Professor Ian M Ramsay

Areas of expertise

  • Corporations Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities Law
  • Corporate Governance,
  • Equity Finance

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Macquarie)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (Macquarie)

Master of Laws (Harvard)

Professional Organisation

University of Melbourne

Professor Ian M Ramsay

BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), LLM

Ian Ramsay is the Harold Ford Professor of Commercial Law in the Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne where he is Director of the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation. He has practised law with the firms Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Sydney.

Ian is well known for his policy related research which has been undertaken for the Australian Government, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, the Australian Law Reform Commission and other organisations. This research has resulted in important regulatory changes.

Ian is a respected commentator in the media on corporate governance and corporate law. He is regularly interviewed in the financial press and has been interviewed for international newspapers including the New York Times. His research has been reported in international newspapers including the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. Ian has been interviewed on major TV programs such as the 7.30 Report and Lateline, as well as radio programs including the Law Report and various current affairs programs.

Ian has published extensively in the area of international and Australian corporate law issues and is the co-author of Ford's Principles of Corporations Law with Dr RP Austin.