Robert Adamson


Robert is the Executive Director of the CIBC Centre for Corporate Governance and Risk Management at the Segal Graduate School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Previously Robert has worked at international law firms, a university-based think-tank as well as several international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. Robert has worked in over 20 countries in Asia, Europe and North America on projects dealing with legal development, regulation, negotiation and corporate governance. His research addresses the regulation of risk associated with corporate activity in transnational multi-jurisdictional settings. Ongoing research and professional engagements include work on corporate governance, comparative corporate governance, corporate law, risk regulation, risk management and business strategy.

Robert received a B.A. (Hons.) from McGill University, an LL.B. from the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia and the Faculty of Law University of Copenhagen and a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) from the London School of Economics. Robert was law clerk to Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada.


I am most interested in participating in the Risk and Systemic Stability and White Paper on Regulatory Reform Working Groups.

FYI, much of my current research and professional engagement (including industry-academic projects) focuses on the systemic consequences of inadequate regulation of global capital markets and how (and what type) of regulation may improve the operation of capital markets, particularly at a regional or transnational level.

Email: radamson[at]