CCTL Online Seminars Held in May 2020


The cluster groups of the CUHK LAW Centre for Comparative and Transnational Law hosted the following online seminars in May 2020.​

Comparative Constitutional Law Research Forum Seminar “Intersectional Discrimination”

This webinar held on 4 May discussed the new monograph Intersectional Discrimination (OUP 2019) by Shreya Atrey, Associate Professor in Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. Professor Atrey began the seminar with an overview of her book, which presents an account of intersectionality theory in comparative discrimination law. She explained the concept of intersectional discrimination and why it has been difficult for jurisdictions around the world to redress it in discrimination law. Professor Atrey further noted that intersectionality is not a catch-all concept or panacea for societal problems. Rather, she argued that the law would benefit from a reorientation that takes into account the intersectional nature of many discrimination claims. Following Professor Atrey’s remarks, Professors Mara Malagodi (CUHK) and Kelley Loper (HKU) offered commentary on the book. Professor Malagodi provided a comparative constitutional law perspective, while Professor Loper discussed intersectionality in her teaching of discrimination law and in the context of Hong Kong. Professor Rehan Abeyratne (CUHK) moderated the seminar and hosted a Q&A session with the audience at the end.

(From top left to bottom right) The seminar speaker, Professor Shreya Atrey of University of Oxford; the moderator, Professor Rehan Abeyratne of CUHK LAW; and the panelists, Professor Mara Malagodi of CUHK LAW and Professor Kelley Loper of HKU.

Professor Shreya Atrey introduced her new monograph Intersectional Discrimination published by the Oxford University Press.


Corporate Law and Governance Cluster Seminar “Institutional Investors and Voting in Chinese Stock Markets”

The first CCTL Corporate Law and Governance Cluster online seminar “Institutional Investors and Voting in Chinese Stock Markets” was delivered by CUHK LAW Professor Chao Xi on 18 May. In this seminar, Professor Xi discussed empirically the voting behaviour of minority investors, in particular institutional investors, in China’s A-share markets. The seminar started off with a comprehensive overview of the Chinese stock markets, and how they have become increasingly international while maintaining their unique features. Professor Xi then elaborated on the legal framework for shareholder voting in China, and how it has laid the stage for institutional shareholder stewardship. Drawing from a unique, proprietary empirical dataset, Professor Xi further presented an evidence-based analysis on the rise of institutional investor activism in the A-share markets. He concluded by emphasising the potential for institutional investors to engage with corporate governance improvements in the A-share markets.

Professor Chao Xi spoke on institutional investors and voting in Chinese stock markets on 18 May 2020.

Professor Lutz-Christian Wolff hosted the seminar and the Q&A session.