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Dr Ding Chen

Position: Senior Lecturer in Corporate and Commercial Law
Email Address: Ding.Chen@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6734
Room No: AF07


Academic Profile

I joined the Sheffield Law School in September 2015. Previously, I worked as a lecturer in Newcastle Law school from January 2013 after completing Ph.D in Manchester Law School. I also lectured in China Euro School of Law (CESL) from January 2014. Before moving into academic, I worked as a public prosecutor in Guangdong Province, P.R.China.

Qualifications

  • PhD University Of Manchester
  • LLM University of Sheffield
  • LLM Renmin University
  • LLB Zhengzhou University

Teaching and Learning

I believe higher education is not simply to equip students with specific knowledge, more importantly it should prepare students with the capability of thinking independently, critically and to appreciate the complexity of the reality. My aim is to create a comfortable environment of learning, in which students will feel confident in expressing their ideas and making mistakes.

The modules I teach are:

Undergraduate Postgraduate
The Law Relating to Private Companies Principles of Company Law and Corporate Governance
The Law Relating to Public Companies Topics in Company Law and Corporate Governance
Law of Obligations (Contract, Torts & Restitution) Comparative Corporate Governance
Law School Without It No Success (WINS)

Research Interests

  • Law and development
  • Corporate governance
  • Company law
  • Financial regulation
  • New Institutional Economics

Member of Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law.

Areas of Research Supervision

  • Law and development
  • Corporate governance
  • Financial regulation

Recent Invited Papers and Keynote Lectures

  • Law and economic growth-based on empirical evidence from China, invited talk, Economic law frontier series, 20 Oct, 2015, Renmin Law School
  • Different Legal Institutions for different economic settings: evidence from interviews in China, invited talk, Law and Society Annual Meeting 2015, 28 May, Seattle
  • Different Legal Institutions for different economic settings: evidence from interviews in China, invited talk,5th Law and Development Annual Conference, 17th,April, 2015 ,Tulane University, New Orleans,
  • Law and economic development, invited lecture, 9th April, Fuzhou University
  • Law and finance in emerging market, invited talk, 4th Law and Development Annual Conference, 18th June, Manchester University
  • Corporate governance in Chinese listed companies-a political economy perspective, invited talk, 30 November,2014 Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law

Key Projects/Grants

Title/Description: Law, development and finance in rising powers
Awarding Body: ESRC
People Involved: Professor Simon Deakin, Mathias Siems
Dates: March 2013
Amount: £520,525.32

Professional Activities and Recognition

  • Research associate of the Centre for Business Research (CBR), University of Cambridge
  • Research Associate of the Bankruptcy Law Centre, Renmin University, School of Law
  • Qualified Lawyer, Chinese Bar
  • Expert Consultant of The Great Britain-China Centre (The GBCC)
  • External Examiner of SOAS
  • External reviewer for Law and Development Review, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, International Journal of Law in Context, Edward Elgar Publisher and so on

Key Publications

Books

Journal articles