Prof. Emily Lee

Associate Professor

Director, Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL)


Dr Emily Lee is the Director of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL) and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests are in the fields of financial law, FinTech regulations and policies, corporate insolvency law, cross-border insolvency law and comparative law. Her research work has been published by leading peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Comparative Law, Law and Contemporary Problems, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Journal of Business Law and Common Law World Review. Her work has been cited by McKinsey & Company’s McKinsey Global Institute, the Financial Services Development Council (a high-level, cross-sectoral advisory body established by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government), a former US bankruptcy judge and academics, among others. She serves as a member of the expert group for the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Her additional international engagements encompass active involvement with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Asian Office and the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) through strategic research planning and delivering speech presentations.

She acted as a referee (i.e. peer-reviewer) for Cambridge University Press and international peer reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Australian Journal of Asian Law, Journal of Corporate Law Studies and the (UK) Journal of Comparative Law (all by invitation). She also acted as a judge for Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot 2018.

She was appointed as an Affiliated International Scholar at the National Centre for Business Law in Canada. More recently, in 2020, she was chosen as an ASLI Fellow by the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS Faculty of Law). Additionally, she has been appointed as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the EW Barker Centre for Law & Business, NUS Faculty of Law, from 3 November 2022 to 3 January 2023. She has also been a visiting scholar or visiting professor at several other internationally renowned academic institutions in the UK, Canada, and Australia. Additionally, she has been invited to teach LLM and LLB courses and subsequently taught them in China and Taiwan.

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