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Biography

Professor Michelle Welsh is the Head of the Department of Business Law and Taxation at the Monash Business School.  

Michelle undertakes research in the public enforcement of corporate law, the role of the public regulator and the impact of enforcement on corporate compliance. She was a chief investigator on an ARC Discovery Project with colleagues from the Melbourne Law School: ‘Phoenix Activity: Regulating Fraudulent Use of the Corporate Form' (2014-2016). Currently, she is a member of a Monash University Network of Excellence (NoE) project: “Enhancing Corporate Accountability” (with researchers from Monash Law School, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Manchester University). She is also working on a project funded by ASIC that investigates optimal methods of regulating Debt Management Firms.

Michelle has published her research widely and has been invited to present at national and international workshops and conferences including: the University of Michigan, the University of British Columbia, Osgoode Hall Law School, the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Michelle's PhD thesis, concerning Civil Penalties under the Corporations Act was awarded the Melbourne University Law Faculty prize for the top PhD thesis in 2009. 

Michelle served as President of the Australian Corporate Law Teachers Association in 2015 and 2016 and is a current member of the Corporations Committee, Business Law Section, Law Council of Australia.

Research area keywords

  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Regulation
  • Enforcement and Compliance

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Projects

Research Output

The penalty quantum for non-compliance with corporate disclosure: solace for the market

Chapple, L. E., Truong, T. P. & Welsh, M., 2018, In : Company and Securities Law Journal. 36, 4, p. 292-306 15 p.

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The potential economic gains from increasing public law enforcement against illegal phoenix activity

Hedges, J., Ramsay, I., Welsh, M. & Anderson, H., 2018, In : Monash University Law Review. 44, 1, p. 267-311 45 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Illegal phoenix activity: is a “phoenix prohibition” the solution?

Anderson, H., Hedges, J., Ramsay, I. M. & Welsh, M., 2017, In : Company and Securities Law Journal. 35, 3, p. 184-203 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Corporate law reform in Australia: An analysis of the influence of ownership structures and corporate failure

Chen, V. J. H., Ramsay, I. M. & Welsh, M. A., 2016, In : Australian Business Law Review. 44, 1, p. 18 - 34 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Illegal phoenix activity: Quantifying its incidence and cost

Anderson, H., Ramsay, I. & Welsh, M., 2016, In : Insolvency Law Journal. 24, 2, p. 95-110 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review