CENTRE FOR FINANCIAL REGULATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (CFRED)

CFRED FELLOWS
DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

Zhenghui-Li
MR. ZHENGHUI LI (李正輝)

Head of the Center for Legal Studies at the China Institute of Finance and Capital Markets (CIFCM), China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)

Zhenghui Li is currently Head of the Center for Legal Studies at the China Institute of Finance and Capital Markets (CIFCM), the policy research arm of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).  Mr. Li previously served as a member of CSRC’s Strategy and Development Committee, and prior to that, a senior research director at the Policy Research Office of the Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region.  Earlier in his career, he was a member of the international practice at a major international law firm in Washington, D.C., and also served in the legal department of China Investment Corporation – China’s sovereign wealth fund – in Beijing.  He earned his LL.M. and JD degrees from Tsinghua University, the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. 

PROF. STEVEN L. SCHWARCZ

Stanley A. Star Professor of Law & Business, Duke University

Prof. Steven L. Schwarcz is the Stanley A. Star Professor of Law & Business at Duke University and founding director of Duke’s interdisciplinary Global Financial Markets Center. His areas of research and scholarship include insolvency and bankruptcy law, international finance, capital markets, systemic risk, corporate governance, and commercial law. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering (summa cum laude) and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School. Prior to joining Duke, he was a partner at two leading international law firms. He also helped to pioneer the field of asset securitization, and his book Structured Finance: A Guide to the Principles of Asset Securitization is one of the most widely used texts in that field. Schwarcz has been the Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford, visiting professor at the University of Geneva Faculty of Law, and an advisor to the United Nations. He also has testified before the U.S. Congress on topics including systemic risk, securitization, credit rating agencies, and financial regulation, and has advised several U.S. and foreign governmental agencies on the financial crisis and shadow banking. Schwarcz is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, a founding member of the International Insolvency Institute, Business Law Advisor to the American Bar Association, and Senior Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

William-Wong
DR. WILLIAM WONG, S.C. (王鳴峰)

Non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission
Member of the Bar Council of the Hong Kong Bar Association
Chairman of the China Practice Development Committee
Member of the Appeal Tribunal of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers
Vice Chairman of the Board of Review of the Hong Kong Inland Revenue

Dr. William Wong, S.C., has been in practice in Hong Kong since 1998. In 2013, Dr. Wong was appointed as a Senior Counsel in Hong Kong. He was also called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands. In 2014, Dr. Wong was appointed as a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission. Dr. Wong is also currently a member of the Bar Council of the Hong Kong Bar Association, the Chairman of the China Practice Development Committee and a member of the Appeal Tribunal of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers, and one of the Vice Chairman of the Board of Review of the Hong Kong Inland Revenue.

Dr. Wong’s practice covers a wide spectrum of contentious commercial litigation. He has a special focus and substantial experience in the areas of company, insolvency and securities law. He  frequently  represents  clients  in  contentious  shareholders  and/or  investors  disputes  and disputes in liquidation. He co-authored a leading textbook on company law in Hong Kong – “Company Law: Powers and Accountability (2003) Lexis-Nexis”.

Academically, William graduated from the Business Faculty of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1994 as the Rhodes Scholar of the year.  In 1996, he obtained his degree in Jurisprudence from Wadham College, Oxford. In 2004, he also obtained his LL.M degree from the Peking University. In 2012, he was awarded the Doctoral Degree from the Peking University with a dissertation on corporate insolvency laws.

Charles-M-Yablon
PROF. CHARLES M. YABLON

Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Professor Yablon graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University. He was clerk to Chief Judge Irving R. Kaufman, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Yablon was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and then at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
SENIOR FELLOWS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

Bin_Chen
DR. BIN CHEN (陳彬)

Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, Research Institute of Shenzhen Stock Exchange;
Visiting Professor of Guangdong University of Finance;
Postgraduate Supervisor of the Shanghai International Studies University;
Arbitrator, Shenzhen Arbitration Commission

Bin Chen has been working in the Research Institute of Shenzhen Stock Exchange since 2009, as Deputy Director and a senior research fellow. Dr. Chen received his PhD degrees from Wuhan University. He had various researching and training experiences as a Research Fellow or a Guest scholar in overseas institutions such as l’Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III (France), the Hague Academy of International Law, l’Institut International pour l’Unification du Droit Privé (UNIDROIT) and Securities Exchange Commission (US).

Dr. Chen specializes in securities regulation and general commercial law, with particular interests in administrative sanctions for securities violations, and the regulation of asset management products. Dr. Chen publishes over 50 articles in various journals include Journal of World Investment & Trade, Frontier of Law in China, Tsinghua Finance Law Review, Civil and Commercial Law Review and others. He has also written, independently or together with others, six books. Moreover, Dr. Chen has organized or participated in a dozen of research projects, ranging from central government to municipal city levels.

Dr. Chen is a visiting professor of Guangdong University of Finance and a postgraduate supervisor of the Shanghai International Studies University. Meanwhile, Dr. Chen is an arbitrator of Shenzhen Arbitration Commission.

Hailong-li
PROF. HAILONG LI

Associate Professor of Law, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics College of Law

Hailong Li is an associate professor in Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics College of Law. He has expertise in Business Enterprise, Security Regulations, and Insurance Law. He got his PhD in law from Southwest University of Political Science and Law in 2010, and pursued his Post-Doctoral research work in Shanghai Stock Exchange from 2012 to 2014. He is a certified arbitrator of Hangzhou Arbitration Commission as well as a part-time attorney in West-lake Law Firm.

As a scholar, Hailong Li has published three books and 20 academic papers regarding legal issues in Corporation law, Securities law and legal education. Almost all of the papers were published in the reputable law review and journals, such as Tsinghua Law Review, Cross-Strait Law Review, Finance & Economics, etc.

Laurence-Li
MR. LAURENCE LI

Barrister-at-law, Temple Chambers

Mr. Laurence Li is a barrister at Temple Chambers.  Before joining the Bar, he spent a number of years at a law firm in New York and at the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong.  His practice focuses on financial and securities matters, and he has appeared in all the courts, tribunals, administrative bodies, and professional self-regulatory organizations in this area of law.  He serves as a member of the Government’s Financial Services Development Council and chairs its Policy Research Committee.  He is also a Justice of the Peace and a director of the Urban Renewal Authority.

Prof. (Assist) Mahdi H. Miraz, CEng
Prof. (Assist) Mahdi H. Miraz, CEng

Department of Information and Communication Technology, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Xiamen University (Malaysia Branch)

Prof. (Assist) Mahdi H. Miraz has been working at the Department of Information and Communication Technology, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Xiamen University (Malaysia Branch), from September 2020. Prior to joining Xiamen University, he served as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development (CFRED), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Applied Research in Computing Laboratories (ARCLab), School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering, Wrexham Glyndŵr University, UK. Mahdi obtained his PhD in Computing in 2016, MSc in Computer Networking in 2009 as well as BSc (Hons) in Computer Networks in 2006 – all from Wrexham Glyndŵr University, UK.

Mahdi is the 2019 recipient of Owen Glyndŵr Award (UK) for the WGU Alumni for promotion of education and research at the international level. Mahdi is also a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council, UK and a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE). He is also serving as one of the Associate Editors, Annals of Emerging Technologies in Computing (AETiC). He is an EMC2 certified Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) Instructor and Cisco Certified Network Academy Instructor (CCAI). Mahdi is a former GO Wales (A Welsh Assembly Government Placement Scheme) intern, former MSP (Microsoft Student Partner) for Wrexham Glyndŵr University and former YPG (Young Professional Group) Representative of the British Computer Society (BCS).

Apart from core networking domains, Mahdi’s research interests also include FinTech, particularly application and legal aspects of blockchain and smart contracts.

Kingsley-Ong
MR. KINGSLEY ONG (王世偉)

Partner at Eversheds and Secretary-General of Asia Pacific Structured Finance Association (APSA)

Kingsley Ong, Partner of Eversheds and Secretary-General of APSA, is a lawyer specialising in derivatives, securitisation and structured finance. In 2010, he was distinguished in the US District Court (Southern District of New York) as a leading authority in the field.

In addition to setting up complex securitisations and derivative products, Kingsley has extensive experience in defaulted securitisations, insolvency workouts, unwinding complex securitisation structures, and close-out of derivative, repo and securities lending contracts. He has been advising the Liquidators of Lehman Brothers (Hong Kong) on the unwinding of Lehman’s complex derivatives and securitisation positions since Lehman’s collapse. Kingsley was also instrumental in drafting the China ABS regulations for the CBRC (PRC’s banking regulator).

Kingsley has published widely on the subject at leading academic journals (including ICLQ, HKLJ, CMLJ, INSOL World). He is a Hong Kong solicitor, a barrister and solicitor-advocate of England & Wales, and an advocate & solicitor of Singapore.

Sarah-Wilson
DR. SARAH WILSON

Senior Lecturer, York Law School

Dr. Sarah Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in Law at York Law School, University of York in the UK. She qualified in Law at Cardiff Law School and then commenced studies in Modern British History gaining a MA (History) and PhD (History). Her key research interests lie in Financial Crime and Financial Regulation, Trust Law, and a ‘Law and History’ combination of traditional Legal History and Modern British History.

Sarah has published widely in Financial Crime and the sphere of wider Financial/Banking law and regulation. Her monograph The Origins of Modern Financial Crime: Historical foundations and current problems in Britain (Abingdon: Routledge (Criminology), 2014) provides a multi-disciplinary analysis of financial crime from c 1830 to the present, and seeks to encourage greater utilisation of history and historical methodology for legal research and teaching. This work was shortlisted for the 2015 Wadsworth Prize awarded by the Business Archives Council for outstanding contribution to the study of British Business History. Other recent publications include ‘The new Market Abuse Regulation and Directive on Criminal Sanctions for Market Abuse: European capital markets law and new global trends in financial crime enforcement’, (2015) 16 ERA Forum (the Journal of the Academy of European Law), 427, and (with TT Arvind and J Gray) ‘From the Mid-Nineteenth Century Bank Failures in the UK to the Twenty-First Century Financial Policy Committee – Changing Views of Responsibility for Systemic Stability’ in R Michie, et al (eds) Complexity, Crisis and the Evolution of the Financial System: Critical Perspectives on American and British Banking (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2016), and – (with G Wilson) ‘Banking and Regulation Post-Crisis: Some Perspectives on the Significance of “Culture” in the UK and Introducing Experiences from Australia’, (2016) 31(7) Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, 385. Sarah is a longstanding contributor to Lloyds Law Reports Financial Crime, has recently covered for this publication the US insider trading decisions in US v Salman [2015] United States Court of Appeals 9 Cir and US v Newman and Ors ([2014] United States Court of Appeals 2d Cir, and the trial of Rafael Hui Junior and Thomas Kwok in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Court of Appeal (Criminal Appeal No 444 Of 2014; On Appeal from HCCC No. 98 of 2013). Sarah was recently Keynote Speaker at Financial Crime Symposium: past lessons, contemporary challenges, and future solutions, hosted by the University of Liverpool in London in September 2016, to bring together academics, practitioners and regulators. In 2016 she will be a Visiting Fellow at Griffith University’s Criminology Institute (QLD Australia).

FELLOWS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

Oriol_Caudevilla
MR. ORIOL CAUDEVILLA

Mr. Oriol Caudevilla holds a Degree in Law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), an MBA with specialization in Finance from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles (IEB) and a PhD on Hong Kong Real Estate Law and Economics (UAB as well). Apart from that, he studied a Diploma on Asian Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School and he has been visiting fellow at the Asian Institute of Financial Law (AIIFL) and at the Centre for Chinese Law (CCL), both at The University of Hong Kong (HKU).

Oriol’s areas of research include Real Estate Law and Economics, Financial and Banking Law, Islamic Finance and Comparative Law EU-China-Hong Kong.  He has taught Banking Supervision as a Guest Lecturer at ESADE Business & Law School (Barcelona), An Introduction to the Legal and Economic System of China and Hong Kong at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and he has invited to give several seminars at HKU.

Besides, Oriol has published a book on the regulation of European banks in China and he has published several articles on Spanish and international indexed journals on topics such as the Chinese banking system, the system of public housing in Hong Kong, Chinese tourism and Urbanism.

juan_chen
MS. JUAN CHEN

Ms. Juan Chen has been working in the Research Institute of Shenzhen Stock Exchange since 2013, first as a post-doctor then as a research fellow. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked as an in-house legal counsel in Sumitomo Corporation. Juan received her bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in law from Wuhan University and Peking University respectively, and a PhD from the Faculty of Law, UNSW.

Juan specializes in corporate law and securities regulation, with particular interests in the regulation of M&As, private placement, and asset management products. Juan publishes articles, books and book chapters in Australia, Canada, Singapore and China. Some examples of the publication include ‘Regulating the Takeover of Chinese Listed Companies Divergence from the West’, (2014) Springer, Berlin; Hui Robin Huang, Juan Chen, ‘The Rise of Hostile Takeovers and Defensive Measures in China’, European Business Organization Law Review (forthcoming); Juan Chen, ‘Regulating Takeover Defences in China: the UK Model in Books and the US Model in Action’, (2014) 6 International Journal of Corporate Governance. Juan is a qualified Chinese lawyer and she serves in the editorial board of a CSSCI journal namely Securities Market Herald.

paul_cheuk
MR. PAUL CHEUK (卓威豪)

Mr. Paul Cheuk holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Juris Doctor from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He joined the Faculty of Law, CUHK from 2016 to 2017 as a researcher for the Research Grants Council project “Enhancing the Future of Hong Kong as a Leading International Financial Centre”. Prior to that he has worked for enforcement agency    in the field of anti-money laundering, and also as academic editor in tax law and company law.

Paul’s areas of research include corporate governance, financial regulation, EU law, with special interest in corporate responsibility and individual’s right protection. He engages in a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, combining fieldwork and quantitative analysis. Forthcoming publication: “Hong Kong’s Public Enforcement Model of Investor Protection”, Asian Journal of Law and Society, special section on Law and Economics in East Asia, 4(2): 1-37, co-authored with Prof David C. Donald.

gavin_lin
MR. GAVIN LIN

Mr. Gavin Lin is an associate at Han Kun Partners. Prior to joining this PRC law firm, Gavin interned and worked with a number of international law firms. Gavin obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in PRC law from Renmin University Law School (RLS) and his Juris Doctor (JD) degree in Hong Kong law from the Faculty of Law, CUHK. His key research interests lie in comparative law, financial regulation and corporate governance, with special interest in Fintech regulation in Mainland China.

As a qualified PRC lawyer, Gavin specializes in PE/VC investment, cross-border M&A and telecommunication, media, technology (TMT), with particular interests in Chinese Fintech companies (e.g. P2P online lending platforms and robo-advisor providers). Some examples of his clients include Baidu, BlueRun Ventures (BRV), Yirendai (YRD) and Xiaojin Online Finance. Gavin has also received his Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) in 2017, but is not practicing law in Hong Kong.

qinghang_zhao
MR. QINGHANG ZHAO

Mr Qinghang Zhao holds a Master degree in law, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, specializing in judicial reform, dispute resolution and business law. He has published two books (Legal Study on Private Non-enterprise Units and Shaping the Ideal Lawyers) and more than 10 academic papers regarding legal issues in legal profession, civil procedure and NPO law.

Qinghang is a qualified Chinese lawyer. He has represented several civil and commercial cases in the Supreme People’s Court of PRC and some provincial Higher People’s Courts.