- Title: Dr.
- Position: Senior Lecturer - Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
- Qualifications: PhD (Macq), BA (Macq), LLB (NSW), LLM (Macq).
Areas of Expertise
- Company Law
- Bankruptcy History
Michael Quilter joined Macquarie University in 1991. Prior to this he worked in private practice as a solicitor. His areas of expertise are company law and the history of bankruptcy. His teaching involves a combination of commercial realities, task orientation, clarity, and engagement.
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales with Supreme Court of New South Wales
- Master of Laws (by research): Early English Bankruptcy (Macquarie University)
- Bachelor of Law: (The University of New South Wales)
- Bachelor of Arts: English (Macquarie University)
- Certificate in Higher Education: (Macquarie University)
- PhD: "The Idea of Bankruptcy - more than law" (Macquarie University)
- Research Excellence (ECR) Award, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University, 2013
- Development of bankruptcy process in the late Republic and its relationship to modern bankruptcy, (2013) 21 Insolvency Law Journal 125
- Bankruptcy and Order, (2013) 39 Monash University Law Review 188
- "Writers and their Personal Crusades: Defoe and Bankruptcy" (2010) 10 Contemporary Issues in Law 330
- "The XII Tables as part of bankruptcy's narrative: Identifying creditors' collective rights" (2011) 19 Insolvency Law Journal 91
- "Shakespeare and Bankruptcy" (2012) 20 Insolvency Law Journal 105
- Company Law Perspectives - publisher: Thomson Reuters (Lawbook Co) 1st ed. 2012; 2nd ed. 2014
- The Company Law Notes - publisher: Thomson Reuters (Lawbook Co) 1st ed. 2004; 2nd ed. 2006; 3rd ed. 2008; 4th ed. 2010
- Michael Quilter, "Rules and regulations - or red tape? Perception is everything for directors" 16 November 2012. The Conversation:
- Michael Quilter, "ASX makes a timely revision to continuous disclosure guidelines" 18 October 2012. The Conversation:
- Michael Quilter, "ASIC's review of creep provisions puts corporate raiders on notice" 12 July 2012. The Conversation:
- Michael.Quilter, "Paying a premium could shore up Rinehart's control of Fairfax" 9 July 2012. The Conversation:
- Michael Quilter, "Creeping or jumping to control? Gina Rinehart, Fairfax and the Corporations Act" 4 June 2012. The Conversation:
- Michael Quilter was interviewed and quoted on The Conversation
Publication: The Conversation
Title: ASIC underwhelms with call for greater powers
Date: 1 November 2013
Excerpt: Macquarie University corporate governance lecturer Michael Quilter called ASIC’s third and 200-page long submission to the inquiry the “biggest regulator CV ever”.
“The problem for ASIC is in part a perception issue - as the character of its prosecutions stand, it puts lots of resources into basically punishing a few individuals, and pretty light punishment at that. There is an imbalance between resource allocation and outcome effect. This is what plays in the media and conditions negative responses to ASIC.”
- Michael Quilter spoke to Australian Mining about the choice of Maurice Newman
Publication: Australian Mining
Title: Newcrest disclosure review fails to find "smoking gun"
Date: 9 September 2013
Author: Malavika Santhebennur
Excerpt: Senior lecturer in corporate governance at Macquarie University Michael Quilter saw a legal strategy in appointing Newman for the report.
“There could be some element of trying to get in first, to pre-empt any negative reaction from ASIC in relation to the company’s conduct,” he said.
“It’s probably also a little bit of insurance to their future.”
- Michael Quilter published an article on ASIC in The Conversation
Publication: The Conversation
Title: ASIC headed for a health check at Senate Inquiry
Date: 4 July, 2013
Author: Michael Quilter
"On the face of it, the banning of seven financial planning advisers and $50 million worth of compensation paid to burnt investors would be considered a good outcome for our corporate regulator.
But the handling of the case of Commonwealth Financial Planning Limited (CFP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, has led to a senate committee inquiry into the ability of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) to deal with corporate wrongdoing."