The Davies Fund for Business Law at the Jay and Barbara Hennick Centre for Business and Law supports innovative programs and projects related to the practice of business law. Created in 2006 by the firm of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, the fund seeks to inspire interest in business law among students and build ties with the broader legal and business communities in Toronto.
In January 2016, the 2015-16 Davies Business Law Lecture entitled “Shareholder Wealth Maximization – On Steroids: Do the Brakes Still Work in Corporate Governance?” was presented by Professor John C. Coffee Jr., the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School and Director of its Center on Corporate Governance. He is the Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been repeatedly listed by the National Law Journal as among its “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.”
According to a recent survey of law review citations, Professor Coffee is the most cited law professor in law reviews over the last 10 years in the combined corporate, commercial and business law field. In 2015, Lawdragon listed him on its 100-member “Hall of Fame” list of influential lawyers in the United States.
Previous Davies Business Law Lecturers: (Click here for their brief biographies)