Sarah Deng


Room 440, the Sir Alexander Stone Building

PhD Topic

Legal Transplant as a Device of Legal Change in Transitional Economies: The Case of Importing Common Law-Style Corporate Fiduciary Duties into Contemporary China


Professor Iain MacNeil
Dr Irene-Marie Esser



Sarah Deng is currently studying for a PhD degree in Law under the supervision of Professor Iain MacNeil and Dr Irene-Marie Esser.

Prior to commencing her PhD, Sarah worked as a lawyer specializing in IPO and M&A transactions at King & Wood Mallesons for almost three years. She has been admitted to practice law in China.

Sarah holds an LL.B from the University of Politics and Law, as well as an LL.M in Business Law from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Research Interests

Comparative Company Law; Securities Regulation; Cross-border Transactions Law and Practice