Research Profile

Recent publications


Shareholder Primacy and Corporate Governance: Legal Aspects, Practices and Future Directions by Shuangge Wen (2013, Routledge)


S Wen & J Zhao “The Eligibility of Claimants to Commence Derivative Litigation on Behalf of China's Joint Stock Limited Companies” (2018) Hong Kong Law Journal (forthcoming)

S Wen & J Zhao “Contextualising Legal Norms – A Multi-dimensional View of the 2014 Legal Capital Reform in China” (2018) European Business Organisation Law Review pp. 93-140

S Wen “The Cogs and Wheels of Reflexive Law – Business Disclosure under the Modern Slavery Act” (2016) 43 Journal of Law and Society  327-359

 S Wen, “The Ideals and Reality of A Legal Transplant- The Veil Piercing Doctrine in China” (2014) Standford Journal of International Law pp. 319-358

S Wen & J Zhao “The Legitimacy of Unsecured Creditor Protection through the Lens of Corporate Social Responsibility” (2013) Journal of Business Law 868-898

S Wen  “The Achilles Heel that Hobbles the Asian Giant – An Analysis of the Geneses of Bribery on the Cogs and Wheels of China’s Legal Developments” (2013) 50(3) American Business Law Journal 483-541; 

 S Wen “Less is More – A Critical View of Further EU Action towards a Harmonised Corporate Governance Framework in the aftermath of the Crisis” (2013) 12(1) Washington University Global Studies Law Review 41-93; 

 S Wen “Revisiting the Corporate Objective through the Economic Lens” (2013) 8 International Company and Commercial Law Review 302-317;

S Wen (2011) “The Magnitude of Shareholder Value as the Overriding Objective in the UK – The Post-Crisis Perspective” (2011) 26(7) Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation 325-338.

S Wen & J Zhao (2011) XIV “Exploring the Rationale of Enlightened Shareholder Value (ESV) in the Realm of UK Company Law – The Path Dependence Perspective”, International Trade and Business Law Review153-178.

S Wen & J Zhao (2010) 25(10) “Corporate Governance and the Financial Crisis: Did the Theories Stand the Test?” Journal of International Banking and Financial Law 612-617.

S Wen & J Zhao (2010) 3(3) “Revisiting the Scope of a Scheme of Arrangement - Insights Derived from Lehman”, Bankers Law 20-28.

S. Wen, (2009) 18(3) “Institutional Investor Activism on Socially Responsible Investment: Effects and Expectations”, Business Ethics: A European Review 308-333.

J Zhao & S Wen (2010) 21(11) “Promoting Stakeholders' Interests in the Unique Chinese Corporate Governance Model”, International Company and Commercial Law Review 373-385.

Wider Research Interests

Company Law,

Corporate Governance

Business Ethics

General aspects of Commercial and Business Law