NUS Law welcomes Visiting Professors – September 2017

From left: Adjunct Lecturer Kevin Lee, Adjunct Lecturer Alvin Yap, Professor Jeffrey Waincymer, Professor Tunde Ogowewo, Professor Robert Burrell, Associate Professor David Tan, Vice Dean (Academic Affairs), and Professor Michael Sturley

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


Robert Burrell (Comparative Trade Mark Law)

Visiting Professor


Professor Robert Burrell is the Head of School/Head of Law Department/Professor of Law at the University of Sheffield and Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne. He previously worked at King's College London and the Australian National University. He has also held visiting positions at the University of Cambridge and at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York.


His research interests are in the field of Copyright Law, Trade Mark Law, Nineteenth Century Legal History and Theory and Practice of Regulation. He is the author, with Allison Coleman, of Copyright Exceptions: The Digital Impact (CUP 2005) and Australian Trademark Law (OUP 2010 and 2016).



Michael F. Sturley (Multimodal Transport Law)

Visiting Professor


Professor Michael Sturley holds the Fannie Coplin Regents Chair in Law at the School of Law, University of Texas at Austin. An expert in maritime law and U.S. Supreme Court practice, Professor Sturley clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell and practiced with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City before joining the University of Texas in 1984. He writes primarily in the fields of maritime and commercial law, and he co-directs the University of Texas Supreme Court Clinic. He is the author of The Legislative History of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act and the Travaux Préparatoires of the Hague Rules (Rothman, 1990); a co-author of The Rotterdam Rules (Sweet & Maxwell, 2010), Voyage Charters (Informa, 4th ed. 2014), and Admiralty and Maritime Law in the United States (Carolina Academic Press, 3rd ed. 2015); and the author or co-author of over a hundred articles and book chapters on maritime law.



Tunde Ogowewo (Mergers & Acquisitions)

Visiting Professor


Professor Tunde Ogowewo teaches Corporate Finance Law, Corporate Governance, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law at King's College London. He was a Global Hauser Professor of Law at NYU Law School, New York. He holds advanced degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science and King's College London.


He is a Barrister (Middle Temple), and was a Solicitor (England and Wales) and also a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He sits as international commercial arbitrator and has edited highly acclaimed international academic journals and is the author of several academic works. His expertise has been cited judicially: viz., Meridien [2012]; Intercontinental Bank [2011]; Serious Organised Crime Agency [2011]; Santolina Investment [2007]; Williams [2007]; Alamieseyegha [2005]; and Koroi v. Commissioner of Inland Revenue [2001].


Tunde serves as Trustee, International Senior Lawyers Project. He is also Advisory Board member of the Africa International Legal Awareness. He is a member of the Court of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre and has advised the UK Government as a member of the Roundtable of Expert Stakeholders by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills on aspects of Takeover Regulation, and the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was appointed as Co-Chairman by the US State Department of Commerce to lead a project to develop a Model Law on Foreign Investment in Africa.



Jeffrey Waincymer (Comparative Evidence in International Arbitration)

Visiting Professor


Professor Jeffrey Waincymer is an Honorary Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His research is primarily in the fields of international trade and investment law, international dispute settlement, arbitration and taxation. He is the author of Procedure and Evidence in International Arbitration; WTO Litigation: Procedural Aspects of Formal Dispute Settlement; and Australian Income Tax: Principles and Policy (2nd ed) and is a joint author of A Guide to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules; A Practical Guide to International Commercial Arbitration; and also International Trade Law: Commentary and Materials (2nd ed).


Professor Jeffrey Waincymer is also a qualified legal practitioner. He is an Australian Government Nominee as a non-governmental panellist for the WTO and has acted as a panellist. He has also been a nominated ICSID panellist and has been an ICC, SIAC and HKIAC as well as ad hoc appointed arbitrator.