Visiting Professors in Semester 1, Academic Year 2015-2016

The Faculty warmly welcomes the following Visiting Professors for Semester 1 of AY 2015-16:

1. LIM Wee Kuan Ernest (Law of Contract and Company Law D)
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Period : 5 January 2015 to 30 June 2016

Office : FED-02-35
Tel No : (65) 6516 3645
User ID : lawlwke


Ernest Lim was appointed Associate Professor with tenure in July 2014 at the University of Hong Kong, where he joined as an Assistant Professor in August 2011. His research interests are in company law and corporate finance law. He has published widely in his field in the Modern Law Review, Law Quarterly Review, Legal Studies and Journal of Law and Society. Prior to joining HKU, he practised corporate and securities law in the New York and Hong Kong offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell. A graduate of the University of Oxford, Harvard Law School and NUS, he is admitted to the New York State and Singapore bar and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.
2. Damian John CHALMERS (European Union Law, Law and Regional Integration)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015

Office : BB-03-12
Tel No : (65) 6601 3569
User ID : lawdami


Professor Chalmers is a Professor and Jean Monnet Chair in EU law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also the Chair of the European Union Law as well as the Director of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was formerly the head of European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has held visiting appointments at various Universities such as University of Melbourne, University of Michigan, European University Institute, University of Copenhagen, etc.

His research is on the relationship between the public and constitutional law of the EU, on the one hand, and its economic law, on the other.
3. CHOONG Yeow Choy (Resolution of Transnational Commercial Disputes, Civil Procedures)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 3 August 2015 to 31 December 2015

Office : BB-03-15
Tel No : (65) 6601 2880
User ID : lawchoo


Professor Choong is a Professor of Law at the University of Malaya. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2003 at the University of Melbourne. He is currently an Executive Council Member of the ASEAN Law Association of Malaysia, Advisory Board Member of the Malaysian Legal and Tax Information Centre, and was an Institute Faculty Member of the Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law, Duke Law School.

His research interests are in the area of Civil Procedure (Domestic and International Civil Litigation), Company Law and Partnership Law.
4. Christopher Vincent Mark HARE (Wealth Management Law)
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Period : 10 August 2015 to 28 August 2015

Office : FED-02-11
Tel No : (65) 6516 3577
User ID : lawcvm


Associate Professor Hare is an Associate Professor of Law and a Fellow of Somerville College. He was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge and was in the first cohort of students to spend their third year at the University of Poiters, France. He then spent a year at Harvard Law School (LLM) and read for the BCL at Brasenose College.

His teaching and research interests lie broadly in the law of obligations and the corporate and commercial law fields, with particular focus on domestic and international banking law, corporate finance, and shareholder remedies.
5. Djakhongir SAIDOV (International and Comparative Oil & Gas Law)
MPA Professor in Maritime Law
Visiting Period : 10 August 2015 to 28 August 2015

Office : ETS-02-15
Tel No : (65) 6516 3612
User ID : lawdjs


Professor Saidov is a Chair/Professor in Commercial Law at King’s College London. He specialises in international commercial law and law relating to international oil and gas operations. He has written extensively on various aspects of the international sale of goods and international commercial law instruments. He has given lectures and taught courses in the University of Navarro (Spain), International Training Centre of the ILO (Turin, Italy), the University of World Economy and Diplomacy and the Tashkent State Institute of Law (Uzbekistan).

His research interests lie in international commercial law and law relating to international oil and gas operations.
6. Lavanya RAJAMANI (Climate Change and Policy)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 10 August 2015 to 28 August 2015

Office : FED-02-33
Tel No : (65) 6516 3586
User ID : lawlr


Professor Rajamani is a Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. She holds an LL.M from Yale, and a D.Phil and B.C.L. from Oxford.

She has written on legal issues relating to the environment, international law, and human rights, in academic journals including the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, European Journal of International Law, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Journal of Environmental Law, Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, Journal of the Indian Law Institute, and the Economic and Political Weekly.
7. LIM Chin Leng (Law & Practice of Investment Treaty Arbitration)
Lionel A. Sheridan Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 10 August 2015 to 28 August 2015

Office : ETS-02-11
Tel No : (65) 6516 3569
User ID : lawlcl


Professor Lim joined Hong Kong University in 2007 as Professor of Law where he is a member of the Advisory Group on Academic Reviews, was a member of the panel which reviewed the Faculty of Social Sciences and Chairman of the panel for the review of the Faculty of Science. He also chairs the East Asian International Economic Law & Policy Programme. Outside the university, he is a Member of the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, tasked to advise the Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development.

His research concentrates on trade and investment treaties, and sovereign and international commercial disputes. His recent writings have addressed aspects of trade and investment regulation, international commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration, problems of foreign state immunity, and the use of economic sanctions.
8. Michiel SPANJAART (Multimodal Transport Law)
MPA Professor in Maritime Law
Visiting Period : 10 August 2015 to 28 August 2015

Office : FED-02-29
Tel No : (65) 65167373
User ID : lawmsp


Dr Spanjaart is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Centre for Maritime Law at the National University of Singapore. He started as an attorney at law with Kernkamp Advocaten in Rotterdam. He has been an attorney at law in Rotterdam ever since, always with firms with a focus on international trade, transport and insurance. He is a partner with Kneppelhout & Korthals Advocaten. Besides his work as an attorney at law, he lectured at the Erasmus University School of Law in Rotterdam. His research interest is in the area of maritime law.
9. Stephen Alexander SMITH (Remedies)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 10 August 2015 to 28 August 2015

Office : FED-02-24
Tel No : (65) 6601 3566
User ID : lawsas


Professor Stephen Smith is James McGill Professor at the McGill University. He teaches and researches common law and civil law obligations and legal theory. A former law clerk to Chief Justice Brian Dickson, Professor Smith taught for a number of years at St. Anne's College, Oxford University. He is the author of Contract Theory (2004) and Atiyah’s Introduction to the Law of Contract, 6th ed (2005).

In Februay 2008, Professor Smith received a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts for his project "Court Orders and the Replication, Transformation and Creations of Rights".
10. Victor RAMRAJ (Transnational Law in Theory and Practice)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 10 August 2015 to 28 August 2015

Office : ETS-02-27
Tel No : (65) 6601 2389
User ID : lawvict


Professor Ramraj is the Law Chair for the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) and Professor in Faculty of Law, University of Victoria. He has qualifications in law (LLB, Toronto; LLM, Queen's University Belfast) and philosophy (BA, McGill; MA, PhD, Toronto) and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario, Canada). He has served as a judicial law clerk at the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa and as a litigation lawyer in Toronto before moving to Singapore in 1998. He twice served as the NUS law faculty's Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs (2006-2010, 2011-2012), and for one year (2010-2011) as a co-director of the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) in London.

Professor Ramraj has held visiting appointments at, among others, Kyushu University, Japan and the University of Toronto. He has edited/co-edited many books including Emergencies and the Limits of Legality (2009), and Emergency Powers in Asia: Exploring the Limits of Legality (2010) for Cambridge University Press. His work on comparative constitutional law has been published in leading journals including Chicago-Kent Law Review, Hong Kong Law Journal, ICON: International Journal of Constitutional Law, Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, and Transnational Legal Theory.

His current research interests include comparative constitutional law (with a particular interest in emergency powers in Southeast Asia), the legal history of state and company (with a particular interest in the British East India Company and its comparison with modern state-owned enterprises), and the theoretical and practical implications of transnational law and legal pluralism. He is currently working on a book on the implications for domestic constitutional law of transnational corporations and global regulation entitled Mapping Constitutionalism: States, Companies, and Regulators in a Post-National World.
11. Christine Mary CHINKIN (International Human Rights of Women)
Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor
Visiting Period : 31 Aug to 18 Sept 2015

Office : ETS-02-27
Tel No : (65) 6601 2389
User ID : lawcmck


Professor Chinkin is a Professor of International Law and Director of the Centre on Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a barrister, a member of Matrix Chambers. Together with H. Charlesworth, she won the American Society of International Law, 2005 Goler T. Butcher Medal 'for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights law'. She is a William C Cook Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

Her current research interests are gender and post-conflict reconstruction; the political and legal aspects of human security; and the application of the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1979 by CEDAW and by the UK government.
12. David Nat UNTERHALTER (World Trade Law)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 31 Aug to 18 Sept 2015

Office : FED-02-24
Tel No : (65) 6601 3566
User ID : lawdnu


Professor Unterhalter joined Monckton Chambers in 2009. He is one of South Africa’s foremost barristers, with a leading practice in competition law, trade law, public law (particularly as it applies to regulatory agencies) and commercial law. He is widely regarded as the leading competition law barrister in South Africa. In 2009, he transferred his practice to the English Bar.

He has appeared in many landmark cases before South Africa’s appellate courts and has built a large practice in trial advocacy before the High Court and specialised tribunals. He is the Chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation. The Appellate Body is the permanent adjudicative branch of the WTO. It determines appeals by member countries of the WTO concerning their rights and obligations in trade disputes. He also serves on the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC.
13. Satvinder Singh JUSS (International Humanitarian Law)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 31 Aug to 18 Sept 2015

Office : FED-02-33
Tel No : (65) 6516 3586
User ID : lawssju


Professor Juss is a Professor at the King’s College London. He is a human rights expert focusing on policy-oriented work. He contributed as a renowned expert at the invitation of the Home Affairs Committee to a pioneering seminar on Human Trafficking at the Houses of Parliament on 14th May 2009, which brought together the Chairs of all the Home Affairs Committees in Europe, in a new initiative to harmonize standards and procedures in this field. He was also Consultant in April 2009 to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in a programme funded by the British Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, on issues of expulsion, re-admission and voluntary return of migrants. In 2010, he advised the Government of Bermuda on legislation.

His research interests are in the area of International Refugee Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law and Public Law.
14. Wojciech SADURSKI (Freedom of Speech: Critical & Comparative Perspectives)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 31 Aug to 18 Sept 2015

Office : FED-02-11
Tel No : (65) 6516 3577
User ID : lawws


Professor Sadurski is Challis Professor in Jurisprudence. He also holds a position of Professor in the Centre for Europe in the University of Warsaw. He was Professor of Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law in the Department of Law, European University Institute in Florence (1999-2009), and served as head of department of Law at the EUI in 2003-2006. He also taught as visiting professor at a number of universities in Europe, Asia and the United States.

His research interests are in the area of Jurisprudence, Legal theory, Philosophy of law, Political philosophy (especially: liberal political philosophy and theory of justice), Constitutional theory, Comparative Constitutionalism, and Constitutionalism of Central and Eastern Europe.
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

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