Mike is the academic turned entrepreneur who sold the SMARTS Group to NASDAQ in 2010, having previously established SIRCA (www.sirca.org.au) and the CMCRC (www.cmcrc.com) and co-developed TRTH (https://tickhistory.thomsonreuters.com). He established Capital Market Technologies to act as a venture fund and invest in start-ups that enhance market transparency and ultimately increase the fairness and efficiency of different marketplaces, such as markets for mortgages (www.dealmax.com.au), supply chains (www.ordermentum.com), building management (www.cimenviro.com) and digital currency trading (www.digi.cash). He has also moved into the detection of fraud in the health and general insurance markets (www.loricahealth.com).
His latest work is the Market Quality Dashboard (www.mqdashboard.com). It moves from fraud to the efficacy of security market design. Similarly, in the health domain work is moving from the detection of fraud to the efficacy of health intervention.
He is the lead expert in the consulting arm of the CMCRC (www.cmcrc.com\consulting), which provides specialist services in the context of allegations of insider trading, market manipulation and continuous disclosure breaches. He was inducted as a member of the Order of Australia in 2014 In recognition of his significant service to the education, business and finance sectors of the nation, and was awarded the Prime Minister’s prize for Innovation in Science in 2016.
Prof. John Armour has been Hogan Lovells Professor of Law and Finance at Oxford University since July 2007, having previously been a Senior Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Trinity Hall at Cambridge University. He studied law (MA, BCL) at the University of Oxford before completing his LLM at Yale Law School. He has been a regular Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and has also held visiting posts at Pennsylvania Law School and the University of Bologna.
He has published widely in the fields of corporate law, corporate finance, and corporate insolvency. His main research interest lies in the integration of legal and economic analysis, with particular emphasis on comparative dimensions. He has been involved in policy related projects with the UK’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Financial Services Authority, and Insolvency Services, and the European Commission. He is also Academic Director for Oxford’s new MSc in Law and Finance (http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/mlf/ebrochure/index.htm). This is a joint venture between the Law Faculty and the Said Business School that aims to provide a rigorous and engagement at the interception between law, finance and economics sought by law firms, regulators, and financial institutions. The first cohort of outstanding students, including several from South-East Asia, will be starting in September 2010.
Prof. Douglas Arner holds a BA from Drury College (where he studied literature, economics and political science), a JD (cum laude) from Southern Methodist University, an LLM (with distinction) in banking and finance law and a PhD from the University of London.
Douglas W. Arner is a Professor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong and Project Coordinator of a major five-year project funded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council Theme-based Research Scheme on “Enhancing Hong Kong’s Future as a Leading International Financial Centre”. In addition, he is Co-Director of the Duke University-HKU Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law, and a Senior Visiting Fellow of Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. Douglas served as Head of the HKU Department of Law from 2011 to 2014 and from 2006 to 2011 he was the Director of HKU’s Asian Institute of International Financial Law, which he co-founded in 1999 along with the LLM in Corporate and Financial Law (of which he serves as Director).
He has published thirteen books, including Finance in Asia: Institutions, Regulation and Policy (Routledge 2013), From Crisis to Crisis: The Global Financial Crisis and Regulatory Failure (Kluwer 2011), and Financial Stability, Economic Growth and the Role of Law (Cambridge University Press 2007), and more than 100 articles, chapters and reports on international financial law and regulation. His recent papers are available at http://ssrn.com/authors=524849.
Douglas is a member of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council and of the International Advisory Board of the Australian Centre for International Finance and Regulation. He has served as a consultant with, among others, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, APEC, and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and has lectured, co-organised conferences and seminars and been involved with financial sector reform projects in over 20 economies in Africa, Asia and Europe. He has been a visiting professor or fellow at the Universities of London, McGill, Melbourne, New South Wales, Singapore and Zurich, as well as the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research.
Prof. Andreas Cahn studied law at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main and at the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned an LL.M. After his Second State Examination in Frankfurt he worked for 6 years as a research assistant at the University of Frankfurt. During this period of time he wrote his doctoral thesis on problems of managers’ liability (published in 1996) as well as his post-doctoral thesis on legal aspects intra-group financing (published in 1998).
In 1996 he took up the Chair of Civil Law, Commerce Law and Corporate Law at the University of Mannheim. Since October 2002 he is Director of the Institute for Law and Finance at Goethe-University in Frankfurt. He has published extensively on corporate law, capital markets law, the law of products liability, general civil law as well as on civil procedure. He is co-publisher of “Der Konzern”, a law journal focusing on company law, taxation and accounting of corporate groups, of “Corporate Finance law”, a journal with a focus on current legal issues corporate finance, co-editor of the Institute for Law and Finance Series and member of the editorial board of the law journal “European Company Law”.
Ms. Chan is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, resident in Hong Kong. Her practice includes advising issuers and underwriters on capital markets transactions and advising on securities, corporate and governance matters, generally.
Before joining the firm in 2010, Ms. Chan served as a senior vice president of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, where she led the IPO Transactions Department of the Listing Division. Previously, she was an in-house counsel at Morgan Stanley, where she was responsible for overseeing their capital markets transactions in Asia.
Ms. Chan regularly speaks on capital markets and issues associated with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Her recent speaking roles have included:
Ms. Chan was called to the Hong Kong Bar and to the Bar of the State of New York. She holds an LL.B from the University of Hong Kong and an LL.M from the Harvard Law School.
Prof. Che Pizhao specializes in international economic law. Before joining Tsinghua Law School in 2000, he was a law professor teaching in Jilin University, Law School. He studied law at the Jilin University, China (LLB and LLM) and University of Wisconsin in the United States where he obtained an LLM and is qualified as an Attorney at Law in the PRC. His areas of interest range from International Economic Law and Public International Law.
Prof. Che is a Visiting Scholar in the Harvard University and has been appointed as Vice-chairman of China Society of International Economic Law, Arbitrator of China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission, Arbitrator of Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Conciliator of CCPIT/CCOIC Conciliation Center, Council Member of Beijing Arbitration Commission and Member of Supervision Council for Attorneys, ICC CHINA.He has a wide representative publication in the area of International Economic Law, International Law, Legal Globalization and Government Control on International Business Transaction.
Mr. Frank Fine has been a full-time EC competition law practitioner in Brussels since 1986, and is listed in European Legal Experts as a leading authority in the field of EC competition law. Prior to opening his own boutique EC competition law practice in Brussels in July 2004, Mr. Fine was a Brussels-based partner of DLA Piper, a major international law firm based in London.
As Director of EC Competition Law Advocates, which Mr. Fine founded in July 2005, he is engaged in the practice of EC competition law before the European Commission and Courts, the provision of adversarial and legislative support services to national competition authorities, the provision of tactical and logistical support to parties in national competition investigations and antitrust litigation; and the provision of antitrust compliance programs for multinational companies. He serves as EC Competition Law Advisor to SAI Global (formerly Midi Ethics and Compliance Solutions), a leading worldwide provider of antitrust compliance services. He has advised SAI Global on both its EC and global compliance training products.
Mr. Fine obtained his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1982, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola International & Comparative Law Journal. He has an LL.M. (with honors, 1986) and Ph.D. (1995) in EC Competition Law from Cambridge University. He is currently a member of the California and District of Columbia Bars, as well as the Law Society of England and Wales.
Mr. Fine is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section, as well as a member of Section Task Force on Civil Redress and of the Section’s Publications Advisory Board. Mr. Fine is General Editor of European Competition Laws, (three-volume loose-leaf treatise, LexisNexis, first published in 2002), and the author of The EC Competition Law on Technology Licensing (Sweet & Maxwell, 2006), among other works.
Mr. Fine is on the Advisory Boards of the Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, the Corporate Counsel’s International Adviser and The Antitrust Counselor. He is Adjunct Professor of Law at the China University of Law and Political Science in Beijing.
Mr Gannon heads the Office of the General Counsel and is also an Executive Director of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, reporting directly to its Chief Executive. He advises on all aspects of the HKMA’s activities and contributes to the formulation of policy. Stefan has extensive experience of prudential regulation including bank rescues and market intervention and he advises those within the HKMA responsible for managing Hong Kong’s official reserve fund.
Before moving to Hong Kong, Stefan practised as a barrister and as an international legal adviser to one of the then largest British banking groups in London.
Stefan has been appointed as the representative member of Hong Kong to the Resolution Steering Group of the Financial Stability Board which has a mandate from the G20 to formulate a global resolution framework for systemically important financial institutions. He is also a member of its Legal Advisory Panel co-chaired by the International Monetary Fund. He is a member of the Capital Adequacy and Sukuk Securitisation Working Group of the Islamic Financial Services Board, a member of the Committee on International Monetary Law of the International Law Association and a member of Hong Kong’s Standing Committee on Company Law Reform.
Brian Y. Hsien is the co-founder of Ivory Globe Investment, a star-up venture capitalist focusing on North American and Asian markets, as well as the incumbent board director in leading listed companies in Asia. He was the Commissioner of Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission, the regulator of the financial services, as well as the former Commissioner of Taiwan Fair Trade Commission, the regulator for anti-monopoly. He has been an adjunct professor of law and business at National Taiwan University as well as a leading scholar in the fields of M&A, corporate restructuring, financial governance including corporate crimes and is well versed on the subjects of corporate and financial regulations. With his public service and academic exposure, he concentrates primarily on legislative and policy related to corporate frauds, bank and securities regulations, as well as Chinese Financial Governance issues. Over the years, he answered to cordial invitations and lectured for members in OECD, as well as sub-committees under APEC and IOSCO. Moreover, he was invited to lecture for School of Law at Peking University in Beijing, as well as East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, China.
Brian Y. Hsieh was conferred with his first degree from National Taiwan University and afterwards, Stanford Law School, where he received his US credentials to practice. For the benefits of his professionalism, he was associated with law firms in New York, and Taipei. Moreover, he has been counseling and expert-witnessing cases involved with legal issues amongst financial conglomerates as well as corporations for years.
Prof. Lou Jianbo is Associate Professor of Law, co-director of the Center for Real Estate Law and director of the Commercial Law Section at the Peking University Law School.
He has been teaching and researching on real estate law and commercial law at Peking University since 2005. He was previously on the faculty at the University of Cambridge (2000-2005), England, as Lecturer of Chinese Commercial Law. His courses, including Legal Issues in Real Estate Finance, Legal Issues in Real Estate Development and Transaction, Advanced Studies on Real Estate Law, Introduction to Commercial Law, Advanced Studies on Commercial Law, Legal Issues in Financial Derivative Transactions, International Financial Law, offer basic and advanced-level study of real estate law and commercial Law at Peking University Law School. He also teaches Chinese Civil Law in English for the International Chinese LLM Law Program at Peking University. Prof. Lou’s primary research has focused on developing an understanding of impacts of laws and regulations on real estate industry, and the private law issues about financial transaction. His current research projects are on contract and property law issues in financial transaction, housing law, and eminent domain taking of agricultural collective-owned land. He is a member of the 11th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Beijing Committee. He also sits in the board of Commercial Law Society of China Law Society, and Beijing Real Estate Law Society. Prof. Lou received his LLB and LLM from Peking University, and a PhD from Queen Mary, the University of London.
Dr. Li is Executive President of the Institute for Governance Studies at Tsinghua University and Chairman of Chinastone Capital Management, a private equity firm focusing on energy and natural resources investment. He was Chief International Business Adviser of China Development Bank, Asia Vice Chairman of UBS investment bank and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of China International Holdings. Prior to joining BOCI, Dr. Li was Managing Director and Head of China investment banking at Lehman Brothers, Deputy Head of Investment Bank Preparation Committee at China Development Bank, Executive Director of investment banking and economic research at Goldman Sachs and Associate of global foreign exchange trading at Credit Suisse First Boston.
He is also a co-founder of Soufun.com, a leading real estate portal listed on New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Li holds a B.E. in management information systems from Tsinghua University, an M.A. in economics from University of California at Davis and a Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Prof. John Lowry has been Professor of Law with University College London, Faculty of Laws since 2004, having moved from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary London. He is also Honourary Fellow of the Monash University.
He has taught law in the USA (New Jersey) and practised in Canada specialising in corporate litigation. He has written widely in domestic and international journals on directors’ fiduciary obligations, shareholder remedies and insurance law. He is a contributing editor to Gore-Browne on Companies, Company Law section editor for the Journal of Business Law and Case Review editor for International Corporate Rescue. Prof. Lowry is also editor of The Company Lawyer. During 2000-2002 he was an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. In 2001 he was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Connecticut, Centre for Insurance Law Research.
His research interests lie in directors’ fiduciary obligations, shareholder remedies, corporate finance and the duty of good faith in insurance law. He is currently writing the fourth edition of Pettet’s Company Law and has just completed the third edition of Insurance Law: Doctrines and Principles.
Mr Anthony Neoh was Chief Advisor to the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”) and in addition to being Visiting Professor at Peking University, he holds various adjunct academic appointments in universities in China and Singapore. He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) from 1995 to 1998 and chaired the Technical Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (“IOSCO”) from 1996 to 1998. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, he had been in various directorate positions in the Hong Kong Civil Service (1966-1979) and was at the private Bar from 1979 to 1995. He resumed practice at the Hong Kong Bar in 2004.
Anthony Neoh became Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on 1 February 1995. In September 1996, he was elected Chairman of the Technical Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Futures Commissions, a Committee which develops uniform regulatory standards for the most developed markets of the world. On 1 July 1997, he was appointed by the Standing Committee of the National People Congress as a Member of the Basic Law Committee and served until 30 June 2007. Upon completion of his term as Chairman of the SFC in September 1998, he was invited by former Premier Zhu Rongji to be Chief Advisor of the CSRC, in which capacity he served until 2004 when he returned to practice at the Hong Kong Bar. Since his return to the Bar, he has appeared in many high profile cases involving commercial, financial and public law in the High Court and the Court of Final Appeal. He has also been active as an arbitrator and mediator. He is an accredited CEDR mediator.
Before commencing practice at the private bar in 1979, Mr Neoh had been an Administrative Officer of the Hong Kong Government for 13 years, having served in a number of directorate appointments, the last of which was as an Assistant Director in the Independent Commission Against Corruption. In the private Bar, Mr Neoh principally engaged in civil trial and appellate work before the Hong Kong Courts and the Privy Council in London and had been a deputy judge of the High Court in the Supreme Court of Hong Kong. He was also admitted to practise in California in 1984 and had briefly practised in San Francisco with the law firm of Pilsbury, Madison and Sutro, as a member of the California Bar.
Mr Neoh served as a member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Council and its Listing Committee, and chaired its Disciplinary Committee and Debt Securities Group. As a Member of the Exchange HK/China Listing Group, he was instrumental in developing the legal framework which facilitated the listing of PRC enterprises on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
Among his wide-ranging public service activities since practising at the private Bar, Mr Neoh served as a leading member of the Board of the Hospital Authority. Prior to taking up his appointment in the SFC, he also served in a wide range of public-boards including civil aviation, tertiary education, social welfare, civil service manpower and remuneration, corruption prevention and investigation, legal professional development, and employee compensation.
Mr Neoh’s other formal PRC Mainland appointments include: Arbitrator, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Hon. Legal Advisor to the Shenzhen and Xiamen governments, and Economic Adviser to the Province of Fujian and the City of Tianjin. His academic appointments include Visiting Professor to the Chung Shan, Peking, Tsinghua, Nankai, Xi’an Jiaotong, Zhejiang and Suzhou Universities in China, as well as Adjunct Professor at the City University of Hong Kong, Adjunct Professor at the National School of Public Administration and Honorary Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also Dean’s Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Business, National University of Singapore. For the Academic Year 2001 – 2002, he was Visiting Professor from Practice at the Harvard Law School. In 2004, the Harvard law School appointed him Nomura Visiting Professor for International Finance but he was unable to take up his duties due to an unexpected acceleration of his workload at the Hong Kong Bar.
A member of the English Bar (1976 Gray’s Inn), Hong Kong Bar (1976) and California Bar (1984), Mr Neoh was appointed Queen’s Counsel (now retitled, Senior Counsel) in April 1990. He is a law graduate of London University and had been a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Law School. He was conferred the Degree of Doctor Laws Honoris Causa by the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003 and was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities Institute and an Academician of the Eurasia Academy of Sciences in 2009.
Mr Neoh’s research interests lie in legal and financial history and in public policy in the field of financial and legal reforms.
Eric J. Pan is the Director of the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). In this role he oversees CFTC international regulatory initiatives, provides guidance regarding international issues raised in Commission matters, and represents the CFTC in various international bodies, including the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB), and in dialogues with China, Europe, India and Japan. He is responsible for the CFTC’s engagement with non-US regulatory counterparts and involved in the development and governance of multilateral and bilateral workstreams involving the CFTC. Eric currently is the chair of IOSCO Committee on Derivatives, staff chair of the OTC Derivatives Regulators Group, and co-chair of the FSB Working Group on UTI and UPI Governance. Before joining the CFTC, Eric was Associate Director for International Regulatory Policy at the US Securities and Exchange Commission where he managed the SEC’s engagement in the FSB and IOSCO. Before entering the government, Eric was a law professor, director of a center on corporate governance, and lawyer in private practice in New York and Washington. He received his A.B. in Economics from Harvard College, M.Sc. in European and International Politics from the University of Edinburgh, and J.D. from the Harvard Law School.
Prof. Reyes practised as a barrister in Hong Kong from July 1989. He was appointed Senior Counsel in May 2001. As counsel, he had a broad civil practice, specialising in shipping, commercial, company, revenue and telecommunication law cases.
He became a judge of the Court of First Instance on 15 September 2003. He stepped down from the Hong Kong Judiciary on 14 September 2012 to practice as a commercial arbitrator and advocate in arbitrations.
On 1 October 2012 he became Professor of Legal Practice at the University of Hong Kong.
He is the author of 2 privately printed books: Reflections on Civil Procedure under Civil Justice Reform and How To Be an Arbitrator: A Personal View. The books are based on lecture series which he delivered in 2009 and 2012 respectively under the sponsorship of the Hong Kong Maritime Law Association and the Hong Kong University Faculty of Law.
The English print run of the first book is now exhausted. But it is available in Chinese as Qiantan xin minshi sifa susong (淺談新民事司法訴訟), published by Joint Publishing (HK) Co. Ltd. (JPC) in March 2012.
The English version of the second book was published by the HKMLA in October 2012. It will be available in Chinese by JPC in late 2013.
Mr. Martin Roger studied law in King’s College, University of London. He is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales in 1988 and as solicitor in Hong Kong in 1990. He has been a partner heading Asian Litigation and Dispute Resolution and regulatory practices with Clifford Chance since 2002. Mr. Rogers has over 20 years’ experience in Hong Kong and Asia in complex regulatory, commercial litigation and arbitration matters, particularly within the financial services industry where he represents major investment banks, fund managers and Asian and international corporations throughout Asia. He is one of the leading lawyer in the field and is listed in “Who’s who legal”, a publication listing prominent lawyers.
In 2001 – 2002, Mr. Rogers was appointed as Deputy Registrar of the High court of Hong Kong. He was also a member of the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong. He is currently appointed as Advisory Board Member of the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development of the Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities Institute, Law School Board member of City University of Hong Kong, General Editor of the “Hong Kong White Book (Civil Procedure)” and Honorary Lecturer at University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong.
One of his masterpiece publications is Proposal by the Hong Kong Government to establish a new Financial Dispute Resolution Centre.
Anthony Man-Cho So received his BSE degree in Computer Science from Princeton University with minors in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Engineering and Management Systems, and German Language and Culture. He then received his MSc degree in Computer Science and his PhD degree in Computer Science with a PhD minor in Mathematics from Stanford University. Dr. So joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2007. He currently serves as Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management. He also holds a courtesy appointment as Associate Professor in the CUHK-BGI Innovation Institute of Trans-omics. His recent research focuses on the interplay between optimization theory and various areas of algorithm design, such as computational geometry, machine learning, signal processing, bioinformatics, and algorithmic game theory.
Dr. So currently serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Journal of Global Optimization, Optimization Methods and Software, and SIAM Journal on Optimization. He has also served on the editorial board of Mathematics of Operations Research. He received the 2015 IEEE Signal Processing Society Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award, the 2014 IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award, the 2010 Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Optimization Society Optimization Prize for Young Researchers, and the 2010 CUHK Young Researcher Award. He also received the 2008 Exemplary Teaching Award and the 2011, 2013, 2015 Dean’s Exemplary Teaching Award from the Faculty of Engineering at CUHK, and the 2013 Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award from CUHK.
Prof. Joel P. Trachtman is Professor of International Law of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Turfts University. He is Juris Doctor of Harvard Law School and was Editor in chief of the Harvard International Law Journal. He studied General Course Certificate, International Relations at London School of Economics and Bachelor of Arts in political Science at Columbia College.
His research interest lies in International Trade, International Economic Integration, Economic Analysis of International Law, and International Business and Finance Regulation, where he has extensive publication in these areas.
Prof. Trachtman’s professional activities include member of editorial boards of American Journal of International Law, European Journal of International Law and Journal of International Economic Law. He is also Consultant to the OECD, UNCTAD, and APEC. He is former Chairman of International Economic Law Interest Group, American Society of International Law; former Honorary Secretary of International Law Association (American Branch). He practiced international business and finance law with Shearman & Sterling (New York and Hong Kong).
Professor Wang Wen Yeu, LL.B (NTU), LL.M (NTU), LL.M (Columbia University), J.S.D. (Stanford University), has been teaching at NTU since 1995. Previously, he had practiced corporate and commercial law at Lee and Li, Taipei, and Sullivan & Cromwell, New York City, for more than 6 years. He is currently Director of the Center for Corporate and Financial Law at NTU. Principal research areas include business associations, financial regulation, business transactions, and economic analysis of law.
Professor Wang has authored 10 books and over 100 papers in the areas of corporate, financial and economic laws. Over a dozen articles have been published by reputable academic journals such as Washington Law Review, NTU Law Review, and Columbia Journal of Asian Law. His research projects have been sponsored by the National Science Foundation of Taiwan as well as the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics. He has been invited to attend many international conferences held by well known institutions such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Professor Wang formally offered and taught seminars at Stanford Law School (Spring, 1995-96) and Columbia Law School (Fall, 2007), respectively; delivered lectures at Peking University, Tokyo University, and National University of Singapore; and visited Hamburg University as an exchange scholar. From 2004 to 2006, he had been on leave and served as a commissioner at the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) of the Taiwan government. In February 2006, he represented FTC for an official “Peer Review” held by the Competition Committee of OECD, fielding questions from more than 60 national representatives.
Professor Wang has served as director of the Taiwan Law Society. In addition, he has advised governmental agencies and private enterprises on law and policy issues; has served as independent director or supervisor for several government-controlled and listed companies. Currently, he serves as a committee member of the Asian Law and Economics Association, and as the chairman of the national committee of Taiwan, International Academy of Comparative Law.
Sarah Worthington QC(hon), FBA is the Downing Professor of the Laws of England, University of Cambridge, a Fellow of Trinity College, an academic member of 3/4 South Square, Gray’s Inn, and a Panel Member of PRIME Finance. She has degrees in science and law from Australia and a doctorate from Cambridge, and was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 2009. Before joining the University of Cambridge, she taught at the LSE; Birkbeck College, London; and the University of Melbourne, Australia. She holds current visiting appointments in Hong Kong (the Cheng Yu Tong Visiting Professorship), Australia (Professorial Fellow) and Belgium (and was previously holder of the Francqui Chair in 2009/10).
Prof. Worthington is a specialist commercial equity and corporate lawyer with particular expertise in personal property, secured financing and corporate governance. Her books include Equity in the Clarendon Law Series, the monograph Proprietary Interests in Commercial Transactions, and various books on personal property and security, including the forthcoming Law of Personal Property (with Professors Bridge, Gullifer and McMeel). In addition, she now authors Sealy’s Cases and Materials in Company Law and Gower and Davies’ Principles of Modern Company Law (with Professor Paul Davies QC(hon) FBA). She spent 10 years on the editorial board of the Modern Law Review and is a contributing editor to Palmer’s Company Law.
She was on the Review Panel for Sir Adrian Smith’s UK Review of Postgraduate Education, was a member of the Judicial Appointments Committee Diversity Forum, spent 5 years as the LSE’s Pro Director for Research and External Relations and 6 years as a member of the LSE’s Court of Governors and Council. She was President of the Society of Legal Scholars, and is currently a Bencher of Middle Temple, and a member of Councils of the British Academy and the AHRC.
Dr. Jun YAO holds a Master’s degree in Civil and Commercial Law from Peking University and a Doctorate degree in Legal Sociology from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Dr. Yao joined Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd in September 2003, prior to which he was a partner of Commerce & Finance Law Offices. Dr. Yao has been the Chief Counsel and Company Secretary since September 2003 and May 2008, respectively.
Dr. Yao is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. He is an arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.
Dr. Yim Fung is the Chairman and an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Guotai Junan International Holdings Limited. He is responsible for the overall business management of the Group.
Dr. Yim is a senior economist. He obtained the Ph.D degree in Economics from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (中国社会科学院研究生院) in 1990, and the bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1985.
He joined Guotai Junan in 1993, and joined the Company in 2000. Dr. Yim has accumulated over 24 years’ experience in securities industry.
Other positions Dr. Yim holds include: Member of the People’s Political Consultative Conference of Inner Mongolia, Member of the Election Committee of the HKSAR Government, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Committee of Securities Association of China, Vice President of Hong Kong China Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Life President of Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong, Vice Chairman of Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong, Vice Chairman of The Listed Companies Council of Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association and President of Tsinghua Alumni Association of Hong Kong.
Professor Zhang Naigen is a professor of Fudan University, School of Law. He has degrees in LL.B in East China University of Political Sciences and Law and LL.M and Ph.D at Fudan University. He is appointed as Director of the Centre of International Law, Standing Director of Chinese Society of WTO Studies, Standing Director of Chinese Association of International Law, Director of Chinese Society for Intellectual Properties Studies and Director of Chinese Association of Economic Law.
He is also a visiting scholar at Columbia University (US), George Washington University (US), Georgetown University (US), University of Michigan (US), Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Germany), and other foreign law schools, main teaching and research areas include international law, international trade related intellectual property law, and western legal philosophy.
His research interest lies in Intellectual Property Laws and International Laws, where he also has a wide representative publication.