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Dr LIN, Lauren Yu-Hsin

J.S.D. (Stanford)

Associate Professor
LLM Programme Director

Dr LIN, Yu-Hsin

Contact Information

Office: LI-6111
Phone: +(852)-3442-7672

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Securities Regulation
  • Chinese Law

         Dr. Lin’s research focuses on corporate law and governance. She relies on empirical data and economic theories to dissect and understand the effect of different governance and regulatory measures on corporations. She has published articles on major topics in corporate governance, such as shareholder activism, securities class action, board independence, dual-class share structure and governance issues in state-owned enterprises. She speaks regularly at international academic conferences and has been invited to serve as referees for top law and finance journals. She has published with leading academic journals such as the Journal of Legal Studies and Journal of Empirical Legal Studies and has also been interviewed by major media, including The Economist and Bloomberg, as a corporate law expert.


Other Appointments

  • Associate Director, The Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law, City University of Hong Kong
  • Article Editor, Asia Pacific Law Review
  • Editor, Taiwan Financial and Economic Law Review
  • Visiting Professor, Radzyner Law School, IDC Herzliya, Israel (Spring 2018).
  • Assistant Professor, National Chengchi University, Taiwan (2011-2014)
  • Visiting Scholar, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
  • John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, Stanford Law School (2006, 2007)


  • Outstanding Research Award for Junior Faculty 2019, City University of Hong Kong, School of Law

Research Grants

  • General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grant Committee (RGC), Hong Kong Government
    ‘The Politics of Corporate Governance in Chinese Firms’, HK$720,415, 1-Sept-2019 to 31-Aug-2022, Principal Investigator.
  • General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grant Committee (RGC), Hong Kong Government
    ‘Corporate Governance of Controlled Firms: An Empirical Study of Company Constitutions in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan’, HK$637,330, 1-Sep-2017 to 31-Aug-2020, Principal Investigator.
  • Start-Up Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong
    ‘Hostile Takeovers and Anti-Takeover Measures in China’ HK$199,142, 01-Jul-2016 to 30-Jun-2018, Principal Investigator.

Selected Publications

Journal articles

Book Chapters


  • THE ELECTION OF INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE(選任獨立董事與公司治理) (Angle Publishing, 2013) (with Len-Yu Liu, I-Ching Tu, and Christopher Chen Chao-Hung).