Professor Shen is Global Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, L. Bates Lea Visiting Professor of Law at Michigan Law School, an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Académie international de droitcomparé), a member of Moody's China Academic Advisory Panel, a member of Financial Markets Law Committee of G20 Steering Group, and an Honorary Fellow of Asian Institute of International Financial Law, University of Hong Kong, and has been included in Marquis Who’s Who (2011 onwards).
Professor Shen is an arbitrator with London Court of International Arbitration, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (International), Japan Commercial Arbitration Commission, Shanghai Arbitration Commission, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Shanghai International Arbitration Centre, Shenzhen International Court of Arbitration, and Qingdao Arbitration Commission, among others. He is also a mediator with the China Securities Investor Services Centre (ISC).
Professor Shen was a Senior Research Fellow at Max-Planck Institute of International and Comparative Law (Hamburg) (Summer 2013), a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School (2013-2014). He is a Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School (Fall 2012), Taiwan Chiao Tong University (Fall 2014), New York University School of Law (Winter 2014), Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law (Spring 2015), Singapore Management University (Fall 2015), University of Hong Kong (Spring 2016), Adjunct Research Professor of Law at CBFL, National University of Singapore (2016), Visiting Professor of Law, National University of Singapore (Spring 2017), Visiting Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong (Spring 2018 & 2019), and L. Bates Lea Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Law School (Winter 2019).
Professor Shen is an editor of Chinese Journal of International Law (SSCI, Oxford University Press), Journal of East Asia and International Law (SSCI), European Business Law Review (Wolters Kluwer), Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (Oxford University Press), China and WTO Review (Yijun Press, South Korea), China Legal Science (English version, China Law Society), Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (OUP), Chinese Journal of Global Governance (Brill Nijhoff), International Journal of Legal Discourse (De Gruyter Mouton, Germany) and Modern Management Forum (Universe Scientific Publishing Pte Ltd, Singapore).
Prior to teaching at the law school, Professor Shen practiced in major US and UK firms in Shanghai, Chicago and Hong Kong for a decade primarily assisting multinational clients in their China-related transactions such as foreign direct investment, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, project finance and commercial arbitration.
Professor Shen is the sole author of seven books: Rethinking the New York Convention – A Law and Economics Approach (Cambridge: Intersentia 2013), The Anatomy of China’s Banking Sector and Regulation (Wolters Kluwer 2014), How Is International Economic Order Shaped? – Law, Markets and Globalisation (China Law Press 2014), Corporate Law in China: Structure, Governance and Regulation (Sweet & Maxwell 2015), Investor Protection in Capital Markets – The Case of Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell 2015), Shadow Banking in China: Risk, Regulation and Policy (Edward Elgar 2016), and Chinese Business Law: Narrative and Commentary (Wolters Kluwer 2016). He edited two books: Private Law in China and Taiwan: A Law and Economic Analysis (Cambridge University Press 2016, with Chang and Wang), and Financial Regulation in the Aftermath of Global Financial Crisis: Chinese and US Perspectives (China Law Press 2016, with Romano).
Professor Shen also contributed to 34 books (30 in English and 4 in Chinese) and authored (or co-authored) over 160 articles in English and Chinese law journals. His article was cited by the Supreme Court of Singapore in its judgment, and his expert opinion was accepted and applied by the Hong Kong High Court in the case.