NUS Law welcomes Visiting Professors – Aug 2017


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


Michael Klausner (Deals: The Economic Structure of Business Transactions)

Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor


Professor Michael Klausner is Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business and Professor of Law at the Stanford Law School. He teaches and writes in the areas of corporate law, corporate governance, business transactions and financial regulation. His research has included theoretical and empirical analyses of corporate governance, liability risk for corporate officers and directors, securities litigation, takeover defences, standardisation of contracts, and the economics underlying business transactions. He oversees Stanford Securities Litigation Analytics, which maintains a large database covering securities class actions and SEC enforcement actions, and he is currently writing a book entitled Deals: The Economic Structure of Business Transactions.


Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1997, he was a Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, a White House Fellow and deputy associate director in the Office of Policy Development in the White House, and a corporate law practitioner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C. and Hong Kong.



Francis Reynolds (Law of Agency)

Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor


Professor Francis Reynolds is an Emeritus Professor of Law in the University of Oxford and an Emeritus Fellow of Worcester College, Doctor of Civil Law, Fellow of the British Academy, barrister, Honorary Q.C. and Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple. He is also standing consultant on English law to Ang & Partners, Singapore; Honorary Professor, International Maritime Law Institute of the IMO, Malta; Titular Member of the Comité Maritime International; and Supporting Member of the LMAA. He has held visiting professorships at the University of Auckland, Otago University, University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, Monash University, National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and the University of Hong Kong. He was the writer of Bowstead and Reynolds on Agency between 1968 and 2013, the writer (with Sir Guenter Treitel) of Carver on Bills of Lading, and a contributor to Benjamin's Sale of Goods, Chitty on Contracts and English Private Law. He was the Editor of the Law Quarterly Review from 1987 to 2013.



Djakhongir Saidov (International and Comparative Oil and Gas Law)

Visiting Professor


Professor Saidov is a Professor of Commercial Law at the King's College London. He specialises in international commercial law, having joined The Dickson Poon School of Law in August 2015 as Professor of Commercial Law.


He was previously based in the University of Birmingham, where he was Reader in Law (2013-2015), Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law (2009-2013) and Lecturer in Commercial Law (2004-2009).


Professor Saidov holds Ph.D. and LL.M. (with Distinction) degrees from the University of East Anglia and an LL.B. degree from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Uzbekistan). His expertise lies in the law of the international sale of goods, international commercial law instruments, remedies for breach of contract and law governing international oil and gas operations.



Gen Goto (Japanese Corporate Law and Governance)

Visiting Associate Professor


Gen Goto is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, in Japan (since 2010). He visited Harvard Law School as Visiting Scholar at East Asian Legal Studies (2013-2015). After graduating from Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo in 2003 (LL.B.), Professor Goto had been Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo (2003-2006), and Lecturer (2006-2008) and Associate Professor (2008-2010) at Gakushuin University in Tokyo. He had also assisted the Japanese Government on law reforms as Researcher of Japanese Ministry of Justice (2010-2013)(for reform of Companies Act), and as Professional Member of Financial System Council of Japanese Financial Services Agency (2011-2013)(for reform of Insurance Business Act). His articles in English can be found at



Christopher Hare (Trade Finance Law)

Visiting Associate Professor


Christopher Hare is the Travers Smith Associate Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law at the University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow in Law at Somerville College, Oxford. He has previously held posts at the University of Auckland and Jesus College, Cambridge. He has degrees from Trinity College, Cambridge (undergraduate), Harvard Law School (LLM) and Brasenose College, Oxford (BCL). His teaching and research interests lie broadly in the law of obligations and the corporate and commercial law fields, with particular focus on domestic and international banking law, corporate finance, and shareholder remedies. His books include Modern Banking Law (OUP, 2011) and Company Law in New Zealand (LexisNexis, 2nd ed, 2015).



Steven Hazelwood (Law of Marine Insurance)

Visiting Associate Professor


Dr Steven Hazelwood was a partner in a leading City of London 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 English 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.


A former Consultant to the Shipping Division of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, he has also spoken at numerous international conferences and seminars. He has published many articles on shipping law and marine insurance and is the author of P & I Clubs: Law & Practice and one of the general editors of Marsden & Gault on Collisions at Sea (14 Edition, Sweet & Maxwell, 2016).



Daryl Lim (Patent Law and Practice: Perspectives from the U.S)

Visiting Associate Professor


Daryl Lim is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property (IP), Information & Privacy Law at The John Marshall Law School. He teaches courses in intellectual property (IP) law as well as antitrust law. His courses are Patent and Trade Secret Law, Antitrust Law, IP and Antitrust Law and the IP overview course. In 2014, he was nominated "Professor of the Year," and was one of 24 law professors worldwide nominated for a list of top 10 antitrust/competition law professors under 40 on the Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog.


Daryl Lim has graduate law degrees from Stanford University and the National University of Singapore (NUS). At Stanford Law School, he received the Franklin Family Fellowship and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Grant. He also has an undergraduate degree in law from NUS, and a degree in economics and management from the University of London (London School of Economics).