NUS Law welcomes Visiting Professors – August 2016

NUS Law warmly welcomes our Visiting Professors for Semester One of the academic year.


Each year, the law school hosts around two dozen international visiting faculty, who add to the cosmopolitan nature of the law school by bringing their own unique perspectives to the legal education offered by NUS Law.


From left: Professor Christian Anton Witting, Professor Aimilios Avgouleas, Professor Louise Gullifer, Professor Kal Raustiala, Associate Professor David Tan (Vice Dean, Academic Affairs), Mr Greg William Gordon, Dr Steven Hazelwood, and Dr Martins Paparinskis.



Aimilios Avgouleas (Practice of Corporate Finance and the Law)

Visiting Professor


Professor Aimilios Avgouleas is the inaugural holder of the International Banking Law and Finance Chair at the University of Edinburgh, and the founding director of the Edinburgh LLM in International Banking Law and Finance. Emilios is a Member the Stakeholder Group of the European Banking Authority (EBA) selected in the (so-called) 'top-ranking' academics section and appointed as an independent member the ESM/ECB/Eurogroup select panel for the selection/evaluation of the board of the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund.


Before joining the academic world Emilios practised extensively in the field of global markets including with Clifford Chance as an associate and Linklaters as a managing associate. He is among the world's foremost experts in law and finance, banking and financial markets regulation, global financial governance and behavioural law and finance.  He has published extensively in these areas including two research monographs: The Mechanics and Regulation of Market Abuse (OUP 2005) and Governance of Global Financial Markets (CUP 2012) and a plethora of extensively cited articles. Recently he co-authored the 3rd edition of Oxford's Principles of Banking Law (2016) and he co-authored and co-edited the Cambridge collection: Reconceptualising  Global Finance and its Regulation (2016). Emilios has held a number of visiting academic posts with leading universities more recently as senior research scholar at Yale Law School. He will be a visiting professorial fellow at Harvard Law School in the fall.



Greg William Gordon (International and Comparative Oil & Gas Law)

Visiting Senior Fellow


Mr Greg William Gordon is a senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. Mr Gordon is co-director of the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy law, of the LLM Programme in Oil and Gas Law, and of Aberdeen University's involvement in the North Sea Energy Law Programme.


His principal teaching and research interests are in energy law (particularly upstream oil and gas law), delict/tort and commercial contracting.



Louise Joan Gullifer (Secured Transactions Law)

Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor


Professor Louise Gullifer is Professor of Commercial Law at Oxford University and Fellow and Tutor in Law at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, where she has been the senior law tutor since 1999. She has been teaching at Oxford since 1991, and before that she practised as a barrister: she is an honorary member of 3 Verulam Buildings and is a Bencher of Gray’s Inn. She teaches commercial and corporate finance law subjects at undergraduate and graduate level, and also teaches Roman law to first year students.


Her research interests focus broadly on commercial law and corporate finance and she writes extensively in areas such as security and title financing, corporate finance, corporate insolvency, personal property and set-off. Among other works, she is co-author of The Law of Security and Title Financing (2nd edition, Oxford University Press) and has prepared the last two editions of Goode on Legal Problems of Credit and Security. Together with Professor Orkun Akseli, she has edited a Secured Transactions Law Reform: Principles, Policies and Practice. This book, which will be published this year, is a comparative study of secured transaction law reform in a number of jurisdictions. Professor Gullifer is executive director of the Secured Transaction Law Reform Project and is the Oxford Law Faculty Academic Lead for the Cape Town Convention Academic Project.



Steven James Hazelwood (Law of Marine Insurance)

Visiting Associate Professor


Dr Steven Hazelwood was a partner in a leading City shipping and insurance law firm, serving in their London, Hong Kong and Singapore offices where he was Senior Resident Partner. Specialising in complex insurance and marine casualties, he has handled cases in the highest courts such as the Court of Appeal and House of Lords, and international arbitrations in London and New York. He has taught law at various universities, in England and around the world, and has been an examiner to the Bar Council of England & Wales and to the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.



Martins Paparinskis (Arbitration of Investment Disputes)

Visiting Senior Fellow


Dr Martins Paparinskis is Lecturer at the University College London. He previously held research positions in Merton College Oxford and New York University. He is a general international lawyer with a particular interest in international dispute settlement, international investment law, law of state responsibility, and law of treaties.



Kal Louis Raustiala (Imitation, Innovation and Intellectual Property)

Yong Shook Lin Professor in IP


Professor Raustiala holds a joint appointment between the UCLA Law School and the UCLA International Institute, where he teaches in the Program on Global Studies. He currently serves as the Faculty Director of the UCLA International Education Office, and since 2007 as director of the UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations.


Professor Raustiala is the Vice President of the American Society International Law and has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago Law School. His research focuses on international law, international relations, and intellectual property. His most recent book, The Knockoff Economy, has been published in English, Japanese, Korean, and both simplified and complex Chinese.



Christian Anton Witting (Advanced Torts)

Visiting Professor


Professor Christian Witting is a Professor of Private Law at Queen Mary University of London. Previously, he held chairs in law at Durham University and Exeter University. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia, formerly in service with the Commonwealth Attorney’s General’s Department (Australia).


His research interests are in the areas of tort liability rules, private law philosophy, company law, corporate groups.


From left: Associate Professor Sandra Booysen, Professor Hans Tjio, Professor Jan Dalhuisen, Professor Gerard McCormack, Associate Professor David Tan (Vice Dean, Academic Affairs), Associate Professor Dora Neo, and Assistant Professor Christian Hofmann.

Jan Hendrik Dalhuisen (International Finance)
Peter Ellinger Visiting Professor

Professor Jan Dalhuisen is Emeritus Professor (recalled) in The Dickson Poon School of Law King's College London. He graduated from the University of Amsterdam, where he also received his PhD, and from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Corresponding Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Miranda Chair in Transnational Financial Law in Lisbon and since 1998 Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley.

Gerard McCormack (International Insolvency Law)
Visiting Professor

Professor Gerard McCormack is Professor of International Business Law at the University of Leeds. He was previously a Professor of Law at the University of Manchester as well as Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law at the University of Essex. His research interests are in the corporate and commercial field, with particular emphasis on the interaction of law and business.