Visiting Professors in Semester 2, Academic Year 2018-2019

The Faculty warmly welcomes the following Visiting Professors for Semester 2 of AY 2018-19:

1. Gary BORN (Advanced Issues in the Law and Practice of International Arbitration)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 14 January 2019 to 1 February 2019

Office: ETS-02-04
Tel No: 6601 5989
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Professor 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. Professor 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. Professor 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.
2. Irene CALBOLI (Art & Cultural Heritage Law)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 14 January 2019 to 1 February 2019

Office: ETS-02-06
Tel No: 6516 5380
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Irene Calboli is Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law and Transatlantic Technology Law Fellow at Stanford University. She has held visiting positions including at Bocconi University, Hanken School of Economics, King’s College London, the University of Strasburg, Royal University of Law and Economics of Cambodia, University of Bologna, Tongji University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law.

She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the Chair of the Art Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and a member of: the Council of the International Law Association (Singapore Branch); the Board of the European Policy for Intellectual Property Law Association; and the Legislation and Regulation Committee of the International Trademark Association. She has been an Expert, inter alia, for the World Intellectual Property Organization, the European Intellectual Property Office, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, and the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office.
3. CHEN Jianlin (Topics in Law and Economics)
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Period : 14 January 2019 to 1 February 2019

Office: ETS-02-09
Tel No: 6601 1099
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Dr Chen is Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School. 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, criminal law, 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. At Melbourne, he convenes the Research Support Program (i.e., academic training for PhD students) and teaches Corporation Law, Law & Market, and Natural Resources Law in Asia. He had taught Economic Analysis of Law, Commercial Law, Legal Scholarship (i.e., Dissertation; Guided Research), Business Associations, and Contract Law at the University of Hong Kong where he began his academic career.
4. Ozlem GURSES (Law of Marine Insurance)
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Period : 14 January 2019 to 1 February 2019

Office: BB-02-01 (CML Office)
Tel No: 6516 5329
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Dr Ozlem Gurses is currently Reader in Insurance and Commercial Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. She has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Istanbul, and LLM (Maritime Law) and PhD degrees from Southampton. Her doctoral thesis, Reinsuring Clauses, was published by Informa (2010). She has taught previously at Southampton and at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Her interests are in maritime and insurance law and she is author, among other things, of The Insurance of Commercial Risks: Law and Practice 5th ed (Sweet and Maxwell, 2016) and Marine Insurance Law 2nd ed (Routledge, 2016). Ozlem has taught insurance law related subjects at several different institutions in Europe and Asia.

Ozlem sits as a member of the British Insurance Law Association Committee, a member of the Presidential Council of the International Insurance Law Association (AIDA) and she is a secretary of the Reinsurance Working Party of AIDA.
5. Kon Sik KIM (Comparative Corporate Law in East Asia)
Lionel A. Sheridan Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 7 January 2019 to 1 February 2019

Office: ETS-02-37
Tel No: 6601 5743
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Professor Kon Sik Kim is Professor of Law at Seoul National University (SNU). He specializes in corporate and securities law. A graduate of the SNU College of Law, he got an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and a J.D. and a Ph.D. from University of Washington Law School. He served as Dean of the SNU College of Law and was in charge of setting up a new U.S.-style law school at SNU.
6. Jonathan LIM (Advanced Issues in the Law and Practice of International Arbitration)
Visiting Senior Fellow
Visiting Period : 14 January 2019 to 1 February 2019

Office: ETS-02-24
Tel No: 6516 5363
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Jonathan Lim is a Senior Associate with WilmerHale in London. A triple-qualified lawyer (England & Wales, New York and Singapore), his practice focuses on complex international disputes. He has represented governments and private corporations in commercial and investment arbitrations under all major arbitration rules sited across Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. He has also advised governments in Africa and Asia on a range of public international law issues and the drafting of arbitration legislation. He has also represented governments in WTO dispute settlement matters and is a member of the team representing Somalia in its WTO accession process.

In addition to his practice as counsel, Jonathan has a developing practice as arbitrator, with appointments as sole and party-appointed arbitrator in Europe and Asia. He is also Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Forum on International Arbitration and serves on the YSIAC and CIArb YMG committees. He is listed in Who's Who Legal 2018 as a Future Leader in International Arbitration, with clients describing him as "a very smart all-round lawyer.”

Jonathan was educated at the National University of Singapore and the Harvard Law School.
7. Peter MIRFIELD (Character Evidence in the Common Law World)
Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor
Visiting Period : 14 January 2019 to 1 February 2019

Office: ETS-02-31
Tel No: 6516 5331
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Professor Peter Mirfield was, from 1981 until 2017, Fellow and Tutor in Law at Jesus College in the University of Oxford, latterly bearing the title, Sir David Lewis Fellow and Tutor in Law. Professor Mirfield read Law (Jurisprudence), then for the B.C.L., at Oxford from 1968 until 1972, and qualified in 1973 as a Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln's Inn. From 2014 until 2017, he was Professor of Evidence at the University of Oxford, and is now Emeritus Professor of Evidence thereof. He has been Editor of the Law Quarterly Review since 2014 and an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn since 2015.
Professor Mirfield's research interests are in the areas of Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law, as well as in the Constitutional Aspects of Human Rights Law.
8. Sundhya PAHUJA (International Law and Development)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 14 January 2019 to 1 February 2019

Office: ETS-02-03
Tel No: 6516 5339
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Professor Pahuja is the Director of Melbourne Law School's Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH). Her research focuses on the history, theory and practice of international law in both its political and economic dimensions. She has a particular interest in international law and the relationship between North and South, and the practice, and praxis, of development and international law.

Professor Pahuja teaches across public international law, international law and development, trade, development and human rights, globalization and law, and legal theory, and serves as the Director of Studies in the Melbourne Law Masters in Public International Law and Law and Development, and as co-director of studies in Public and International Law.
9. WANG Heng (China and International Economic Law)
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Period: 14 January 2019 to 1 February 2019

Office: ETS-02-13
Tel No: 6516 5392
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Heng Wang is associate professor and co-director of UNSW Law's Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre. Before joining UNSW, Heng was a professor at Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL), China, and headed a WTO law centre (established by the Department of Treaty and Law, Chinese Ministry of Commerce and SWUPL).
He was a Max Weber Fellow at the EUI, and conducted research at the WTO Secretariat.

Heng’s current research focus is China’s approach to international economic legal order (including the Belt and Road Initiative, and possible digital RMB), its rationale and implications. In addition to his books, he has published in leading journals, been often cited and interviewed (e.g., ABC, BBC, CGTN, SBS, South China Morning Post, The Australian, and Xinhua). He has received several major grants and top research awards, including the triennial China Outstanding Law Research Award, (twice - China Law Society) and the Outstanding Research Award in Humanities and Social Science (Chinese Ministry of Education).

He was or is executive council member of one global, two Asian and all three Chinese societies of international economic law, such as a founding member of the Asian International Economic Law Network. He has been invited to speak at the WTO Headquarters and many leading institutions (e.g., Harvard University and Oxford University), and teach at around ten top universities in Canada, China, Japan, Singapore and the US as visiting professor.

Heng has advised or provided training to the government, international organization, and the private sector, and is an arbitrator of arbitration institutions inside and outside China. 
10. Graeme AUSTIN (Public & Private Copyright International Law)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 4 February 2019 to 22 February 2019

Professor Graeme Austin is Chair of Private Law and Associate Dean of Learning & Teaching at Victoria University of Wellington. He is also Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne. 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 NUS. 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 was based.
11. Moshe COHEN-ELIYA (Comparative Human Rights Law)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 4 February 2019 to 22 February 2019

Professor Moshe Cohen-Eliya is the President of the College of Law and Business. Prior to his service as the President, he was the Dean of the Law School at the College (2010-2015). He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the journal Law & Ethics of Human Rights (2007-2012); the founder and co-chair of the Israeli chapter of International Constitutional Law Society (ICON-S); and the founder of the Israeli junior law faculty workshops.

Professor Cohen-Eliya graduated from the Hebrew University, magna cum laude (1993); earned his LL.D. from the Hebrew University (direct track) (2000); did his Post-Doctorate at Harvard Law School as a fellow with the Human Rights Program (2002-2003); and was a faculty fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University (2009-2010). Prior to joining the faculty (2000), he worked as a lawyer for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (1994-1999) during this period he appeared before the Israeli Supreme Court in constitutional cases.
12. Franco FERRARI (Conflict of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 4 February to 22 February 2019

Professor Franco Ferrari is a Professor of Law and Director of Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law at the NYU School of Law. He was most recently a Chaired Professor of International Law at Verona University in Italy. Previously, he was a Chaired Professor of Comparative Law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and the University of Bologna in Italy.

Professor Franco Ferrari has taught classes on the Private International Law, International Civil Litigation, International Commercial Sales, International Commercial Arbitration, Law of Obligations, Comparative Legal Systems, Comparative Law of Torts, Comparative Law of Contracts, Comparative Private Law, Uniform Law, International Business Transactions, and Forum Shopping.
13. Iddo PORAT (Comparative Human Rights Law)
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Period : 4 February 2019 to 12 February 2019

Dr Iddo Porat is an Associate Professor of Law at the College of Law and Business, Israel. He specialises in constitutional law, comparative constitutional law and legal theory. He graduated from the Hebrew University, clerked at the Israeli Supreme Court, and earned his Masters and Doctoral degrees from Stanford University. He is a recurring visiting professor at San Diego Law School, and has been a Senior Fellow at the Center for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Melbourne Law School in 2017-2018. His co-authored book is Proportionality and Constitutional Culture (CUP, 2013) (with Moshe Cohen-Eliya).
14. Gabrielle KAUFMANN-KOHLER (Current Challenges to Investment Arbitration)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 23 February 2019 to 27 February 2019

Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler practices international commercial, investment and sports arbitration. She is regularly ranked among the top arbitrators worldwide; a study of investment arbitration released in 2016 concluded that she was the “most influential arbitrator in the world”. Gabrielle is also a Professor at Geneva University Law School and the founder of the Geneva LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), a joint program of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and Geneva Law School. She is further the President of the Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS). She teaches international arbitration law and heads a number of research projects in this area.

Among other positions, Gabrielle is President of ICCA since April 2018. She is also Honorary President of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and was ASA President from 2001 to 2005. She is further a founder of the FIAA and the President of its Advisory Board, and a former member of the ICC Court, LCIA Court, and AAA Board. She was and is a member of the Swiss delegation to UNCITRAL Working Group II on transparency, and to Working Group III on the reform of investor-state arbitration, for which she co-authored two CIDS reports.
15. Bernard HANOTIAU (Complex Arbitrations: Multiparty - Multicontract)
Visiting Professor
Visiting Period : 27 February 2019 to 2 March 2019

Professor Bernard Hanotiau is a member of the Brussels and Paris Bars. Since 1978, Professor Hanotiau has been actively involved in more than 500 international arbitration cases as party-appointed arbitrator, chairman, sole arbitrator, counsel and expert in all parts of the world.

Professor Hanotiau is Professor Emeritus of the Law School of Louvain University (Belgium). He is a member of the ICCA Governing Board and of the Council of the ICC Institute and a member of the ICC International Arbitration Commission. He is also a former Vice-President of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (Dallas) and a former Vice-President of the LCIA Court. He is a member of the Court of Arbitration of SIAC and of the Governing Board of DIAC (Dubai). He is the author of Complex Arbitrations: Multiparty, Multicontract, Multi-issue and Class Actions (Kluwer, 2006) and of more than 120 articles, most of them relating to international commercial law and arbitration. In March 2011, Professor Hanotiau received the GAR “Arbitrator of the Year” award. In April 2016, he also received the Who’s Who Legal “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration award.