PROF. EVAN GIBSON

Assistant Professor

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Dr Evan Gibson joined the Faculty of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor in 2023. Prior to that, Professor Gibson was the Research Assistant Professor (law) with the HKU- Standard Chartered Foundation FinTech Academy at the University of Hong Kong. Professor Gibson’s research and teaching specialises in financial law and regulation, banking law, financial technology and the law, corporate law, economic law and comparative law. His research is published in world-renowned books and peer-reviewed journal articles including inter alia Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Edward Elgar, Routledge, Sweet & Maxwell, and he has worked with the European Central Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Professor Gibson holds a LLB and BCom (Finance and Accounting) from the University of Queensland, a LLM from the University of Sydney, and a PhD from the University of Hong Kong.

EDUCATION

  • PhD (University of Hong Kong)
  • LLM (University of Sydney)
  • LLB (University of Queensland)
  • BCom, Finance and Accounting (University of Queensland)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Financial law and regulation
  • Banking law
  • Financial technology and the law
  • Corporate law
  • Economic law

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books (monograph)

  • A Regulatory Design for Financial Stability in Hong Kong (Cambridge University Press, 2022)

Edited Books

  • Research Handbook on Asian Financial Law (co-editor with Douglas W Arner, Wai Yee Wan, Andrew Godwin and Wei Shen) (Edward Elgar, 2020)

Book Chapters

  • “Hong Kong and Singapore Law and FinTech” (co-author with Aurelio Gurrea-Martinez and Nydia Remolina) in George Walker (ed.), Financial Technology and Digital Commercial Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2024)
  • “Lessons from Three Decades of Banking Crisis Resolution: Overstating Moral Hazard” (co-author with D. Arner and E. Avgouleas) in J. Fell, M. Grodzicki, J. Lee, R. Martin, C. Park and P. Rosenkranz (eds.) Non-Performing Loans in Asia and Europe – Causes, Impacts, and Resolution Strategies (Asian Development Bank and European Central Bank, 2021)
  • “Hong Kong Markets and Exchanges” (co-author with D. Arner and B. Hsu) in M. Blair, G. Walker and S.Wiley (eds.), Financial Markets and Exchanges Law (Oxford University Press, 2021)
  • “Fiscal Policy and Financial System” (co-author with D. Arner and R. Cullen) in J. Chan and C. Lim (eds.), Law of Hong Kong Constitution (Sweet & Maxwell, 2021)
  • “Towards a Twin Peaks Regulatory Architecture for Hong Kong: Building a Better Structure for Financial Technological Development” (co-author with D. Arner and J. Barberis) in A. Godwin and A. Schmulow (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Twin Peaks Financial Regulation (Cambridge University Press, 2021)
  • “The historical development of financial regulatory principles: influences on Asia-Pacific systemic supervision” (co-author with D. Arner) in D. Arner, W. Wan, A. Godwin, W. Shen and E. Gibson (eds.), Research Handbook on Asian Financial Law (Edward Elgar, 2020)
  • “FinTech and its Regulation in Hong Kong” (co-author with D. Arner and J. Barberis) in D. Arner, W. Wan, A. Godwin, W. Shen and E. Gibson (eds.), Research Handbook on Asian Financial Law (Edward Elgar, 2020)
  • “Central Banks New Macroprudential Consensus” (co-author with M. Taylor and D. Arner) in D. Mayes, P. Siklos and J. Sturm (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Central Banking (Oxford University Press, 2019)
  • “Financial Regulatory Structure in Hong Kong” (co-author with D. Arner) in R. Huang and D. Schoenmaker (eds.), Institutional Structure of Financial Regulation: Theories and International Experiences (Routledge, 2015)
  • “Addressing Systemic Risk in East Asia: financial regulatory design” (co-author with R. Weber, D. Arner and S. Baumann) in I. Azis and H. Shin (eds.), Global Shock, Risks, and Asian Financial Reform (Asian Development Bank and Edward Elgar, 2014)
  • “Fiscal Policy and Financial System” (co-author with R. Cullen, D. Arner, B. Hsu, X. Yang and A. Wong) in J. Chan and C. Lim (eds.), Law of Hong Kong Constitution (Sweet and Maxwell, 2014)

Journal Articles

  • “Recalibrating Bank Resolutions to Mitigate Transnational Regulatory Fragmentation” Journal of Business Law (forthcoming 2024)
  • “Digital Finance, Financial Inclusion and Gender Equality: Strategies for the Economic Empowerment of Women” University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law (forthcoming) (with S. Gazi and D. Arner)
  • “Building Australia’s FinTech Ecosystem: Innovation Hubs for a Comparative Advantage” (2020) 31 Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice (with R. Buckley, D. Arner and D. Zetzsche)
  • “Regulating Digital Financial Service Agents in Developing Countries to Promote Financial Inclusion” (2015) 26 Singapore Journal of Legal Studies (with F. Lupo Pasini and R. Buckley)
  • “Addressing Systemic Risk: Financial Regulatory Design” (2014) 49 Texas International Law Journal 2 (with R. Weber, D. Arner and S. Baumann)