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Research Publications


  1. Lei Chen (2023) Will Virtual Hearings Remain in Post-pandemic International Arbitration?. Int J Semiot Law
  2. Lei Chen (2023). The Security Interests in Chinese Law: Some Nuances. In H. Jiang & P. Sirena (Eds.), The Making of the Chinese Civil Code: Promises and Persistent Problems, 131-152. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  3. Lei Chen, (2023). Court-ordered Apologes: A Chinese Law Position. European Review of Private Law 31(5) (forthcoming)
  4. Lei Chen, (2023) Self-governing Organizations and Culture: Addressing Condominium Law Developments in China, 15 (3) Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law,


  1. Wu, Zhicheng., & Lei Chen. (2023). Revisiting property transfer theory: English law and Chinese law compared. 43  (2) Legal Studies 259-277. DOI:     
  2. Lei Chen, (2022) The Recoverability of Pure Economic Loss in China—comments on the Chongqing Cable Case, 纯粹经济损失的限制性保护,重庆电缆案评析in Peng Chengxin (ed) A Hundred Selected Civil Law Cases, 民法案例百选 Higher Education Press Beijing, 高等教育出版社627-635.
  3. Lei Chen, Zhuang Liu and Yingmao Tang (2022). Judicial Transparency as Judicial Centralization: Mass Publicity of Court Decisions in China, Journal of Contemporary China 31:137, 726-739


  1. Lei Chen (el ad) The Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China, English Translation, Brill, 2021.
  2. Lei Chen 陈磊(2021), The Assessment and Outlook of Judicial Control of Arbitral Award by Chinese Courts“中国商事仲裁司法审查的评估和展望”,李伟芳(主编)国际法前沿问题与教研的思考,北京大学出版社 Peking University Press,26-46.
  3. Lei Chen, (2021). Continuity and Change: Some Reflections on the Chinese Civil Code, 29 (2) Asia Pacific Law Review 287-305
  4. Lei Chen & Qiyu Wang (2021) Demystifying the Doctrine of Change of Circumstances under Chinese Law—A Comparative Perspective from Singapore and English Common Law, Journal of Business Law, issue 6, pp. 475-497.
  5. Lei Chen & S. de Rey (2021) Non-Monetary Relief for Breach of Contract: A European Perspective on Chinese Contract Law 29 (2) Asia Pacific Law Review 325- 345  
  6. Lei Chen, (2021) Commercial Courts Dispute Resolution Report: China and UK, (commissioned by the Great Britain China Centre),


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