Dr Emily Lee

Department of Law

Associate Professor
Director, Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL)


Dr Emily Lee is the Director of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL) and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests are in the fields of financial law, FinTech regulations and policies, corporate insolvency law, cross-border insolvency law and comparative law. Her research work has been published by leading peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Comparative Law, Law and Contemporary Problems, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Journal of Business Law and Common Law World Review. Her work has been cited by McKinsey & Company’s McKinsey Global Institute, the Financial Services Development Council (a high-level, cross-sectoral advisory body established by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government), a former US bankruptcy judge and academics, among others. She is also a member of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)’s expert group.

She acted as a referee (i.e. peer-reviewer) for Cambridge University Press and international peer reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Australian Journal of Asian Law and the (UK) Journal of Comparative Law (all by invitation). She also acted as a judge for Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot 2018.

She received the honour of appointment as an Affiliated International Scholar at the National Centre for Business Law in Canada. More recently, she has been selected as an ASLI Fellow by the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS). She has also been a visiting scholar/visiting professor at a few other internationally renowned academic institutions.

Research Area

  • Financial Law
  • FinTech Law
  • Corporate Insolvency Law
  • Cross-border Insolvency Law
  • Comparative Law

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