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Dr LIN, Yu-Hsin

J.S.D., J.S.M. (Stanford Law School)
M.B.A., LL.B. (National Taiwan University)

Assistant Professor
LLM Programme Director

Dr LIN, Yu-Hsin

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-P5411
Phone: +(852)-3442-7672
Email: yuhlin@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

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

         Dr. Yu-Hsin Lin’s research interests focus on empirical and economic analysis of corporate law and capital markets regulation. She engages widely on cutting-edge corporate governance issues in controlled firms and state-owned enterprises, including dual-class shares, political compliance, shareholder activism, anti-takeovers, board independence and securities class action. She speaks regularly at international academic conferences and has been the referee at leading law and finance journals, such as Yale Law Journal and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Dr. Lin holds a J.S.D. degree from Stanford Law School, where she was appointed as the John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. She had also been a visiting professor at Radzyner Law School, IDC Herzliya, Israel and visiting scholar at Harvard Law School. She has published with leading academic journals, including Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, International Review of Law and Economics, Columbia Business Law Review, and New York University Journal of Law & Business. She has also been interviewed by major media, including The Economist and Bloomberg, as a corporate law expert. Prior to joining City University of Hong Kong, She taught at National Chengchi University in Taiwan and has engaged in consulting projects for the Securities and Futures Investors Protection Center and Taiwan Stock Exchange. Before her academic career, she was a practicing lawyer specializing in international business and capital market transactions.


Other Appointments

  • Visiting Professor, Radzyner Law School, IDC Herzliya, Israel (Spring 2018).
  • Assistant Professor, National Chengchi University, Taiwan (2011-2014)
  • Visiting Scholar, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica (June-July 2015, July 2016)
  • John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, Stanford Law School (2006, 2007)

Research Grants

  • 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’ (Project Number: 11606017), 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

  • Corporate Governance in Hong Kong inCORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN ASIA (Joongi Kim & Bruce Aronson eds., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018) (with Say Goo).
  • From Double Board to Unitary Board System: Independent Directors and Corporate Governance Reform in Taiwan in INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS IN ASIA: A HISTORICAL, CONTEXTUAL, AND COMPARATIVE APPROACH 241-276 (Puchniak et al. eds., Cambridge University Press, 2017) (with Hsin-Ti Chang & Ying-Hsin Tsai).
  • Revisiting Corporate Control-Enhancing Mechanisms in GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS – A SURVEY OF LEGAL AND REGULATORY TRENDS 95-115 (P.M. Vasudev & Susan Watson eds., Edward Elgar, 2017).
  • Law and Finance(法律與財務), in LAW AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES 54-56 (2013).
  • How Public Regulation Changes Corporate Governance Practice? The Corporate Board Reform in Taiwanin CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AFTER THE FINANCIAL CRISIS 211-228 (P.M. Vasudev & Susan Watson eds., Edward Elgar, 2012).
  • Issues on Corporate Governance of Small-and-Medium Enterprises in Taiwan in RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE OF SMALL-AND-MEDIUM ENTERPRISES 211-242 (2012).
  • Who’s Monitoring Controlling Shareholders? A Study on Independent Directors in Taiwan? in NEW ISSUES AND TRENDS ON FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC LAWS (2011).


  • 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).