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LIN, Lauren Yu-Hsin
Dr LIN Lauren Yu-Hsin
J.S.D. (Stanford)
Position Tag
Associate Professor
Position (Other)
LL.M. Programme Director

Contact Information

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

Research Interests

Research Interests
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Empirical Legal Sudies
  • Chinese Law

Lauren Yu-Hsin Lin is an expert in corporate law and governance. Her research and teaching focus on corporate law, corporate governance, capital markets, and securities regulation. She employs empirical methods to dissect and understand the effect of different governance rules and regulatory measures on corporations. She is interested in various topics in corporate governance, such as shareholder activism, securities class action, board independence, dual-class share structure, and governance issues in state-owned enterprises. Her recent projects examine the role of the state in corporate governance, focusing on the effect of formalizing the role of corporate party committees in Chinese companies as well as the implementation of a social credit system on corporations in China. Her research on Chinese corporations has generated policy impacts leading to rule changes and has been cited by the Delaware Court of Chancery, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC). She also leads several research grants and consultation projects supported by the government and stock exchanges. Her works have appeared in several leading academic journals, such as the Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and she has also been interviewed as a corporate law expert by major media outlets, including The Economist and Bloomberg.

Professional Experiences

  • Research Member, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
  • Visiting Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law (Fall 2022)
  • 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

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Book Chapters


  • The Election of Independent Directors and Corporate Governance (Angle Publishing, 2013) (with Len-Yu Liu, I-Ching Tu, and Christopher Chen Chao-Hung).

Selected Research Grants

  1. General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong Government, ‘Corporate Compliance and Big Data Governance: China’s Corporate Social Credit System’, HK$ 525,664, 1-Sep-2022 to 28-Feb-2025, Principal Investigator.
  2. Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant (SIRG), City University of Hong Kong, ‘What's Driving Autonomous Vehicle Resistance? Trust, Technological Risk and Legal Challenges to Autonomous Vehicle Adoption.’ HK$300,000. Co-Principle Investigator
  3. General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong Government, ‘The Politics of Corporate Governance in Chinese Firms’, HK$720,415, 1-Sept-2019 to 31-Aug-2022, Principal Investigator.
  4. General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong Government, ‘Corporate Governance of Controlled Firms: An Empirical Study of Company Constitutions in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan’, HK$637,330, 1-Sept-2017 to 31-Aug-2020, Principal Investigator.
  5. Securities and Futures Investor Protection Center, Taiwan, ‘Proportionate Liability in U.S. Securities Class Action: Cases and Analysis’ 18-Jul-2013 to 31-Jan-2014, Principal Investigator.
  6. Taiwan Stock Exchange, ‘The Election of Independent Directors and Director Independence’ 16-Oct-2012 to 28-Feb-2013, Co-Principal Investigator.

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