NUS Law welcomes Visiting Professors – January 2019

L-R (front row): Professor Sundhya Pahuja, Professor Kon Sik Kim and Professor Irene Calboli

L-R (back row): Associate Professor Wang Heng, Associate Professor Chen Jianlin ’07, Associate Professor Ozlem Gurses, Professor Peter Mirfield and Professor David Tan (Vice Dean (Academic Affairs), NUS Law)


NUS Law welcomes our Visiting Faculty for Semester Two of the Academic Year 2018-19.


Gary Born (Advanced Issues in the Law and Practice of International Arbitration)

Visiting Professor

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.


Irene Calboli (Art & Cultural Heritage Law)

Visiting Professor

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 (WIPO), the European Intellectual Property Office, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), and the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office.


Chen Jianlin (Topics in Law and Economics)

Visiting Associate Professor

Dr Chen Jianlin ’07 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.


Ozlem Gurses (Law of Marine Insurance)

Visiting Associate Professor

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.


Kon Sik Kim (Comparative Corporate Law in East Asia)

Lionel A. Sheridan Visiting Professor

Professor Kon Sik Kim is Professor of Law at Seoul National University (SNU). He specialises in corporate and securities law. A graduate of the SNU College of Law, he received an LLM from Harvard Law School, and a JD and a PhD 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.

Professor Kim is also a member of the International Advisory Panel for NUS Law (


Jonathan Lim (Advanced Issues in the Law and Practice of International Arbitration)

Visiting Senior Fellow

Jonathan Lim ’11 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 Harvard Law School.


Peter Mirfield (Character Evidence in the Common Law World)

Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor

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 BCL, 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 Professor Emeritus of the Law of Evidence at Jesus College. 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.


Sundhya Pahuja (International Law and Development)

Visiting Professor

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, globalisation 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.


Wang Heng (China and International Economic Law)

Visiting Associate Professor

Dr Wang Heng is Associate Professor and Co-Director of UNSW Law's CIBEL (China International Business and Economic Law) Initiative. He served or serves as the executive council member of one global, two regional and all three Chinese societies of international economic law. Previously, as a Professor at Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL), China, he headed a WTO law center (established by the Department of Treaty and Law, the Ministry of Commerce and SWUPL) and has been the recipient of top research awards and several major grants, including the triennial China Outstanding Law Research Award, twice, (China Law Society) and the Outstanding Research Award in Humanities and Social Science (the Ministry of Education).

Dr Wang has spoken at the WTO Headquarters and around 40 universities in America, Europe, and Asia, including Harvard University, Oxford University, Columbia University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, the LSE, University of Paris 1 and Waseda University. As a visiting professor, he taught at UNSW, University of Ottawa, Case Western Reserve University, Yokohama National University, Xiamen University, and China University of Political Science and Law.

Besides books, he has published widely within and outside of China in journals including the Journal of World Trade and Cornell International Law Journal. Two of his recent papers will appear in Columbia Journal of Asian Law and Tsinghua China Law Review. His research has been cited by scholars such as those from Oxford University and the Max Planck Institute. Dr Wang’s research interest focuses on China’s interaction with international economic law, particularly WTO and free trade agreements, the Belt and Road Initiative, services trade and investment, and Chinese law.