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Ms Helen Bird

Industry Fellow (Corporate Governance & Company Law)


Helen Bird is a law and corporate governance specialist, researching, publishing and teaching about regulatory trends and the implications of corporate law and corporate governance for Australian companies, the provision of financial services, dealings in securities and initial coin offerings.  Helen is also a panel member of the ASIC Corporate Governance panel (2020) and regular media commentator on corporate law and governance events in the news.
Helen's research on the public enforcement of corporate law has been supported by research grants from the CRC, the ARC and the CIFC.  Her research on share ownership was cited by the NSW Supreme Court in In the matter of Ten Network Holdings Limited (subject to a deed of company arrangement) (receivers and managers appointed) [2017] NSWSC 1529 (10 November 2017).  Her research on ASIC enforcement was cited by in the interim and final reports of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.    

Prior to becoming an academic, Helen was a solicitor specialising in corporate and commercial litigation at Herbert Smith Freehills.  At Swinburne, Helen is convenor and lecturer in subjects, Corporations Law (LLB) and Corporate Governance (Masters program).

Helen tweets on corporate governance related issues, using the Twitter handle @Birdsperch and posts on Corporate Governance matters on Linked In.  



Research interests


Fields of Research

  • Corporations And Associations Law - 480103
  • Law And Society And Socio-legal Research - 480405

Teaching areas

Law;Risk;Business Management


Also published as: Bird, Helen; Bird, H.; Bird, Helen L.
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