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LIN, Lauren Yu-Hsin
Dr LIN Lauren Yu-Hsin
JSD (Stanford)
Position Tag
Associate Professor
Position (Other)
LLM Programme Director

Contact Information

Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building – 6111
(852) 3442 7672

Research Interests

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

Dr. Lin is an expert in corporate law and governance. She employs empirical methods 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, CityU Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law
  • 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 (20112014)
  • 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, CityU 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 September 2019 to 31 August 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 September 2017 to 31 August 2020, Principal Investigator
  • Start-Up Research Grant, CityU
    ‘Hostile Takeovers and Anti-Takeover Measures in China’ HK$199,142, 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018, Principal Investigator


Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • 'Shareholder Engagement and Voting in Hong Kong' in Cambridge Handbook on Comparative Shareholder Engagement and Voting (Harpreet Kaur et al. eds, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2021).
  • 'Corporate Governance in Hong Kong' in Corporate Governance in Asia 150-181 (Joongi Kim & Bruce Aronson eds., Cambridge University Press, 2019) (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).
    - ​​​​​​​Featured on Oxford Business Law Blog (Sept 29, 2016).
  • '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', in Law and Interdisciplinary Studies 54-56 (2013).
  • 'How Public Regulation Changes Corporate Governance Practice? The Corporate Board Reform in Taiwan' in 
    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 (Angle Publishing, 2013) (with Len-Yu Liu, I-Ching Tu, and Christopher Chen Chao-Hung).