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Professor Rong-Chwan Chen

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission
Professor of Law,
National Taipei University

Rong-chwan Chen is Commissioner of Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission and concurrently Professor of Law at National Taipei University. Professor Chen received his Ph. D. in Law from National Cheng-chi University in Taipei and joined the faculty of his alma mater, Soochow University School of Law in 1991, then in 2004 moved to join the faculty of National Taipei University College of Law, and was appointed by President Ma Ying-jeou as Commissioner of Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission in 2009. He was a Fulbright visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and University of Maryland School of Law in 1997-1998 and a visiting scholar at German Max-Planck Institute in Hamburg with its grants in 2006. He served as Deputy Chairperson of Soochow University School of Law in 1994, Chairperson of Department of Judicial Administration (Department of Law) in 2005-2007 and Chief of Section for Graduate Students’ Affairs of National Taipei University in 2004-2005. He also served beside his academic job as CEO (President) of the New Taiwanese Cultural Foundation in 2004-2009 on a voluntary basis.

Professor Chen specializes in civil law, private international law, international cultural property law, competition law and the law on relations across Taiwan Strait. He has been appointed since 1990s by the Examination Yuan as Examinee for the Examination of Judges, Prosecutors, Lawyers, as well as for other officials and professionals. He completed in 2009 the work to prepare and finalize the legislative draft to revise the statute of Taiwan’s private international law. His participation and efforts in such legislation started since 1998 and are considered as the key elements to the revision. He is a recipient of several Research Awards from the National Science Council. He is the author, co-author and editor of several books. His works have also appeared in many leading law journals.