Our People

Centre Management Committee

Professor Vivienne Bath specialises in Chinese law and international business and investment law.

Professor Simon Butt specialises in Indonesian law with research interests in comparative law.

Associate Professor Salim Farrar specialises in Malaysian and Islamic law. He has a special interest in human rights and comparative criminal justice in Asia.

Professor Bing Ling specialises in Chinese law and has research interests in Chinese and comparative contract law, Chinese civil law, and public international law.

Professor Luke Nottage specialises in Japanese law and in comparative and transnational commercial and consumer law. Luke is a founding co-director of the Australian Network for Japanese Law.

Professor Joellen Riley is the Dean of the University of Sydney Law School and Professor of Labour Law. Professor Riley has research interests in employment contract law, labour law, and the intersections of commercial, corporate and intellectual property law with employment and labour law.

Centre Director

Professor Vivienne Bath
Professor of Chinese and International Business Law
Phone: +61 2 9351 0209
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200
Email: vivienne.bath@sydney.edu.au

Associate Directors

Professor Simon Butt
Associate Director – Indonesian law
Phone: +61 2 9351 0442
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200
Email: simon.butt@sydney.edu.au

Professor Salim Farrar
Associate Director – Malaysian and Islamic law
Phone: +61 2 9351 0393
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200
Email: salim.farrar@sydney.edu.au

Professor Bing Ling
Professor of Chinese Law
Associate Director – Chinese law

Phone: +61 2 9351 0341
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200
Email: bing.ling@sydney.edu.au

Professor Luke Nottage
Professor of Comparative and Transnational Business Law
Associate Director – Japanese law

Phone: +61 2 9351 0210
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200
Email: luke.nottage@sydney.edu.au

Centre Administrator

Lana Kolta
Phone: +61 2 9351 0315
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200
Email: law.caplus@sydney.edu.au

Centre Associates

Micah Burch is a senior lecturer specialising in comparative and international tax, with a particular interest in Japan.

Dr Penelope Crossley is a lecturer specialising in energy and resources law, regulatory theory, climate change law, and the intersection of energy law and tort law. She has completed her PhD on comparative renewable energy law studying the role of regulation in accelerating the deployment of renewable energy in Australia, China and the United Kingdom.

Dr Ghena Krayem is a senior lecturer, specialising in multiculturalism, legal pluralism, Islamic Law and dispute resolution.

Professor Sheelagh McCracken is Professor of Finance Law and has a strong research interest in commercial law and, in particular, finance law.

Professor Gail Pearson is a leading academic in the fields of financial services, commercial and consumer laws. She is the author of Financial Services Law and Compliance (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and co-author of Commercial Law: Commentary and Materials (2nd edition) (Lawbook Co., 2004), and Consumer Protection Law (5th edition) (Federation Press, 1998). She has published numerous articles in Australian and international journals including pieces on risk, self regulation and innovation in financial services.

Daniel Rowland is an Honorary Associate of Sydney Law School and has extensive experience in legal technical assistance programs in the Asia-Pacific region.

Professor Ben Saul specialises in public international law, especially terrorism, use of force, humanitarian law, human rights, refugees and the United Nations.

Associate Professor Leon Wolff is Associate Professor of Law at Queensland University of Technology where he specialises in Japanese law and society. He is currently pursuing a project on law and popular culture in Japan.

Centre Affiliates

Paul Davis represents Japanese utility, trading and mining companies in their investments overseas and has a broad range of dispute resolution experience in the mining and enegy sectors.

Judge Judith Gibson, District Court of New South Wales

Dr Brett G. Williams is the principal in the law firm Williams Trade Law. He is a specialist in International Regulation of Trade, especially the law of the World Trade Organization and bilateral and regional trade agreements. He has extensive experience as a teacher, researcher and technical assistance consultant in international trade law and policy. He has taught World Trade Organization law at the University of Sydney Law School since 2001. He has also taught World Trade Organization law for the Australian National University (2013-2015), Chinese University of Hong Kong (2010-2012), University of North Carolina (2004-2006), William and Mary College (1996-98) and the University of Adelaide (1996). He has experience publishing, researching or working on the relationship between international trade law and the law of several Asia Pacific countries, including Australia, China, Malaysia, Samoa and Timor-Leste.

Centre Visitors

Professor Guo Li, Beijing University
Sponsor: CAPLUS and Ross Parsons Centre
Professor Guo Li of Beijing University will visit Sydney Law School in August 2017 and will participate in the conference: “Corporate Governance in Asia”, co-sponsored by CAPLUS and the Ross Parsons Centre. His research interests include economic law, law and finance, commercial law and comparative law.

Shinichi Nemoto, Meiji University School of Law
Sponsor: Professor Luke Nottage
Shinichi Nemoto is a Professor at the Meiji University School of Law in Tokyo, Japan. His area of expertise is Company Law (Corporate Law). He is interested in directors’ duties, takeovers (mergers and acquisitions) and shareholder primacy as a tool/ideology to design various institutions in company law. Prof Nemoto will be visiting from May to July 2017. During his stay, Prof Nemoto will carry out research about the takeover law in Australia, especially frustrating action and squeeze-out (including takeover through scheme of arrangement).

Professor Yuhong Zhao, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sponsor: Professor Vivienne Bath
Professor Yuhong Zhao teaches Chinese Environmental Law (LLM), The Environment and the Law (LLB) and Principles of Environmental Law (JD) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include China's climate change law and policy, renewable energy law, and environmental regulation. During her visit she will conduct research and meet with colleagues at CAPLUS.

Dr Fifi Jaunita, Airlangga University, Indonesia
Sponsor: Professor Simon Butt
Fifi Jaunita is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law of Airlangga University, Indonesia. She is visiting the Law School from January to April 2017. She specializes, inter alia, in contracts, arbitration and investment law.

Associate Professor Dan He, Beijing Normal University, Law School
Sponsor: Professor Bing Ling
HE Dan is an Associate Professor of the Law School, Beijing Normal University and is currently teaching corporate Law, financial Law, and insolvency Law. She is visiting Sydney Law School from January to March 2017 to continue her research about corporate group insolvency.

Dr Heecheol Kim, Wonkwang University School of Law, Republic of Korea
Sponsor: Professor Luke Nottage
Heecheol Kim is an Associate Professor of the School of Law at Wonkwang University, Republic of Korea. He will visit Sydney Law School from September 2016 for a year. He teaches and is interested in banking and financial law, investment law, securities regulation as well as commercial and corporate law.

Judge Yoshitaka Uno, Tokyo District Court, Japan
Sponsor: Professor Luke Nottage
Judge Yoshitaka is the 2016/17 ANJeL Judge in Residence and will be researching (a) the structure and mechanisms of the criminal justice system in Australia, in particular the jury system and the ERISP system and (b) to research the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Judge Taku Okada, Osaka District and Family Courts, Japan
Sponsor: Professor Luke Nottage
Judge Okada is the 2015/16 ANJeL Judge in Residence and will be researching the procedures of criminal and juvenile trials in Australia and training for people who work in the judicial system in Australia, focusing on education programs for legal professionals.

Judge Shota Watanuki, Saga District Court, Japan.
Sponsor: Professor Luke Nottage
Judge Watanuki is the 2014/15 ANJeL Judge in Residence comparing especially case management in complex civil disputes as well as lay participation in criminal and civil jury trials.

Judge Kaoru Ueno, Saga District Court, Japan.
Sponsor: Professor Luke Nottage
Judge Ueno was the 2013/14 ANJeL Judge in Residence comparing especially case management in complex civil disputes as well as lay participation in criminal and civil jury trials.

Associate Professor Jiang Fen, Zhejiang University, China.
Sponsor: Professor Vivienne Bath
Associate Professor Jiang is visiting from 29 January to 26 April 2013 to continue research on his thesis titled 'Benchmark-choice Rules for Establishing "Benefit" in the Context of Subsidy Identification'.

Centre Interns

Rathana Keo (Semester Two 2017)
Amanda Peng (Semester One 2017)
Beverly Parungao (Semester One 2017)
Ada Lee (Semester Two 2016)
Crystal Yang (Semester Two 2016)
Catherine Qu (Semester One 2016)
Stephen Ke (Semester One 2016)
Angus Nicholas (Semester Two 2015)
Mariko Kadota (Semester One 2015)
Catie Wang (Semester One 2015)
Stephanie Cheung (Semester Two 2014)
Michael Power (Semester One, 2014)