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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, 1-Jul-2016 to 30-Jun-2018, Principal Investigator.

Selected Publications

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).
  • ‘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 (Angle Publishing, Taiwan, 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 (Angle Publishing, Taiwan, 2012).
  • Who’s Monitoring Controlling Shareholders? A Study on Independent Directors in Taiwan?’ in New Issues and Trends on Financial and Economic Laws (Angle Publishing, Taiwan, 2011).


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