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Santow Scholarship Recipients

Adam Fovent is currently tipstaff/researcher to the Hon Justice M J Beazley AO, President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal. Adam completed his Juris Doctor at Sydney Law School in 2015, and graduated first in his cohort and in each year of the Juris Doctor program. Adam was the 2016 recipient of the Edmund Barton Medal, awarded across all University of Sydney masters by coursework degrees, and was the recipient of a range of other academic prizes during his university studies. Adam was awarded the 2016 Santow Scholarship for his paper “Unreasonable Director-related Transactions: the Long-arm of the Liquidator?” which examines s 588FDA of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the potential application of that section in the context of phoenix activity and failed private equity transactions.

Mr James Emmerig is a solicitor in the dispute resolution group at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney. His areas of focus include major commercial litigation and regulatory investigations. He graduated with First Class Honours in his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney in 2012 and is currently completing a Master of Laws. James was awarded the 2015 Santow Scholarship for his paper on the theoretical efficacy of including a shareholder class action waiver in the constitution of an Australian company.


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