Dr Jane Fu



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Law


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Master of Laws, University of Canberra, 1998
Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, 2005
Bachelor of Law(s), Macquarie University, 2013


+61 3 924 46646

Biography summary

Jane Fu joined the Deakin Law School in 2004, having worked at three other Australian law schools including the ANU College of Law.  Holding two first law degrees in China and Australia respectively and having had long time legal work experience in both China and Australia, Jane is specialised in comparative law, particularly in the areas of comparative commercial law, corporate law and corporate governance as well as international commercial arbitration.  In addition to these areas, Jane's research interests also include Chinese legal system and legal history, comparative constitutional law, law and society, and the WTO law.

Jane Fu is very familiar with China's law-making process and law developments.  Prior to her move to Australia in the mid-1990s, Jane Fu worked as a draftsperson and legal adviser for eight years at the Civil Law Department of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the People's Republic of China.  The Legislative Affairs Commission serves the legislators of the National People's Congress and its Standing Committee - China's national parliament. Jane participated in the drafting of more than 10 national law bills. Jane was seconded to the Civil Disputes Court of the then Beijing Intermediate Court for 12 months where she had heard 116 civil and commercial cases together the judges of that court.

Jane had been an academic visitor at the Faculty of Law, the Oxford University for four months and had been a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley Law School for eight months. She had been a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Peking University Law School for six months. Jane also gave seminars at Oxford University Faculty of Law, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, China University of Politics and Law, Leeds Law School, Durham Law School, and other law schools.

Jane Fu is on the Panel of  Arbitrators of China International Econimic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and the Panel of Arbitrators of Beijing International Arbitration Centre (BIAC).

Jane Fu has a number of refereed journal articles published in Australia, China, the UK and other countries. She has published three research books (classified as A1 according to ERA standards). Currently she is working on her project on the legal issues with regards to China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Jane was also one of the recipients of an ARC-funded Discovery project.

Jane Fu is an approved Principal High Degree Research students supervisor at Deakin University. She is happy to supervise any HDR student who is interested in one of Jane Fu's research areas.


  • Australia Corporate Law Teachers Association
  • Law and Society Association
  • East Asian Law and Society
  • Australia China Business Council

Teaching interests

Corporations Law, Business Law, Contract Law, Torts, International Commercial Arbitration

Units taught

  • Corporations Law
  • Australian Legal System in Context
  • Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts
  • Law for Managers
  • Company Directors
  • Marketing Law
  • Commercial and Corporations Law

Knowledge areas

  • Comparative Corporate Goverance
  • Comparative Commercial Law
  • Australian Corporate Law
  • Australian Contract Law
  • Chinese Law
  • The WTO Law
  • Foreign Investment Law
  • Law and Society
  • Law, Economic and Politics
  • International Commercial Arbitration


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Duties of directors and officers under the Hong Kong companies ordinance

Dr Jane Fu

(2012), pp. 199-223, Company law in Hong Kong : practice and procedure, Hong Kong, B1


Corporate disclosure and corporate governance in China

Dr Jane Fu

(2010), Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, A1


中国法中的派生诉讼: 从比较的角度观察

Dr Jane Fu

(2009), pp. 470-482, Studies in corporate governance, Beijing Shi, China, B1


Derivative actions as a mechanism for the protection of minority shareholders in China: a result of convergence or divergence

Dr Jane Fu

(2006), pp. 3-22, Australasian Law Teachers Association-ALTA Annual Conference, Lindfield, N.S.W., E1


Legal regulation and corporate governance in China`s top 100 listed companies

Roman Tomasic, Dr Jane Fu

(2006), Vol. 27, pp. 278-285, Company lawyer, London, Eng., C1


PRC company & securities laws- a practical guide

Dr Jane Fu, Jie Yuan

(2006), Singapore, A1


澳中: 证券内幕交易法律制度之比较

Dr Jane Fu

(2005), pp. 78-82, Fa lu¿ shi yong, Peking, China, C1


Information disclosure and corporate governance in listed companies in China: from Yinguangxia to Enron

Dr Jane Fu

(2004), Vol. 17, pp. 48-70, Australian journal of corporate law, Belconnen, A.C.T., C1