Dr. Claire WILSON

Head of Department
Associate Professor
 
 

LL.B. (Hons), LL.M., JSD, Associate CIArb, Accredited Mediator General Panel (HKIAC) (HKMAAL)

 

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 issues related to cryptocurrencies. Claire was promoted to 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: 
cwilson@hksyu.edu / clairewilson.cwc@gmail.com

 

Teaching and Research Interests

Cryptocurrencies

Anti-Money Laundering

Banking and Finance

Commercial Law

International Investment Arbitration

FinTech / RegTech

Contracts

Taxation

Negotiation

Mediation

Supply Chain and Logistics

Secrecy

 

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)

 

Conference papers:

- “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.

 

Published Research:

- Author, “The Future of Cryptocurrencies” in F Yu (Ed.) Contemporary Issues in International Political Economy (Palgrave, forthcoming).

 

- 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) 1-15.

 

- 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 Three-Prong Investment Strategy: Bilateral, Regional, and Global Tracks (Forthcoming, Oxford University Press: London, 2018).

 

- Author, Banking Law 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).

 

- 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 Dr. 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 athttp://kluwermediationblog.com/2012/02/01/the-arb-med-hybrid-in-hong-kong-much-ado-about-nothing/

 

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).

 

Committees

- 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 12 months

Co-Principal Investigator (alongside Principal investigator 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