NUS Law welcomes Visiting Professors – Jan 2017

From left: Assistant Professor Chen Jianlin, Professor Iris Chiu Hse-Yu, Professor David Bilchitz, Professor Tania Voon, Professor Andrew Mitchell, Associate Professor David Tan, Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) at NUS Law, Mr Jonathan Lim, Associate Professor Marco Wan, Professor Melissa de Zwart and Professor Shen Wei

NUS Law warmly welcomes our Visiting Faculty for Semester Two 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.

David Bilchitz (Topics in Constitutional Law: Socio-Economic Rights)
Visiting Professor

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.

Professor 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 Born (Advanced Issues in the Law and Practice of International Arbitration)
Visiting 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. 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

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
Professor Chiu Hse-Yu is a Professor of Corporate Law and Financial Regulation 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 de Zwart (Copyright in the Internet Age)
Visiting Professor

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 serve as the Dean of Law, University of Adelaide.

Rosalind Dixon (Topics in Constitutional Law: Socio-Economic Rights)
Visiting Professor

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.

Jonathan Lim Wei Zhong (Advanced Issues in the Law and Practice of International Arbitration)
Visiting Senior Fellow

Mr 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 Mitchell (World Trade Law)
Visiting Professor

Professor Andrew 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

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

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.

Marco Wan Man Ho (Law and Literature)
Visiting Associate Professor

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).