Law, Finance and Development with Chinese Characteristics

Co-organised with Wuhan University this conference addresses the themes of getting credit, minority shareholder protection and resolving insolvency, from legal, financial and business perspectives.

Call for Papers: One-day conference at SOAS, University of London 25 June 2019

This conference is hosted by the School of Law University of Leeds and Economic and Management School of Wuhan University and arises out of a research project on ‘Boosting growth through strengthening investor and creditor protection in China: How China can learn from the UK experience’.

This project has been funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under its flagship Global Challenges Research Fund and also by the Natural Science Foundation of China.

The principal research objective is to address whether and how growth in China can be sustained through development and reform of the financial and legal system taking on board both the historical experience in the UK and the interaction between the formal legal environment and less formal behavioural norms.

Keynote speakers

Our confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Simon Deakin from the School of Law, University of Cambridge, who is a prominent scholar in law and economics, law and development, and empirical legal studies. Our team members including Professor Andrew Keay, Professor Gerard McCormack and Professor Jingchen Zhao. They will give speeches on interdisciplinary topics of law and finance such as minority shareholder protection in China and resolution of zombie companies. 


Along with keynote speakers from the disciplines of law, finance and business as well as contributors from the hosting institutions we invite external speakers with papers that will address the themes of the conference including, in particular, the key issues of

  • Getting Credit
  • Minority Shareholder Protection
  • Resolving Insolvency

Guideline for Contributors

There are no registration fees for the conference. Submissions in the form of either full paper or abstract should be sent, in PDF or MS Word format, to the following e-mail address: by Friday 31st May 2019.

All welcome. Please register your attendance in advance via Eventbrite.

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