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Anil Hargovan

Anil Hargovan - Australian School of Business 

LLM Monash University, Australia

LLB University of Natal, South Africa

BA University of Natal, South Africa

Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa

Associate Professor

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Anil Hargovan is an Associate Professor in the School of Taxation and Business Law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. His research interests are in the area of corporate and insolvency law, a discipline in which he has presented many conference papers and published widely in refereed Australian and international law journals. 

 

Anil has published over 70 articles, books and book chapters. His research has been cited by law reform committees and the judiciary. Anil has authored and co-authored several books, including Australian Corporate Law (2009, LexisNexis Butterworths) and Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance (2011, Cambridge University Press). 


Anil is the current President of the Corporate Law Teachers Association (founded 1991), the peak body representing over 100 academics and corporate law scholars in the Australasian region. He is a member of the Corporate Governance Subject Advisory Committee for Chartered Secretaries, Australia.

Publications

Publications in refereed journals

 

  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2011) 39 'Corporate Group Structures and their Legal Status Revisited' Australian Business Law Review 85
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2010) 32 'Corporate Groups: The Intersection between Corporate and Tax Law' Sydney University Law Review 723
  • Hargovan, A. (2010) 31(8) 'Directors' and Officers' Dereliction of Duties and Disqualifications: An Analysis of James Hardie' The Company Lawyer (UK) 29
  • Hargovan, A. (2010) 31(7) 'The Source of Efficacy for Creditors' Schemes of Arrangements in England, Australia and Singapore' The Company Lawyer (UK) 199
  • Hargovan, A. (2010) 18 'Director's Liability for Insolvent Trading, Statutory Forgiveness and Law Reform' Insolvency Law Journal
  • Hargovan, A. (2009) 33 'Corporate Governance Lessons from James Hardie' Melbourne University Law Review 984
  • Hargovan, A. (2009) 'Relevance of Directors' Unsecured Loans, Guarantees and Honesty in Determining Liability for Insolvent Trading' 17 Insolvency Law Journal 36-41
  • Hargovan, A. (2008) 'Directors' Indemnities in Insolvency and Cost Orders' 16 Insolvency Law Journal 240-246
  • Hargovan, A. (2008) 'Shareholders as Creditors in Hong Kong Corporate Insolvency: Myth or Reality?' (2008) 38 Hong Kong Law Journal 685 -711
  • Hargovan, A. (2008) 'The Cross-Border Insolvency Act 2008 (Cth) – Issues and Implications' 22 Australian Journal of Corporate Law 188-197
  • Hargovan, A. (2008) (with Harris, J.) 'Shareholders as Creditors: A Response to the CAMAC Discussion Paper on Law Reform' 22 Australian Journal of Corporate Law 135-160
  • Hargovan, A. (2008) (with Harris, J. and Zandstra, A.) 'Widening the Net: Accessorial Liability for Continuous Disclosure' 22 Australian Journal of Corporate Law 51-81
  • Hargovan, A. (2008) (with Harris, J. and Austin, J.) 'Shareholder Primacy Revisited: Does the Public Interest Have Any Role in Statutory Duties?' 26 Company and Securities Law Journal 355-376
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2007) 'The Shifting Balance of Shareholders Interests in Insolvency: Evolution or Revolution?' 31 (2) Melbourne University Law Review 591-621
  • Hargovan, A. (2007) 'Breach of Solicitor's Fiduciary Duty and the Lifting of the Corporate Veil' 25 Company and Securities Law Journal 128
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2007) 'Sons of Gwalia and Statutory Debt Subordination: An Appraisal of the North American Experience' 20 Australian Journal of Corporate Law 265-310
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2007) 'Sons of Gwalia: Navigating the Line Between Membership and Creditor Rights in Corporate Insolvencies' 25 Company and Securities Law Journal 7-29
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2007) 'Piercing the Corporate Veil in Canada: A Comparative Analysis' 28 The Company Lawyer 58
  • Hargovan, A. (2006) 'Breach of Directors' Duties and the Piercing of the Corporate Veil' 34 Australian Business Law Review 302
  • Hargovan, A. (2006) 'Piercing the Corporate Veil on Sham Transactions and Companies' 24 Company and Securities Law Journal 436
  • Hargovan, A. (2006) 'Fashioning the Rules of Attribution for Corporate Liability '24 Company and Securities Law Journal 388
  • Hargovan, A. (2005) 'Has the Court Power to Limit the Scope of Inspection of Company Books?' The Construction of s 247A of the Corporations Act' 23 Company and Securities Law Journal 270
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2005) 'The relevance of control in establishing an implied agency relationship between a company and its owners' 23 Company and Securities Law Journal 459
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2005) 'Can a Company Reinstatement Order be Sought for Tactical Advantage?' 23 Company and Securities Law Journal 391
  • Hargovan, A. (2004) 'Geneva finance and the 'duty' of directors to creditors: imperfect obligation and critique' 12 Insolvency Law Journal 134-149
  • Hargovan, A. (2004) 'Creditors: Are You Being Presided Over by the Administrator? The Application of s 439B of the Corporations Act' 12 Insolvency Law Journal 174
  • Hargovan, A. (with Professor Michael Adams) (2004) 'Taking Corporate Governance Seriously during Fundraising: Exposure to Personal Liability for Cost Orders' 22 Company and Securities Law Journal 335
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2004) 'The Nature of the Corporate Employer's Duty of Care to Employees: Is It Co-extensive?' 32 Australian Business Law Review 367
  • Hargovan, A. (2003) 'Directors' Duties to Creditors in Australia after Spies v The Queen – Is the Development of an Independent Fiduciary Duty Dead or Alive?' 21 Company and Securities Law Journal 390-409
  • Hargovan, A. (1996) 'Under Judicial and Legislative Attack: The Rule in Foss v Harbottle' 113 South African Law Journal 631-651
  • Hargovan, A. (1994) 'Corporate Law's New Love: s 232(2) and the Director's Duty of Care' 3 Asia Pacific Law Review 20-36

 

Publications in professional journals

 

  • Hargovan, A. (2011) 'Honesty is No Excuse from Liability for James Hardies Officers' Keeping Good Companies (forthcoming)
  • Hargovan, A. (2011) 'Throwing Light on Shadow Directors - Court of Appeal in Buzzle v Apple Computer' Insolvency Law Bulletin (forthcoming)
  • Hargovan, A. (2011) 11 'Voluntary Alienation to Defraud Creditors' Insolvency Law Bulletin 152.
  • Hargovan, A. (2010) 8 'Directors' Liability for Misleading and Deceptive Market Announcements - the Citrofresh decision' Keeping Good Companies 454
  • Hargovan, A. (2010) 11 'Scope of Court's Supervisory Power over Liquidator's Conduct' Insolvency Law Bulletin 29
  • Hargovan, A. (2010) 11 'Judicial Consideration in Granting Leave to an Owner of Property under s 440C Moratorium' Insolvency Law Bulletin 71
  • Hargovan, A. (2010) 10 'A Lender May Wear Both Belts and Braces: Brighten Case Illuminates Law on Equitable Considerations Challenging Appointment of Receiver' Insolvency Law Bulletin 150
  • Hargovan, A. (2010) 10 'Lawyers' Affidavits, Statutory Demands and Indemnity Costs: Lessons for Advisors' Insolvency Law Bulletin 110
  • Hargovan, A. (2009) 10 'Limitations to Deed of Company Arrangements: The Lehman Brothers Case' Insolvency Law Bulletin 42
  • Hargovan, A. (2009) 61 'Directors' and Officers' Statutory Duty of Care following James Hardie' Keeping Good Companies 586
  • Hargovan, A 'Directors' Liability for Insolvent Trading under Part 5.7B of the Corporations Act' (2009) 61 Keeping Good Companies 160-164
  • Hargovan, A. 'Directors Indemnities to Tax Commissioner under Part 5.7B of the Corporations Act' (2009) 61 Keeping Good Companies 38-42
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) 'The Scope of the Pari Passu Rule' Australian Insolvency Journal (Jan-March 2008) 16-21
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2007) 'Sons of Gwalia and the High Court: Implications for Shareholders, Creditors and the Insolvency Regime' 7 Insolvency Law Bulletin 80
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2006) 'Sons of Gwalia: Policy Issues Raised by the Subordination of Shareholder Claims' 7 Insolvency Law Bulletin 1
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) 'Taking Continuous Disclosure Seriously: A Landmark Decision in Jubilee Mines' (2006) 58 Keeping Good Companies 648-651
  • Hargovan, A. (with Prof Adams, M.) 'Cost Orders: A New Wave of Liability for the Company Secretary?' (2004) 55 Keeping Good Companies 644-646

 

Conference papers

 

  • Hargovan, A. (2011) 'The Statute of Elizabeth (1571) and its Contemporary Application in Insolvency Law: An Anglo-Asian Perspective'  INSOL International Academics' Group Meeting, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.)  (2011) 'Cutting the Gordian Knot of Corporate Law: Revisiting Veil Piercing in Corporate Groups' Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
  • Hargovan, A (2010) 'The GFC and Director's Liability for Insolvent Trading in Australia - Is there Need for Law Reform' International Corporate Governance Conference, Companies Commission of Malaysia and National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (October)
  • Hargovan, A. (2010) 'Australia's Insolvent Trading Laws – Policy, Analysis and Law Reform' INSOL International Academics' Group Meeting, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
  • Hargovan, A. (2010) 'Corporate Governance Lessons from James Hardie' Corporate Law Teachers Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2010) 'Statutory Business Judgment Rule in Australia: Directors' Best Friend or Mere Window Dressing? Australasian Law Teachers Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Hargovan, A. (2009) 'The Source of Efficacy for Creditors' Schemes of Arrangements in Singapore, England and Australia: A Critical Analysis' Asian Law Institute Conference, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong
  • Hargovan, A. (2009) 'Mandatory Subordination of Shareholder ClaimsUnder s510(b) of US Code: Lessons for Australia' Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, University of Technology Sydney
  • Hargovan, A. (2008) 'Centre of Main Interests under Australian Cross-Border Insolvency Act (2008): Lessons from the United States' Australasian Law Teachers Conference, James Cook University Law School, Cairns
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2008) 'Corporate Rescue Regimes in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Critical Analysis' 2008 INSOL International Annual Regional Conference, (at Pudong Shangri-La Hotel) China
  • Hargovan, A. (2008) 'Shareholders as Creditors in Hong Kong: Myth or Reality?' Asian Law Institute Conference, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, 23-24 May
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2008) 'Shareholders as Creditors: A Response to the CAMAC Discussion Paper' Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, University of New South Wales (at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Coogee), Sydney
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J. and Zandstra, A.) (2008) 'Widening the Net: Accessorial Liability for Continuous Disclosure' Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, University of New South Wales (at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Coogee), Sydney
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2008) 'The Intersection Between Shareholders' and Creditors' Rights in Insolvency: An Australian Perspective' 5th Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Hargovan, A. (2008) 'Defrauded Shareholders as Parity Creditors in Insolvency: Forging a New Paradigm Down Under' University of Pretoria Law Faculty, South Africa
  • Hargovan, A. (2007) 'The Changing Contours of Shareholder Recognition in Corporate Insolvency in the Digital Age' Asian Legal Information Network International Academic Conference, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Hargovan, A. (2007) 'Statutory Debt Subordination and the Impact of Sons of Gwalia in Australia and Hong Kong: A Comparative Perspective' Australasian Law Teachers Conference, University of Western Australia Law School, Perth
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J. and Austin, J.) (2007) 'Shareholder Primacy Revisited: Does the Public Interest have any Role in Statutory Duties?' Australasian Law Teachers Conference, University of Western Australia Law School, Perth
  • Hargovan, A. (2007) 'The Intersection between Creditor and Shareholder Rights in Australian Insolvency Law: Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region' Asian Law Institute Conference, Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia, Jakarta
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2007) 'Statutory Debt Subordination and Creditor Protection: The North American Experience' National Corporate Law Teachers Conference, School of Law, Deakin University, Melbourne
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2006) 'Assessing the Use of Agency Principles to Lift the Corporate Veil in Corporate Groups' Australasian Law Teachers Conference, Victoria University Law School, Melbourne
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J.) (2006) 'Navigating the Line Between Membership and Creditor Rights in Corporate Insolvencies: Should Members be Permitted to Claim Contingent Creditor Status?': National Corporate Law Teachers Conference, TC Berne School of Law, University of Queensland, Brisbane
  • Hargovan, A. (2005) 'A Comparative Analysis on the Enforceability of Letters of Comfort in England and the Asia Pacific Region': Asian Law Institute Conference, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Hargovan, A. (2004) 'The Significance of the Geneva Finance Case for Directors' Duties to Creditors': National Corporate Law Teachers Conference, Australian National University Law School, Canberra
  • Hargovan, A. (with Professor Michael Adams) (2004) 'Taking Corporate Governance Seriously during Fundraising: Exposure to Personal Liability for Cost Orders': Australasian Law Teachers Conference, Darwin University Law School, Darwin
  • Hargovan, A. (2002) 'Should Audit Committees be Mandatory for Listed Companies in Australia?': National Corporate Law Teachers Conference, Monash University Law School, Melbourne
  • Hargovan, A. (2001) 'Should Directors Owe an Independent Duty to Consider the Interest of Creditors?': National Corporate Law Teachers Conference, Victoria University of Technology Law School, Melbourne
  • Hargovan, A. (1999) 'Recognition of Employees as Stakeholders in Australian Company Law- A Challenge for the 21st Century': UNSW 50th Anniversary Symposia on 'Reinventing the Corporation', UNSW, Sydney
  • Hargovan, A. (1997) 'Rethinking the Abolition of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in Corporate Takeovers': National Corporate Law Teachers Conference, Melbourne University Law School, Melbourne
  • Hargovan, A. (1996) 'Under Legislative and Judicial Attack: The Rule in Foss v Harbottle': National Corporate Law Teachers Conference, Bond University Law School, Queensland
  • Hargovan, A. (1994) 'Reformation of Directors' Duties in Australia and New Zealand: A Case of Missed Opportunities for Harmonisation': National Corporate Law Teachers Conference, University of Technology Sydney Law School, Sydney
  • Hargovan, A. (1993) 'Corporate Law's New Love: s 232(2) and the Director's Duty of Care': Australasian Law Teachers Conference, University of Canterbury Law School, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

Books

 

  • Hargovan, A. (with du Plessis J and Bagaric M.) Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance (2nd edition, Cambridge University Press) January 2011, 482 pages, ISBN: 978-0-521-13803-1
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J. and Adams, M.) Australian Corporate Law (2nd edition, LexisNexis Butterworths) November 2009, 763 pages, ISBN:9780409326581
  • Hargovan, A. (with Harris, J. and Adams, M.) Australian Corporate Law LexisNexis Butterworths, (January 2008, 759 pages), ISBN:9780409322422
  • Hargovan, A. (2000) Company and Incorporated Associations Law (2nd edition, [Tertiary Press], Victoria – 335 pages)
  • Hargovan, A. (1998) (with Gordon, B and McNaughton, A) Business Law - Legislation and Cases (Butterworths, Australia - 699 pages), ISBN: 0409315346
  • Hargovan, A. (1997) Company and Incorporated Associations Law [Tertiary Press], Victoria – 285 pages) ISBN: 1 875886 40 0
  • Hargovan, A. (1996) Partnership and Bankruptcy Law ([Swinburne University of Technology], Victoria – 312 pages) ISBN: 1875 794 29 8

 

Chapters in books

 

  • Hargovan, A. 'Aggrieved Shareholders as Creditors: An Unmapped Coordinate in the Cartography of Australian Insolvency Law' in Paul Omar (ed) International Insolvency Law: Reforms and Challenges (Ashgate, England, forthcoming 2009)
  • Harris, J. and Hargovan, A. 'The Intersection Between Shareholders' and Creditors' Rights in Insolvency: An Australian Perspective' in J Sarra (ed) Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2007, Thomson Carswell, Canada, 2008
  • Hargovan, A. (with Stewart R and Clarke T) (2003-2006): Chapter 7.10 on Corporate Fundraising in Australian Corporation Law – Principles and Practice (Butterworths/LexisNexis)

Research interests

  • Corporate governance (Directors duties)
  • Shareholders remedies
  • Corporate personality (corporate veil issues)
  • Insolvency (creditors and shareholders rights)

Research grants

 Courses taught

  • TABL2741 Business Entities
  • TABL3761 Law of Banking and Finance
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