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Ruiqiao Zhang

Lecturer in Corporate Finance, Corporate and Commercial Law

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Professional Qualifications

DCL, LLMs, LLB and BSc


Dr Ruiqiao Zhang has comprehensive education backgrounds, extensive academic training in law, and rich experience of research in various legal systems in Asia, Europe and North America. She holds two bachelor’s degrees of Law and Science (Biotechnology), three master’s degrees of Civil and Commercial Law, International Commercial and Trade Law, and Comparative Law in China, the Netherlands, and Canada respectively, and one doctoral degree of law at McGill University. Dr Ruiqiao Zhang had been invited by Peking University Law School to be a Visiting Professor supported by Jones Day Fellow during her sabbatical in 2019. 

Research Interests

Ruiqiao Zhang has experience in conducting research in international law, and has also engaged in comparative studies of the common law, the civil law, the law of the European Union, and Chinese law. Her research and teaching interests revolve around civil and commercial law, focusing in particular on trust law, company law, corporate finance, property law, and international trade law.


Principles of Corporate Finance Law, LLM (Course Organiser)

Commercial Trust Law, Honours (Course Organiser)

Company Law, LLM (former Course Organiser)

Practice of Corporate Finance and the Law, LLM (former Course Organiser)

Company Law, Honours (former Course Organiser)

Business Entities, Ordinary


Research activities & awards

  1. Commercial Trust Law

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. 2018 UK-China Rule of Law Roundtable

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

  3. International Conference on Social Science, Arts, Economic and Education

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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