Dr. Jason Corbett

Dr. Jason Corbett

Managing Partner / Foreign Legal Consultant

Dr. Corbett is the founder and Managing Partner of Silk Legal, a Bangkok based law firm that advises both foreign and domestic clients.

As corporate lawyer by trade, and an entrepreneur at heart, Jason has trained in the law with a variety of in-house positions and private practice including one of Canada’s largest law firms. He has been involved in several business and start-ups at an executive level in a variety of industries ranging from legal, finance, beverage manufacturing, hospitality, environmental, e-commerce and professional consulting.

Jason is truly passionate about his work and is always eager to connect with others. “I enjoy helping to create and sustain businesses with experienced advice, financial support and mentorship”.


Education

Doctor of Juridical Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia. Awarded in 2011.

Master of Laws – International Business Law, La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia.  Awarded in 2006.

Bachelor of Laws – Corporate & Commercial Law, Bond University, Gold Coast Australia, Awarded in 2005.

Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Bond University, Gold Coast Australia, Awarded in 2005.

Post Graduate Certificate, Asia-American Institute in Transnational Law, Duke University, held at University of Hong Kong.  Awarded in 2010.

Post Graduate Certificate, Chinese Commercial Law and Practice, Shanghai University, Shanghai China.  Awarded in 2010.

Post Graduate Certificate,  Independent Legal Research Centre, Chinese University of Politics and Law, Beijing China, Awarded in 2009.

Qualifications

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia. Admitted 2005.

Associate Member of the Law Society of New South Wales. Member since 2006.

Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Member since 2006

National Committee on Accreditation. Federation of Law Societies of Canada. Accredited in 2011.

Member of the American Association of Justice.  Member since 2012.

Publications

Twelve years to sharpen one sword, but can it cut? : Does China’s new bankruptcy law provide adequate protection for foreign creditors?, La Trobe University, October 1 2010.

This thesis investigates the effectiveness of China’s new 2006 Enterprise Bankruptcy Law (EBL) to provide protection to foreign creditors. The unprecedented growth of the Chinese economy over the past decade led to the development of a new bankruptcy regime intended to meet international standards. An analysis of select Chinese bankruptcy cases provides an understanding of endogenous problems with the current business framework, law and regulation in China. This thesis seeks to answer the following question: Does the new Chinese EBL provide adequate protection for foreign creditors? The working hypothesis of this thesis is that the answer to this question is negative: the EBL does not provide foreign creditors with sufficient protection.

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International Securities Regulations, WestLaw, August 1, 2012. Updated the Canadian Securities chapter. Updates included: Continuous disclosure requirements and proxy solicitation, expediting the prospectus process, Multi-jurisdictional Disclosure Systems, and Cross-border acquisitions.

Hobbies

  • Golf
  • Rugby
  • Exploring new countries
  • Fine Dining
  • Scotch

Favorite Books

  • Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
  • The Art of War, Sun Tzu
  • The Aladdin Factor, Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hanson
  • The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Zero to One, Peter Thiel
  • Anything by Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum and John Grisham.

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