Our Lecturers

Get to know the lecturers of the previous editions! The courses was led by professors from top universities in China, U.S. and Europe, as well as recognised experts from companies and law firms such as PwC, Bank of China, Google and Clifford Chance.


  • Chinese brainpower
  • Chinese consumers
  • Digital China

Jeffrey Towson

Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management

Jeffrey Towson is a professor of Investment at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he teaches private equity, investment strategy, valuation and China strategy. He is a former lecturer in Finance at the Cambridge University Judge School of Business and has taught at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai. According to LinkedIn, he is the #1 followed professor in China (+2.5M followers). He was a LinkedIn Top Voice for 2016 and the #1 Top Voice for Finance globally for 2017. He was also one of Alibaba’s 15 “Global Influencers” in 2017.


  • China – Superpower of the 21st Century?

Tamas Matura

Central and Eastern European Center for Asian Studies

Tamas Matura is the Founder of the Central and Eastern European Center for Asian Studies. He has been working on China for a decade, started his career at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs. He used to serve as an adviser on China to the Minister of National Economy, as an editor of the China Strategy of Hungary, and as an author of the BRICS Strategy of Hungary. Right now he is a Assistant Professor of Corvinus University of Budapest, the Hungarian a member of the European Think Tank Network on China. Mr. Matura holds a doctoral MA in Law, and an MA in International Relations


  • Chinese Tax Law

Na Li

East China University of Political Science and Law

Associate Professor of International Law School, East China University of Political Science and Law. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) in Austria in 2015, an LL.M. degree from Boston University in the United States in 2009, and a Bachelor of Law degree from Fudan University in China in 2001. She has taught the course “China’s Tax Law and International Tax Policy” at universities in Austria, Australia, Russia, Poland, Spain, and China. Dr. Li is also admitted to legal practice in China and the U.S. (New York State), and she has been actively involved in a number of Chinese tax-reform projects


  • Current Developments in the Area of Dispute Resolution in China: Decoding Their Meaning for Foreign Investors

Monika Prusinowska

University of Barcelona

Dr. Monika Prusinowska is currently a Maria Zabrano scholar at the University of Barce- lona, Spain. Her grant focuses on the legal interplay between China and EU. She is also a research associate at the Oxford University for the project “China, Law and Develop- ment”, an interdisciplinary study of the nature of order underlying China’s globalism. Over the years, Monika has collected her Asia-related experience through a number of various positions, including the China-EU School of Law at the University of Political Science and Law, one of the largest law firms in China, as well as the Polish embassy in Beijing. She has also been a frequent speaker and lecturer on China-related topics at events and universities across Asia and Europe. Monika is actively involved in pro- moting sustainable diversity in international dispute resolution, which includes her po- sition as an Executive Committee member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Women in Arbitration.


  • Mediation and Arbitration in China

Andrew Godwin

University of Melbourne

Dr Andrew Godwin holds a number of senior positions at Melbourne Law School: Asso- ciate Professor; Director of Transactional Law; Director of Studies for the Graduate Pro- gram in Banking and Finance Law; Associate Director of the Asian Law Centre. Prior to joining Melbourne Law School in 2007, Andrew was in legal practice for over 15 years, 10 of which were spent in Shanghai as a partner of an international law firm. Andrew researches in the area of finance and insolvency law, financial regulation, property law and the regulation of the legal profession. Andrew is one of Australia’s leading experts on Chinese commercial law. Andrew has published extensively in both academic and professional journals and is a co-author of Sackville & Neave Australian Property Law (11th edition, 2021). His PhD thesis examined traditional land-use rights in rural China and evaluated their relevance and suitability to reform today. Andrew has acted as a consultant to a broad range of organisations, including the World Bank and regu- lators and governments in Australia and abroad. He is the co-editor of two books to be published this year: The Cambridge Handbook of Twin Peaks Financial Regulation (Cambridge University Press) and Innovation, Technology and Corporate Law (Edward Elgar). Andrew is currently on secondment to the Australian Law Reform Commission as Special Counsel to assist in its inquiry into corporations and financial services reg- ulation in Australia.


  • Dual-Class Voting Structures in Chinese Listed Companies
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in China

Min Yan

Queen Mary University of London

Dr Min Yan is an Associate Professor in Business Law and Director of BSc Business with Law Programme at Queen Mary University of London. He holds a PhD in Law from King’s College London and fellowship of Higher Education Academy.
Dr Yan’s research engages with the intersection between business and law and specialises in corporate law, corporate governance, and corporate responsibility. He has published in leading refereed journals such as Legal Studies, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Asia Pacific Law Review, Hong Kong Law Journal and well-known U.S. law reviews such as Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Hastings Business Law Journal and Columbia Journal of Asian Law. His monograph Beyond Shareholder Wealth Maximisation is published by Routledge in 2018 (paperback in 2019). Dr Yan’s research has also been featured on the Oxford Business Law Blog, Business Times and Columbia University’s Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets etc.
Dr Yan currently serves as an expert reviewer for the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad and the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council. Meanwhile, Dr Yan is a dual qualified English and Chinese solicitor. Before entering academia, he practiced law and worked as a legal consultant.


  • The importance of intercultural competence in international business

Darren Chong


As a leader of China Business Group (CBG) in PwC CEE, Eurasia and Russia, Darren Chong plays a key role as the main liaison for Chinese clients across 29 countries. Prior to PwC, Darren was part of Chinese Desk in Deloitte CEE. He holds diverse and enriching experience of living and working in Malaysia, the Philippines, Main­land China, India, Hong Kong, UK and currently in Poland. Darren, a graduate of Bachelor Degree of Business Administration in Malaysia, gained his MBA in India and acquired his Masters of Sociology from Lancaster University in UK. Darren has successfully defended his PhD in Warsaw School of Economics (SGH).


  • How to reach Chinese market – business cases and practical guide for polish companies to export to PRC

Mei Guanggui

Olimp Laboratories

Head of Export Department in APEC region at Olimp Laboratories. Born to a family of Chinese entrepreneurs Mei is a business oriented and hard working person. He is a graduate of a prestigious Business School – National-Louis University. He has been living in Europe for over 15 years, passion is one of his main traits, and due to his multicultural experience he is both creative and open-minded. Mei has been working in the area of international trade and FMCG industry since 2005, brands of export including: Disney , Nici, Li-Ning, Mokate, Maspex, Solidarność, Konspol, W.Kruk, Sante, Activlabs and OLIMP-Labs.


  • Social Credit Systems in China – Strengthening or Undermining the Law

Marianne von Blomberg

University of Cologne

Marianne von Blomberg is a Research Associate at the Chair for Chinese Legal Cul- ture, University of Cologne. In her dissertation, she asks how the Social Credit System project strengthens, undermines, and transforms the law in China. Her recent work focuses on regulatory shaming for trust-breaking and paths to legal remedy, the banks of virtues in rural China which extend financial credit for moral behaviour, and the genealogy of social credit. Since September 2021, she is a visiting researcher at City University of Hong Kong’s School of Law. After graduating from Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen with a BA in Communication and Cultural Studies, she moved to Hang- zhou to study Chinese law and obtained an LL.M from Zhejiang University.


  • Dairy Market in China

Krzysztof Florczyk


Krzysztof is a young professional that has already gained many years of experience in trading and negotiating with Chinese business partners. Export Manager for Chinese Market in Mlekovita, the biggest dairy producer in Central Europe. Participant of trade missions. Active salesperson in China, exhibitor at many food fairs. Awarded Confucius scholarship at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Main coordinator of the third edition of Warsaw-Beijing Forum. Currently representing a private investment fund and running a software house. Interested in expanding his business operations in China.


  • Negotiations and transactions with Chinese companies

Bartosz Ziółek

Amber Foods

President of the Board at Amber Foods International based in Hong Kong. The company under its supervision has appointed the first Polish operator of the chain of premium restaurants in China. He has over 14 years of international business experience in developing startups in new markets, especially on the Chinese mar­ket. He also has extensive knowledge in the field of implementation and devel­opment of new technologies. For 3 years he also manages Amber Foods Polska, which deals with the introduction of European products to Asian markets.


  • Diplomatic relations and economic relations between CEE countries and China
  • Chinese Investments in CEE

Csaba Wolf

Hungarian-Chinese Chamber of Economy

Global Business Development Director of Medical Evolution Ltd., Vice President of ChinaCham, Hungarian-Chinese Chamber of Economy, and also Vice President of Chinese Division of Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Former Business Development Director at Deloitte Hungary and lead coordinator of Chinese Services Group at Deloitte Central Europe. He used to serve as the economic and commercial counsellor of the Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang and Beijing. Csaba is a Peking University graduate majoring in international politics.


  • Business in China – from ecommerce to investments

Andrzej Juchniewicz

Polish Investment and Trade Agency

Director of Polish Investment and Trade Agency China Representative Office in Shanghai. Shanghai Expo 2010 Poland Pavilion Manager. Graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in sinology studies and finished Ph. D. in Xiamen University. In 2018, he obtained a Master’s degree in Law from East China University of Political Science and Law.


  • Chinese Constitutional Law: Party-State system, Supreme People’s Court and Judicial Reforms

Björn Ahl

University of Cologne

Björn Ahl is Professor and Chair of Chinese Legal Culture. Before joining the University of Cologne in 2012, he was Visiting Professor of Chinese Law, Comparative Public Law and International Law in the China EU School of Law at the Chinese University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. Prior to that he held a position as Assistant Professor of Law in the City University of Hong Kong. He has also worked as Associate Director and Lecturer in the Sino German Institute of Legal Studies of Nanjing University and as a Researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. Björn Ahl is President of the European China Law Studies Association; Fellow at the Center for Chinese Law of the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law; and Board Member of the Sino German Jurists Association.


  • Local governments and society in contemporary China

Prof. Dominik Mierzejewski

Center for Asian Affairs

Chair at Center for Asian Affairs (University based think-tank), professor at the Department of Asian Studies at the Faculty of International and Political Studies, studied at the Shanghai International Studies University (1999-2000, 2003-2004), visiting professor in the Chinese Academy of Social Science granted by the Polish Foundation for Science (2010-2011), member of: European International Studies Association, European Association for Chinese Studies (board member 2008-2014) and vice editor in chief of “Azja-Pacyfik” (yearbook) and “Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia” (Austria/South Korea) and “Sinologia Hispanica”. His research focuses on China’s political development, rhetoric of Chinese foreign policy and local governments involvement in China’s foreign policy. He publishes two monographs, and dozens of articles published e.g. in Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States.


  • A brief Introduction to Intellectual Property in China
  • How to protect your innovation in China?

Di Yao


Di Yao is now acting as Head of Legal in Google’s Shanghai office. Before Google, Di worked as Head of Legal and Business Development of Asia-Pacific for GoPro and Managing Associate in King & Wood Mallesons. Di graduated from SISU Law School and received his Masters of Laws in Stanford Law School.


  • Intellectual Property – trademarks registration in China, entering Chinese market
  • Trade secrets in practice

Reinout van Malenstein

HFG Law & Intellectual Property

Senior Counsel at HFG Law & Intellectual Property in China (Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin), National Vice-Chair of the IPR Working Group of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China.He is actively involved in the intellectual property negotiations between the European Union and the Chinese government. Previously, he has worked on intellectual property for the European Commission in Greater China, was the head of the China practice at KienhuisHoving NV and a lawyer in the Netherlands at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.


  • Chinese Company Law
  • Joint Ventures

Agnieszka Łuszpak-Zając

SDZLegal Schindhelm

Dr Agnieszka Łuszpak-Zając has been a partner at the law firm SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM since 2003. She is the head of the department for contracts in commercial transactions and for real estate. She advises domestic and foreign companies on contract laws, on civil law aspects of construction contracts and on real estate law and foreign investments. Dr Agnieszka Łuszpak-Zając is the author of numerous publications in the area of civil law, in particular relating to the conclusion of contracts. She is a lecturer at the Post-diploma Studies at Law Faculty at the University of Wrocław and lecturer at Law Faculty of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is also a member of European Law Institute.


  • Chinese Company Law
  • Joint Ventures

Raymond Kok

SDZLegal Schindhelm

Raymond Kok works in the area of investment law and accompanies German companies in their business activities in the People’s Republic of China. The focus areas of the legal consulting are corporate law, brand law, general contractual law and cross-border M&A transactions. In addition to legal support of German companies in the People’s Republic of China, he also advises in particular Chinese companies in their entry on the German market. Raymond Kok regularly gives talks on Chinese law.


  • Chinese M&A and corporate governance

Qian Ma

Clifford Chance

Qian Ma joined Clifford Chance in 2011 and is Director and Co-Head of Clifford Chance China Desk in Germany. Qian Ma specializes in cross-border M&A, real estate transactions, capital markets law and intellectual property law. She published numerous articles and books on German and Chinese law. She is lecturer at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany. Qian Ma studied Law at Jilin University P.R. China with LL.B. degree. In 2003 and 2007, she obtained her German LL.M. and Juris Doctor degree at the University of Saarland Germany. Prior to joining Clifford Chance, she worked as (Foreign) Associate at international law firms in Frankfurt since 2003. Qian Ma is fluent in Mandarin, German, English.


  • The Return of History in China’s foreign Policy
  • Paramount leaders and Chinese Foreign Policy

Qingming Zhang

Peking University

Zhang Qingmin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Diplomacy, School of International Studies at Peking University. His main teaching and research interests include theory of foreign policy analysis and diplomatic studies with a focus on China. He is the author of U.S. Arms Sales Policy toward Taiwan: a Decision-Making Perspective, and Contemporary China’s Diplomacy, as well as many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in Chinese and English. He has been a senior Fulbright Visiting Scholar at George Washington University. He was a founding editorial board member of Foreign Policy Analysis in the U.S., an editorial board member of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, and an Associate Editor-in-Chief of Diplomacy and Foreign Policy with the University of Oxford. He received M.A. from Brigham Young University in Utah, U.S.A. and Ph.D. from China Foreign Affairs University.


  • E-commerce 101: How to sell to China?

Karol Piekut

Karol Piekut obtained his Bachelor’s degree (international business) from Mercyhurst College (USA) and Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Warsaw School of Economics. Recipient of Confucius Institute Scholarship at Fudan University, China. His field of expertise includes the economic development of China. He has over 10 years of business experience related to China, covering business negotiations, market analysis, lectures and seminars.


  • Doing research in the PRC
  • Chinese Labour Law

Alan Neal

University of Warwick

Alan Christopher Neal is Professor of Law in the University of Warwick and holds judicial office as an Employment Judge in the London (Central) Employment Tribunal, United Kingdom. He was the Founding Editor of The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations (Editor-in-Chief 1985-1996) and has been the Convenor of The European Association of Labour Court Judges since 1996. Professor Neal is (since 2012) a Standing High-Level Independent Expert in the Labour Law and Social Security Law Institute, Peking University, PRC, and holds positions as Guest Professor (since 2007) in the Zheijiang University and Visiting Professor (since 2008) in the Beijing Jiaotong University. He has recently completed his term as the holder of the Paul van der Heijden Chair of Social Justice, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.


  • Chinese Labour Law

Wenfang Wu

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Associate Professor Dr. Wenfang WU was born and raised in China, and educated at Renmin University of China and Westphalia Wilhelms University of Muenster, Germany. Before being appointed to a lectureship at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) in 2011, she taught labour and social security law for several years at Tianjin Normal University. At SUFE she became Associate Professor in 2014. Beyond her academic work, Dr. Wu is an appointed labour arbitrator in Shanghai, and also works as a labour law attorney. She is a member of the Committee of Chinese Social Law Association and of the Shanghai Labour Law Association.


  • Chinese environmental law and renewable energy law

Wen Xiang

University of Copenhagen

Wen Xiang is an assistant professor and S.C.Van Fellow of Chinese Law at Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He obtained his Ph.D. in Law at Faculty of Law, Ghent University, Belgium, and Master of Laws in Environmental Law at School of Law, Wuhan University, China. In addition, he has interned at DG Health and Consumers of the European Commission, Brussels, and the World Health Organization, Geneva. Wen Xiang was a Visiting Scholar (2016) at School of Law, Duke University, USA, and a Post-doctoral Research Fellow for a KU 2016 Excellence Programme at University of Copenhagen. He was an Associate Fellow (2014-2016) of Center for International Sustainable Development Law, Canada. His research interests lie in the fields of environmental law and policy, climate change and energy law, risk regulation, investment law and China-related topics in an interdisciplinary context of law, culture, politics and economy. Wen Xiang is a founding member of Nordic-Chinese Forum for International Economic Law in Denmark.


  • Chinese Civil Code 2020 – A Dream Come True?

Juha Karhu

University of Lapland

Juha Karhu was Professor of Contract Law and Tort Law at Law Faculty of University of Lapland 1993 – 2017. He was also Dean of Law Faculty 2013 – 2017. He acted as the Vice Rector of the University of Lapland 1999 – 2004. His research focuses on the foundations of commercial law, including themes like the role of legal principles in dynamic contractual networks, the legal protection of business assets in cooperation projects, and the role of fundamental and human rights in new global economy. His research is characterized by strong comparative perspectives. During the last fifteen years Mr. Karhu has been actively building up his expertise on Chinese legal system, and relations with Chinese Law Schools (especially Renmin University of China School of Law). He was a visiting scholar at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Law, in 2016. He has also been the member of the board of European China Law Studies Association and Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture.


  • Relations between China and Russia

Elena Sychenko

Saint Petersburg State University

Elena Sychenko is an associate professor at Saint Petersburg State University. She received her PhD degree from the University of Catania in 2016, a master degree with honours from Saint Petersburg State University. She is teaching Russian labour law, International and EU labour law as well as comparative law. In 2019 she received a prestigious Jean Monnet Module to teach European labour law, in 2018 – a certificate from the Council of Europe to teach online the courses on human rights at the HELP platform. During the last five years of extensive research work she published about twenty articles in peer-reviewed journals in Russian, English, French and Italian and two books in Russian. In 2017 Wolters Kluwer International published her book “Individual labour rights as human rights: the contributions of the European Court of Human Rights to worker’s rights protection” in the series of Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations edited by prof. Roger Blanpain and prof. Frank Hendrickx. She is a regular contributor to the French “Revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale” and to the Italian journal “Rivista giuridica del lavoro e della previdenza sociale” and a contributor to ILO LEGOSH system. She is a regional representative of the CIELO (Comunidad para la investigacion y el estudio laboral y ocupacional) network of labour scholars, a member of the association ‘Lawyers for labour rights’ (Moscow, Russia).


  • Belt and Road Initiative and Connectivity Strategy: EU-China Cooperation & Competition

Grzegorz Stec

EU-China Hub

Grzegorz Stec (www.grzegorzstec.com) is an analyst working with Oxford Analytica, the founder of Brussels-based EU-China Hub, a research analyst at the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels, and non-resident research fellow at the Center for Asian Affairs at the University of Lodz. He lived in Beijing for 5 years, during which he co-founded and ran Belt and Road Advisory, a company providing BRI-related consulting services and conducting business seminars – e.g. for EU SME Centre or Benelux Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate and recipient of scholarships at the University of Oxford (MSc Contemporary Chinese Studies – Jenkins Memorial Fund), Peking University (Yenching Scholar at Yenching Academy) and Jagiellonian University in Krakow (three BA degrees – international relations, Asian studies, comparative studies of civilizations). His research interests cover: Sino-European relations, Belt and Road Initiative (including Digital Silk Road), and Chinese political culture.


  • Chinese Constitutional Law

Tian Wei

University of Munich

Tian Wei studied law and received his PhD from Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing. He is currently working on his second doctoral degree at the Faculty of Law at the University of Munich. From 2017 to 2018 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford. Tian Wei’s research interests focus on Chinese constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, separation of powers and state-religion relation.


  • China’s participation in the multilateral trading system and the relevant WTO reform proposals

Luyao Che

China University of Political Science and Law

Luyao Che is an assistant professor and a supervisor for master students at the School of International Law, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). She holds a Master in Laws degree from Renmin University of China, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the University of Nottingham. She was a visiting scholar at at the University of Dundee in 2019. Her current research focus is the legal implications of contemporary state-directed economic institutions and their impacts on the development of the international economic order. Her recent research interests include the legal embodiment of the US-China trade frictions, the reform of the world trading system, and the prospect of the “Belt and Road” Initiative (BRI). 


  • Profiles of Evolving Chinese Legal System: Inner and Outer Perspectives

Le Ma

East China University of Political Science and Law

Ma Le got his Ph.D. of law in 2010 in Jilin University School of Law. He’s now an Associate Professor in East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL), specialized in Intellectual Property and International Economic Law. He is also the Deputy Director of International Exchange Center of ECUPL. He has published 2 books, over 20 journal articles and hosted several research projects. He mainly gives courses as Chinese Legal System and WTO Legal System. He has been widely involved in international colloquiums like US Trademark Law Symposium, Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Conference and IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Conference, either as presenter or moderator on legal issues concerning China. 


  • China Environmental Protection Law
  • Environmental Public Interests Litigation

Zhang Hui

Southwest University of Political Science and Law

Zhang Hui, Professor of Law at Southwest University of Political Science & Law (SWUPL), specialized in Environmental Law and Mining Law. Director of SWUPL China-U.S. Environmental Law Center, 2013 Visiting Scholar of U.S. Vermont Law School, Guest Lecturer of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Senior Partner at Grandall Law Firm of Chongqing. Professor Zhang has wrote several books and many articles, U.S. Environmental Law Research is the most outstanding one being designated as the handbook not only for Ph.D. Students but also for environmental courts of different levels.


  • Effect of Judicial Independence on Economic Growth in China

Mengxin Lu

China University of Political Science and Law

Dr. Mengxing Lu is now working at Institute of Environmental and Resources Law of China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), Ph.D. at Maastricht University. From 2006 to 2011, she received the double-bachelor degree in law and arts at CUPL. From 2011 to 2013, she received the master degree in environmental and resources law at CUPL. From 2013 to 2017, she conducted her doctoral research at Faculty of Law, Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Dr. Lu’s teaching and research areas range from corporate social/environmental responsibility, corporate governance, to environmental law and regulation. She has presented her research at various national and international conferences, and published several journal articles and books.


  • Fintech development and its impact on the traditional financial industry in China

Lixin Liu

Soochow University

Zhang Hui, Professor of Law at Southwest University of Political Science & Law (SWUPL), specialized in Environmental Law and Mining Law. Director of SWUPL China-U.S. Environmental Law Center, 2013 Visiting Scholar of U.S. Vermont Law School, Guest Lecturer of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Senior Partner at Grandall Law Firm of Chongqing. Professor Zhang has wrote several books and many articles, U.S. Environmental Law Research is the most outstanding one being designated as the handbook not only for Ph.D. Students but also for environmental courts of different levels.


  • Corporate social responsibility from the Chinese perspective

Chen Shenglan

Peking University

Chen Shenglan has research interests in law and development, comparative constitutional law, and empirical legal studies. She is a Cornelius Vander Starr Lecturer at the Peking University School of Transnational Law and a PhD candidate at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She visited Indiana University Maurer School of Law as a Fulbright Scholar and National Law University Delhi as a visiting scholar by invitation of the project, Shareholders Voting and Engagement in Emerging Economies. She was a Fellow with the US-Asia Institute in Washington DC. She graduated from the Peking University School of Transnational Law, where she was the Executive Editor of the Peking University Transnational Law Review. She passed China’s National Judicial Exam.


  • Traffic Accident Liability of Autonomous Vehicles in China

Xiaoli Bao

Renmin University of China

Xiaoli Bao is a PhD candidate at Renmin University of China. She mainly focuses on the research of law and technology. Xiaoli was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School from 2017 to 2018, during which she did a comparative legal study on tort liability of autonomous vehicles. Her doctoral dissertation and recent papers discussed the topic of data protection, i.e. treating data as an open bundle of rights, the distribution of data “ownership”, and the protection of personal information, etc. She is also a research fellow at Law and Technology Institute of Renmin University of China, and a former law clerk intern at China’s Supreme Court. Her research interests cover: contracts, data protection, governance of digital assets, and liability of new technology.


  • Chinese Business Culture – management, business etiquette and practice of
    cooperating with partners from China

Bartosz Komasa

Bank of China

Bartosz Komasa has been dealing with Polish-Chinese economic relations for 15 years. He started his work by providing services to Polish companies at the Economic and Trade Department of the Polish Embassy in Beijing. From 2004 to 2012, he worked at the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ), where he was responsible for Asian investors. He ended his work at PAIiIZ as a Section Manager for Far East. Bartosz Komasa specializes in training on intercultural differences, negotiations and foreign investments. He conducts workshops on entering Asian markets based on local socio-economic conditions and cultural differences, business etiquette and the specificity of savoir-vivre. For 10 years Bartosz Komasa has been training local governments’ officials in the field of diplomatic protocol and attracting investors from Asia.


  • National Security Review for Foreign Investment in China: a Trasnational Evolution

Ji Ma

Ji Ma earned his LL.M. from Yale Law School. He earned his J.D. and J.M. from Peking University School of Transnational Law. He has also attended the Xiamen Academy of International Law and the Pearl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (PRAIA). While at Yale, he was a research assistant for Prof. Henry Hansmann, Oona Hathaway, and Abbe Gluck; he was also a student fellow for the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum. Following his LL.M. at Yale, he was a resident fellow for the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and a lead instructor for the Yale Young Global Scholars. His interests are: multinational corporations, international investment law, international trade law, national security, and international intellectual property. His articles have appeared or will appear in the Michigan State International Law Review, Transnational Dispute Management, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and as a book chapter published by Springer.


  • Comparative constitutional law – Hong Kong and European Union systems
  • Understanding the “Constitution” of China (theory and practice)

Patrick Jiang

Peking University

Patrick Jiang is a Honorary Research Associate at the Hong Kong Institute of AsiaPacific Studies (Chinese University of Hong Kong). He has a B.S. from MIT, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and an LL.M. from University College London. He used to give lectures at the Peking University School of Transnational Law. He was previously an associate with Skadden in Hong Kong and Goodwin Procter in Boston, MA. His research interests include comparative constitutional law, law and economics and legal pedagogy. He is also an author of numerous academic publications.


  • Inwestycje chińskie w Polsce – szanse i wyzwania

Paulina Kanarek

Absolwentka kierunków sinologia i ekonomia na Uniwersytecie Oksfordzkim oraz Uniwersytecie Londyńskim (School of Oriental and African Studies). Stypendystka Yenching Academy na Uniwersytecie Pekińskim. Paulina posiada szerokie doświadczenie w rolach dyplomatycznych; odbyła staż w polskiej ambasadzie w Pekinie, konsulacie RP w Szanghaju, a także w kilku wiodących organizacjach pozarządowych.Jej zainteresowania badawcze obejmują̨ tematykę Nowego Jedwabnego Szlaku oraz inwestycji chińskich w Europie i Ameryce Południowej.


  • Komunistyczna Partia Chin i jej państwo: system polityczny Chin czasów Xi Jinpinga
  • Chinese Communist Party and the State: Xi Jinping’s Political System

Jakub Jakóbowski

Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich

Deputy Director of the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) and the head of the China Department, having previosly served as the coordinator of the „Connectivity in Eurasia” project and a Senior Fellow on China’s economy. Formerly a Taiwan Fellow at Soochow University in Taipei and a European China Policy Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). He holds a PhD in political science from the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), based on a dissertation on China’s foreign economic policy towards the Global South. He gives lectures at the Warsaw University and the Warsaw School of Economics. Member of a number of international projects and associations, including the Think Visegrad, China Observers in Central Europe (CHOICE) and the Horizon 2020 EU-STRAT project.  In 2012-2015 he worked as an exports consultant for Polish small and medium-sized enterprises in East Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States markets.


  • The Supervision and Control Function of Smart Courts

Fan Yang

University of Cologne

Fan Yang is a PhD student at the University of Cologne, writing a dissertation on the development of smart courts in China. Her current work mainly involves case studies, asking how smart courts influence the judicial system. She received both a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s degree in human rights law from the China University of Political Science and Law. During her master’s program, she did a lot of research work on women’s rights, and spent one year studying at the faculty of law, Lund University in Sweden.


  • The Recent Development of Economic Law

Yan Dong

Beijing Foreign Study University

Dr. Yan Dong received his doctoral degree from the University of Warwick and currently acts as Deputy-Dean and Associate Professor in Law School of Beijing Foreign Study University. Dr. Yan is very active in studying and improving the actual implementation of labour laws and regulations in China.  He has gradually extended his interest to a broad range of legal subjects, including environmental protection laws, taxation, anti-trust and international investment laws, during his teaching and research. Dr Yan is a member of Chinese Bar Association and has practiced in a leading law firm since 2014. He has advised a number of multinational and state-owned enterprises for their employment, business and taxation matters. He has often offered his pro bono service to assist workers in their labour arbitration and litigation


  • Problemy prawne i kulturowe w prowadzeniu wymiany handlowej z Chinami

Robert Góralczyk

Absolwent Wydziału Nauk Społecznych Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego. Stypendysta German Marshall Fund. W latach 2000-2012 dziennikarz i korespondent zagraniczny TVP. W latach 2012-2017 kierownik Wydziału Promocji Handlu i Inwestycji Ambasady RP w Pekinie. Manager w spółkach zajmujących się rozwijaniem zagranicznych rynków zbytu. Jego zainteresowania analityczne obejmują kwestie współpracy politycznej i gospodarczej z krajami WNP oraz Dalekiego Wschodu.


  • Introduction to Chinese Constitutional Law: History, Principles and Institutions

Qian Kun

Renmin University of China

Qian Kun is a visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Law and Trinity College in Oxford Uni- versity, and a PhD candidate in Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing. He obtained his Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Economics and Master of Law in Renmin University of China. Kun’s research interests focus on Chinese constitutional law, consti- tutional theory and privacy law. Kun has published several articles on leading journals in China, such as Chinese Journal of Law and Law Review.


  • Introduction to Chinese Legal System: The History and Fundamental Principles of Chinese Law
  • Environment Protection Law


Mingzhe Zhu

China University of Political Science and Law, University of Antwerp

Dr Mingzhe Zhu is Assistant Professor of Law in China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing). He is currently doing his research at the University of Antwerp. After com- pleting his Doctoral dissertation on French Civil Law in Sciences Po. (Paris), he joined CUPL in 2015. He teaches Legal Philosophy, History of Law, Comparative Law, Public International Law, and Law & Science Studies in China, France, and Croatia. Dr Zhu is also an author of more than thirty articles published in Chinese, English, or French. As the result of conscient efforts of breaking the traditional boundaries, his work covers a broad range of disciplines, including French Civil Law, French Constitutional Law, Legal Philosophy, Transnational History of Legal Theories, Public and Private International Law, and Ecological Law. His recent research is dedicated to an interdisciplinary study of Climate Change, with the focus on carbon gas markets.


  • From diversity to unity? Governing China(s) through the centuries and the legit- imacy of power from Empire to Nation State

Włodzimierz Cieciura

University of Warsaw

Dr. Włodzimierz Cieciura is an assistant professor at the Department of Sinology, University of Warsaw. He received his PhD from the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the University of Lodz in 2010. His main re- search interests are history of Muslims in 20th century China and Taiwan and the development of modern Muslim education in China. Main publications:

– The Chinese Muslims. History. Religion. Identity. (In Polish). University of Warsaw Press, 2014.
– Ethnicity or Religion? Republican-Era Chinese Debates on Islam and Muslims (in:) Jonathan N. Lipman (ed.) Evolution of the Sino-Islamic Intellectual Tradition: Four Centuries of Chinese Muslim Thought. Univer- sity of Edinburgh Press, 2016.


  • Making Sense of China’s Rise: An Unfolding World (Dis-)order in the 21st Century


Xu Xin

Cornell University

Dr. Xu Xin is Executive Director of Cornell University’s Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies Program and Adjunct Professor in Cornell’s Department of Government; he is also Visiting Professor at Peking University Summer School International. He received a BA and MA in Law (International Relations) from Peking Univer- sity and a PhD in Government from Cornell University. He was formerly Associate Professor of International Relations at Peking University in China, and Associate Professor of Asia Pacific Studies at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan. He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs, an International Fellow at the Charles F. Kettering Foundation in the United States, a Postdoctoral Fellow on National Security in the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Acting Director of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program at Princeton University. His research and teaching focus on Chinese foreign policy and East Asian international relations.


  • Economic Crimes and Criminal Law in China

Daniel Sprick

University of Cologne

Daniel Sprick is a post-doctoral Research Associate at the Chair of Chinese Legal Cul- ture at the University of Cologne, where he teaches a wide variety of courses on Chi- nese legal history, Chinese economic and commercial as well as Chinese criminal law. He was awarded the Hanenburg-Yntema Prize for the best European thesis on Chinese law for his work on Chinese competition law. He received his PhD from the East Asian Institute at UoC on the limits of self-defense in Chinese criminal law. His research has focused on Chinese criminal law, constitutional law, law and society and competition law in China.


  • How To Convince a Criminal Justice System – an Introduction Into Chinese Criminal Procedure


Georg Gesk

University of Osnabrück

Georg Gesk, Chair for Chinese Law at University of Osnabrück. Establishing a joint LLM program, combining resources of University of Osnabrück and Anhui University in Chi- na, allowing German law students to acquire a Chinese LLM in Chinese language and on Chinese terms. Numerous Publications in German, English, and Chinese. Adjunct professor at several Chinese universities such as CUPL, Nanjing University, and others. Having served 7 years as chairman of the law department at Hsuan Chuang Univer- sity in Hsinchu/Taiwan. LLB and Dr. Jur. both in Chinese language at national Taiwan University. Studying sinology and geography in Tübingen in the early 1980s. Research interests spread out across material and procedural criminal law, law and digitalization, legal language, and legal theory.


  • Chińskie instytucje finansowe: od banków państwowych po banki internetowe – perspektywa prawno-biznesowa

Tomasz Janyst


Prawnik specjalizujący się w regulacjach sektora finansowego z doświadczeniem w pracy dla chińskich instytucji finansowych działających w Europie. Chief Compliance Officer w Alipay (Europe) Limited S.A.; były Dyrektor Pionu Przeciwdziałania Przestępczości Finansowej w ICBC (Europe) oraz Zastępca Dyrektora Departamentu Prawnego i Zgodności w ICBC (Europe) Oddział w Polsce; współzałożyciel i były Prezes Fundacji Kaleckiego, absolwent prawa i sinologii w ramach Międzywydziałowych Indywidualnych Studiów Humanistycznych UW, studium bankowości w Szkole Głównej Handlowej oraz Collegium Invisibile, stypendysta Uniwersytetu Pekińskiego.