Sofia Johan, LL.B (Liverpool), LL.M. in International Economic Law (Warwick), Ph.D. in Law (Tilburg), is Adjunct Professor at the Schulich School of Business, York University and also the Extramural Research Fellow at the Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (TILEC) in The Netherlands. Her research is primarily focused on law and finance, sovereign wealth funds, market surveillance, hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, IPOs and Alternative Investments. Her work has been presented at the American Law and Economics Association, the European Law and Economics Association, the European Financial Management Association, the American Economics Association meeting, and other leading international conferences. Her recent publications have appeared in numerous journals including the American Law and Economics Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Business Studies, European Financial Management, European Economic Review, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, among numerous other journals. She has co-authored the book titled Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting and has a forthcoming book on hedge fund regulation in February 2013. Prior to her Ph.D., she was legal counsel for a derivatives clearing house and the head legal counsel at the largest government owned venture capital fund in Malaysia. She has also consulted for a variety of governmental and private organizations in Canada, Australasia and Europe.
Areas of expertise: venture capital / private equity / Market Microstructure