Prof. WAN Wai Yee (溫慧儀)


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Willing to take PhD students: yes


Wai Yee WAN is Associate Dean (Research and Internationalisation) and Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining City University of Hong Kong in January 2020, she was at Singapore Management University (SMU), where she last held the positions of Dean of Post-graduate Research Programmes and Professor of Law.

Prior to joining academia in 2005, she was a partner at Allen & Gledhill in Singapore, where she practised in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets. Her main areas of research are in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, financial consumer regulation and global restructuring and insolvency. 

Her publications have appeared in books and in international peer-reviewed legal journals, including American Journal of Comparative Law, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, European Business Organisations Law Review, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Journal of Business Law, Company and Securities Law Journal and Lloyds’ Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. In 2022, she published a monograph by Hart Publishing, Court-Supervised Restructurings of Large Distressed Companies in Asia: Law and Policy. In 2021, at CityU, she has successfully obtained the Collaborative Research Fund award of HKD3.11 million for the project “Hong Kong Insolvency and Restructuring Law and Policy in Times of COVID-19 and Beyond” (as Project Coordinator). Her research findings have been relied on in consultation papers involving law and regulatory reforms locally and internationally. She is on the editorial boards of International Insolvency ReviewAustralian Journal of Corporate Law and Company Lawyer and she has served on national committees relating to law reform and policy in Singapore. She is currently co-chair of the Insolvency Scholars Forum, established under the Insolvency Law Academy (India), which is a platform that brings together leading scholars on insolvency law, both in India and globally.