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Gary Bell

Institution: National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law Associate Professor Gary Bell is former Deputy Director of the Asian Law Institute.After an undergraduate degree in theology (BTh) at the Université Laval (Quebec City), he obtained degrees in both the common law (LLB) and the civil law (BCL) at McGill University in Montreal and an LLM at …

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Dan W Puchniak

Institution: National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law Dr Dan Puchniak is the Director of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS), the Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press), and an Associate Professor at NUS Law. He has published widely on comparative, Asian, Singapore, and Japanese corporate law …

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Jaclyn Neo

Institution: National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law Dr Jaclyn L. Neo is an Associate Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and former Deputy Director of the Asian Law Institute. She specializes in comparative constitutional law, with a focus on Southeast Asia and comparative constitutional law and religion. Dr Neo is a graduate …

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Chen Weitseng

Institution: National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law Dr Chen Weitseng is the Deputy Director of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) and an Associate Professor at NUS Law. He specializes in comparative Asian law—particularly within greater China area, with an emphasis on law and development, property law and financial …

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Wang Jiangyu

Institution: National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law Dr Wang Jiangyu is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore and Director of the Asian Law Institute. He was on secondment as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong from August …

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Umakanth Varottil

Institution: National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law Dr Umakanth is Director, Graduate Coursework Studies and Director, NUS Law Academy and an Associate Professor of Law at National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. While his work is generally comparative in nature, his …

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Sarah Biddulph

Institution: University of Melbourne, Law School Professor Sarah Biddulph joined the Asian Law Centre in 1989 and was appointed to a lectureship in the Law School in 1992. She is a graduate of Sydney University in Law and Chinese Studies and studied in Shanghai as one of the Attorney-General’s representatives under an exchange agreement with the …

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Munin Pongsapan

Institution: Thammasat University, Faculty of Law Dr Munin Pongsapan is an Assistant Professor at Thammasat University, Faculty of Law. He obtained his LLM at University of Cambridge, and his PhD at University of Edinburgh. His research areas include Comparative law; Comparison of private law; Thai law history; European legal history and Legal theory. Please click here to read more.

Michael W Dowdle

Institution: National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law Born in the United States, he graduated with a JD from the New York University School of Law in 1992. He was in-country program director for NYU Law’s China Law Program from 1994 to 1997 in Beijing, where he was also a visiting professor at the Beijing …

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Kon Sik Kim

Institution: Seoul National University, School of Law Dr Kon Sik Kim is Professor of Law at Seoul National University (SNU), specializing in corporate and securities law. A graduate of the SNU College of Law, he got an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and a J.D. and a Ph.D. from University of Washington Law School. He served …

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