University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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Casey Watters

Assistant Professor in Business Law and Corporate Governance , Nottingham University Business School China

Qualifications

PhD (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
JD (University of California, Hastings College of the Law)
BA (Washington State University)

Contact

  • Trent-361, Nottingham University Business School China, University of Nottingham Ningbo China 199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo 315100

     
    China 
  • +86 574 8818 8702
  • +86 574 8818 0125 
  • Casey.Watters@nottingham.edu.cn 

Casey

Biography

Expertise summary

Dr. Watters is an Assistant Professor in Business Law and Corporate Governance at Nottingham Business School China.  Before joining NUBS China, he was the Yong Pung How Research Fellow at Singapore Management University School of Law’s Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia (“CEBCLA”). Dr Watters completed a JD at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law before joining the California bar and subsequently completed a PhD at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His research is focused on commercial law, where his has published on corporate insolvency, bankruptcy, cross-border insolvency, mergers & acquisitions and piercing the corporate veil.

Teaching summary

Undergraduate

  • Corporate Restructuring and Governance
  • Business Law A
  • Business Law B

Postgraduate

  • Management Studies 2

Administrative roles

Asian Journal of Law and Society, Shanghai, China, 2013- current

Assistant Editor

China Oceans Law Review, Shanghai, China, 2011

Foreign Language Editor

West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, San Francisco, CA, 2010-2011

Staff Editor (University of California, Hastings College of the Law)

Research interests

  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Bankruptcy
  • Company Law
  • Corporate Governance

 

Publications

“SPVs as a Barrier to Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings: Lessons from Indonesia” 32 Australian Journal of Corporate Law 241 (2017) (ABDC Level A).

“Singapore Amends Companies Act to Strengthen its Role as a Regional Restructuring Hub” 38 Company Lawyer 293 (2017) (ABDC Level B).

“Understanding the Presumption of Innocence in China: Institution and Practice,” in Chinese Legal Reform and the Global Legal Order, Yun Zhao & Michael Ng eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) (2017 forthcoming) (with Lin Xifen).

“Cross Border Insolvency Law: Principles and Practice” Journal of International Banking and Financial Law 513 (September 2017) (Book Review).

“Guidelines for Cooperation and Communication Between Courts in Cross-Border Insolvency Matters: Too Far or Not Far Enough?” 38(6) Company Lawyer 169 (2017) (ABDC Level B). 

“Cross-Border Insolvency Law” 32 Australian Journal of Corporate Law 57 (2017) (Book Review) (ABDC Level A). 

“Singapore M&A Code Amended to Clarify Provisions and Establish an Auction System,” 37(10) Company Lawyer 327 (2016) (ABDC Level B).

“Do All Roads Lead to China? Chinese Commercial Law Scholarship in the Past Decade (Part 1)The China Review, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Spring 2016) (with Shen Wei) (SSCI; ABDC Level C).

“Do All Roads Lead to China? Chinese Commercial Law Scholarship in the Past Decade (Part 2)The China Review, Vol. 16, No. 3 (Fall 2016) (with Shen Wei) (SSCI; ABDC Level C).

“Does the Housing Market and Absence of Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Make Interpretation (III) of the Chinese Marriage Law Beneficial to Women, Not Men?” 3 Property Law Journal 101 (2016) (with Charlie Xiao-chuan Weng).

“Empowering States to Set the Priority of Environmental Claims in Bankruptcy,” 31(1) Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law 55 (2015).

 

"Is China Creating A New Business Order? -- Rationalizing China’s Extraterritorial Attempt to Expand the Veil-Piercing Doctrine," Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, Vol. 35 (2015) (with Shen Wei) (SSCI; ABDC Level B).

Conference presentations

“Piercing the Corporate Veil in Singapore and Hong Kong” QMUL – SMU Research Forum, London, UK, June 8, 2017. Hosted by Queen Mary University of London

“Cross-Border Insolvency in SE Asia: Procedural Exclusion as a Barrier to Coordination” Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, February 5-7, 2017. Hosted by Griffith University.

“Cross-Border Insolvency in SE Asia” Asian Financial Law and Regulation, Singapore, December 7, 2016. Hosted by the University of Melbourne and Singapore Management University.

“Bankruptcy Penalty Provisions: Alleviating Risk or Harming Debtors?” Personal Insolvency Conference, Brisbane, Australia, September 7-9, 2016. Hosted by Queensland University of Technology.

“Chinese Derivative Suits: An Incompatible Adoption of Foreign Law” Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research, Bangkok, Thailand, June 5-7, 2014. Hosted by SIBR – Thammasat University Faculty of Economics.

 

“Empowering States to Set the Priority of Environmental Claims in Bankruptcy” U21 Doctoral Forum, Shanghai, China, April 26, 2014. Hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.