Law lecturer presents research at Hong Kong conference

LLM course leader at the Truman Bodden Law School, Laura Panades, presented her research at a conference in Hong Kong.

Laura Panades, LLM Course leader at the Truman Bodden Law School, presented her research on Cayman’s new public procurement law at an international conference in Hong Kong.

The three-day conference on “Unpacking the Complexity of Regulatory Governance in a Globalising World” organised by the Chinese University of Hong Kong focused on good governance and compliance in complex regulatory environments.

Panades’ research analyses Cayman’s legal environment governing public purchases and points out the next steps needed to achieve a system that is world class. The research features the results of interviews conducted with main public procurement stakeholders in Cayman.

“On the first anniversary of public procurement, it is important to reflect on Cayman’s achievements and pending tasks,” Panades said. “My research seeks to make sure that Cayman’s public money is well spent.”

The paper has been accepted for publication in an international journal and will be released next month.

Law School director Mitchell Davies said, “Ms Panades’ internationally recognised research feeds into our LLM programme in ‘International Finance: Law and Regulation’, which includes a course on public-private partnerships and public procurement.

He said, “Conferences are a fertile ground for TBLS staff in order to consolidate knowledge and to keep abreast of new developments worldwide whilst acquiring new ideas to stimulate further research and feed into teaching.”

The Chinese University of Hong Kong hosted the event together with the European Consortium for Political Research, an academic network focusing on teaching and research into politics and international relations comprising 350 institutions across 50 countries.