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Biography

Vivien obtained her law degree with honours from the Australian National University. Having worked as a solicitor in commercial legal practice, she completed her Masters degree in law at the University of Malaya, and authored a book on self-dealing by company directors.

Vivien's PhD research investigates systemic weaknesses in the Malaysian corporate regulatory framework.  She was awarded the best paper prize at the Corporate Law Teachers Association conference in 2013 and 2018, and a graduate student article award by the Asian Law and Society Association in 2018.  Prior to commencing her role as a lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation, she was a teaching associate in the department and a research assistant at the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne. She has previously held an academic position at an overseas university.

Her publications include articles on Australian and Malaysian corporations law and financial regulation in the ASEAN Economic Community.  She investigates the impact of fringe credit on consumers in financial stress together with researchers from Melbourne Law School and partner organisations, including consumer advocates and financial counselors, as part of the Harmful Financial Products project. Her contribution to international collaborative research includes serving as research associate on the China, Law and Development project, The University of Oxford China Centre.

 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD (Monash)

LLM (Malaya)

BA (Asian Studies), LLB (Hons) (Australian National University)

External positions

Research Associate, China Law and Development, The University of Oxford China Centre

2020 → …

Honorary Research Fellow, Harmful Financial Products Project, University of Melbourne

2019 → …

Research area keywords

  • Shareholder protection law, corporations law, law in the ASEAN Economic Community, financial consumer protection, personal insolvency

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Research Output

Consumer financial dispute resolution in a time of increased regulatory scrutiny

Chen, V., Godwin, A. & Ramsay, I., 2020, Research Handbook on Asian Financial Law. Arner, D. W., Wan, W. Y., Goodwin, A., Shen, W. & Gibson, E. (eds.). 1st ed. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 209-232 24 p. (Research Handbooks in Financial Law).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Enforcement of directors’ duties in Malaysia and Australia: the implications of context

Chen, V., 2019, In : Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal. 19, 1, p. 91-117 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

An evaluation of debt agreements in Australia

Chen, V., O'Brien, L. & Ramsay, I., 2018, In : Monash University Law Review. 44, 1, p. 151-197 47 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

An ASEAN framework for cross-border cooperation in financial consumer dispute resolution

Chen, V., Godwin, A. & Ramsay, I., 1 Jul 2017, In : Asian Journal of Comparative Law. 12, 1, p. 167-196 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Law and society in the evolution of Malaysia's Islamic capital market regulation

Chen, V., 1 May 2017, In : Asian Journal of Law and Society. 4, 1, p. 133-156 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Prizes

Best paper prize, Corporate Law Teacher Association Conference 2013

Vivien Chen (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Graduate Student Article Award 2018, Asian Law and Society Association

Vivien Chen (Recipient), Dec 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Press / Media

Payday lenders: trusted friends or debt traps?

Vivien Chen

15/10/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Corporate (Mis)Governance in Malaysia (& Japan)

Vivien Chen, Luke Nottage & Preeti Sze Hui Lo

1/05/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs

How Malaysian Corporate Laws can Recover after Corruption

Vivien Chen

21/11/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Law and society in the evolution of Malaysia's Islamic capital market regulation

Vivien Chen

28/09/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs

Debt agreements and how to avoid unnecessary debt traps

Vivien Chen, Ian Ramsay & Lucinda O'Brien

20/10/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature