Visiting Professors in Semester 1, Academic Year 2019-2020

The Faculty warmly welcomes the following Visiting Professors for Semester 1 of AY 2019-20:

1. Djakhongir SAIDOV (International and Comparative Oil & Gas Law)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 5 August 2019 to 30 August 2019

 
Office: ETS-02-31
Email Address:
lawdjak@nus.edu.sg

Professor Saidov is a Professor of Commercial Law at King's College London. He specialises in international commercial law, having joined The Dickson Poon School of Law in August 2015 as Professor of Commercial Law.
 
He was previously based in the University of Birmingham, where he was Reader in Law (2013-2015), Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law (2009-2013) and Lecturer in Commercial Law (2004-2009).
 
Professor Saidov holds PhD and LLM (with Distinction) degrees from the University of East Anglia and an LLB degree from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Uzbekistan). His expertise lies in international commercial law, the law of sale of goods, remedies for breach of contract and the law governing international oil and gas operations. Professor Saidov is a Rapporteur to the CISG Advisory Council (CISG-AC) on the CISG-AC Opinion on 'Standards and Conformity of the Goods under Article 35 CISG'.

2. Gen GOTO (Japanese Corporate Law and Governance)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 13 August 2019 to 30 August 2019

 
Office: ETS-02-30
Email Address:
lawgeng@nus.edu.sg

Professor Gen Goto is Professor of Law at the University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, in Japan. He has visited Harvard Law School as Visiting Scholar at East Asian Legal Studies (2013-2015, 2018), and has taught at National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law (2017) and at Radzyner Law School of IDC Herzliya in Israel (2019). After graduating from Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo in 2003 (LL.B.), Professor Goto had been Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo (2003-2006), Lecturer (2006-2008) and Associate Professor (2008-2010) at Gakushuin University in Tokyo, and Associate Professor (2010-2019) at the University of Tokyo. Also, he had assisted the Japanese Government on law reforms as Researcher of Japanese Ministry of Justice (2010-2013, for reform of Companies Act) and as Professional Member of Financial System Council of Japanese Financial Services Agency (2011-2013 and 2016-present, for reform of Insurance Business Act and other financial regulations). His articles in English can be found at http://ssrn.com/author=608493.

3. Christopher HARE (Wealth Management Law)
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Period : 13 August 2019 to 30 August 2019

 
Office: ETS-02-15
Email Address:
lawvmh@nus.edu.sg

Christopher Hare is the Travers Smith Associate Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law at the University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow in Law at Somerville College, Oxford. He has previously held posts at the University of Auckland and Jesus College, Cambridge. He has degrees from Trinity College, Cambridge (undergraduate), Harvard Law School (LLM) and Brasenose College, Oxford (BCL). 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. He has co-authored Ellinger, Lomnicka and Hare, Modern Banking Law (OUP,5th ed, 2011), Watts, Campbell and Hare, Company Law in New Zealand (LexisNexis, 2nd ed, 2015) and Cranston, Avgouleas, Van Zwieten, Hare and Van Sante, Principles of Banking Law (OUP, 3rd ed, 2017). He has also contributed chapters on syndicated lending and tiers of lending to Paget’s Law of Banking (LexisNexis, 15th ed, 2018) and will be co-editor (with Paul Davies and Sarah Worthington) of the 11th edition of Gower’s Principles of Modern Company Law.
 
4. Brian F. HAVEL (Aviation Law & Policy)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 13 August 2019 to 30 August 2019

 
Office: ETS-02-24
Email Address:
lawbria@nus.edu.sg

Professor Havel is a Full Professor and Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law at the McGill University, Faculty of Law. Previously, Professor Havel was a Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where he directed the International & Comparative Law Program and the International Aviation Law Institute. He practised transnational corporate and antitrust litigation at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York, before entering academia.
 
His current research focuses on issues of public/private governance in the air transport and space industries – and the sites of that governance – that emerge from “messy” public and private international norm-generation at all levels.
 
5. Michael HOR (Administration of Criminal Justice)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 13 August 2019 to 30 August 2019

 
Office: FED-02-08
Email Address:
lawhymm@nus.edu.sg

Professor Michael Hor is Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong until June 2019. He was previously a Professor of Law at the NUS Faculty of Law.
 
He specialises in criminal justice. He has taught and published in criminal law, evidence, and criminal procedure. He has been a Consultant to the Ministry of Law, Singapore, and the Criminal Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore. He has also been Chief Editor of the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, a member of the editorial boards of the Singapore Academy of Law Journal and the Asian Journal of Comparative Law, and an advisor to the Singapore Law Review and the Criminal Justice Club, NUS. He has also been Chairman of the Faculty Search (Hiring) Committee and a member of the Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee, NUS. In Hong Kong, he is a member of the Standing Committee on Legal Education and the Law Reform Commission. 
 
6. Michael TSIMPLIS (Maritime Law)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 13 August 2019 to 30 August 2019

 
Office: ETS-02-27
Email Address:
lawmt@nus.edu.sg

Professor Tsimplis is a Professor of Law at the City University of Hong Kong. He was previously a Professor of Law and Ocean Sciences at the University of Southampton. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography and LL.M. in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton.
 
His research interests are in the areas of Maritime Law, Environmental Law, Physical Oceanography, and Sea Level Change.
 
7. Paul FLANAGAN (The Law of Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Compliance)
Visiting Senior Fellow
Visiting Period : 29 August 2019 to 1 October 2019

 
Mr Paul Flanagan is an Assistant Professor of Law, Compliance and Privacy at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. He is an authority on compliance and privacy who brings decades of experience working with some of the nation’s leading health care providers and higher education institutions. He directs the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Compliance program.
 
Selected by the U.S. Department of State as a Fulbright Specialist in 2018, Mr Flanagan previously served as executive director of compliance and privacy services for the Drexel University Compliance and Privacy Office. Also, he held compliance and privacy leadership posts at Abington Memorial Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital and the University of Florida’s Shands Health System.
 
8. Wen-Chen CHANG (Constitutionalism in Asia)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 2 September 2019 to 20 September 2019

 
Professor Wen-Chen Chang is a Professor at the College of Law, National Taiwan University. She is also Dean and Professor at the School of Law, National Chiao Tung University.
 
Professor Chang focuses her teaching and research on comparative constitutions, international human rights, international environmental law, administrative laws, and law and society. She has published major scholarly works on comparative constitutional laws, including Asian Courts in Context, with Jiunn-rong Yeh (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Constitutionalism in Asia: Cases and Materials, with Kevin YL Tan, Li-ann Thio & Jiunn-rong Yeh (Hart Publishing, 2014). She serves in editorial boards for leading academic journals including International Journal of Constitutional Law, Cambridge Journal of Global Constitutionalism: Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Asian Journal of Comparative Law, and National Taiwan University Law Review. She was awarded with the Outstanding Research Award by Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology in 2015, the Junior Research Investigators Award by Academic Sinica in 2012, the Wu Ta-You Memorial Award by National Science Council in 2010, and the Excellence in Teaching Award by National Taiwan University in 2007.
 
9. CHEN Lei (Chinese Contract Law)
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Period : 2 September 2019 to 20 September 2019

 
Dr Chen Lei is an Associate Professor, Associate Dean and Director of Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law at the City University of Hong Kong. Since July, 2020, he will join Durham University as Chair of Chinese Law.

His research areas are property theory, contract law, comparative private law, and dispute resolution (Mediation and Arbitration). His writings on these subjects appear in international referred law journals, edited volumes of multidisciplinary scholarship, and legal monagraphs. He obtained two LLB degrees in Chinese law and Common law respectively, together with two postgraduate degrees from two mixed jurisdictions, Scotland and South Africa. As a principal investigator, he obtained three General Research Funds (GRFs) from the Hong Kong Research Grant Committee. He has published journal articles, book chapters, edited volumes by OUP, CUP, Hart, Springer, EE and Brill. Lei held visiting professor/ visiting scholar positions in Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Private Law, KU Leuven, Columbia, Emory, Cornell, Hawaii, Catholic University of Lyon, and IDC Herzliya.
 
10. Paul CZARNOTA (Sports Law)
Visiting Senior Fellow
Visiting Period : 2 September 2019 to 20 September 2019

 
Mr Paul Czarnota practices as a Barrister of the Victorian Bar, Australia. He is also admitted as an Attorney to the New York State Bar. As a Barrister, he maintains a broad and varied common law, commercial litigation and arbitration practice, with a particular focus on torts (personal injury and insurance) and sports law. He regularly advises and appears for athletes and sports governing bodies in sports-related disputes including anti-doping, match-fixing, and disciplinary matters. He regularly sits on sporting tribunals and arbitration panels convened to hear disciplinary matters, and was a former board member of BMX Victoria. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Faculties of Law of both the University of Melbourne and Monash University, where he teaches Sports Law units in their respective LLM programs. Paul has Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) degrees from Monash University, and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Melbourne, where he specialized in sports law. He is widely published on various sports law issues.
 
11. Ran HIRSCHL (Comparative Constitutionalism)
Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor
Visiting Period : 2 September 2019 to 20 September 2019

 
Professor Ran Hirschl is Professor of Political Science & Law at the University of Toronto. As of 2016, he also holds the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in Comparative Constitutionalism at the University of Göttingen, having been granted a coveted AvH International Research Award (the most highly-endowed research award in Germany) by the Humboldt Foundation. He is the author of several award-winning books, including Towards Juristocracy (Harvard University Press, 2004), Constitutional Theocracy (Harvard University Press, 2010), Comparative Matters (Oxford University Press, 2014) and City, State (Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2020),  as well as over one hundred articles and book chapters on constitutional law and its intersection with comparative politics. From 2006 to 2016 he held the Canada Research Chair in Constitutionalism, Democracy and Development at the University of Toronto. In 2014, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC)—the highest academic accolade in that country. The official citation describes him as “one of the world’s leading scholars of comparative constitutional law, courts and jurisprudence.”
 
12. Sandy STEEL (Advanced Torts)
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Period : 2 September 2019 to 20 September 2019

 
Dr Sandy Steel is Lee Shau Kee's Sir Man Kam Lo Fellow in Law at Wadham College and Associate Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law at Oxford. He read law (BA, PhD) at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. From 2010-2014 he was a Lecturer in Law at King’s College London.
 
He is interested in the English, French, and German law of obligations and in philosophical questions about that area of law. He has written mainly about torts. He also maintains an interest in general jurisprudence and has co-authored (with Nick McBride) a critical guide to the subject: Great Debates in Jurisprudence (Palgrave, 2014, 2nd edn 2018). 
 
In 2016, he was awarded the Modern Law Review's Wedderburn Prize for his article 'Justifying Exceptions to Proof of Causation in Tort Law' and won joint second prize in the Society of Legal Scholars Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship for his book, Proof of Causation in Tort Law (CUP, 2015, paperback edn 2017). His work has been cited by the UK Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia. 
 
13. Jeffrey WAINCYMER (Comparative Evidence in International Arbitration)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 2 September 2019 to 20 September 2019


Professor Jeffrey Waincymer’s research is primarily in the fields of international trade and investment law, international dispute settlement, arbitration and taxation. He is the author of Procedure and Evidence in International Arbitration; WTO Litigation: Procedural Aspects of Formal Dispute Settlement; and Australian Income Tax: Principles and Policy (2nd ed) and is a joint author of A Guide to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules; A Practical Guide to International Commercial Arbitration; and also International Trade Law: Commentary and Materials (2nd ed).

Professor Jeffrey Waincymer is also a qualified legal practitioner. He is an Australian Government Nominee as a non-governmental panellist for the WTO and has acted as a panellist. He has also been a nominated ICSID panellist and has been an ICC, SIAC and HKIAC as well as ad hoc appointed arbitrator.

14. Fabien GELINAS (ICC Arbitration)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 21 September 2019 to 25 September 2019

 
Professor Fabien Gélinas, Ad.E., is Sir William C. Macdonald Chair and Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Scholar in Arbitration and Commercial Law at McGill University, where he was Associate Dean of Law and Director of the Institute of Comparative Law. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of international dispute resolution, common law and civil law contracts, commercial law, technology and law, and legal theory. Formerly General Counsel of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, he is past president of the Arbitration Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. A member of the Quebec Bar, he serves as arbitrator, expert, counsel and consultant.
 
Professor Gélinas holds a doctorate in law from the University of Oxford. He is a cofounder of the Montreal Cyberjustice Laboratory and heads the McGill Private Justice and the Rule of Law Research Group . Professor Gélinas has taught at the Centre d’études diplomatiques et stratégiques de Paris (École des hautes études internationales), the Université de Paris II - Panthéon Assas, Trinity College Dublin, New York University, and Sciences Po Paris.
 

 

 

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