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Expert resume of Professor Cally Jordan

Associate Professor Melbourne Law School; visiting Professor, Yale Law School; Center for Transnational Legal Studies (London); former Senior Counsel, The World Bank, Finance and Private Sector Development; Research Fellow, C.D. Howe Institute (Toronto); Senior Research Fellow, CIGI (Waterloo).

Cally Jordan has degrees in both civil law and common law (LLB/BCL McGill; DEA, Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)) which she obtained after a BA, with distinction (Carleton) and a MA (Toronto). She has practised law in Canada, New York, California and Hong Kong, in particular with the New York office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

Cally spent over fifteen years with the Asian Development Bank and The World Bank, both as a consultant and full-time staff,  advising on commercial and financial law in numerous countries (Indonesia, Vietnam, Tunisia, China, Chile, Korea, Slovakia, Armenia, Macedonia, Lithuania, Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Bahrain, Mauritius, Cambodia).  She is the author of proposals for the reform of Hong Kong companies law and has spent many years living in the Asia-Pacific region.

Most recently, she has acted as a capital markets advisor to the Monetary Authority of Brunei (2015-16).

Cally has held full-time academic positions in Canada, the United States and Australia. She has been a visiting professor or fellow at Yale Law School, Duke Law School, Georgetown's Center for Transnational Legal Studies (London), International University College (Torino), Georgetown Law Center (Washington), the Max Planck Institute for International and Comparative Law (Hamburg), the London School of Economics, the British Institute for International and Comparative Law and holds the Estey Chair in Business Law, University of Saskatchewan.

She was the inaugural P.R.I.M.E Finance (Lord Woolf) Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, Wassenaar NL (2013).

She is a member of the American Law Institute, the European Law Institute, the International Academy of Comparative Law and the European Corporate Governance Institute.  She is on the neutrals panel of the International Center for Dispute Resolution, New York City and the International Financial Experts Panel of the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation, The Hague as well as a member of the Advisory Panel on Local Capital Markets Development of the EBRD (London UK).  Since 2015, she has been a Research Fellow at the C.D.Howe Institute (Toronto, ON) and a Senior Research Fellow at CIGI,  the Centre for International Governance Innovation (Waterloo, ON).

In 2014, she published International Capital Markets:  Law and Institutions (Oxford University Press) with J.B.Golden as  consultant editor. The second edition was published in 2021.