Prof. HSIAO Mark Wen-hu

FHEA (2016)
L.P.C (2009) University of Law
Ph.D (2006) University of London (IALS)
LL.M (2002) University of London (LSE)
LL.B (Hons) (2000) University of Buckingham

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34424965

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes

Research Interests/Areas

  • Banking and Financial Transactions
  • Capital Markets
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives
  • Corporate Manslaughter Liability


Mark has joined the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong from the one of the higher education institutions in the U.K. His research interest lies in the law of trusts, financial and banking law (Investment Banking) and has authored and published a few books with a focus on banking and financial principles in Hong Kong, China and international practices.

His research focus is on private law on banking and financial transactions particularly on the over-the-counter financial derivatives. His research looks into the area where party autonomy and regulation intersect or interweave such as the regulatory change that might affect the financial transactions. His research thus involves broadly in two points: 1) how changes in regulation policies and market structure influence the private law based transactions in the markets and 2) how market participants respond to such changes. His works are influenced by HLA Hart N Luhmann and Gunther Teubner. He is also interested in using financial models ( i.e. (FV=1+i)n ) and economic theories (i.e. utility theory marginalism pareto efficiency) to explain the transactional model in order to support the change in private law. His research has been cited in the Singapore Court of Appeal case Alwie Handoyo v Tjong Very Sumito [2013] SGCA 44; the Singapore International Commercial Court case CPIT Investments Ltd v Qilin World Capital Ltd and another [2017] SGHC(I) 5; Smith and Hogan Criminal Law (14th edn OUP Oxford 2011) and A Arora Banking Law (Pearson London 2014). Mark has published in the following journals: Banking and Finance Law Review, Capital Markets Law Journal, the Conveyancer, the Company Lawyer, Hong Kong Law Journal, Journal of Business Law, Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice, Lloyds Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly, Restitution Law Review and Trusts & Trustees.


2021-        Recent Development Editor, Banking and Finance Law Review
2017-Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues 
 Journal of Social Science (2011-2013).
2016-Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) for National Priorities Research Program
2016External Adviser to MSc Finance and Financial Law, University of Westminster
2016-2022ESRC-GCRF College Peer Review Group (UK)
2010-2021External Assessor, School of Oriental and African Studies
2011-2013Executive member, Asia Pacific Structured Finance Association Lt
2013-2022Associate Professor in Commercial Law, University of Leicester
2010-2013Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong
2009-2010Lecturer in Financial Law, SOAS, University of London, UK.
2007-2009Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Bangor University, Wales