Academic Staff

Rebecca Lee 李穎芝

Associate Professor & LLB Programme Director

Email | Research Profile | HKU ResearcherPage | SSRN |

Rebecca Lee is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong.  She received her LLB and BCL from the University of Hong Kong and University of Oxford respectively.  She researches in Equity & Trusts and Non-profit Law, and related aspects in Chinese law, including comparative trusts, third sector and adult guardianship laws. 

Select publications

Books & Chapters

(ed.) Trust Law in Asian Civil Law Jurisdictions: A Comparative Analysis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) (with Lusina Ho), 290 pages. 

“Convergence and Divergence in the Worlds of the Trust: Duties and Liabilities of Trustees under the Chinese Trust” in Lionel Smith (ed.), The Worlds of the Trusts (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp 406-427. 


"Conceptualizing the Chinese Trust" (2009) 58 International & Comparative Law Quarterly 655-669. 

"Rethinking the Content of the Fiduciary Obligation" (2009) 73 The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 236-253. 

"Modernizing Charity Law in China" (2009) 18(2) Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal 347-372.

"Fiduciary Duty without Equity: 'Fiduciary Duties' of Directors under the Revised Company Law of the PRC" (2007) 47 Virginia Journal of International Law 897-926.

"In Search of the Nature and Function of Fiduciary Loyalty: Some Observations on Conaglen’s Analysis" (2007) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 327-338.

Shorter articles

“Reparative Compensation for Deliberate Breaches of Trust” (2014) 130 Law Quarterly Review 542-547 (with Lusina Ho). 

“Reluctant Bedfellows: Knowing Receipt and Want of Authority” (2012) 75 Modern Law Review 91-100 (with Lusina Ho). 

"Disputes over Family Homes owned through Companies: Constructive Trust or Promissory Estoppel?" (2009) 125 Law Quarterly Review 25-31 (with Lusina Ho). 

"Stack v Dowden: a Sequel" (2008) 124 Law Quarterly Review 209.

"Causation and Breach of Fiduciary Duty" [2006] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 488-504.

Specialized Areas: Equity & Trusts; Contract