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Milhaupt Named Hastings Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University

Milhaupt Named Hastings Visiting Professor At Hong Kong University

Hong Kong University named Professor Curtis J. Milhaupt ’89 the Paul Hastings Visiting Distinguished Professor in Corporate and Financial Law. The appointment will begin at the end of Columbia’s spring semester. Prof. Milhaupt will teach aspects of U.S. corporate law with special focus on how U.S. corporate law handles agency costs – malfeasance by board members and conflicts of interest posed by controlling shareholders. He also will address the ongoing controversy over Sarbanes-Oxley in the United States and the role of cross-listing on foreign stock exchanges as a means of improving corporate governance. Prof. Milhaupt chose these topics for their “relevance to contemporary developments in mainland China and Hong Kong, where there is an ongoing process of experimentation with legal rules and market incentives to improve the governance of Chinese corporations.”