Visiting Professors in Semester 2, Academic Year 2015-2016

The Faculty warmly welcomes the following Visiting Professors for Semester 2 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. Andrew John ROBERTSON (Advanced Torts)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 11 January 2016 to 29 January 2016

Office : ETS-02-11
Tel No : 6516 3569
User ID : lawajro@nus.edu.sg

Professor Robertson joined Melbourne Law School in 1999 and was appointed to a chair in 2006. His teaching and research interests lie in the law and theory of obligations and his published work has focused primarily on equitable estoppel, the law of contract and the law of negligence. His research on estoppel explores the basis of liability in equitable estoppel, its place within the law of obligations and its remedial consequences. Within the law of contract, his work is primarily concerned with the limits of voluntariness in contract and the ways in which courts deal with contractual gaps and unallocated risks.
3. Douglas Wayne ARNER (International Financial System: Law and Practice)
Peter Ellinger Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 11 January 2016 to 29 January 2016

Office : FED-02-24
Tel No : 6601 3566
User ID : lawdwar@nus.edu.sg


Douglas W. Arner is a Professor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong. He specialises in economic and financial law, regulation and development. He served as Head of the Department of Law of the University of Hong Kong from 2011 to 2014 and from 2006 to 2011 he was the Director of the Faculty’s Asian Institute of International Financial Law, which he co-founded in 1999 along with the LLM in Corporate and Financial Law (of which he serves as a Director).
4. Graeme Baxter DINWOODIE (Private International Law of IP)
Yong Shook Lin Professor in IP
Visiting Period : 11 January 2016 to 29 January 2016

Office : ETS-02-15
Tel No : 6516 3612
User ID : lawgbd@nus.edu.sg


Graeme Dinwoodie is the Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at the University of Oxford. He is also Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, and a Professorial Fellow of St. Peter's College.

He teaches and writes in all aspects of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on the international and comparative aspects of the discipline. He is the author of five casebooks including Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Law and Policy (4th ed 2014) (with Janis), Trade Dress and Design Law (2010) (with Janis), and International Intellectual Property Law and Policy (2d ed. 2008) (with Hennessey, Perlmutter and Austin). Professor Dinwoodie's articles have appeared in several leading law reviews.
5. Matthew Simon Russell PALMER (Law & Policy)
Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor
Visiting Period : 11 January 2016 to 29 January 2016

Office : ETS-02-27
Tel No : 6601 2389
User ID : lawmsrp@nus.edu.sg


Matthew Palmer, QC was appointed a Judge of the High Court of New Zealand in October 2015.
Justice Palmer graduated with an LLB (Hons) (First Class) in 1987. He has degrees in economics and political science from the University of Canterbury and a Masters and Doctorate in Law from Yale Law School.

In 2012, Justice Palmer joined the independent bar and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014. He has specialised in litigation and advice challenging or defending decisions of government, Crown entities and public bodies and has led argument in over 50 public law cases in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and Waitangi Tribunal.

Justice Palmer was also Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of Law, and Director of the New Zealand Centre for Public Law, at Victoria University of Wellington for five years. He has taught law at the Victoria University of Wellington Schools of Law and of Government, Hong Kong University Law Faculty, Yale Law School, the Australian and New Zealand School of Government and the University of Chicago Law School.
6. RICHARDSON Megan Lloyd (Privacy & Intellectual Property)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 11 January 2016 to 29 January 2016

Office : FED-02-33
Tel No : 6516 3586
User ID : lawrml@nus.edu.sg


Megan Richardson is a Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne. Her fields of research and publication include intellectual property, privacy and personality rights, law reform and legal theory. She was one of a group of scholars convened by the Australian Law Reform Commission to explore the meaning of ‘privacy’ for its privacy reference, and in addition served on the consultative group for the New South Wales Law Reform Commission’s privacy review. She is currently Co-Director of the Melbourne Law School’s Centre for Media and Communications Law (CMCL) and the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA).
7. Robert Norris CHAMBERS (International Trusts)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 11 January 2016 to 29 January 2016

Office : FED-02-26
Tel No : 6516 3618
User ID : lawrnch@nus.edu.sg


Robert Chambers is Professor of Property Law at UCL since September 2008. He was a Barrister and Solicitor in Alberta before obtaining a DPhil at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Peter Birks. Since then, he has been Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Professor at the University of Alberta, and Professor of Law at King’s College London. He has also had visiting lectureships at Niigata University in Japan and the University of Auckland. He is Chief Examiner in the Law of Trusts for the University of London International LLB Programme and a member of the editorial boards for Current Legal Problems, the Journal of Equity, and Trusts Law International. He researches and writes about property, restitution, trusts, and unjust enrichment.
8. Bruce Edward ARONSON (Comparative Corporate Governance)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 1 February 2016 to 19 February 2016

Office : ETS-02-11
Tel No : 6516 3569
User ID : lawbea@nus.edu.sg


Professor Aronson was a corporate partner at the law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York (1989-2000) and a professor of law at Creighton University (2004-2013). He has also engaged in research and teaching at a number of U.S. law schools including Columbia (2002-2004), Michigan (2004), Boston University, and Georgetown. His experience in Japan includes research at the University of Tokyo (Fulbright, 2000-2002, 2004), the Bank of Japan (2010), and Waseda University (Fulbright, 2011-2013). His main area of research is comparative corporate governance with a focus on Japan. He also acts as an advisor to the law firm of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. Professor Aronson joined ICS in 2013 and is admitted to practice in New York.
9. Joongi KIM (Comparative Corporate Governance)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 1 February 2016 to 19 February 2016

Office : ETS-02-27
Tel No : 6601 2389
User ID : lawjoon@nus.edu.sg


Joongi Kim is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International Affairs in the Yonsei Law School. He previously held visiting appointments in Georgetown University Law Centre and University of Florida.

His research interests are in the areas of Corporate Governance, International Trade, International Dispute Resolution, and Corruption. He teaches International Arbitration, Comparative Corporate Governance, Dispute Resolution in International Business and Trade, International Trade Law, and International Law.
10. CHEN Jianlin (Topics in Law & Economics)
Visiting Senior Fellow
Visiting Period : 1 February 2016 to 19 February 2016

Office : FED-02-29
Tel No : 6516 7373
User ID : lawcjia@nus.edu.sg

Mr Chen is an Assistant Professor of Law in 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’ diverse research areas of corporate law, securities regulations, insurance law, government procurement, natural resources management, historical conservation law, eminent domain, tax law, culture wars, law & religion is united by his research agenda of drawing on a combination of comparative perspectives and economic analysis to critically examine the unarticulated jurisprudential assumptions inherent in many areas of legal discourse. He teaches Economic Analysis of Law, Business Associations, Commercial Law, Guided Research and Contract.
11. Franco FERRARI (International & Comparative Law of Sale)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 1 February 2016 to 19 February 2016

Office : BB-03-18
Tel No : 6601 3013
User ID : lawferr@nus.edu.sg


Franco Ferrari is a Professor of Law and Director for the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, New York University School of Law. His research interests are in the area of Comparative Law, Conflict of Laws, Forum shopping, International Commercial Arbitration and International Commercial Law.
12. Freya BAETENS (International Institutional Law)
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Period : 1 February 2016 to 19 February 2016

Office : BB-03-12
Tel No : 6601 3569
User ID : lawfrb@nus.edu.sg


Dr Freya Baetens is Associate Professor of Law, Director of Studies at Leiden University College (LUC) and Head of the LUC Research Centre at Leiden University and a Visiting Professor at the World Trade Institute (WTI) in Berne. She is also an Associate Professor at the Europa Institute of the Leiden Law School.

Dr Freya Baetens obtained her Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge as a W.M. Tapp scholar, Honourary European Trust fellow and Cambridge European Society Fellow, as well as a Research Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg.
13. Roger ZÄCH (European & International Competition Law)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 1 February 2016 to 19 February 2016

Office : FED-02-33
Tel No : 6516 3586
User ID : lawzr@nus.edu.sg


Roger ZÄCH is a Professor of Law in the Zurich University School of Law. He obtained his PhD from Gevena University School of Law. He is currently the President of postgraduate program “LL.M. – International Business Law” of the Zurich University. His research interests are in the area of Private Law, Swiss and European Business and Competition Law, and Philosophy of Law.
14. David Ian WHITE (Comparative GST Law & Policy)
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Period : 1 February 2016 to 19 February 2016

Office : BB-03-10
Tel No : 6516 4277
User ID : lawdiw@nus.edu.sg


Dr White is an Associate Professor at the School of Accounting and Commercial Law, Victoria University of Wellington. He has primary responsibility for the taxation research agenda of the Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research. He has been a member of the Centre’s Advisory Board since it was established in May 2001. He is a member of the Executive of the School of Accounting and Commercial Law.

Dr White specialises in teaching and researching taxation. He is a Fellow of the Taxation Law and Policy Research Institute, Monash University, Melbourne and an International Research Fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London. His current areas of research interest include tax policy, the tax policy and law reform process, goods and services tax, international income taxation, and tax, trade and investment law in the Asia-Pacific region.
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

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