Visiting Professors in Semester 2, Academic Year 2016-2017

The Faculty warmly welcomes the following Visiting Professors for Semester 2 of AY 2016-17:

  David Israel BILCHITZ (Topics in Constitutional Law: Socio-Economic Rights)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 9 January 2017 to 27 January 2017

Office : ETS-02-03
Tel No : 6516 3577
User ID : lawdib@nus.edu.sg


Professor David Bilchitz is a Professor at the University of Johannesburg and Director of the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC). Professor Bilchitz is also Secretary-General of the International Association of Constitutional Law. He was elected to the South African Young Academy of Science in 2015 and is rated by South Africa’s National Research Foundation as an internationally acclaimed researcher. He has published a monograph on socio-economic rights (a leading text in the area), two edited collections, and twelve book chapters and 33 journal articles. He is also on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals.

Prof. Bilchitz’s academic work focuses on the critical role that law plays in protecting the vulnerable within constitutional democracies. His focus is on the field of fundamental rights and, in particular, the content of socio-economic rights, the obligations of business in relation to fundamental rights, the tension between religious freedom and equality, and the rights of animals.
  Gary Brian BORN (Advanced Issues in the Law and Practice of International Arbitration)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 9 January 2017 to 27 January 2017

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


Gary Born is the chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at WilmerHale. Mr. Born is widely regarded as the world's preeminent authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. He has been ranked for the past 20 years as one of the world's leading international arbitration practitioners and the leading arbitration practitioner in London. Mr. Born has participated in more than 600 international arbitrations, including four of the largest ICC arbitrations and several of the most significant ad hoc arbitrations in recent history. Mr. Born is uniformly ranked by Euromoney, Chambers, Legal500 and Global Counsel as one of the leading practitioners in the field. He is one of only two lawyers in the world, and the only lawyer in London, to receive global "starred" status in Chambers rankings for international arbitration.

Mr. Born heads the firm's 70-person international arbitration group, which is based in London and integrated with related practices in our New York, Washington, Berlin and Brussels offices. Mr. Born has represented European, US, Asian and other companies in arbitrations under all leading institutional rules (ICC, LCIA, AAA, Vienna, Stockholm, ICSID) and in ad hoc arbitrations in all leading international seats (London, Paris, Geneva/Zurich, Vienna, Stockholm, New York, Washington, Singapore). Mr. Born also sits as arbitrator (presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator). He has served as arbitrator in more than 175 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.
  CHEN Jianlin (Topics in Law & Economics)
Visiting Senior Fellow
Visiting Period : 9 January 2017 to 27 January 2017

Office : FED-02-35
Tel No : 6516 3645
User ID : lawcjian@nus.edu.sg


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

His publications’ seemingly diverse subject matters 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, Commercial Law, and Legal Scholarship (i.e., Dissertation; Guided Research), and previously taught Business Associations, and Contract Law.
  CHIU Hse-Yu Iris (Regulation of Investment Markets)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 9 January 2017 to 27 January 2017

Office : FED-02-05
Tel No : 6601 4915
User ID : lawchiu@nus.edu.sg


Dr Chiu Hse-Yu is a Reader at the University College London. She previously taught at the School of Law, King’s College London and the University of Leicester. She was a legislative draftsman and State Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers in Singapore prior to joining academia. She read law at the National University of Singapore and the University of Cambridge. She completed her doctorate at the University of Leicester.

Her current research interests include company law, corporate governance, international and comparative aspects of corporate law and theory, theoretical aspects of financial regulation, financial regulation in the UK and the EU.
  Melissa June DE ZWART (Copyright in the Internet Age)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 9 January 2017 to 27 January 2017

Office : ETS-02-06
Tel No : 6516 7373
User ID : lawmjdz@nus.edu.sg


Professor Melissa de Zwart is a Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide. Prior to joining academia, she was the Legal Manager, CSIRO, where she specialised in technology transfer and licensing of intellectual property. Dr de Zwart has a special interest in the intersection between law and technology and has published widely on copyright, digital technology, social networking and virtual communities. From February 2017, she will the Dean of Law, University of Adelaide.
  Rosalind Joanne DIXON (Topics in Constitutional Law: Socio-economic Rights)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 9 January 2017 to 27 January 2017

Office : FED-02-16
Tel No : 6601 4920
User ID : lawrjd@nus.edu.sg


Professor Rosalind Dixon is a Professor of Law, at the University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law. She earned her BA and LLB from the University of New South Wales, and was an associate to the Chief Justice of Australia, the Hon. Murray Gleeson AC, before attending Harvard Law School, where she obtained an LLM and SJD. Her work focuses on comparative constitutional law and constitutional design, theories of constitutional dialogue and amendment, socio-economic rights and constitutional law and gender.
  LIM Wei Zhong Jonathan (Advanced Issues in the Law and Practice of International Arbitration)
Visiting Senior Fellow
Visiting Period : 9 January 2017 to 27 January 2017

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


Jonathan Lim is a Senior Associate with WilmerHale’s International Arbitration Group in London. Dual-qualified in New York and Singapore, he has experience advising and representing governments, corporations, energy majors and financial institutions in arbitrations under all major arbitration rules regarding disputes across Asia, Africa and Europe.

Mr Lim publishes regularly on international arbitration and financial regulation. He has lectured on these subjects at the National University of Singapore, the Singapore Management University and the London School of Economics. He is currently Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Forum on International Arbitration (AFIA), and serves on the YSIAC Committee, the SIAC Users Council (UK), and the CIArb Young Members Group Committee (Singapore). He is also a member of various international arbitration and public international law organisations.

Mr Lim has been involved in a number of efforts to promote international arbitration reform in small and developing countries. He is a member of the New York Convention Task Force for the Federal Government of Somalia, advising the Federal Government of Somalia on accession to the New York Convention and a draft arbitration bill, and a member of the Task Force for the creation of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) arbitration centre in Djibouti.
 
  Andrew David MITCHELL (World Trade Law)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 9 January 2017 to 27 January 2017

Office : BB-03-15
Tel No : 6601 2880
User ID : lawadm@nus.edu.sg


Professor Mitchell is Professor at Melbourne Law School, Director of the Global Economic Law Network, a member of the Indicative List of Panelists to hear WTO disputes, and a member of the Energy Charter Roster of Panelists.

He has published approximately 100 academic books and journal articles and is a Series Editor of the Oxford University Press International Economic Law Series, an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of International Economic Law and a General Editor on the Journal of International Dispute Settlement. He has law degrees from Melbourne, Harvard and Cambridge and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
  SHEN Wei (Banking Law and Financial Regulation in China)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 9 January 2017 to 27 January 2017

Office : BB-03-11
Tel No : 6601 3013
User ID : lawshen@nus.edu.sg


Professor Shen Wei is Dean and Professor of Law at Shandong University Law School. He earned his PhD from London School of Economics and Political Science, LLM from University of Cambridge, and LLM from University of Michigan, and LLM & LLB from East China University of Political Science and Law. He is Attorney-at-Law, New York, FHKIArb, and Arbitrator of Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, Shanghai International Arbitration Center, and Shanghai Arbitration Commission. His research focuses on corporate law, financial law, and international investment law.
  Tania VOON (World Trade Law)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 9 January 2017 to 27 January 2017

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


Professor Tania Voon is Professor at Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne. She is a former Legal Officer of the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and has previously practised law with Mallesons Stephen Jaques and the Australian Government Solicitor.

She has published widely in the areas of public international law and international economic law.
  WAN Man Ho Marco (Law and Literature)
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Period : 9 January 2017 to 27 January 2017

Office : FED-02-03
Tel No : 6601 5140
User ID : lawwmhm@nus.edu.sg


Dr Marco Wan is an Associate Professor of Law and Honorary Associate Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong. He also serves as Associate Dean (International Affairs) at the Law Faculty. He is also Managing Editor of Law and Literature.

He has published articles on nineteenth-century literary trials in England and France, and on the representations of law in Hong Kong cinema. His areas of interest include law and literature; law and film; law and sexuality; and legal/critical theory. He is the author of Masculinity and the Trials of Modern Fiction (forthcoming Routledge, 2016).
  Graeme William AUSTIN (IP & Human Rights)
Lionel A. Sheridan Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 31 January 2017 to 17 February 2017

Office : FED-02-05
Tel No : 6601 4915
User ID : lawgrae@nus.edu.sg

Professor Graeme Austin is a Professor of Law at Melbourne University, and is Chair of Private Law at Victoria University of Wellington. He returned to Australasia in 2010, after serving for nearly ten years as a tenured professor at the University of Arizona, most recently as the J Byron McCormick Professor of Law, where he co-convened the Intellectual Property programme.

He has been a visiting professor at Wuhan University, the University of Western Ontario, and as the Yong Shook Lin Professor of Intellectual Property at the National University of Singapore. His scholarship has been published in the Law Quarterly Review, NYU’s Annual Survey of American Law, the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, and the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. He is the author (with Larry Helfer at Duke) of Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Mapping the Global Interface (Cambridge 2011), on which his 2017 NUS course will be based.
 
  Hop Xuan DANG (Choice of Law & Jurisdiction in International Commercial Contracts in Asia)
Visiting Senior Fellow
Visiting Period : 31 January 2017 to 17 February 2017

Office : FED-02-03
Tel No : 6601 5140
User ID : lawhxd@nus.edu.sg

Dr Dang is a partner at Allens, an international commercial law firm with offices throughout Australia and Asia. His practice is focussed on cross border infrastructure projects and international commercial arbitration. He has acted as arbitrator in a large number of disputes at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre and elsewhere. He has taught choice of law, foreign investment law and other subjects in law schools in Vietnam, Singapore, Australia and China. He holds law degrees from both Vietnam and Australia and wrote his doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford on the choice of international law in state contracts.
  Annette KUR (International Trade Mark Law and Policy)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 31 January 2017 to 17 February 2017

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


Professor Kur was senior member of research staff and Head of Unit at the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law until 31 July 2015. She is affiliated professor University of Stockholm and honorary professor at the University of Munich (LMU). She teaches also at Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), and is a member of foreign faculty, Santa Clara University (CA). She was a visiting professor (Hauser Global Law School Program) at NYU, New York, as well as at several European universities and at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She was President of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) for the term 2007-2009.

Professor Kur is the author of books and numerous articles in the field of national, European and international trademark, unfair competition and industrial design law as well as international jurisdiction and choice of law.
 
  Anders MØLLMANN (EU Maritime Law)
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Period : 23 January 2017 to 17 February 2017

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


Dr Anders Møllmann is an Associate Professor in Maritime Law at the University of Copenhagen. He has a broad interest in both national and international maritime law as it pertains to both wet and dry matters. A particular interest is the interplay between public law and private law in this heavily regulated field.

His primary fields of research are Carriage of Goods by Sea, Bills of Lading, Misdelivery, Rotterdam Rules, Shipowners' liability, Charter Parties, Arrest of Ships, Safety at Sea, and Arctic Shipping.
  Cheryl Anne SAUNDERS (Global Comparative Constitutional Law)
Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor
Visiting Period : 31 January 2017 to 17 February 2017

Office : ETS-02-03
Tel No : 6516 3577
User ID : lawcas@nus.edu.sg


Professor Saunders is Laureate Professor Emeritus at Melbourne Law School and the Founding Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies.

Professor Saunders has specialist interests in constitutional law and comparative public law, including comparative constitutional method and constitutional design and change, on all of which she has written widely. She is a President Emeritus of the International Association of Constitutional Law and has held visiting positions in leading law schools in many parts of the world including Oxford, Cambridge, Paris II, Fribourg, Trento, Georgetown, Seoul National, Capetown and Hong Kong. She is presently working on a monograph on comparative constitutional law, around which this subject will be structured.

   
   
   
   

 

 

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