Horace Yeung

Horace YeungAssociate Professor
E-mail: horace.yeung@le.ac.uk
Telephone: 0116 252 2365

Personal details

BBA (CUHK), LLM (Lancaster), DPhil (Oxon), FHEA

I obtained my undergraduate degree in accounting and law with first class honours from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, LLM with distinction from Lancaster University and doctorate from the University of Oxford. I was a Sir Edward Youde Scholar and recipient of the Confucius Institute Highly Commended Prize (for my research in Chinese law). Prior to joining Leicester in 2012, I had taught at Oxford, Exeter and Universität Osnabrück.

I was a winner of the Superstar Awards in 2017, organised by the Students' Union, to celebrate exceptional staff members at the University.

My recent education and/or research projects include.

  • Together with my collaborator, Steve Conway (Business School), we are supported by the British Council in providing capacity building activities on entrepreneurship skills in Uzbekistan.
  • I am a member of the expert group of the Legatum Institute London, a leading UK think-tank, in the compilation of their Global Prosperity Index, alongside eminent fellow experts including former central bank chiefs and economists.
  • As the coordinator in the Law School, I co-develop and co-host the English for Law International Summer Programme, with the Centre for International Training and Education of the University.

I am a reviewer for funding bodies like the Economic and Social Research Council and the Qatar National Research Fund, and journals like the Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, and the Journal of Corporate Law Studies, as well as different publishers. Also, I am an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, member of Beta Gamma Sigma (an honour society for business scholars) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am/have been the external examiner of two UK universities.


My research interests lie closely with the teaching I am doing, surrounding commercial law (very broadly defined; but corporate law, finance and governance oriented thus far). My research has a distinctive global, comparative, and interdisciplinary approach, especially underling the role of law in economic development. The geographical coverage thus far has included leading financial centres, Asia and Africa. My most recent research project is associated with Central Asia and the Middle East, apart from my ongoing research interests in China (including Hong Kong).



Commercial Law, Company Law


  • ‘Institutional Development and the Astana International Financial Centre in Kazakhstan’ (2020) forthcoming in 19 Washington University Global Studies Law Review.
  • ‘The Regulation of Illegal Fund-raising in China’ (2018) 26 Asia Pacific Law Review 77-100.  doi:10.1080/10192557.2018.1511086
  • ‘Shareholder Protection in China from a Numerical Comparative Law Perspective’ (2019) 7 Chinese Journal of Comparative Law 124-149 (with Flora Huang)doi:10.1093/cjcl/cxz001
  • Institutions and Economic Growth in Asia (Routledge 2018), 330pp (with Flora Huang).
  • ‘Law-finance-growth Nexus in the Context of Africa’ (2018) 11 Law and Development Review 513-555 (with Flora Huang)doi:10.1515/ldr-2018-0028
  • ‘The Coordinated Efforts of Regulating Overseas Listed Chinese Companies: A Historical Perspective and Recent Developments’ (2018) 18 Journal of Corporate Law Studies 43-74.  doi:10.1080/14735970.2017.1320023,  Open access version.
  • ‘The Admission and Regulation of Overseas Issuers: A Survey of Top Four Financial Centres' in Douglas Cumming and Sofia Johan (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of IPOs (OUP 2018) 652-675.
  • Chinese Companies and the Hong Kong Stock Market (Routledge 2013; paperback 2017), 253pp. (with Flora Huang).
  • ‘Managing Corporate Risks by Regulating Executive Pay: A Legal and Economic Analysis’ (2012) Durham Law Review (forthcoming).
  • ‘Law and Finance: What Matters? Hong Kong as a Test Case’ (2012) 3(1) Asian Journal of Law and Economics 1-28 (with Flora Huang).
  • ‘A Comparative and Functional Approach to Corporate Law Teaching’ (2011) 8(9) US-China Law Review 856-865.
  • ‘From Further North: The Case of Rusal’s (Russian Aluminium) Listing in Hong Kong’ (2011) 22(2) International Company and Commercial Law Review 56-64.
  • ‘Just Another Casino? The Case of Launching the Growth Enterprise Board in China’ (2010) 21(2) International Company and Commercial Law Review 68-81.
  • ‘Non-tradable Share Reform in China: A Review of Progress’ (2009) 30(11) The Company Lawyer 340-346.

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