Mimi Zou is the inaugural Fangda Fellow in Chinese Commercial Law at the University of Oxford. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Law and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees from the University of Oxford and graduated with first class honors degrees in Law, Economics, and Social Sciences (University Medal) from the University of Sydney. Zou is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and lawyer in New South Wales, Australia.

Prior to her current appointment, Zou was the R. Randle Edwards Fellow at Columbia Law School (2017); Assistant Professor of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2014-2017); Junior Dean at St John’s College, Oxford (2011-2014); Senior Researcher at Utrecht University (2010); and Senior Tutor at the University of Sydney Business School (2008-2009). She has also taught and researched at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, and the Australian National University.

Zou’s research has won international awards, been cited in an Australian appellate court and several parliamentary inquiries, and been covered by international media outlets such as The New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, Reuters, China Daily, and South China Morning Post. She is an editor of the Business and Human Rights Journal and the Hong Kong Law Journal.

She has worked in corporate law at King & Wood Mallesons and Linklaters in Sydney, Hong Kong, and London, as well as in a number of international organizations, government departments, and financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific and Europe for over 15 years. In 2016, the Asia Society named Mimi as an Asia 21 Young Leader, which recognizes the accomplishments of rising change-makers in the region. She was a former finalist in the Young Australian of the Year Awards.

Last Updated: December 12, 2017



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