NUS appoints new Dean of Law
The National University of Singapore (NUS) will be appointing Professor Hans Tjio as the new Dean of its Faculty of Law (NUS Law). Prof Tjio will succeed Professor Simon Chesterman as NUS Law’s 15th Dean with effect from 1 July 2021.
A leading securities regulation scholar, Prof Hans Tjio is the CJ Koh Professor of Law at NUS Law, and Director of its EW Barker Centre for Law and Business. A graduate of both University of Cambridge and Harvard University, Prof Tjio has taught at NUS Law for more than 30 years, joining as a Senior Tutor in 1990 and rising through the ranks to full Professorship in 2006. He has nurtured many decades of outstanding law students who have made incredible contributions in legal practice, politics and different spheres of society.
Widely regarded as an authority in company, securities regulation and trust law, Prof Tjio has published prolifically in international and local journals. His books, Corporate Law; Principles and Practice of Securities Regulations in Singapore; Financial Services Law and Regulation; and The International Encyclopedia of Laws, Property and Trust Law in Singapore, are renowned treatises extensively consulted by legal practitioners, researchers and students.
Prof Tjio is well-respected in the legal profession and has an illustrious record of engagement with the industry and regulators. Currently a consultant to TSMP Law Corporation, he contributes to the firm’s regulatory practice where he advises on issues ranging from securities law compliance to cryptocurrency and cutting-edge issues in company law. Since 2008, he has been serving as a member of the Securities Industry Council, which administers and enforces the Singapore Code on Take-overs and Mergers including investigation into securities dealings connected with take-over or merger transactions. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Singapore Exchange Listing Advisory Committee.
Closely involved in work related to legal sector transformation, he was Law Reform Consultant with the Attorney-General’s Chambers (2001 to 2006), member of the Academy of Law Reform Committee (2001 to 2003) and member of the Legal Education Working Group under the Committee to Review Legal Services in 2006.
Contributing to his impressive international experience in teaching and research, Prof Tjio has been appointed visiting professor and scholar at National Taiwan University, University of Auckland, Shanghai’s East China University of Politics and Law, Stanford University and University of Melbourne.