enterprise Governance eJournal (Journal)

    Victoria Baumfield (Reviewer)
    2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

    Australian Journal of Corporate Law (Journal)

    Victoria Baumfield (Reviewer)
    20 Sep 20178 Oct 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

    Hanoi Legal Education Seminar

    Victoria Baumfield (Participant)
    7 Sep 2009

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...Invited Talk

    The Utility of Class Actions as a Means of Corporate Governance

    Victoria Baumfield (Speaker)
    7 Sep 2009

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    University of Queensland Law Journal (Journal)

    Victoria Baumfield (Reviewer)
    10 Aug 201827 Aug 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

    Press / Media

    Budget for battlers

    Victoria Baumfield

    28/06/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Queensland Urban Utilities announces 2018/19 prices

    Victoria Baumfield

    21/06/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Cost of Living Pressure on Water Bills

    Victoria Baumfield

    17/05/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Gold Coast residents pay higher water bills than Sydneywiders

    Victoria Baumfield

    17/05/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment