Lei Chen

Durham Law School

Professor

Palatine Centre

South Road

Durham, DH1 3LE

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (27)

The Historical Development of the Civil Law Tradition in China: A Private Law Perspective

(2010) The Legal History Review 78, 159-181
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2021
Lei Chen
Durham Law School
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The Historical Development of the Civil Law Tradition in China: A Private Law Perspective

(2010) The Legal History Review 78, 159-181
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2021
Lei Chen
Durham Law School
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Legal and Institutional Analysis of Land Expropriation in China

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2017
Lei Chen
Durham Law School
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Whither Adverse Possession in Hong Kong? A Comparative and Statistical Study.

Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 2014 issue 5. 413 - 429.
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 01 Feb 2015
Lei Chen and Sng Ban Gordon
Durham Law School and Independent
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The New Chinese Property Code: A Giant Step Forward?

Electronic Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 11, No. 2, September 2007
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Oct 2008
Lei Chen
Durham Law School
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Property code China Proeprty Rights Comparative Study

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Private Property with Chinese Characteristics: A Critical Analysis of the Chinese Law on Property of 2007

European Review of Private Law, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 983-1004, 2010
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2017
Lei Chen
Durham Law School
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The Unavoidable Necessity of Formalizing Condominium Ownership in China: A Pilot Study

Asian Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 2, No. 1, April 2007
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2013
Lei Chen and Hanri Mostert
Durham Law School and University of Cape Town (UCT)
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Chinese law, condominium law, property rights, property management

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Availability of Specific Remedies in Chinese Contract Law

Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia Remedies for Breach of Contract (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2016) ch 2.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 09 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2017
Lei Chen
Durham Law School
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Specific performance, repair and replacement, performance interest, restrictions, routine remedy

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The Emergence of Private Property Law in China and Its Impact on Human Rights

Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal. 15(1) 94-134 (2013)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 01 Feb 2015
Mark D. Kielsgard and Lei Chen
City University of Hong Kong (CityU) - Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law and Durham Law School
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Evolving Property Rights in China: Patterns and Dynamics of Condominium Governance

Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, (2013) pp. 1-22, Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 15 Oct 2013
Lei Chen and Mark D. Kielsgard
Durham Law School and City University of Hong Kong (CityU) - Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law
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Property Registration System in China: Theory, Practice and Future Challenges

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 Oct 2013
Lei Chen
Durham Law School
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Will Innovative Technology Result in Innovative Legal Frameworks? – Smart Contracts in China

(2018) 26(6) European Review of Private Law 921-942.
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2020
Jia Wang and Lei Chen
Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Faculty of Business and Durham Law School
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Land Registration, Property Rights, and Institutional Performance in China: Progress Achieved and Challenges Ahead.

Hong Kong Law Journal. 44 (3). 841-864 (2014)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 01 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2020
Lei Chen
Durham Law School
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Dynamics of Constitutional Property Clauses in the Developing World: China and South Africa

2010 (17:4) Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 377-405
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2014
Hanri Mostert and Lei Chen
University of Cape Town (UCT) and Durham Law School
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constitutional property law; expropriation; China; South Africa

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Consumer Law and Policy Relating to Change of Circumstances Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, COVID-19 - Consumer Law Research Group

Journal of Consumer Policy (2020) 43(3), DOI: 10.1007/s10603-020-09463-z
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2020
University of Houston Law Center, Independent, Adelaide Law School, University of Manchester, Durham Law School, Independent, European University Institute, University of Rijeka, Law Faculty, University of Cape Town, Independent, Independent, University of Kent - Kent Law School, KU Leuven, Consumer Competition Market, University of Warwick - School of Law and University of Helsinki - Faculty of Law
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Consumer law, COVID-19, Moratoria, Refunds, Guiding principles

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Specific Performance As a Contractual Remedy in Chinese Courts: An Empirical Study

(2019) 7(1) The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law 26-54, Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2021
Lei Chen
Durham Law School
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A Structural Analysis of Chinese Mortgage Law

Essays in Honour of C G van der Merwe (2011) Lexisnexis pp 395-412
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2013
Lei Chen
Durham Law School
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Investor-State Arbitration in China: A Comparative Perspective

Leon Trakman, Qiao Liu and Lei Chen, ‘Investor-State Arbitration in China: A Comparative Perspective’ in Lei Chen and André Janssen (eds) Dispute Resolution in China, Europe and World (Springer, 2020) , UNSW Law Research Paper No. 20-15, City University of Hong Kong Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law Research Paper Series Paper No. 2020/014
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2020
Leon Trakman, Qiao Liu and Lei Chen
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) - School of Law and Durham Law School
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China, ISA, investor-state arbitration, arbitration, ICSID, Model Bilateral Investment Agreement, foreign investment, direct investment, bilateral investment treaties, BITs

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Reflections on the Role of the Managing Agent in South African and Chinese Sectional Title (Condominium) Legislation

Journal of South African Law (TSAR), No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2013
Lei Chen and C. G. van der Merwe
Durham Law School and University of Aberdeen - School of Law
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Condominium, Sectional Title Management, Managing Agent

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Debating Personality Rights Protection in China: A Comparative Outlook

(2018) 26(1) European Review of Private Law 31-55.
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 31 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2020
Lei Chen
Durham Law School
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Personality Rights, Chinese Civil Code, Comparative Law, Privacy, Remedies, Case Law

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Regulating Smart Contracts and Online Platforms A Chinese Perspective

The Cambridge Handbook of Smart Contracts, Blockchain Technology and Digital Platforms
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2021
Jia Wang and Lei Chen
Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Faculty of Business and Durham Law School
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The Changing Landscape of Condominium Laws and Urban Governance in China

The Changing Landscape of Condominium Laws and Urban Governance in China, in A. Lehavi ed. Private Communities and Urban Governance: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives. Springer, 2016
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Feb 2017
Lei Chen
Durham Law School
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condominium law, China, urban governance

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The Developer’s Role in the Surging Chinese Condominium Housing: Through the Comparative Lens of the US System

Asia Pacific Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2010
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2013
Lei Chen
Durham Law School
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Relaxations of Contractual Privity and the Need for Third Party Rights in Chinese Contract Law

In Mindy Chen-Wishart, Alexander Loke, and Stefan Vogenauer (eds), Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia II: Formation and Third Party Beneficiaries (Oxford University Press, 2018), Chapter 3.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2020
Lei Chen
Durham Law School
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Chinese law, Third party rights

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Inefficiency of Specific Performance As a Contractual Remedy in Chinese Courts: An Empirical and Normative Analysis

40 Nw. J. Int’l L. & Bus. 275 (2019), Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law Research Paper, University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 20-27
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 26 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2020
Lei Chen and Larry A. DiMatteo
Durham Law School and University of Florida Levin College of Law
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The Norm of Property’s Social Function: A Chinese Perspective

in Paul Babie and Jessica Viven-Wilksch (eds), Léon Duguit and the Social Obligation Norm of Property (1st edn) (Singapore: Springer, 2019) 331-354., Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law Research Paper
Posted: 26 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2021
Lei Chen, Andrew Michalek and Jia Wang
Durham Law School, Independent and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Faculty of Business
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The Norm of Property’s Social Function: A Chinese Perspective

in Paul Babie and Jessica Viven-Wilksch (eds), Léon Duguit and the Social Obligation Norm of Property (1st edn) (Singapore: Springer, 2019) 331-354., Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2021
Lei Chen, Andrew Michalek and Jia Wang
Durham Law School, Independent and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Faculty of Business
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The Legal Protection of Personality Rights: Chinese and European Perspectives

Ken Oliphant, Zhang Pinghua and Chen Lei (eds), The Legal Protection of Personality Rights: Chinese and European Perspectives, Leiden: Brill/Nijhoff, 2018.
Posted: 08 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2019
Ken Oliphant, Zhang Pinghua and Lei Chen
University of Bristol Law School, Yantai University - Law School and Durham Law School

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