Researcher

Scientia Professor Ross Philip Buckley

My Expertise

FinTech

RegTech

Blockchain technology

Cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies

Initial Coin Offerings

International financial regulation generally, and the international financial system and its impact on developing countries in particular.

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

I joined the Faculty in January 2007, and was appointed a Scientia Professor, and to the King & Wood Mallesons Chair in International Finance Law, in 2013. This research sponsorship was expanded in 2018, with KPMG Law coming on board, and the Chair being renamed the KPMG Law - KWM Chair in Disruptive Innovation and Law.

My current research focus is on FinTech, RegTech and blockchain generally. My current particular focus is on...view more

I joined the Faculty in January 2007, and was appointed a Scientia Professor, and to the King & Wood Mallesons Chair in International Finance Law, in 2013. This research sponsorship was expanded in 2018, with KPMG Law coming on board, and the Chair being renamed the KPMG Law - KWM Chair in Disruptive Innovation and Law.

My current research focus is on FinTech, RegTech and blockchain generally. My current particular focus is on cryptocurrencies, central bank digital currrencies and initial coin offerings.

From 2013 through 2018, I led two major sequential projects on the delivery of financial services over mobile devices, in both developing and developed countries. I led a team of three to four researchers on this project, funded by a large ARC Linkage grant in conjunction with, and generously supported by, the United Nations Capital Development Fund.  For a full list of my publications see the Faculty webpage.

I consult at the moment to the Asian Development Bank and over the years have consulted to many government departments including those of Australia, Indonesia, Nepal, Timor Leste, Solomon Islands, Vietnam and to three government agencies in the US (the OCC, SEC, and Department of Justice). I began my career practising banking and finance law in Australia and Hong Kong and on Wall Street with Davis Polk, in total for some nine years.

Areas of expertise

FinTech, RegTech, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, smart contracts, and digital financial services more generally.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Chair, Digitial Finance Advisory Panel, Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC).

Founding Series Editor, Global Trade Law Series, Kluwer Law International, The Hague.

Series Co-editor, Kluwer's International Banking and Finance Law Series.

External Examiner, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong.

Fellow & Advisory Board Member, Asian Institute of International Financial Law, University of Hong Kong.

Research Supervision

If you are interested in working with me, you should be fascinated by FinTech or RegTech and the regulatory challenges that the rapid spread of  blockchain technology to new applications will generate. 

I have previously supervised ten doctoral student through to successful completions.

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Location

Room: 222
Law Building
UNSW Kensington Campus
Sydney NSW 2052
Australia
(Access via Gate 2 off High Street)

Contact

+61 413455044
+61 2 9385 1175