Dr Xiaochuan Weng

SJD, LLM (Penn Law); CBL (Wharton, UPenn); MPhil in Finance (UNSW); LLM (NUS); LLM, LLB (ECUPL).

Charlie Xiao-chuan WENG joined the UNSW Law faculty in 2015 as an Associate Professor. Previously, he was Eastern Scholar Chair Professor of Law and Assistant Dean at the KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU, China) . He also taught at Nagoya University Graduate School of Law (Japan) as Designated Associate Professor. He studied law at East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) before completing his LLM at the National University of Singapore (NUS). After working for ECUPL for five years, he went to the University of Pennsylvania School of Law for his LLM and SJD in corporate law, followed by an appointment as a Robert S. McNamara Fellow at the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. In 2012, he was recruited by SJTU as a Research Professor. He also held fellow/visiting professor positions in many leading research institutions, such as Stanford Law School and Cambridge University. 

His research interest centers on law and business. He has published widely in the fields of corporate law, securities law, and bankruptcy. His research projects were heavily supported by multiple organizations, including the World Bank and the Municipal government of Shanghai. Before joining UNSW, his research outputs well advised funding organizations and legislatures. Currently, he is especially interested in research on the law of capital markets and the fundamental theory of corporate law. Also, he is interested employing cross-disciplinary research methodologies to analyze the impact on the real economy of changes in the law governing corporate law and financial regulation



Journal articles

Wu P; Weng X, 2021, 'The Implications of the US-China Trade Agreement on the Civil Protection of Trade Secrets in China: Is it a Game-Changer?', Asia Pacific Law Review, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10192557.2021.1899886

Weng X, 2021, 'Panacea or Wisdom Tooth? Assessing the Misconstrued Mandatory Bid Rule', European Business Organization Law Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40804-021-00216-0

Wu P; Weng X, 2021, 'Old Wine in a New Bottle? Assessing the injunction Remedies for Intellectual Property Disputes in China', Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property

Su E; Weng X, 2020, 'Lifting the Veil of Time: Piercing the Corporate Veil Empirical Study and Its Implication to Legislation', Soochow University Law Review, vol. 32, pp. 85 - 122, https://www.lawbank.com.tw/treatise/pl_article.aspx?AID=P000247937

Weng X, 2020, 'Remedies for Shareholder under Oppression: Shareholder’s Fiduciary Duties or Oppression Remedies', Journal of Comparative Law

Weng CX-C, 2019, 'Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Law: China and the World', ASIAN JOURNAL OF LAW AND SOCIETY, vol. 6, pp. 428 - 434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/als.2019.20

Weng X; Ni R, 2019, 'States of Bankruptcy', Tsinghua Financial Law Review, vol. 2, pp. 120 - 146, https://wemp.app/posts/cee6e574-8d34-46c8-9e02-f7432e030db4

Weng X, 2018, 'Do Auctions Matter? Assessing the Chinese Auction Promotion Institution of Takeover Law', Tsinghua China Law Review, vol. 10, http://www.tsinghuachinalawreview.org/articles/1001_WENG.htm

Weng X, 2017, 'Inside or Outside the Corporate Law Box? Shareholder Primacy and Corporate Social Responsibility in China', European Business Organization Law Review, vol. 18, pp. 155 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40804-017-0063-5

Babie P; Orth J; Weng X, 2017, 'The Honoré-Waldron Thesis: A Comparison of the Blend of Ideal-Typic Categories of Property in American, Australian and Chinese Land Law', Tulane Law Review, vol. 91, pp. 739 - 788, http://www.tulanelawreview.org/91-4-babieetal/

Weng X; Huang Y; Zhang Y, 2016, 'Insider Trading Case Studies: Principles, Efficacies and Corrections', Peking University Law and Finance Review, vol. 1, pp. 60 - 85, https://www.ilawpress.com/article/detail/312330691780018697

Weng X; Watters C, 2016, 'Does the Housing Market and Absence of Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Make Interpretation (III) of the Chinese Marriage Law Beneficial to Women, Not Men?', Property Law Journal, vol. 3, pp. 101 - 122, https://research.bond.edu.au/en/publications/does-the-housing-market-and-absence-of-consumer-bankruptcy-protec

Huang Y; Gao W; Lan J; Weng X, 2015, 'An Empirical Study of Public Company Contracts on Attorney fees', International Business Law Review, vol. 1, pp. 61 - 103

Weng X, 2015, 'Chinese Corporate Balkanization: the Reality of Political Economy and Competition for Corporate Charters as a Replacement', Hong Kong Law Journal, vol. 44, pp. 247 - 262, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2409035

Weng X, 2015, 'Who is an Insider? A Case Study on Chinese Insider Trading Enforcement Principle', Asia Pacific Law Review, vol. 22, pp. 85 - 101, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10192557.2014.11745917

Weng CXC; Jia J, 2015, 'Assessing the administrative sanctions regime for insider trading in China: An empirical approach', Asian Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 10, pp. 343 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/asjcl.2015.18

Weng CXC, 2014, 'Chinese unbridled incorporation competition: The reality of political economy and competition for corporate charters as a replacement', Hong Kong Law Journal, vol. 44, pp. 247 - 276

Weng X, 2013, 'Value of Credibility', Prosecutorial View, vol. 17, pp. 6 - 17

Weng X; Ni R, 2013, 'Regulating in the Dark', KoGuan Law Review, vol. 3, pp. 10 - 28

Weng X, 2013, 'Chinese Shareholder Protection and the Influence from the US Law: The Idiosyncratic Economic Realities and Mismatched Agency Problem Solutions', Securities Regulation Law Journal, vol. 40, pp. 1 - 36, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2038545

Weng CX-C, 2012, 'Chinese Shareholder Protection and the Influence of the US Law: the Idiosyncratic Economic Realities and Mismatched Agency Problem Solutions', SECURITIES REGULATION LAW JOURNAL, vol. 40, pp. 401 - 422, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000312421900002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Weng X, 2012, 'Lifting the Veil of Words: An Analysis of the Efficacy of Chinese Takeover Laws and the Road to the Harmonious Society', Columbia Journal of Asian Law, vol. 25, https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/colas25&div=10&id=&page=

Weng X, 2011, 'The Implications of American Takeover Rules from Chinese Takeover Legislation Perspective', Review of Judicial Frontier, vol. 2, pp. 151 - 160

Lu Y; Weng X; Ni R, 2011, 'Paths to the Reform of Chinese Credit Rating System', Financial Law Review, vol. 2, pp. 193 - 214, http://www.oaj.pku.edu.cn/jrfy/CN/volumn/volumn_4243.shtml#1

Weng X; Xu Y, 2011, 'Introductions and Suggestions to the Chinese Securities Credit Rating System from a Comparative Perspective', The University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review, vol. 6, pp. 217 - 241, https://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/ealr/vol6/iss2/3/

Weng X, 2011, 'To Be, Rather Than to Seem: Analysis of Trustee Fiduciary Duty in Reorganization and Its Implications on the New Chinese Bankruptcy Law', The International Lawyer, vol. 45, pp. 647 - 671, https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/To-Be%2C-Rather-Than-to-Seem%3A-Analysis-of-Trustee-in-Weng/a0cbb0f0b9dae94efdc8cec95803e945642f4edc

Weng X, 2010, 'Decision Facing Challenges: Comments on the New Financial Deal of the American Financial Crises and the Inspirations to China', The Herald of Rule of Law on Finance, vol. 2, pp. 100 - 114

Weng X; Ni R; Lu Y, 2010, 'Angel or Demon: The Role of Hedge Funds Activism in Chinese Corporate Governance and Its future', Securities Law Review, vol. 2, pp. 160 - 172,

Weng X, 2010, 'Assessing the Applicability of the Business Judgment Rule and ‘Defensive’ Business Judgment Rule in the Chinese Judiciary: A Perspective on Takeover Case Adjudications', Fordham international law journal, vol. 34, pp. 124 - 147, https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2284&context=ilj

Xu Z; Weng X, 2008, 'The Survey of American Independent directors’ Compensation Development and Its Inspirations to Chinese Legislation', Journal of East China University of Politics and Law, vol. 74, pp. 166 - 177

Feng L; Weng X, 2006, 'The rethink of Death Penalty Abolishment: A Legal History Perspective', Jiangnan Forum, pp. 26 - 38

Lu Y; Weng X, 2006, 'An Analysis of the Unbreakable Debt Theory', Journal of Taiyuan Normal University, vol. 6, pp. 48 - 60

Weng X, 2006, 'Anatomy of Culpability of Single Owner Company', Journal of Shanghai Normal University, vol. 35, pp. 33 - 38

Book Chapters

Weng X, 2021, 'The Melting Glacier: An Introduction to Chinese Takeover Regulations', in POREEN PROJECT BY EUROPEAN UNION

Weng X, 2021, 'Securities Regulations in China: A Takeover Law Perspective', in CHINESE LEGAL SYSTEM, Shanghai People Press

Weng X, 2021, 'Corporate Law in China: Past, Present and Future', in Xie Y (ed.), CHINESE LEGAL SYSTEM, Shanghai People Press

Weng X; Wu S; Shen Z, 2020, 'The First Step of a Long March: Dual Class Company Regulations and Its Application for the Sci-Tech and Innovation Board in China', in Lee P; Godwin A; Langford R (ed.), TECHNOLOGY AND CORPORATE LAW: HOW INNOVATION SHAPES CORPORATE ACTIVITY, Edward Elgar

Weng X, 2020, 'The Implications of Cook v. Deeks to Chinese Shareholder Protection', in Jurisprudence

Shen Z; Weng X; Tang X, 2019, 'The Role and Future of Self-Regulation in the Market for Corporate Control', in Lee J (ed.), Takeovers in EU and China: State Interests, Market Players, and Governance Mechanism, Springer, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-72345-3_4

Weng X, 2007, 'Survey and Analysis on the History of Corporate Crime Culpability and the Theory of Piercing the Corporate Veil', in THE STUDY ON NEW ISSUES OF LAW SCIENCE, Peking University Press

Weng X, 2006, 'Anatomy of the Double Control Theory in Economic Crime', in THE STUDY ON NEW ISSUES OF LAW SCIENCE 2006, Peking University Press

Weng X, 2005, 'Anatomy of Business Embezzlement', in THE STUDY ON NEW ISSUES OF LAW SCIENCE 2005, Peking University Press


Working Papers

Weng X; Su E, 2020, Minority Shareholder Protection and Establishing Oppression Remedies in Taiwan, http://dx.doi.org, https://www.lawbank.com.tw/treatise/pl_article.aspx?AID=P000247937

Weng X; Hu J, 2020, Every sunset is an opportunity to reset: an analysis on sunset rule on dual class share regulation, http://dx.doi.org