Prof. Robin HUANG 黃輝教授
Professor 教授
Tel (852) 3943 1805
Fax (852) 2994 2505

Room 521,
Faculty of Law,
5/F, Lee Shau Kee Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong SAR

Robin Hui HUANG is Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law Chinese University of Hong Kong (at an advanced pay level), having previously served as Execcutive Director of Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development and Assistance Dean (External Affairs-Asia). Prior to joining CUHK, Professor Huang was a tenured staff member in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), where he now holds a position of Adjunct Professor. He is also Li Ka Shing Visiting Professor in McGill Law School, Adjunct Professor at China University of Political Science and Law, East China University of Political Science and Law, as well as visiting scholars at Harvard Law School, Michigan Law School, Oxford Law School and Cambridge Law School. He received two bachelor degrees – in mechanical engineering and in law – and a Masters degree in law, from Tsinghua University in Beijing China, graduating first in his class, and a PhD from the Faculty of Law, UNSW.

Professor Huang is a leading expert in the field of corporate law, securities regulation, financial law, commercial dispute resolution, and foreign investment, with a particular focus on Chinese and comparative law issues. He has written extensively in his areas of expertise, with articles published in some of the top-rated journals in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and elsewhere (some of his work is available for download at . These include leading comparative law journals such as the American Journal of Comparative Law (US), leading international arbitration journals such as Arbitration International (UK), leading specialist journals in various jurisdictions such as the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (US), Securities Regulation Law Journal (US), Journal of Corporate Law Studies (UK), Journal of Business Law (UK), Company and Securities Law Journal (Australia), Australian Journal of Corporate Law (Australia), Banking and Finance Law Review (Canada), European Business Organization Law Review (Germany); and well-regarded generalist journals such as University of New South Wales Law Journal (Australia), Theoretical Inquiries in Law (Israel), Hong Kong Law Journal, Chinese Journal of Law [法学研究], China Legal Science [中国法学]Peking University Law Journal [中外法学]Tsinghua Law Review [清华法学]. He has also published numerous books and book chapters with reputable publishers such as the Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Kluwer Law International, Routledge, Peking University Press and Tsinghua University Press, including Securities and Capital Markets Law in China (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Comparative Corporate Law: International Experiences and Suggestions for China (Tsinghua University Press, 2011).

Professor Huang's research has high impact locally and internationally, having informed judicial decisions (e.g., cited with approval by the High Court of the Republic of Singapore) as well as regulatory and legislative activities. He is an specially invited expert of the Supreme People's Court of the PRC, China Banking Law Society, and an elected member of the Executive Council of China Commercial Law Society. He has been invited to deliver internal seminars to the National People's Congress of the PRC, regulators and couts (e.g, Qianhai Free Trade Zone Court), as well as public lectures, presentations and keynote speeches at regional and international venues. He has received many awards in recognition of his excellence of research, as well as support by various research grant bodies such as Australian Research Council and Hong Kong Research Grant Council.  He also serves on the editorial board of reputable law journals such as Asian Journal of Comparative Law, Asian Journal of Law and Society.

Professor Huang is a qualified Chinese lawyer and has served as an expert consultant to international organizations (e.g. the World Bank), government agencies (e.g. Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, China Securities Regulatory Commission), and professional bodies (e.g. Hong Kong Securities Institute). He has also been engaged as expert witness in local and international litigations, arbitrations and regulatory enforcement actions. Professor Huang is a designated arbitrator for the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration) and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). He also serves as Independent Non-executive Director of China Travel International Investment Hong Kong Limited, which is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • PhD (University of New South Wales)
  • LLM (Tsinghua University)
  • LLB (Tsinghua University)
  • B.M.E. (Tsinghua University)
  • Attorney at Law (PRC)

Research Interests

  • Company Law, Securities Regulation, Financial Law
  • Fintech, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and the Law
  • Chinese Law and Comparative Law
  • Law and Economics
  • Empirical Legal Study

Selected Publications


  • "Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Law: China and the World" (eds) (co-editor: Professor Nicholas Howson) (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
  • The Logic of Company Law (Law Press, Beijing, 2016)
  • Legal Education in the Global Context: Opportunities and Challenges (eds) (co-editor: Professor Christopher Gane) (London, Ashgate, 2016)
  • Securities and Capital Markets Law in China (UK, Oxford University Press, 2014)
  • Institutional Structure of Financial Regulation: Fundamental Theories and International Experiences (co-editor: Professor Dirk Schoenmaker) (London, Routeledge, 2015)
  • Comparative Corporate Law: International Experiences and Suggestions for China (Beijing, Tsinghua University Press, 2011).
  • International Securities Markets: Insider Trading Law in China (London, Kluwer Law International, 2006) (reviewed and discussed at a high-level international symposium held at George Mason University, Washington D.C., USA. Two book reviews were later published in (2008) 4(2) Journal of Law, Economics and Policy).

Book Chapters

  • “Class Action in China: Opportunities and Challenges” in Brian Fitzpatrick and Randall Thomas (eds) Cambridge International Handbook of Class Actions (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
  • “Financial Regulatory Structure in China: Current Challenges and Transitioning to Twin Peaks’ in Andrew Godwin & Andrew Schmulow (eds) The Cambridge Handbook of Twin Peaks Financial Regulation (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
  • ‘Private Securities Litigation and Investor Protection: The Case of China’ in Pierre-Henri Conac and Martin Gelter (eds), Global Securities Litigation and Enforcement (Cambridge University Press, 2019), 879
  • 'Takeover Regulation in China: Striking a Balance between Takeover Contestability and Shareholder Protection' in Umakanth Varottil and WAN Wai Yee (eds) Comparative Takeover Regulation: Global and Asian Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
  • 'Shadow Banking and Its Regulation: The Case of China' in Ross Buckley, Douglas Arner and Avgouleas Emilios (eds), Rethinking Global Finance and Its Regulation (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
  • ‘The Regulation of Insider Trading in China: Law and Enforcement’ in Stephen M. Bainbridge (ed), Research Handbook on Insider Trading (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2013), ch 16.
  • ‘The Regulation of Foreign Investment in China: Post-WTO Developments and Trends’ in John Garrick (ed), China: Power, Wealth and Law Reform (Routledge, UK, 2011), 130.
  • ‘An Evaluation of Classic Theories of Corporate Law: A Chinese Perspective’ in Professor Wang Baoshu (ed), The Latest Developments in The Areas of Commercial Law and Economic Law (Beijing, Law Press, 2010), 259.
  • ‘The Chinese Insider Trading Regulation: Current Issues and Suggested Reforms’ in C Vidya (ed),Insider Trading: Regulatory Perspectives (ICFAI University Press, India, 2007), 185.
  • ‘Fiduciary Duties of Controlling Shareholders: A Comparative Analysis and Reform Suggestions for China’ in Professor Wang Baoshu (ed), Modernizing Company Law in Transformation (Social Sciences Academic Press, China, 2006), 570.

Journal Articles

  • ‘Enforcement of Chinese Insider Trading Law: An Empirical and Comparative Perspective’ American Journal of Comparative Law (forthcoming)
  • ‘The Law and Practice of Shareholder Inspection Rights: A Comparative Analysis of China and the US’ Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (forthcoming) (with Randall Thomas)
  • ‘The (Re)introduction of Dual-Class Share Structures in Hong Kong: A Historical and Comparative Analysis’ Journal of Corporate Law Studies (forthcoming) (with Wei Zhang, Kelvin Siu Cheung Lee)
  • ‘The Logics and Path of China’s Financial Regulatory Structure: International Experiences and Local Choice’ 2019(3) Faxue Jia [Jurist] 124-137 (the flagship journal of Renmin University Law School, a core law journal in China)
  • ‘The Rise of Hostile Takeovers and Defensive Measures in China: Comparative and Empirical Perspectives’ 2019 (2) European Business Organization Law Review (with Juan Chen) 363-398
  • ‘The Anatomy of Securities Class Action in China: A Functional and Comparative Approach’ (2018) 4 Securities Regulation Law Journal (with Hailong Li, Gavin Yao Lin) 365-402
  • “A Study of Risk Guaranty Fund Scheme in Online Lending” 2018(6) Qinghua Faxue [Tsinghua University Law Journal] 43-58
  • “The Regulation of Initial Coin Offerings in China: Problems, Prognoses and Prospects” European Business Organization Law Review (2018) 3 (with Hui Deng, Qingran Wu) 465-502
  • “The Regulatory Logic and Model for Equity Crowdfunding in China” 2018 (4) Xiandai Faxue [Law Journal of Southwest University of Political Science and Law] 94-109
  • “Rethinking the Relationship between Public Regulation and Private Litigation: Evidence from Securities Class Action in China” (2018) 19 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 333-361 ((an Israel-based journal ranked second among more than two hundred non-US law journals) 
  • “Online P2P Lending and Regulatory Responses in China: Opportunities and Challenges” (2018) 19 European Business Organization Law Review 63-92
  • “Research on Securities Market Debarring Order: American Experience and its Implication for China” (2018) 1 Bijiaofa Yanjiu [Journal of Comparative Law] (with Hailong Li) 76-106  
  • “The Institution of the Market Misconduct Tribunal in Hong Kong and its Implications for Mainland China” 2018 (1) Touzi Zhe [Investors] (A journal sponsored by the Investor Services Centre of China Securities Regulatory Commission)    
  • “Regulatory Logic and Approach to the Liability of Parent Company for the Debt of Subsidiary Company Against the Background of China’s Reform of State-Owned Enterprises” (2017) 6 Zhong Wai Fa Xue [Peking University Law Journal] 1526-1545
  • "The Prospect and Evolution of the Securities Regulatory Cooperative Regime between Hong Kong and Mainland China under the 'One Country, Two Systems' Arrangement" (2017) 5 Bijiaofa Yanjiu [Journal of Comparative Law] 12-25 
  • "The Significance of the Hong Kong Basic Law to the Prosperity and Stability of the Financial Markets in Hong Kong" 2017(13) Zhongguo Renda [Journal of The People's Congress of China] 26
  • "The Status Quo and Future Development of the Regulation of Online P2P Lending Development in China" 2017(1) Nanchang Daxue Falv Pinglun [Nanchang University Law Review] 47-78 (with Gavin Lin, Inaugural issue)
  • "Rethinking the Contractarian Approach to Corporate Law" (2017) 4 Fa Xue [Legal Science] 124
  • “Securities Dispute Mediation in China” (2016) 10(2) Journal of Comparative Law 177
  • ‘Private Enforcement of Securities Law in China: Past, Present and Future’ (2016) 17 Jingjifa Yanjiu [Economic Law Study] 145  
  • "The Validity of the Reform of China's Corporate Legal Capital Regime: A Law and Economics Analysis of its Creditor Protection Function" (2015) 6 China Legal Science [Zhongguo Faxue] 159-179
  • ‘The Regulation of Shadow Banking in China: International and Comparative Perspectives’ (2015) 30 Banking and Finance Law Review 481
  • ‘The Use of Empirical Legal Research Methodologies in China’ (2013) 6 Faxue Yanjiu [Chinese Journal of Law] 15.
  • ‘Private Enforcement of Securities Law in China: A Ten-year Retrospective and Empirical Assessment’ (2013) 61(4) American Journal of Comparative Law 757
  • ‘Convergence and Persistence in Corporate Governance: A Chinese Perspective’ (2013) 5 Bijiaofa Yanjiu [Journal of Comparative Law] 61
  • ‘Shareholder Derivative Litigation in China: Empirical Findings and Comparative Analysis’ (2012) 27(4) Banking and Finance Law Review 619
  • ‘Insider Trading and the Regulation on China’s Securities Market: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Go From Here?’ (2012) 5 Journal of Business Law 379
  • ‘Piercing the Corporate Veil in China: Where Is It Now and Where Is It Heading?’ (2012) 60 American Journal of Comparative Law 743
  • ‘Governing Financial Disputes in China: What Have We Learnt From the Global Financial Crisis of 2008?’ (2012) 7(1) University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review 195 (with Shahla Ali)
  • ‘Financial Dispute Resolution in China: Arbitration or Court Litigation?’ (2012) 28(1) Arbitration International 77 (with Shahla Ali)
  • ‘In the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis: The Proposed Establishment of a Financial Dispute Resolution Centre in Hong Kong’ (2011) 85 Australian Law Journal 726
  • ‘The Regulation of Securities Offerings in China: Reconsidering the Merit Review Element in Light of the Global Financial Crisis’ (2011) 41(10) Hong Kong Law Journal 261.
  • ‘China’s Legal Responses to the Global Financial Crisis: From Domestic Reform to International Engagement’ (2010) 12(2) Australian Journal of Asian Law 157
  • ‘Gatekeeper and Corporate Governance: Regulatory Reflections on Market Collapse from the Enron Scandal to the Financial Crisis of 2008’ (2010) 46 Minshangfa Luncong [Civil and Commercial Law Review] (editor-in-chief: Professor Liang Huixing) 248.
  • ‘Institutional Structure of Financial Regulation in China: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis’ (2010) 10(1) The Journal of Corporate Law Studies 219. (the author was invited to give a talk on this paper at the World Bank, Washington D.C., USA)
  • ‘The Overlapping Relationship between Corporate Takeover Regime and Corporate Restructuring Regime’ (2009) 2 Zhongguo Ziben Shichang Fazhi Pinglun [Law Review on the Financial Markets in China] (editor-in-chief: Professor Liu Junhai) 245.
  • ‘The Regulation of Foreign Investment in Post-WTO China: A Political Economy Analysis’ (2009) 23(1) Columbia Journal of Asia Law 185. (published in a special issue celebrating the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China)
  • ‘Financial Regulatory Modernization: Experiences and Lessons from Common Law Jurisdictions’ (2009) 1 Guangdong Shehui Kexue [Guangdong Social Science] 181.
  • ‘Redefining Market Manipulation in Australia: The Role of an Implied Intent Element’ (2009) 27 Company and Securities Law Journal 8. (Cited with approval by the High Court of the Republic of Singapore in Monetary Authority of Singapore vs Tan Chong Koay and another [2010] SGHC 277)
  • ‘Statutory Shareholder Remedies in Australia’ (2008) 13 Gongsifa Pinglun [Corporate Law Review] (editor-in-chief: Professor Zhao Xudong) 209.
  • ‘The New Takeover Regulation in China: Evolution and Enhancement’ (2008) 42(1) The International Lawyer 153. (the author was invited to give a talk on this paper at Columbia Law School, New York, USA)
  • ‘A Comparative Analysis of Australian Law governing Corporate Groups’ (2008) 15 Shangshifa Lunji [Commercial Law Review] (editor-in-chief: Professor Wang Baoshu) 95.
  • ‘China’s New Regulation on Foreign M&A: Green Light or Red Flag?’ (2007) 30(3) The University of New South Wales Law Journal 804.
  • ‘Chinese Walls in Large Financial and Market Institutions: Experiences and Lessons from Common Law Jurisdictions’ (2007) 1(1) Qinghua Faxue [Tsinghua Law Review] 149. (reprinted in Frontiers of Law in China (2009) 4(4) 489.)
  • ‘The Statutory Derivative Action in China: Critical Analysis and Recommendations for Reform’ (2007) 4(2) Berkeley Business Law Journal 227. (translated and reprinted in 王保树教授主编,《实践中的公司法》,社会科学文献出版社,2008)
  • ‘Directors’ Duties in Australian Corporate Law: A Comparative Analysis’ (2007) 13 Shangshifa Lunji [Commercial Law Review](editor-in-chief: Professor Wang Baoshu) 145.
  • ‘Share Registration and Transfer: The Australian Experience and Its Relevance to China’ (2007) 8 Gongsifa Pinglun [Corporate Law Review] (editor-in-chief: Professor Zhao Xudong) 1.
  • ‘Compensation for Insider Trading: Who should be Eligible Claimants?’ (2006) 20(1) Australian Journal of Corporate Law 84.
  • ‘Accountants’ Civil Liability for Misrepresentation in Initial Public Offerings’ (2006) 11 Shangshifa Lunji [Commercial Law Review](editor-in-chief: Professor Wang Baoshu) 165.
  • ‘China's new Company Law and Securities Law: An overview and assessment’(2006) 19(2)Australian Journal of Corporate Law 229 (with Professor Baoshu Wang)
  • ‘The Evolution of the Basel Accord: New Issues of Banking Regulation and New Solutions’ (2006) 28(1) Huanqiu Falu Pinglun [Global Law Review] 100.
  • ‘The Insider Trading “Possession versus Use” Debate: An International Analysis’ (2006) 33(2) Securities Regulation Law Journal 130. (published in an SSCI-listed journal)
  • ‘Financial Regulatory Reform: International Comparison and Analysis’ (2006) 10 Shangshifa Lunji [Commercial Law Review](editor-in-chief: Professor Wang Baoshu) 222.
  • ‘China’s Takeover Law: A Comparative Analysis and Proposals for Reform,’ (2005) 30(1) Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 145.
  • ‘The Regulation of Insider Trading in China: A Critical Review and Proposals for Reform,’ (2005) 17(3) Australian Journal of Corporate Law 281. (awarded ‘The Prize for Best Conference Paper’ at the Australian Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference 2005, Sydney Australia)
  • ‘Research on the Derivative Suit System,’ 2003 (7) Shangshifa Lunji [Commercial Law Review] (editor-in-chief: Professor Wang Baoshu) 332.
  • ‘Legal Duties of Securities Investment Fund Managers,’ 2001(1) Dangdai Faxue Yanjiu [FuDan University Law Journal] 29.
  • ‘The Issue of Land Ownership in China,’ 2001(4) Xiandai Faxue [Law Journal of Southwest University of Political Science and Law] 116.
  • ‘The Legal Liability for Complimentary Goods’ 1999(4) Beijing Keji Daxue Xuebao (Shehui Kexue) [Social Sciences Journal of Beijing Science and Technology University] 73. (reprinted in Renda Baokan Fuyin Ziliao (Minshang Faxue) [China Renmin University Information Centre for Select Journal Articles (Civil and Commercial Law)] (2000) Vol 5.)

Policy Reports

  1. “The Relationship between Civil Compensation, Administrative Fine and Criminal Fine in China’s Capital Markets” (2018) 4 Toufu Yanjiu [Investor Services Center Research] 3-84 (with Yu Xiao, Hailong Li and Jiangdong Huang)
    • Policy report for the Investor Services Centre, China Securities Regulatory Commission, finally rated ‘Excellent’
  2. “The Regulation of Securities Market Manipulation: Legal Problems and Suggestions’ (May/2018) (with Zhenghui Li, Yu Chen)
    • Internal Report for China Institute of Financial and Capital Markets, China Securities Regulatory Commission
  3. ‘Blueprint for the Legal Development of the Shenzhen Qianhai Free Trade Zone’ (2016) (with Zhenmin Wang et al) 
    • Policy report for the Bureau of Shenzhen Qianhai Free Trade Zone  

Externally Competitive Research Grants

In the capacity of Principal Investigator

  • Principal Investigator, “Improving the Effectiveness of Cross-boundary Securities Law Enforcement Between Hong Kong and Mainland China”, Public Policy Research Funding Scheme (PPR),  Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office, HKSAR Government, 2019-2020
  • Principal Investigator, ‘The Regulation of Fintech in China’, General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong SAR Research Grants Council, 2019-2021
  • Principal Investigator, ‘Registration Reform for Securities Offerings and Information Disclosure Regime’, Shanghai Stock Exchange, 09-12/2019
  • Principal Investigator, ‘Legal Enforcement Mechanisms for the Science and Technology Innovation Board and Registration-based IPO System’, Shanghai Financial Court, Major Project, 04-10/2019
  • Principal Investigator, ‘Research on Civil Compensation, Administrative Fine and Criminal Fine in the Capital Markets’,  Investor Protection Center, China Securities Regulatory Commission, 2017-2018
  • Co-Principal Investigator, ‘Regulatory Responses to The Global Financial Crisis’, Australian Research Council, Discovery Grant, 2010-2013

In the capacity of Co-Investigator

  • Co-Investigator, ‘The Decision Making on Corporate Guarantee Cases in Chinese Courts’, General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong SAR Research Grants Council, 2017-2020 (Principal Investigator: Charles Z QU)
  • Co-Investigator, ‘Enhancing Hong Kong’s Future as a Leading International Financial Centre’, Theme-based Research Scheme, Hong Kong SAR Research Grants Council, 2012-2017 (Principal Coordinator: Douglas Arner)
  • Co-Investigator, ‘Promoting Economic Integrity Through Institutional Alternative Dispute Resolution’, Public Policy Research Funding (PPR), Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office, The Government of the HKSAR, 2010-2013 (Principal Investigator: Shahla Ali)