Online Panel: How can corporate law help under the pandemic?
The Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre held the 2020 CIBEL Global Network Conference virtual panel sessions. The conference was dedicated to research on the urging issues in the international business and economic law field with the theme of “COVID-19 and international economic law: China and a changing world”.
The topic of this session was “How can corporate law help under the pandemic?” and was led by CIBEL member Associate Professor Charlie Xiao-chuan Weng. This 90-minute online session was live-streamed and open to registered audiences. The session was made up of presentations and Q&As. Audiences were able to ask questions.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the global economy and flow of capital and people. Business organisations are facing unprecedented challenges given the incoming wave of economic recession. Corporate law is critical in allowing businesses to respond quickly to these challenges. This session will explore important issues in corporate law that can help alleviate the difficulties caused by the pandemic. These issues include the use of electronic and virtual meetings for the board and general meetings; the appropriateness of corporate actions in fighting the pandemic from a corporate social responsibility perspective; and adjustments to multinational corporations to reflect new medical law standards under the pandemic.
Associate Professor Charlie Xiao-chuan Weng hosted a panel of eminent corporate scholars from the Asian Pacific region to discuss the issues mentioned above and their implications to the whole region. He was joined by Associate Professor I-Tzu Su of National Chung Hsing University, Assistant Professor James Zeng of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Associate Professor Christopher Chen Chao-hung of Singapore Management University.
Associate Professor Charlie Xiao-chuan Weng (CIBEL, UNSW Law)
Associate Professor I-Tzu Su (National Chung Hsing University) on "Corporate Governance Considerations for Board of Directors during the Covid-19 Crisis".
Edith I Tzu Su is an associate professor in National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan. Dr Su studied law at National Cheng Chi University in Taiwan and completed her postgraduate studies at Washington University in Saint Louis in the United States. Her research interest centers on the intersection of law and business as well as legal education and she has published widely in these fields. Her research has attracted funding support from the Ministry of Science and the Ministry of Education in Taiwan.
Assistant Professor James Zeng (the Chinese University of Hong Kong) on "Entity Shielding and the Rule of Debt-follow-assets in China".
James Si Zeng is assistant professor of law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). His research interests include corporate law and finance, economic regulation, and law and economics. He graduated from Yale Law School with an LL.M and a J.S.D. degree. He was awarded the Oscar M. Reubhausen Fund at Yale Law School for his dissertation project. Prior to that Professor Zeng graduated from Peking University (LL.B., B.A. in Economics, Mphil in Law). He has passed the National Judicial Examination of China and is admitted to the New York State Bar.
Associate Professor Christopher Chen Chao-hung (Singapore Management University) on "Corporate Meetings post COVID-19".
Dr. Christopher Chen is an Associate Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University (SMU). He received a Ph.D. from University of London (UCL) and LL.M. from the University of Michigan, after completing law degrees in the National Taiwan University. Dr. Chen's main research interests include financial regulation, derivatives and risk management, financial consumer protection, corporate governance and transplantation of law in Asia in broad areas of corporate, banking, insurance and financial laws. Christopher Chen has published in both English and Mandarin Chinese with publication in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.