Friday, December 11, 2015

Results of the First Oxford-HKU Des Voeux Chambers Fellowship

Professor Stefan Enchelmaier of Oxford University visited the HKU Faculty of Law as the first Des Voeux Chambers Oxford-HKU Visiting Fellow in September and October 2015.  He recently reported on his visit on the Oxford Faculty of Law website:
Professor Stefan Enchelmaier reports on his time at Hong Kong University as part of the Des Voeux Chambers Oxford-HKU Visiting Fellowship:
I spent four weeks in September and October 2015 at Hong Kong University's Faculty of Law. I delivered one lecture on comparative insolvency law, and one on comparative company law.
     I participated in a panel discussion, following a short presentation, on competition (antitrust) law. These lectures were attended by faculty and students, as well as by solicitors, barristers, and judges from Hong Kong.
     I also participated in a two-day colloquium on corporate law, organised by the faculty with contributors from Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA.
     Together with an Oxford colleague, Professor Chen-Wishart, I offered a well-attended seminar to students of HKU on postgraduate law studies at Oxford.
     Finally, in my capacity as one of the articles editors of the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, I discussed with around half a dozen Hong Kong University faculty colleagues their manuscripts at varying stages of completion, with an eye to publication in British journals (possibly, but not necessarily the OJLS).
     I started a research project on intellectual property and Chinese competition (antitrust) law with my HKU colleague, Dr Kelvin Kwok, who was also my permanent contact with Des Voeux Chambers. We intend to present the first results of our research at an international conference in the spring of 2016.
     Besides all this, I had numerous wide-ranging discussions on legal and other topics with faculty colleagues and with Oxford law alumni, and I got to enjoy the generous hospitality of Des Voeux Chambers. My month at Hong Kong University was an unforgettable experience all round.

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