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Victoria Baumfield


  • Bond University, Faculty of Law

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

I began teaching at Bond University in 2008. Prior to that, after receiving my JD from Columbia Law School in New York City, where I was Head Notes Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, I spent 9 years as an associate at the Wall Street law firm, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP.

I worked primarily in commercial litigation, where I represented corporate clients including large banks, insurance companies, and venture capital funds in litigations and arbitrations in various arenas including the New York, California,and Texas state and federal courts. My matters included the representation of two well known banks in the French Banks Holocaust Litigation filed in the EDNY federal court, for which I spent substantial time in France. Among my other matters, I also spent over 130 days in trial on two high-profile reinsurance arbitrations, with successful outcomes in both.

Previously, I was a summer associate at another large New York law firm and completed internships for a federal judge in the District of New Jersey; a midsized Swiss law firm in Geneva, Switzerland; and in the United States Congress, Washington, DC, in the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

My current research focuses on the corporate governance of government business enterprises. I have published and presented at conferences in this area, and I am currently pursuing my PhD on this topic at the University of Queensland.

Education/Academic qualification

Law, Juris Doctor, Columbia University

International Relations, French, BA, University of Pennsylvania

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Research Output 2009 2018

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 proceedingChapter


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 proceedingChapter

water management

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 journalArticle

Stakeholder theory
Shareholder wealth
case law
Open Access
water industry