Thomas Coendet
Private law (contract, banking, law and finance), financial regulation, comparative law, legal theory


Thomas Coendet is Shanghai Distinguished Professor (Oriental Chair) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), joining the law faculty in September 2016. He holds a MJur from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of Berne (Switzerland). Prior to joining SJTU, he held a series of prestigious fellowships in Europe, including a Postdoc at Goethe University Frankfurt (2016) and visiting positions at the University of Oxford (2010/11) and the University of Paris I (Sorbonne) (2011). He was a research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg (2010) and during his university education a fellow of the Swiss Study Foundation (2003–12). Starting from 2012, he practised for two and a half years as an attorney for banking, finance, and regulatory in one of the leading Swiss law firms. His publications include a book on comparative legal reasoning and a wide range of journal articles and chapters on contract, banking and financial law, judiciary, and legal theory, both in English and German. A number of his publications have been translated into Chinese. For his paper Legal Reasoning: Arguments from Comparison, he received the ARSP Best Article Prize 2017.


MJur, University of Oxford (2015); Dr. iur., University of Berne (2012); Admission to the Swiss bar (2008)


Coordinator of international activities at the China Institute for Socio-Legal Studies, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (since 2019); International Journal of Language & Law, editorial board (since 2018); Asian Journal of Law and Society (Cambridge University Press), managing editor (2016–9); Ancilla Iuris – Constellations of Law, editorial board (since 2016); fellow of the Heidelberg Group of Legal Linguistics, University of Heidelberg (since 2014)

开设课程:Private international law, Legal research and writing skills in English

荣誉称号, 个人获奖:

ARSP Best Article Prize (2017), Honorary Member of the Romanian Association for Law and European Affairs (2017), Holcim Fellow (2016), Freshfields Scholar (University of Oxford, 2014/15), UNIDROIT Scholar (University of Oxford, 2014/15), JPS Fellow (2011), SNF Fellow (2010), Gustave Dubois Prize (2006)


Selected publications: ‘Framing the Law and Policy of Finance’, Accounting, Economics, and Law: A Convivium (forthcoming, published online 7 July 2021); ‘The Concept of Regulatory Arbitrage’, in Klaus Mathis, Avishalom Tor (eds.): Law and Economics of Regulation, Cham: Springer, 159–181; ‘Critical Legal Orientalism. Rethinking the Comparative Discourse on Chinese Law’, 67 (2019) American Journal of Comparative Law 775–824; ‘Legal Reasoning: Arguments from Comparison’, 102 (2016) Archives for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (ARSP) 476–507 (awarded the ARSP Best Article Prize); ‘Judicial Decision-Making Today. The Swiss Perspective’, in Jürgen Basedow, Holger Fleischer, Reinhard Zimmermann (eds.): Legislators, Judges, and Professors, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2016, 65–95; ‘Gesetzgebungsstrategie des neuen AGB-Rechts’, 133 (2014) Zeitschrift für Schweizerisches Recht (ZSR) 45–72 [The legislative strategy of the new law on standard contract terms]; Rechtsvergleichende Argumentation, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2012 [Comparative legal reasoning] (Reviewed by: Ulfrid Neumann, 104 (2018) Archives for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (ARSP) 449–52; H.C.F. Schoordijk, Realistische en pragmatische rechtsvinding, Nijmegen: Wolf 2014, 29–30; Stelio Mangiameli, 2014 Rivista trimestrale di diritto pubblico, 1186–90; A. Kohl, 2013 Revue de droit international et de droit comparé, 644–6; Ralph Christensen, 2013 Juristen Zeitung (JZ) 354–5)

简历更新时间:August, 2021