Dr Flora Huang

Senior Lecturer
School of Law
Dr Flora Huang
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    +44 (0) 1206 874291

  • Location

    5S.4.18, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Autumn Term: Study Leave



Prior to joining the University of Essex in September 2016, Dr. Huang was a lecturer in the Universities of Hull and Leicester. She has worked for international organisations such as the Basel Convention in Geneva and the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations Headquarters in New York. She was also a legal consultant in a Chinese bank and an expert group member of an influential think-tank, the Legatum Institute in London. Flora recently received a grant from the British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships on a project " Stock Connect: A New Model of Financial Market Integration" for the period of 2019-2020. In 2017, she was also funded by the HEFCE Newton Funds to organise a conference entitled "Ethics and Challenges in Chinese Financial Markets", and the Erasmus+ mobility programme to visit the University of Macau.In 2016, Flora was awarded a City Venture Research Grant to conduct research regarding the growth stories of two cities - Hong Kong and Shenzhen. In 2013-15, she was also awarded funding by the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust for the project A Tale of Three Cities - Unravelling the Common Law Advantage. Furthermore, her PhD research at SOAS University of London was supported by the Central Research Fund, University of London; Universities China Committee in London; SOAS Additional Fieldwork Award and the AHRC Skills Fund. In 2015 and 2016, Flora was appointed to two UK research councils' Peer Review Colleges (PRC): the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). In addition, she is also a reviewer of the Journal of International Trade Law and Policy and publishers such as Routledge, and has reviewed for Journal of Corporate Law Studies; Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies; and American Journal of Comparative Law. She was awarded Outstanding Reviewer at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence in 2012.


  • LLB (China)

  • LLM (Lancaster)

  • PhD (SOAS)

  • FHEA

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Company and Commercial Law

Corporate Governance

Law and Finance

Securities Law

Comparative Law

Chinese Law


Journal articles (10)

Yeung, H., Huang, F., Bekmurzayeva, Z. and Suleimenova, D., Institutional Development and the Astana International Financial Centre. Washington University Global Studies Law Review. 19

Yeung, H. and Huang, F., (2019). Shareholder Protection in China from a Numerical Comparative Law Perspective. Chinese Journal of Comparative Law. 7 (1), 124-149

Huang, F., Liu, X. and Yeung, H., (2018). Coordinated efforts to regulate overseas listed Chinese companies: a historical perspective and recent developments. Journal of Corporate Law Studies. 18 (1), 43-74

Huang, X. and Yeung, H., (2018). Law-Finance-Growth Nexus in the Context of Africa. Law and Development Review. 11 (2), 513-555

Liu, X., Huang, F. and Yeung, H., (2018). The Regulation of Illegal Fundraising in China. Asia Pacific Law Review. 26 (1), 77-100

Huang, F., (2017). Dual Class Shares around the Top Financial Centres. Journal of Business Law. 2017 (2), 137-154

Huang, F. and Yeung, H., (2017). The “Tech” of Two Cities: What Hong Kong Failed but Shenzhen Succeeded. Coller Venture Review. 5, 44-53

Huang, F., (2017). The Future of Chinese Markets. Jersey’s Institute of Law Journal. 1, 81-91

Huang, F. and Yeung, H., (2015). “One Country Two Systems” as Bedrock of Hong Kong’s Continued Success: Fiction or Reality?. Boston College International and Comparative Law Review. 38 (2), 191-224

Xiao Huang, F. and Yeung, H., (2013). Regulatory cooperation between securities commissions: a reflection from Hong Kong. The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law. 1 (1), 112-157

Books (2)

Huang, F. and Yeung, H., (2018). Institutions and Economic Growth in Asia: The Case of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Routledge. 9781138699731

Huang, F. and Yeung, H., (2014). Chinese Companies and the Hong Kong Stock Market. Routledge. 9780415642774

Book chapters (3)

Huang, X. and Liu, J., Enforcement Strategies in Chinese Capital Market. In: The Routledge Handbook of Post-Crisis Financial Regulation. Editors: Goddard, R. and Cash, D., . Routledge

Yeung, H. and Huang, F., (2016). Certainty Over Clemency: English Contract Law in the Face of Financial Crisis. In: The Effects of Financial Crises on the Binding Force of Contracts - Renegotiation, Rescission or Revision. Editors: Ba?o?lu, B., . Springer. 285- 305. 9783319272542

Huang, F., (2014). The Rising of Asian Values and the Financial Crisis: The Cases of Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. In: When Orient and Occident Meet. Editors: Depeyrot, G., . Moneta-Wetteren. 141- 157. 978-94-91384-44-8

Reports and Papers (1)

Huang, X. and Yeung, H., (2018). Written Evidence on China and the International Rule-based System Inquiry

Grants and funding


Stock Connect: A New Model of Financial Market Integration

British Academy


Newton Fund - Ethics in Chinese Financial Markets: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Higher Education Funding Council (Hefce)

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5S.4.18, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Autumn Term: Study Leave