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Dr John Ho

Senior Lecturer

Newcastle Law School

Career Summary


Since obtaining my PhD in Law from the University of Dundee, UK, in 2009, I began my academic career as an Assistant Professor in Law at the City University of Hong Kong where I served for three years until 2012.  After that, I was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Surrey, UK, for a year.  I joined Newcastle Law School in December 2013 as a Senior Lecturer.

I have published extensively at top law journals based in the UK and Commonwealth in various legal disciplines such as Company Law, Labour Law, Environmental regulation and Public Law. 

I teach Company Law and Equity & Trusts.  

Research Expertise
I have published extensively in peer-reviewed law journals on topics such as Company Law, Environmental Law, Labour Law and Public Law.

Teaching Expertise
I offer teaching in Company Law/Corporate Governance and Equity & Trusts.

I have research collaborations with a number of scholars based in Australia and Hong Kong in disciplines such as Company Law, Public Law, Environmental regulation and Labour Law.


  • PhD, University of Dundee
  • Master of Science (Administration), Central Michigan University - USA


  • Company Law
  • Company Law/Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Environmental Law
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Labour Law
  • Public Law


  • Cantonese (Fluent)
  • Mandarin (Fluent)

Fields of Research

160509Public Administration20
180109Corporations and Associations Law60
180118Labour Law20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
23/12/2014 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Law School

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/09/2012 - 1/12/2013LecturerUniversity of Surrey, UK
United Kingdom
1/07/2009 - 1/08/2012Assistant ProfessorCity University of Hong Kong
School of Law
Hong Kong


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (17 outputs)

2014Chan RSY, Ho JKS, 'Inside Information disclosure regime in Hong Kong, from listing rules to securities law: a comparison with Australia', Company Lawyer, 35 215-223 (2014) [C1]
2014Chan RSY, Ho JKS, 'Should Listed Companies Be Allowed to Adopt Dual-Class Share Structure in Hong Kong?', Common Law World Review, 43 155-182 (2014) [C1]
2014Chan RSY, Ho KSJ, 'Disclosure of Directors' Personal Information in Hong Kong', Common Law World Review, 43 279-297 (2014) [C1]
2013Chan HK, Chan RSY, Ho JKS, 'Enforcement of Insider Trading Law in Hong Kong: What Insights Can We Learn from Recent Convictions?', Australian Journal of Corporate Law, 28 271-303 (2013) [C1]
2012Price R, Ho JKS, 'Air pollution in Hong Kong: the failure of government and judicial review', Public Law: the constitutional and administrative law of the commonwealth, 179 (2012)
2012Price R, Ho JKS, 'The Charity Commission of England and Wales as a model: Could Hong Kong and Australia be importing a constitutional problem?', Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, 55-75 (2012) [C1]
2012Price R, Ho JKS, 'Mainlanders as 'others' in the life and law of Hong Kong', King's Law Journal, 23 233-255 (2012) [C1]
2012Price R, Ho JKS, Tse S, 'Diesel Exhaust Disease Liability in Hong Kong: The Case for a Cross-Border Legal Transplant', Journal of Comparative Law, 7 172-195 (2012) [C1]
2011Ho JKS, Price R, 'Moral hazard, insolvency and employees as creditors: What governance lessons can be learned from the Hong Kong model?', Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 11 525-550 (2011) [C1]
2011Price R, Ho JKS, 'Implementing a Statutory Minimum Wage in Hong Kong: Appreciating International Experiences but Recognizing Local Conditions', Common Law World Review, 40 95-118 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1350/clwr.2011.40.2.0217Author URL
2011Ho JKS, Price R, 'Reform of Charity Law in Hong Kong and Australia: What lessons can be learned from the United Kingdom?', Asian Journal of Comparative Law, 6 11 (2011) [C1]
2011Price R, Ho JKS, 'Air Pollution in Hong Kong: the failure of judicial review and the slight promise of recent cases', Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, 394-411 (2011) [C1]
2011Chan RSY, Ho JKS, 'Price Sensitive Information Disclosure by Listed Corporations in Hong Kong: Lessons and Experiences from Australia', Australian Journal of Corporate Law, 26 86-111 (2011) [C1]
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2011Ho JKS, Price R, 'Bringing Corporate Rescue Laws to Hong Kong: A Reform Too Big to Fail?', Business Law International, 12 71-92 (2011) [C1]
2010Ho JKS, '"Director's duty to promote the success of the company": Should Hong Kong implement a similar provision?', Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 10 17-33 (2010) [C1]
2010Ho JKS, Chan RSY, 'Is Debtor In Possession Viable in Hong Kong?', Common Law World Review, 39 204-218 (2010) [C1]
2008Ho JKS, 'Economic Theories of the Firm Versus Stakeholder Theory: Is there a governance dilemma?', Hong Kong Law Journal, 38 399-424 (2008) [C1]
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
2014Corporate Governance - Challenges before Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in Effective Implementation
Law, Faculty of Business and Law

Dr John Ho


Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law

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