Professional Practice

Professor Shen is the KoGuan Distinguished Professor of Law, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Law School. He is also the Global Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, L. Bates Lea Visiting Professor of Law at Michigan Law School, an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Académie international de droitcomparé), a member of Moody’s China Academic Advisory Panel, a member of Financial Markets Law Committee of G20 Steering Group, and an Honorary Fellow of Asian Institute of International Financial Law, The University of Hong Kong, and has been named in Marquis Who’s Who from 2011 onwards.

Professor Shen currently teaches international investment law, international financial regulation, international commercial arbitration, company law, international economic law and contract law in the aforesaid law schools. Professor Shen’s current research interests include international investment law, corporate governance, financial regulation, and international commercial arbitration.

Prior to teaching at the aforesaid law schools, Professor Shen practiced in major US and UK firms in Shanghai, Chicago and Hong Kong for a decade primarily assisting multinational clients in their China-related transactions such as foreign direct investment, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, project finance and commercial arbitration.

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Call/Rights of Audience
  • People’s Republic of China (1995)
  • New York State (2002)
  • PhD (The London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • LLM (University of Cambridge)
  • LLM (University of Michigan)
  • LLM & LLB (East China University of Political Science and Law)
Other Qualifications


  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


  • CEDR Accredited Mediator
Professional Appointments & Memberships
  • Honorary Fellow of Asian Institute of International Financial Law, University of Hong Kong

On the current panels of arbitrators of:

  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre
  • Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (International)
  • Japan Commercial Arbitration Commission
  • Shanghai Arbitration Commission
  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission
  • Shanghai International Arbitration Centre
  • Shenzhen International Court of Arbitration
  • Qingdao Arbitration Commission
  • Weihai Arbitration Commission
  • Hangzhou Arbitration Commission
  • Quanzhou Arbitration Commission
  • Chongqing Arbitration Commission
  • South China International Arbitration Center (Hong Kong)

On the current panels of a mediator of:

  • China Securities Investor Services Centre (ISC)


  • KoGuan Distinguished Professor of Law, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Law School
  • Global Professor of Law at New York University School of Law
  • Associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Académie international de droitcomparé)
  • Senior Research Fellow at Max-Planck Institute of International and Comparative Law (Hamburg) (Summer 2013)
  • Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School (2013-2014)
  • Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School (Fall 2012)
  • Visiting Professor at Taiwan Chiao Tong University (Fall 2014)
  • Visiting Professor at New York University School of Law (Winter 2014)
  • Visiting Professor at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law (Spring 2015)
  • Visiting Professor at Singapore Management University (Fall 2015)
  • Visiting Professor at University of Hong Kong (Spring 2016)
  • Adjunct Research Professor of Law at CBFL, National University of Singapore (2016)
  • Visiting Professor of Law, National University of Singapore (Spring 2017)
  • Visiting Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong (Spring 2018 & 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022)
  • Bates Lea Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Law School (Winter 2019)
Publications, Lectures & Seminars


  • 中美經貿摩擦和國際經濟秩序重塑, 上海交通大學出版社2023年版
  • 中國影子銀行法論, China’s Shadow Banking Law, 法律出版社2022年, China Law Press 2022
  •  China’s Foreign Investment Law in the New Normal: Framing the Trajectory and Dynamics, Routledge 2022
  • Decoding China’s Bilateral Investment Treaties, Cambridge University Press 2021 [Reviewed by WTO and China Review]
  • Conceptualizing the Regulation Thicket: China’s Financial Market after the Global Financial Crisis, ISBN9780367410537, Routledge 2020, [Reviewed by WTO and China Review], [Reviewed by Banking and Finance Law Review]
  • Chinese Business Law: Narrative and Commentary, ISBN 978-988-13956-7-2, Wolters Kluwer 2016, [Reviewed by (2017) 31(2) China Information]
  • Shadow Banking in China: Risk, Regulation and Policy, ISBN 978 1 78471 677 6, xiv+455 pp. Edward Elgar 2016, [Reviewed by (2017) 32(4) Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation], [Reviewed by (2017) Journal of Business Law], [Reviewed by (2017) China Quarterly]
  • Investor Protection in Capital Markets – The Case of Hong Kong, ISBN 978-962-661-756-4, Sweet & Maxwell 2015, [Reviewed by Professor Thomas Stanton in Banking and Finance Law Review 2016]
  • Corporate Law in China: Structure, Governance and Regulation, Sweet & Maxwell 2015, ISBN 978-962-661-436-5, [Reviewed by German Journal for Chinese Law (ZChinR) 2015]
  • The Anatomy of China’s Banking Sector and Regulation, Wolters Kluwer 2014, ISBN 978-988-12216-7-4, [Reviewed by Professor Mathias Siems in Journal of Business Law 2015]
  • 國際經濟秩序是如何形成的——法律、市場和全球化 [How Is International Economic Order Shaped? – Law, Markets and Globalisation], 法律出版社 2014 (China Law Press 2014)
  • Rethinking the New York Convention – A Law and Economics Approach, Intersentia 2013, ISBN 978-1-78068-112-2, xiii + 367 pp, [Reviewed by Sir William Blair in Arbitration International 2015] 

Edited Books

  • 美國外資安全審查法和外國代理人登記法述評:文本和解讀, 上海交通大學出版社2023年版
  • 金融糾紛解決機制的雙重面向:基於法教義學和法經濟學的路徑, 上海交通大學出版社2023年版
  • 《仲裁法》修訂述評:重點和難點, 上海交通大學出版社2023
  • 金融制裁和反制裁法理研究, 上海交通大學出版社2022年 
  • 國際經濟規則中的安全例外問題:基於國際協定和適用的分析, 上海交通大學出版社2022年
  • 股權轉讓法律問題研究:規則、監管、裁判, 法律出版社2022年
  • Financial Crises: Types, Causes and Consequences, Nova Sciences 2021
  • 商事仲裁法——國際視野和中國實踐(上、下卷)
  • Commercial Arbitration Law – Global Context and China Practice, 上海交通大學出版社2020年
  • 國際金融中心因何不同?港滬金融市場規制比較研究, 法律出版社2020年
  • 私募投資與商事法契合問題研究:規則、監管和困境, Fitting Private Equity Investment in Commercial Law: Rules, Regulation and Dilemma, 法律出版社2020年
  • Research Handbook on Asian Financial Law, Edward Elgar 2020, [Reviewed by Evelyn Ma in International Journal of Legal Information 2020]
  • 後金融危機時代的國際經濟治理體系重塑和二十國集團, Reshaping International Economic Governance System and G20 after the Global Financial Crisis法律出版社2019年
  • 多元化社會的風險管理:交叉視角研究, Risk Governance in a Pluralistic Society: An Interdisciplinary Paradigm, Co-editing with Hou, 上海三聯書店2018年
  • 後金融危機時代的金融監管:中美的視角, 法律出版社2016年
  • Financial Regulation in the Aftermath of Global Financial Crisis: Chinese and US Perspectives, Co-editing with Roberta Romano, China Law Press 2016
  • Private Law in China and Taiwan – Legal and Economic Analyses, Co-editing with Cheung and Wang, viii + 347 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-15424-7, Cambridge University Press 2016, [Reviewed by (2018) 48(3) Hong Kong Law Journal]

Translated Books

  • 《作為國際公法的投資協定仲裁——程式方面及其適用》,法律出版社,2021
  • Eric De Brabandere, Investment Treaty Arbitration as Public International Law: Procedural Aspects and Implications, Cambridge University Press 2014
  • 《企業生死之謎:經濟危機的治理與管理教訓》,法律出版社,2017年(第一譯者)[Thomas Stanton: Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis (Oxford University Press 2013)]
  • 《規則與程式——非洲語境中爭議的文化邏輯》,上海交通大學出版社,2016年(第一譯者)[John L. Comaroff & Simon Roberts, Rules and Processes – The Cultural Logic of Dispute in an African Context (University of Chicago Press 1981)]
  • 《公平之神:新世界新秩序》,法律出版社,2013年(第一譯者)[Philip Allott, Eunomia – New Order for a New World (Oxford University Press 1990)]
  • 《秩序和爭議 –- 法律人類學概論》,上海交通大學出版社,2012年(第一譯者)[Simon Roberts, Order and Dispute: An Introduction to Legal Anthropology (Penguin Books 1979)]

Book Chapters

  • 國家管轄豁免視域下疫情索賠訴訟法律問題與應對,《國際關係與國際法學刊》廈門大學出版社2023年,第10卷,第1-32頁
  • “Public Health, Exception Clauses and Investment Protection in the COVID-19 Era”, Yuwen Li, Feng Lin and Cheng Bian (eds), National Security in International and Domestic Investment Law: Dynamics in China and Europe, Routledge 2024
  • 什麼是國際仲裁中心?——英國仲裁法中司法監督機制的啟示《仲裁理論與實務研究》(第1卷),法律出版社2023年版,第277-292頁
  • 投資自由化的停滯和再平衡——雙邊投資協定的轉向和再塑載張月姣主編:《國際爭端解決研究(第一卷)》,中國商務出版社2022年9月版,第252-255頁
  • 資管通道合同效力判定的司法路徑:困境和選項載廈門金融司法協同中心 編:《金融司法協同的理論研究與實踐探索》,法律出版社2021年版,第237-263頁
  • 一帶一路下的在俄投資風險及其法律克服——雙層博弈視角下的俄雙邊投資協定演變研究,陳利強主編:《2022“一帶一路”涉外法治研究》,人民出版社2022年版,第 231-246頁。
  • “Commercializing Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes in Resolving Financial Disputes in China”, in Maria Federica Moscati, Michael Palmer and Marian Roberts (eds), Comparative Dispute Resolution (Edward Elgar 2021) Ch 39
  • 巴西投資協定的演化:從BITCFIA”陳利強主編:《2021“一帶一路”涉外法治研究》,人民出版社2021年版,第175-200頁。
  • “Tackling Political Risks through Treatization along the Belt and Road: A Minilateral Solution”, in Wenhua Shan, Sheng Zhang & Jinyuan Su (eds) China and International Dispute Resolution in the Context of the “Belt and Road” Initiative (Cambridge University Press 2021) 113-148
  • 第十五章自由貿易試驗區法治戰略及其實施報告崔永東主編:《中國法治戰略研究年度報告2019年》,人民法院出版社2020年版,第447-471頁
  • “The Future of Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Exploring China’s Changing Attitude”, in Chaisse J., Choukroune L., Jusoh S. (eds) Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy (Springer Singapore 2020)
  • “Is (In)consistency a Problem? A Close Look at Juridical Techniques in Interpreting Jurisdiction Clauses in Chinese BIT Cases”, in Yuwen Li et al (eds), China, the EU and International Investment Law: Reforming Investor-State Dispute Settlement (Routledge 2019) Ch 12
  • “The Political Economy of China’s Shadowing Banking”, in David Donald and Emilios Avgouleas (eds) The Political Economy of Financial Regulation (Cambridge University Press 2019) 445-478
  • 第九章中國的影子銀行:風險、規制與政策,潘英麗、黃益平主編:《新時代開啟中的金融改革:結構重整與制度創新》,格致出版社、上海人民出版社2018年版
  • “An Emperor’s New or Old Clothes? – Understanding Some Basic Principles of China’s General Rules of Civil Law”, in Thomas M.J. Möllers et al (eds), The General Rules of Chinese Civil Law: History, Reform and Perspective (Nomos 2018) 51-55
  • “The Belt and Road Initiative, Expropriation, and Investor Protection under BITs”, in Yun Zhao (ed), International Governance and the Rule of Law in China under the Belt and Road Initiative (Cambridge University Press 2018) Chapter 6
  • “Regulation of Financial Services in China – Rules and Players in Marketizing Financial Services”, in Lukasz Golota et al (ed) Perspectives on Chinese Business and Law (Cambridge: Intersentia 2018) 261-314
  • “Understanding Shadow Banking in the Chinese Context: Shadow Banking with Chinese Characteristics”, in Iris HY Chiu & Iain G. MacNeil (eds), Research Handbook on Shadow Banking: Legal and Regulatory Aspects (Edward Elgar 2018) 399-422
  • “Liability Prior to Contract Formation in Chinese Contract Law”, in Larry A. DiMatteo & Lei Chen (eds) Chinese Contract Law: Civil and Common Perspectives (Cambridge University Press 2017) 137-159.
  • “The ‘One Belt One Road’ Initiative, the Renminbi Internationalisation Strategy and Neo-global Financial Governance”, in Lutz-Christian Wolff and Chao Xi (eds), Legal Dimensions of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (Wolters Kluwer 2016) 305-340.
  • Unfair Trading Practices, Chapter 3: China, Wolters Kluwer 2016, pp. 67-110
  • “Regulating P2P Lending in China: Industrial Landscape and Regulatory Approaches”, in Jiaxiang Hu, Matthias Vanhullebusch & Andrew Harding (eds), Finance, Rule of Law and Development in Asia (Leiden & Boston: Brill Nijhoff 2016) 286-323
  • “Competing for Renminbi: Financial Centers in the Context of Renminbi Globalisation” in Ross P. Buckley, Emilios Avgouleas, Douglas Arner (eds), Reconceptualising Global Finance and Its Regulation (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press 2016) 193-216
  • 第九章:全球金融治理與二十國集團的定位、合法性及其作用,潘英麗主編:《國際貨幣體系未來變革與人民幣國際化》,格致出版社、上海人民出版社2014年12月版
  • Regulation of Financial Services, China Chapter, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2013, pp. 55-128
  • “Rational or Irrational? Chinese Capital Control Rules in the Context of Internationalising Renminbi” in Michael C.S. Wong & Wilson F.C. Chan (eds) Investing in Asian Offshore Currency Markets: The Shift from Dollars to Renminbi (Global Financial Markets 2013) pp. 98-135
  • International Liability of Corporate Directors, China Chapter, Juris Publishing, Inc. 2012, pp. CHN1-54. [ISBN: 978-1-57823-285-7]
  • Company Law in Hong Kong – Procedure and Practice, Chapter 13: Chinese Company Law, Sweet & Maxwell 2012, pp. 641-787, [ISBN 978 962 661 5010]
  • International Protection of Foreign Investment, Chapter of Protection of Foreign Investment in China, 2nd ed., Juris Publishing 2011, pp. CHN1-145, [ISBN: 978-1-57823-287-1]
  • Banking Law: Hong Kong SAR and the People’s Republic of China, Chapter 3: Banking Industry and Banking Law in China, NexisLexis Buttherworths, LexisNexis Butterworths Hong Kong 2011, pp.VII1-152, [ISBN: 978-988-8111-57-2]
  • International Securities Law and Regulations, Chapter of Chinese Securities Regulations, Juris 2011, pp. CHA1-77, [ISBN: 978-1-57823-288-8]
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in North America, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific Selected Issues and Jurisdictions, Chapter of China’s Mergers and Acquisitions, Wolters Kluwer 2011, pp. 181-272, [ISBN: 978 90 411 36541]
  • Is It All About Disclosure? Regulating Structured Financial Products After the Lehman Brothers Minibonds Saga, Michael Wong (ed), The Risk of Investment Products, World Science Publishing 2011, pp. 41-79, [ISBN-13 978-981-4354-98-1]
  • International Employment Law, Chapter of China’s Employment Law, Juris Publishing, Inc. 2011, pp.CHA1-52, [ISBN: 978-1-57823-314-4]
  • International Joint Ventures, Chapter of China’s Joint Venture Law and Practice, Juris Publishing, Inc. 2011, pp.CHN1-51, [ISBN:978-1-57823-315-1]
  • International Consumer Protection, Chapter of China’s Product Liability and Consumer Protection, Juris Publishing, Inc. 2011, pp.CN1-128, [ISBN: 978-1-57823-303-8]
  • Joint Ventures in China – A Practice-oriented Perspective, Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Kluwer Law International 2009
  • Financial Services Regulation in Asia Pacific, Chapter 3: People’s Republic of China, Oxford University Press 2008
  • Company Law in Hong Kong – Practice and Procedure, Co-author, Chapter 10: Investor Protection in Capital Markets, Sweet & Maxwell Asia 2007
  • Doing Business in China, Co-author, Chapters of “Chinese Civil Law” and “Products Liability”, Juris Publishing 2006 and 2002
  • Liability for Products in a Global Economy, Co-author, “Liability for Products in a Global Economy – Comparative Analysis of Key Aspects of Product Liability Law in China and the United States”, Kluwer Law International 2005
  • Arbitration in China: A Practical Guide, Co-author, Chapter 1: Arbitration in China: History and Structure, and Chapter 13: Setting Aside of Arbitral Awards, Sweet & Maxwell Asia 2004
  • Global Financial Services Regulators, Co-author, Chapter of China, Richmond Law & Tax 2004
  • International Consumer Protection, Co-author, Chapter of “Consumer Protection Law in China”Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2003
  • Study on International Financial Law and Practice, Chapter 1, Shanghai Financial and Economics University Press 2000
  • 徐冬根主編:《國際金融法律與實務研究》, 第一章:國際項目融資的法律問題國際金融法,上海財經大學出版社2000
  • International Commercial Arbitration, Chapters 2 and 3, Law Publishing House 2000
  • 曹建明、陳治東主編:《國際經濟法專論》(第六卷第三篇《國際商事仲裁》), 第二、八章,法律出版社 2000年5月版


Scholarships & Awards
  • Marquis Who’s Who (2011 onwards)