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Steve lectures in corporations law and related areas. His scholarly intertests include corporations law, financial regulation, and international economic law (including global governance and regulation). He has published on matters regarding prudential regulation, and is currently focusing on the interaction between technology and the corporation with an emphasis on the development of Equity Crowdfunding in Australia and globally.

Steve completed his doctorate at Duke Law School. His dissertation explored the development of international financial law after the global financial crisis, with a particular emphasis on the potential to bring international finance law within the international public law regime.

Prior to starting at Monash, Steve worked as legal counsel for a number of years. He held positions at Telstra, The Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance and the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office. 

Research Output

  • 6 Article
  • 1 Commissioned Report
  • 1 Chapter (Book)

Trends and theory in financial regulation and regulatory design after the global financial crisis

Kourabas, S., 2020, Research Handbook on Asian Financial Law. Arner, D. W., Wan, W. Y., Goodwin, A., Shen, W. & Gibson, E. (eds.). 1st ed. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 30-48 19 p. (Research Handbooks in Financial Law series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Equity crowdfunding in Australia and New Zealand

Kourabas, S. & Ramsay, I., 2018, In : International Company and Commercial Law Review. 29, 9, p. 571-589 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Equity crowdfunding in Malaysia

Kourabas, S. & Ramsay, I., 2018, In : Company Lawyer. 39, 6, p. 187-196 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Improving Australia's regulatory framework for systemic financial stability

Kourabas, S., 2018, In : Journal of Banking and Finance - Law and Practice. 29, 3, p. 183-209 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Consumer leases and Indigenous consumers

Ali, P., Kourabas, S., McRae, C. & Ramsay, I., 2017, In : Australian Indigenous Law Review. 20, p. 154-177 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Press / Media

Equity Crowdfunding: A Fintech Story

Steve Kourabas


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

EPISODE 7: Why the world's wealthiest baby shouldn't be a company director

Steve Kourabas


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaPodcasts