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Education CV

MPhil (CUPL), LLM (Wales), LLB (CUPL), Chevening Scholar

Teaching Associate, St Edmund's College (2021-)

PhD, University of Cambridge (2018-2021), under Cambridge Law Faculty Scholarship in Corporate Law

Harvard Law School - Cambridge Law Faculty, Academic Exchange Scholar (2020-2021)

Formerly, Chinese Judge (Beijing), Barrister (Beijing), In-house Lawyer (Alibaba)



Fields of research

Company Law and Comparative Corporate Governance, International Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and Financial Regulation, Law and Finance, Commercial Law


Representative Publications

Journal Article: Fa Chen, 'Variable interest entity structures in China: Are legal uncertainties and risks to foreign investors part of China's regulatory policy?' (2022) Asia Pacific Law Review, forthcoming.

                          Fa Chen, 'To be or not to be? -An Empirical Study on Dual-class Share Structure of US Listed Chinese Companies' (2017) 16 Journal of International Business & Law 215, 215-248.

Book Chapter:   Fa Chen, 'China as an Emerging Power in the International Commercial Dispute Resolution Arena: The Establishment of the China International Commercial Court', in S Jia et al (eds) Commercial Law in China and Europe: Law and Practice (Routledge 2021), forthcoming.

Case Note: Fa Chen, 'The Differences between Serious Physical Hurt Caused by Domestic Violence and That Caused by Intentional Injury in Terms of the Legal Outcome' in Ermei Huang (ed), The Supreme Court of China: Guiding Cases Involving Domestic Violence (People's Court Press 2015) 118-123.

Case Report: Fa Chen, 'Case Report: The Domestic Violence Committed by the Accused Mrs Cai' (2013) 1 Gazette of Beijing High People's Court 1, 11-13. This case report was subsequently compiled in The Supreme Court of China Official Journal: Selected Case Reports (People's Court Press 2016, Issue 4), 66-68.

Presentation: Harvard Law School, Institute for Global Law & Policy (IGLP) 2018 Conference, presentation: 'A Critique of the Potential Impact of Trade-Related Measures on Environment: With Special Reference to the EU and the US'.

                        European China Law Studies Association (ECLS) 2018 Conference, presentation: 'How Will China's Multilateralism Impact Global Trade in the Trump Era?'.

                        Asian IP International Forum 2017 Conference: 'IP Route and Strategies for Enterprises, under New International Situation'. Presentation: 'How to Apply the Principle of Safe Harbour to the Usage of Internet Copyright?'.