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Shen, Wei

L. Bates Lea Visiting Professor
Winter 2019

3226 Jeffries Hall

Professor Wei Shen is the KoGuan Distinguished Professor of Law at Shanghai Jiao Tong University Law School and the former dean of Shandong University Law School. He received a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an LLM from the University of Cambridge, an LLM from the University of Michigan, and an LLM and LLB from East China University of Political Science and Law. He was an attorney-at-law in New York. Professor Shen is a Global Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Académie international de droit comparé), a member of Moody's China Academic Advisory Panel, a member of Financial Markets Law Committee of G20 Steering Group, and an Honorary Fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law, University of Hong Kong, and has been included in Marquis Who’s Who since 2011. Professor Shen is an arbitrator with the London Court of International Arbitration, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (International), Shanghai Arbitration Commission, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Shanghai International Arbitration Centre, and Shenzhen International Court of Arbitration, among others. Professor Shen teaches international investment law, international financial regulation, company law, international economic law, financial regulation, and contract law. Professor Shen's current research interests include international investment law, corporate governance, financial regulation, and international commercial arbitration. Prior to teaching, Professor Shen practiced in major U.S. and UK firms in Shanghai, Chicago, and Hong Kong for a decade, primarily assisting multinational clients in their China-related transactions such as foreign direct investment, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and commercial arbitration. Professor Shen is the sole author of seven books: Rethinking the New York Convention—A Law and Economics Approach (Cambridge: Intersentia, 2013), The Anatomy of China's Banking Sector and Regulation (Wolters Kluwer, 2014), How is International Economic Order Shaped?—Law, Markets, and Globalization (China Law Press, 2014), Corporate Law in China: Structure, Governance, and Regulation (Sweet & Maxwell, 2015), Investor Protection in Capital Markets—The Case of Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell, 2015), Shadow Banking in China: Risk, Regulation, and Policy (Edward Elgar, 2016), and Chinese Business Law: Narrative and Commentary (Wolters Kluwer, 2016). In addition, he has edited three books: Private Law in China and Taiwan: A Law and Economic Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2016, with Chang and Wang), Financial Regulation in the Aftermath of Global Financial Crisis: Chinese and U.S. Perspectives (China Law Press, 2016, with Romano), and Risk Governance in a Pluralistic Society: An Interdisciplinary Paradigm (Shanghai Sanlian Publishing, 2017, with Hou). Professor Shen also has contributed to 34 books (33 in English and three in Chinese) and authored (or co-authored) more than 160 articles in English and Chinese law journals. His article was cited by the Supreme Court of Singapore. View his English-language publications.


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