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Curtailing corporate power through the concept of transnational private authority



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Speaker: Dr Abayomi Al-Ameen - City University London

Series: The City Law School research seminars

Partly as a result of the spate of globalisation, power dynamics have steadily gathered in favour of corporations whose transnational influences continue to surpass any attempt to regulate markets both domestically and internationally. To curtail excesses in this regard, there are indeed clear laws that police the boundaries of acceptable corporate practices such as competition law, IP law, human rights, financial regulation, environmental law etc. It is however contended that some corporate practices which appear to fall outside the confines of regulations have the tendency to create undesirable societal effects. As such, to the extent that the exclusion of such actions from regulation cannot be justified, the present economic governance regime faces a conceptual problem worth addressing. In effect therefore, the concept of transnational private authority will be proposed to bridge the gap and to ensure that exercise of corporate power (where necessary) aligns with public interest.

Dr Al-Ameen joined the City Law School in 2013. His research interests lie broadly in the area of international economic law and governance. At present, he is focusing on international governance and competition law.  Prior to taking up his fellowship, he was a visiting fellow at British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He has also worked closely with legal practitioners as a consultant in a law firm in London.

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When and where

12.00am - 2.00pmThursday 5th June 2014

AG06 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

Contact Details

Dr Enrico Bonadio

Senior Lecturer in Law

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom
020 7040 8263

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