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Dr. Claire WILSON - Department of Law and Business, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Dr. Claire WILSON

Assistant Academic Vice President

Head of Department

Associate Professor


LL.B. (Hons), LL.M., JSD


Claire has worked in the private sector on matters related to offshore finance, corporate restructuring, corporate finance and other issues related to finance. She joined Hong Kong Shue Yan University in 2011. Claire holds an LL.B (Hons) degree from the Nottingham Law School, United Kingdom; a Masters of International Economic Law degree with distinction; and a Doctor of Juridical Science (International Finance Law) degree from the City University of Hong Kong. Claire is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; a Hong Kong accredited mediator (HKIAC) (HKMAAL) and an Honorary Fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law. She is also a member of the European China Law Studies Association. Her research interests include legal and business issues related to finance, commerce, and investment. Currently, Claire’s research focusses on legal issues related to digital innovation. Claire was promoted to Assistant Academic Vice President in January 2019, Head of Department in 2017, and she served as Associate Head of Department from 2014-2017.


Contact Details
Phone: 852-2804 8520
Facsimile: 852-2806 8044
Email: /


Teaching and Research Interests


Anti-Money Laundering

Banking and Finance

Commercial Law


FinTech / RegTech

Contracts & Smart Contracts




Supply Chain and Logistics

Negotiation and Mediation


Public Appointments:

- Panel Member, Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance)

(Appointed on 1 January 2015 and re-appointed on 1 January 2018)


- Financial Services and Treasury Bureau - Disciplinary Panel A of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)

(Appointed on 1 February 2016 and re-appointed on 1 February 2018)


Published Research

- Author, “The Future of Cryptocurrencies”, in Fu-Lai Tony Yu; Diana S Kwan (Eds.) Contemporary Issues in International Political Economy (Palgrave MacMillan, 1 July 2019), Chapter 11.


- Author, “Protecting Chinese investments under the investor-state dispute settlement regime: a review in light of Ping An v Belgium”, in Julien Chaisse (Ed.), China’s International Investment Strategy: Bilateral, Regional, and Global Law and Policy (Oxford University Press: London, 21 February 2019), Chapter 25.


- Author, “The recent formulation of ‘having reasonable grounds to believe’: a positive step for Hong Kong’s anti-money laundering regime?” Journal of Money Laundering Control, (2018) Vol. 21(2) 149-162.


- Author, Banking Law and Practice in Hong Kong (Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell, 2016).


- Author, “Hong Kong” Chapter in Gwendoline Godfrey (ed), Neate And Godfrey: Bank Confidentiality (6th edn, London: Bloomsbury IBA, 2015), Chapter 19.


- Author, Mediation Ordinance: Commentary and Annotations - Hong Kong Practice Series (Sweet & Maxwell, 2013).


- Author, 'HKIAC's Revised Arbitration Rules: Reflections on the Latest Developments in Arbitration' Hong Kong Lawyer, (February 2013), 40.


- Co-authored with J.R. Weeramantry, “The Scope of ‘Amount of Compensation’ Dispute Resolution Clauses in Investment Treaties”, in Chester Brown and Kate Miles (eds.), Evolution in Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration (Cambridge University Press, 2011). Awarded “IDR-related Book of the Year 2011” by the members of the well-known international arbitration listserv, OGEMID.


- Author, 'The Future of the Arb-Med Provision in Hong Kong: Much Ado about Nothing?' 1 February 2012, Published on Kluwer Mediation blog at


Conference papers

- “Cryptocurrency: The Financial Institution of the Future?” World Interdisciplinary Network Institutional Research Conference, Hong Kong (15th September 2018).


- “Virtual Currencies and Cross-border Commercial Transactions: Is modification of the UNCITRAL international payment framework necessary?” UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference, Macau 12-13 December 2017.


- “The Virtual Currency Movement: Disruptive Potential and Diverging Regulatory Interventions in China, Japan and Hong Kong”, European China Law Studies Association, University of Cologne, Germany, 26 October 2017.


- “Reassessing the requisite state of mind for the offence of money laundering in Hong Kong”, 11th Annual Conference, European China Law Studies Association, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, 22 September 2016.


- “Regulatory challenges: Competition policy and government procurement” (Lead Discussant) The Transpacific Partnership (TPP): A Paradigm Shift in International Trade Regulation? Asia World Trade Organization Research Network Conference 2016, Hong Kong, 16-17 May 2016.


- “Investment Protection and Investor Disputes: The Ramifications of Ping An v Belgium” Asia Foreign Direct Investment Forum, Hong Kong, 5-6 November 2015.


- “Economic Exigencies and Investor-State Arbitration: Are Government Measures Tantamount to Expropriation?” 10th Annual Conference, European China Law Studies Association, Cologne, Germany, 25-27 September 2015.


- “The implications of FATCA implementation in Hong Kong” FATCA and Withholding Tax Congress, London, United Kingdom, 2-3 October 2014.


- “Bank Secrecy and FATCA in Hong Kong”, Nordic FATCA and Withholding Tax Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, 12-13 June 2013.


- “Regulating the distribution of funds with a focus on market sustainability: The case of the recent liberalization in mainland China” Legal Issues in Fund Distribution Conference, Hong Kong, 3 December 2011.


Editorship Member of Editorial Panel, China-EU Law Journal (published by Springer) Administered by School of Law at the China-University of Political Science and Law, Beijing (Since 2010).



- Chair, Student Finance Committee, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

- Member, Academic Board, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

- Member, Quality Assurance Committee, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

- Member, University Research Committee, Hong Kong Shue Yan University


Research Grants

October 2016 - Inter-Institutional Development Scheme research project (HK$402,025)

Commenced on 1 January 2017, for duration of 18 months.

Co-Principal Investigator (alongside Dr. Eugene Wong, Hang Seng Management College).

Interdisciplinary project to develop an inter-active case-based platform for business, maritime, aviation, and logistics law for Supply Chain and Logistics Operations.

Funded by the University Grants Committee (Local Self-Financing Degree Sector 2016/17) UGC/IIDS14/B02/16.