Prof. S H Goo


LLB (Leicester), LLM (East Anglia)


Say H Goo is Professor of Law at HKU, Deputy Director of Ronald Coase Centre for Property Rights Research (RCCPRR), Director of Japan and Korea Programme, and founding and former Director of Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL).  He joined HKU in 1995 after over five years of teaching at University of East Anglia and the University of Exeter.

A Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators in England (FCIS) and The Hong Kong Corporate Governance Institute (FCS), he also sits on the HKSAR Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

He is Distinguished Visiting Professor at the East China University of Political Science and Law, Honorary Visiting Professor at University of Exeter, Visiting Professor at Columbia University, Co-Principal Investigator of a major HK RGC research grant project on Enhancing Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre, Co-Investigator of a HK GRF research grant on Corporate Governance of Controlled Firms: An Empirical Study of Company Constitutions in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and Collaborator of a Singapore Government MOE research grant project on Legal Transplantation in the Development of Corporate and Securities Laws.

He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation at the University of Melbourne, editorial member of leading international journals and reviewer for well-known publishers and journals. He was also member of the HK Government’s Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, and Advisory Group on Corporate Insolvency Law Reform, and sat on Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Insurance Law Association.

He has published widely in Corporate Law and Corporate Governance including books and journal articles that were cited by English Law Commission and the English and Hong Kong courts. He has visited many universities including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge Universities and spoken at UN, UNCITRAL, APEC, and Insol Conferences.

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