Paul Lejot, Visiting Fellow (Financial Law)
Paul Lejot has been a Visiting Fellow with AIIFL since 2003-04, and a Visiting Research Fellow, ICMA Centre, University of Reading, U.K. since 2006. Formerly an investment banker with a wide transactional command in structured debt, fixed income, regulatory capital, and financial restructuring, and with extensive experience in Europe and throughout East and South Asia, he is now engaged in research into financial market development and policy reform. His research interests include legal and institutional aspects of market behaviour, regulation and development, transaction law and economics, and Asian regional financial policy.
Since joining AIIFL, he has published widely on these topics and consulted with official organisations, in particular examining the legal and practical obstacles that constrain capital market development and effectiveness in Asia. His current work includes research and postgraduate course development in law and finance, notably current issues in financial law (LLM course 2006-07, 2007-08), legal influences on development, instruments, institutions and markets, as well as structured finance, regulatory arbitrage, and financial derivatives. Paul Lejot is a member of an inter-faculty team undertaking research in financial and corporate law as one of HKU’s Strategic Research Themes, focusing on the development of Hong Kong as an international financial centre.