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Prof. David C. Donald

David Donald has been a Professor in the Faculty of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2008. In 2010, he founded the CUHK Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development (CFRED) and served as its executive director until 2013. In 2017, he returned to and reorganised CFRED from its focus on event management to a research project focus with its first research project in the area where newer technology overlaps with law.  In conjunction with this project, CFRED has created this blog gathering comments on publications and developments in the area. 

 

David has been published widely on the overlap between technology and securities exchange infrastructure.

David holds a PhD in Law (summa cum laude) and an LLM (magna cum laude) from the Goethe University, a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Georgetown University and a PhD in Comparative Literature (high distinction) from SUNY Buffalo. David is a member of Hong Kong's Standing Committee for Company Law Reform and the HKICS Academic Advisory Panel, an advisory board member of the UCL Centre for Ethics and Law, a board member of the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR) and a core committee member of the Taiwanese Higher Education Forum. He served on the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council Policy Research Committee, 2013-2017.

 

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Dr. Michael Aitken, AM

Mike is an advisory board member of CFRED and the academic turned entrepreneur who sold the SMARTS Group to NASDAQ in 2010, having previously established SIRCA (www.sirca.org.au) and the CMCRC (www.cmcrc.com) and co-developed TRTH (https://tickhistory.thomsonreuters.com).  He established Capital Market Technologies to act as a venture fund and invest in start-ups that enhance market transparency and ultimately increase the fairness and efficiency of different marketplaces, such as markets for mortgages (www.dealmax.com.au), supply chains (www.ordermentum.com), building management (www.cimenviro.com) and digital currency trading (www.digi.cash). He has also moved into the detection of fraud in the health and general insurance markets (www.loricahealth.com).

His latest work is the Market Quality Dashboard (www.mqdashboard.com). It moves from fraud to the efficacy of security market design. Similarly, in the health domain work is moving from the detection of fraud to the efficacy of health intervention.

He is the lead expert in the consulting arm of the CMCRC (www.cmcrc.com\consulting), which provides specialist services in the context of allegations of insider trading, market manipulation and continuous disclosure breaches. He was inducted as a member of the Order of Australia in 2014 In recognition of his significant service to the education, business and finance sectors of the nation, and was awarded the Prime Minister's prize for Innovation in Science in 2016.

 

AUTHORS

Dr. Michael Aitken, AM

Mike Aitken is an advisory board member of CFRED and the academic turned entrepreneur who sold the SMARTS Group to NASDAQ in 2010, having previously established SIRCA (www.sirca.org.au) and the CMCRC (www.cmcrc.com) and co-developed TRTH (https://tickhistory.thomsonreuters.com).  He established Capital Market Technologies to act as a venture fund and invest in start-ups that enhance market transparency and ultimately increase the fairness and efficiency of different marketplaces, such as markets for mortgages (www.dealmax.com.au), supply chains (www.ordermentum.com), building management (www.cimenviro.com) and digital currency trading (www.digi.cash). He has also moved into the detection of fraud in the health and general insurance markets (www.loricahealth.com).

His latest work is the Market Quality Dashboard (www.mqdashboard.com). It moves from fraud to the efficacy of security market design. Similarly, in the health domain work is moving from the detection of fraud to the efficacy of health intervention.

He is the lead expert in the consulting arm of the CMCRC (www.cmcrc.com\consulting), which provides specialist services in the context of allegations of insider trading, market manipulation and continuous disclosure breaches. He was inducted as a member of the Order of Australia in 2014 In recognition of his significant service to the education, business and finance sectors of the nation, and was awarded the Prime Minister's prize for Innovation in Science in 2016.

Prof. Stuart Hargreaves

Stuart Hargreaves is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is Director of the LLB programme and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies.  He joined the CUHK Law Faculty in July of 2013 following the completion of his doctorate in law at the University of Toronto, where his thesis considered the privacy and legal implications of widespread ‘geo-immersive’ surveillance – using new mapping technologies to record public space for commercial purposes.  It was supported by a major grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.  Prof. Hargreaves also holds a BCL from Oxford University, where he wrote a dissertation on the interaction between proposed privacy standards in APEC and European laws regulating the outward flow of personal data to non-European states.  He also holds a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and a BA in politics & sociology from McGill University.

While completing his doctorate Prof. Hargreaves was an adjunct faculty member at Osgoode Hall Law School (teaching property law and information & privacy law). He has also worked as a policy advisor to the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic and practiced law for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, in the constitutional law and policy branch.  His areas of research and teaching reflect this background, with a dual focus on information & privacy law and constitutional law & legal theory.

 

Prof. Stuart Hargreaves

Stuart Hargreaves is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is Director of the LLB programme and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies.  He joined the CUHK Law Faculty in July of 2013 following the completion of his doctorate in law at the University of Toronto, where his thesis considered the privacy and legal implications of widespread ‘geo-immersive’ surveillance – using new mapping technologies to record public space for commercial purposes.  It was supported by a major grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.  Prof. Hargreaves also holds a BCL from Oxford University, where he wrote a dissertation on the interaction between proposed privacy standards in APEC and European laws regulating the outward flow of personal data to non-European states.  He also holds a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and a BA in politics & sociology from McGill University.

While completing his doctorate Prof. Hargreaves was an adjunct faculty member at Osgoode Hall Law School (teaching property law and information & privacy law). He has also worked as a policy advisor to the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic and practiced law for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, in the constitutional law and policy branch.  His areas of research and teaching reflect this background, with a dual focus on information & privacy law and constitutional law & legal theory.

 

Prof. Jyh-An Lee

Jyh-An Lee is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He currently serves as the Deputy Director of the LLB programme. He holds a J.S.D. from Stanford Law School and an LL.M from Harvard Law School. Prof. Lee has published extensively in English and in Chinese on various aspects of intellectual property and Internet law. His research appears in leading academic journals, such as Wake Forest Law Review, Oregon Law Review, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Review, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, UMKC Law Review, European Intellectual Property Review (EIPR), Hastings Business Law Journal, Jurimetrics Journal, American University International Law Review, Washington International Law Journal, etc. He is also the sole author of two books: Coding a Free Society: Open Source Strategies for Policymakers (VDM Verlag Müller Press, 2007) and Nonprofit Organizations and the Intellectual Commons (Edward Elgar, 2012).

During his studies at Stanford Law School, Prof. Lee was appointed the John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. Prior to joining the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he taught at National Chengchi University and was an Associate Research Fellow in the Center for Information Technology Innovation at Academia Sinica in Taiwan. He was the Legal Lead and Co-Lead of Creative Commons Taiwan (2011–2014) and an advisory committee member for Copyright Amendment in the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) at the Ministry of Economic Affairs (2011–2014). Prof. Lee is currently a member of the advisory board of the European Center for E-Commerce & Internet Law affiliated with the University of Vienna. In 2016, he was appointed a domain name dispute resolution panelist by the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) and continues to serve in this capacity. Before starting his academic career, he was a practicing lawyer in Taiwan, specializing in technology and business transactions.

Prof. Sandra Marco Colino

Sandra Marco Colino is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University Hong Kong.  She is the Deputy Executive Director of the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development, and the founding Deputy Director of the European Union Academic Programme in Hong Kong.  She specializes in competition law, contract law, commercial law, EU law, communications law, the regulation of gambling and gender issues.  She holds a PhD from the European University Institute and a Master's Degree (LL.M.) from the University Carlos III of Madrid. 

A qualified lawyer in Spain and a member of the Madrid Bar, Prof. Marco Colino has worked as stagiaire at the European Commission (Belgium) and the law firm 'Miguel Cid y Asociados' (Spain). She has been a Visiting Scholar at UW-Madison (USA), UC Berkeley (USA), the University of Melbourne (Australia) and the University of Birmingham (UK). She is a member of the Competition Law Scholars Forum and the American Bar Association, a Fellow of the Transatlantic Technology Law Forum of Stanford University (USA) and an Associate Researcher at the Institute for European Studies in Madrid. In 2010 she founded the Communications Policy and Regulation Scholars Forum (CPRSF). In July 2015, she was appointed as a Hong Kong Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) to the International Competition Network, and in September 2016 she was appointed to the Academic Board of the law firm Dictum Abogados (Hong Kong office). She is on the Editorial Board of the China Antitrust Law Journal. She is also the Hong Kong news correspondent of the European Competition Law Review and an analyst for Agenda Pública.

Prof. Katharina Pistor

Katharina Pistor is the Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Director of the Law School’s Center on Global Legal Transformation. She obtained her law degree from Freiburg University in 1988 and qualified for legal practice in 1992 after clerking for the Hamburg Court of Appeals. She obtained a Masters in Law from the University of London in 1989; a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government in 1994; and a Doctorate in Law from the University of Munich in 1998.

Her research and teaching spans corporate law, corporate governance, money and finance, property rights, and comparative law and legal institutions. She has published widely including in the Journal of Comparative Economics and the American Law and Economics Review, and with Chicago and Columbia University Presses. In 2012 she was co-recipient (with Martin Hellwig) of the Max Planck Research Award on International Financial Regulation; in 2014 she received the Allen & Overy Prize for the best working paper on law of the European Corporation Governance Institute; and in 2015 she was elected member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. She is also the recipient of research grants by the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the National Science Foundation.

Prior to joining Columbia Law School, Pistor has held academic positions at the Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University), and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Law in Hamburg. She has held visiting positions at several universities, including University of Pennsylvania Law School, New York University Law School, Frankfurt University, London School of Economics, and Oxford University.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Zankl

Wolfgang Zankl is a Professor for Civil and Comparative Law at the University of Vienna. In 2001 he founded the e-center, a global network for IT-law. “Legal implications of AI” was the main topic of the e-center´s kick-off in a theater in Vienna showing Steven Spielberg´s film “Artificial Intelligence”.  

He is advisor to governments, international companies, consultant and author of 12 books and 250 other publications mainly covering private law, e-commerce and IT-law (www.zankl.at). He has been teaching courses and given lectures amongst others in Boston (Harvard), Casablanca, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, London, Moscow, Santiago de Chile, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich, and he has developed several law-related internet services (such as www.checkmycase.com).

CONTRIBUTOR

Prof. (Assist) Mahdi H. Miraz, CEng

Prof. (Assist) Mahdi H. Miraz has been working at the Department of Information and Communication Technology, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Xiamen University (Malaysia Branch), from September 2020. Prior to joining Xiamen University, he served as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development (CFRED), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Applied Research in Computing Laboratories (ARCLab), School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering, Wrexham Glyndŵr University, UK. Mahdi obtained his PhD in Computing in 2016, MSc in Computer Networking in 2009 as well as BSc (Hons) in Computer Networks in 2006 - all from Wrexham Glyndŵr University, UK.

 

Mahdi is the 2019 recipient of Owen Glyndŵr Award (UK) for the WGU Alumni for promotion of education and research at the international level. Mahdi is also a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council, UK and a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE). He is also serving as one of the Associate Editors, Annals of Emerging Technologies in Computing (AETiC). He is an EMC2 certified Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) Instructor and Cisco Certified Network Academy Instructor (CCAI). Mahdi is a former GO Wales (A Welsh Assembly Government Placement Scheme) intern, former MSP (Microsoft Student Partner) for Wrexham Glyndŵr University and former YPG (Young Professional Group) Representative of the British Computer Society (BCS).

 

Apart from core networking domains, Mahdi’s research interests also include FinTech, particularly application and legal aspects of blockchain and smart contracts.

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