Colin Hawes

Colin Hawes is Associate Professor and Director of Courses in the Law Faculty at the University of Technology Sydney.

Dr. Hawes studied Chinese at Durham University, UK, and in Beijing and Wuhan, China. He holds a Ph.D. in Asian Studies and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. He practised law in Vancouver focusing on Asia-related cases before joining the UTS Law Faculty in 2005.

Colin is especially interested in the intersection between corporations, law and culture: how cultural values impact on the way that corporations behave in different societies, and how large business corporations can be held accountable for their actions. He has published numerous articles on Chinese corporate governance and Chinese law and society in leading international journals including Australian Journal of Corporate Law, American Journal of Comparative Law, Asian Journal of Comparative Law and The China Journal. He also authored a book entitled The Chinese Transformation of Corporate Culture (Routledge Press, 2012). Colin is currently engaged in collaborative research projects on the creative interpretation of corporate law by Chinese judges, and on the complex governance structures of large Chinese corporations.