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We are delighted to announce that Diane Ring (Professor of Law and the Dr. Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law), Nicholas Ryder (Professor in Financial Crime and Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research at the School of Law and Politics of Cardiff University) and Lorena Bachmaier Winter (Professor in Criminal Justice Systems and Procedures at the Complutense University in Madrid) have joined the Corporate Crime Observatory (CCO) as members of the Scientific Advisory Board.

The CCO SAB is composed of internationally renowned academics and experts. The SAB serves as an advisory committee, which aims at enabling the CCO to plan and conduct its activities meeting the scientific standards and rigor. In particular, the SAB and its Members assist the CCO Team (Founders, Areas Heads, and Editors) in the following ways:

  • Advice: provide independent scientific advice to advise the CCO Members on the activities of the Observatory.

  • Feedback: offer constructive feedback about the scientific directions the CCO should follow.

  • Profile-Raising: assist the CCO in raising its international profile and visibility in the scientific community.

  • Inspiration: incentivize the CCO members to achieve new objectives by working as an avant-garde research group.

Prof. Diane Ring

Diane is a Professor of Law and the Dr. Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law. She researches and writes primarily in the field of international taxation, corporate taxation, and ethical issues in tax practice. Prior to joining Boston College Law School, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Law School. Her recent work addresses issues including information exchange, tax leaks, international tax relations, sharing economy and human equity transactions, ethics in international tax, as well as tax abuses and corruption. Diane was a consultant for the United Nation’s 2014 project on tax base protection for developing countries, and the U.N.'s 2013 project on treaty administration for developing countries.

Prof. Nicholas Ryder

Nicholas Ryder is a Professor in Financial Crime and Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research (Law) at the School of Law and Politics of Cardiff University. His research has been commissioned by the Innovate UK, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the City of London Police Force, ICT Wilmington Risk & Compliance, Universities South West, the France Telecom Group, and the European Social Fund. His main research interests are in financial crime and he has published widely in these areas. Among other papers and volumes, he co-authored "The Law Relating to Financial Crime in the United Kingdom," and the edited collection "Corruption, Integrity and the Law – Global Regulatory Challenges."

Prof. Lorena Bachmaier Winter

Lorena Bachmaier Winter is a Professor at Complutense University with a specialization in comparative criminal justice systems and procedures. She was a visiting scholar at the Universities of Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford, and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. In addition to her doctorate, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by San Pedro University, Perú, in 2015. The Council of Europe appointed her as an international expert for numerous legal reforms in Ukraine, Georgia, Bosnia, Latvia, Russia, Serbia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Moldova. She is a member of many international scientific organizations and editorial and advisory boards of legal journals. In 2009, she was appointed Honorary Professor and Distinguished Visitor by the University of La Rioja, Argentina.


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