Visiting Professors in Semester 2, Academic Year 2014-2015

The Faculty warmly welcomes the following Visiting Professors for Semester 2 of AY 2014-15:

1. Tony ANGHIE (Public International Law, International Economic Law & Globalisation, United Nations Law & Practice, and Development State in a Changing World Order)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015

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


Tony is Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law at the University of Utah. His research interests include public and private international law; human rights; globalization, development issues, and international law; terrorism and the use of force; international business transactions and international economic law; colonialism and the history of public international law; and third world approaches to international law.

He received a B.A. and an LL.B. from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He earned an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he also served as a MacArthur Scholar at the Harvard Center for International Affairs and a Senior Fellow in the Graduate Program at the law school. In the summer of 1994, he completed an internship with the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. He also practiced law in Melbourne, Australia.
2. Irene CALBOLI (Foundations of IP, Intellectual Property and International Trade, Topics in Civil Law Tradition (A): EU Harmonisation)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 13 May 2014 – 12 May 2015

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


Professor Calboli is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, a Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School, and a Transatlantic Technology Law Forum Fellow at Stanford Law School. She started her academic career at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bologna and held visiting research positions at the King's College London, the University of California Berkeley, the University Complutense, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property Law. She is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), the Association Littéraire and Artistique Internationale (ALAI), the Association of American Law Schools, and the American Bar Association.
3. CHOI Won-Mog (World Trade Law, The Law of Treaties and Trade Remedy Law and Practice)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 11 August 2014 to 10 May 2015

Office : FED 02-06
Tel No : (65) 6601 3565
User ID : lawcwm


Professor Choi is a Professor of Law and director of the WTO Law Center at Ewha Womans University School of Law in Seoul. He is a member of editorial board of various journals including the Journal of International Economic Law, the Law and Development Review, and the Indian Journal of International Economic Law.

He received his legal education in the United States (Georgetown Law, S.J.D. and LL.M.) and Korea (Seoul National University, M.P.A. and LL.B). Prior to joining Ewha, he worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea for 11 years as a diplomat and legal officer in charge of numerous trade issues, including WTO dispute settlements, trade remedy issues, and FTAs.
4. LIM Wee Kuan Ernest
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.
5. CHEN Jianlin (Topics in Law & Economic)
Visiting Senior Fellow
Visiting Period : 13 – 30 January 2015

Office : BB-03-10
Tel No : (65) 6516 4277
User ID : lawcjl


Mr Chen is currently the Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong. He obtained his LLB from National University of Singapore and LLM from University of Chicago. He is currently completing his JSD at the University of Chicago. He is qualified to practice in Singapore and New York.

His publications' seemingly diverse research areas of corporate law, securities regulations, insurance law, government procurement, natural resources management, historical conservation law, compulsory land acquisitions, culture wars, law & religion is united by his research agenda of drawing on a combination of comparative perspectives and economic analysis (including public choice) to critically examine the unarticulated jurisprudential assumptions inherent in many areas of legal discourse.
6. Geoffrey Keynton MORSE (Partnership and LLP Law)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 13 – 30 January 2015

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


Professor Morse is a Professor of Corporate and Tax Law at the University of Birmingham. He was a David Marshall Professor of Law in 2002 and a Visiting Professor in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2013 with NUS Faculty of Law.

His research and teaching interests are in the fields of corporate, partnership and tax law. He is the co-ordinating editor of Palmer's Company Law. He is also a member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors. He has written over 40 articles in academic journals, together with 18 books, on each of his three areas of interest.
7. Paul MYBURGH (Maritime Conflict of Laws)
MPA Professor in Maritime Law
Visiting Period : 13 – 30 January 2015

Office : ETS-02-09
Tel No : (65) 6516 3181
User ID : lawpamy

Professor Myburgh is an Associate Professor of Faculty of Law in University of Auckland. He is presently a consultant to advise the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ) and Government on reform of New Zealand's admiralty jurisdiction. He is also advising the New Zealand Ministry of Transport on the UN Convention on Contracts for the Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (the Rotterdam Rules and implications for New Zealand).

Professor Myburgh's teaching and research interests include maritime law, conflict of laws, international sales law, international trade law, cultural heritage law, contract law and comparative law. He has been teaching at the NUS Law as a MPA Professor in Maritime Law since 2011.
8. Gérard A. HERTIG (Law & Finance)
Peter Ellinger Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 13 – 30 January 2015

Office : BB-03-16
Tel No : (65) 6516 7613
User ID : lawgah

Professor Hertig is a Professor of Law at ETH Zurich since 1995. He was previously a Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Geneva Law School and Director of its Centre d'Etudes Juridiques Européennes (1987-1995). He has been a visiting professor at leading law schools in Europe, Japan and the U.S. and practiced law as a member of the Geneva bar.

His principal interests are in the field of comparative corporate governance, banking, financial systems, and European integration. His publications include various contributions on regulatory and business law topics, including the Anatomy of Corporate Law, with Reinier Kraakman et al. (2d ed., OUP 2009).
9. Gilles CUNIBERTI (Comparative Conflict of Laws)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 13 – 30 January 2015

Office : FED-02-27
Tel No : (65) 6516 3646
User ID : lawgicu

Professor Cuniberti is a Professor of Comparative Law and Private International Law at the University of Luxembourg. Previously, he taught in France and practiced on a part-time basis in the Paris office of a leading English firm. He was also a visiting faculty at various foreign universities in Europe, the United States and Asia.

His primary teaching and research interests are international commercial law, international litigation and arbitration, comparative law and the conflict of laws. He is the author of three books and numerous articles published in French, English and Italian. His first book on extra-territorial freezing orders received the First Prize of the French Centre for Comparative Law.
10. Katherine Beatrice LEWINS (International Carriage of Passengers by Sea)
MPA Professor in Maritime Law
Visiting Period : 13 – 30 January 2015

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

Dr Lewins is an Associate Professor with Murdoch University. She is currently teaching Insurance Law, Shipping Law, and Admiralty Law. She also experienced in teaching Civil Procedure, Commercial Law and Contract Law.

She has written numerous articles on maritime and related topics including carriage of goods by sea, and the effect of the Trade Practices Act (Australian Consumer Law) on contracts for the carriage of goods, towage contracts, and contracts for the carriage of cruise ship passengers,sub-bailment on terms and maritime liens in Australia.

Dr Lewins is also active in the field of general insurance and marine insurance. In 2012 she was invited to address a conference on Insurance Law in London concerning the law reform proposals in England and Wales.
11. Paul DAVIES (Financial Stability and the Regulation of Banks)
Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor
Visiting Period : 13 – 30 January 2015

Office : BB-03-08
Tel No : (65) 6601 3979
User ID : lawpld

Professor Davies was successively fellow and tutor in law at Balliol College, Oxford; Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science; and Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Oxford before becoming a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Commercial Law at Harris Manchester College.

He has published widely in the areas of labour law, company law and financial regulation. He was a member of the Steering Group for the Company Law Review, whose report led to a major revision of the UK Companies Act in 2006 and he has acted as a consultant to government departments and to the EU Commission in both the labour law and corporate law areas. He is currently working (with others) on new editions of his established works on UK and comparative company law as well as completing a new book on the principles of financial regulation.
12. Victor RAMRAJ (State & Company in Legal-Historical Perspective)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 13 – 30 January 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.
13. Daniel GERVAIS (Private International Law of IP)
Yong Shook Lin Professor in IP
Visiting Period : 3 – 17 February 2015

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

Professor Gervais is a Professor of Law, Director of Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program and Faculty Director of LLM Program with Vanderbilt Law School. Before joining Vanderbilt Law School in 2008, Professor Gervais was acting dean of the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa, where he also served as vice-dean for research and received funding for his research from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation.

Professor Gervais focuses on international intellectual property law, having spent 10 years researching and addressing policy issues on behalf of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO), and Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC). He is the author of The TRIPS Agreement: Drafting History and Analysis, a leading guide to the treaty that governs international intellectual property rights.
14. Estelle M. E. DERCLAYE (IT Law I)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 3 – 17 February 2015

Office : ETS-02-09
Tel No : (65) 6516 3181
User ID : lawemed


Professor Derclaye is a Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Faculty of Social Sciences. She holds degrees in law from the University of Liège (Licence en droit; Diplome d'Etudes Specialisées en droit), The George Washington University (LLM) and London (PhD). She was a Fulbright grantee and also won Rotary and Baker & McKenzie scholarships to study for her LLM in the USA. She joined the University of Nottingham as a lecturer in 2006, became Associate Professor and Reader in Intellectual Property Law in 2009 and Professor of Intellectual Property Law in 2012. Before joining Nottingham, she practiced intellectual property in an international law firm in Brussels and prior to that, she was a lecturer at the Universities of Leicester and London (Queen Mary). She also spent time as a scholar at the Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (Munich) in 2002 and 2004.

Professor Derclaye's main interest is intellectual property law, in particular copyright and designs law. From 2008 to 2010, she was a member of the Copyright Expert Panel of the Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property Policy, which advised the UK Intellectual Property Office. Professor Derclaye was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (2010) and at the University of Melbourne (December 2013).
15. LIN Shuwen Jolene (Climate Change Law & Policy)
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Period : 3 – 17 February 2015

Office : BB-03-16
Tel No : (65) 6516 7613
User ID : lawlins


Ms Lin is an Associate Professor of Law in The University of Hong Kong. Her research interests lie in global environmental governance. Her most recent research focuses on climate change law as a matter of public international and domestic law.

She teaches International Environmental Law and Tort Law. She is a member of the editorial boards of Climate Law and Transnational Environmental Law. She is an associate member of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (National University of Singapore) and a member of the advisory board for the University of Strathclyde's LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy. She received the 2013 IUCN Academy Junior Scholarship Prize for her environmental law research.
16. Randall Stuart THOMAS (Comparative Corporate Governance)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 3 – 17 February 2015

Office : BB-03-08
Tel No : (65) 6601 3979
User ID : lawrst


Professor Thomas is John S. Beasley II Professor of Law and Business and Director, Law & Business Program of Vanderbilt Law School. He has earned a reputation of being one of the most productive and thoughtful corporate and securities law scholars in the nation. His recent work addresses issues such as hedge fund shareholder activism, executive compensation, corporate voting, corporate litigation, and mergers and acquisitions.

He joined the Vanderbilt law faculty in 2000 to develop and direct the Law and Business Program, having served previously in on the law faculties of the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan, Duke University, Boston University, and the University of Washington. Prior to teaching law, Professor Thomas was in private practice for four years, and clerked for U.S. District Judge Charles Joiner of the Eastern District of Michigan. An acclaimed teacher, Professor Thomas teaches courses in the area of corporate law, including Corporations and Mergers and Acquisitions.
17. Roberto TONIATTI (Comparative Constitutional Government)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 3 – 17 February 2015

Office : BB-03-10
Tel No : (65) 6516 4277
User ID : lawrt


Professor Toniatti is Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento. His research interests include Comparative Constitutional Law and Constitutional Law of the European Union; models of territorial partition of public power; models of protection of minority rights; post-sovereignty, globalisation and governance.

Courses that he has taught are European Protection of Fundamental Rights in Europe, Comparative Constitution Law, Comparative Constitutionalism in South Eastern Europe, etc.
   
   
   

 

 

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