Chin Leng Lim
A Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor at the School of Law, King's College London, Chin currently chairs HKU's East Asian International Economic Law and Policy Program.
He provides regular consulting and support to various public organisations, more recently to the WTO, UNESCAP, the APEC secretariat and during the Sixth Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks.
He previously served as Singapore's counsel in trade negotiations, and was a United Nations lawyer in Geneva where he handled Gulf War reparations following an academic career in Britain in the 1990s.
Chin's most recent press interviews have appeared in The Guardian newspaper, the Chicago Tribune and Forbes. His recent books are Economic Diplomacy: Essays and Reflections by Singapore's Negotiators (Institute of Policy Studies, 2010) with Margaret Liang, and Law of the Hong Kong Constitution (Sweet & Maxwell, 2011) with Johannes Chan. His latest book, Present at the Beginning: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, with Deborah K. Elms and Patrick Low, will be published in 2012 by Cambridge University Press.
Areas of Expertise/Research Interests
- International Economic Law
- World Trade Law
- Policy and Business.