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Director, Centre for Asian Legal Studies / Professor
Peter A. Allard School of LawAcademic Partner
Wei Cui teaches tax law and policy, legal theory, and law and economics.
Before joining the UBC law faculty, he practiced tax law for over 10 years, including as a U.S. tax associate at Simpson Thacher (in both New York and Beijing), as Senior Tax Counsel for the China Investment Corporation, and as a counsel-level consultant for Clifford Chance (Beijing). Professor Cui has held visiting professorships at the law schools of Michigan, Northwestern, Columbia, and Melbourne Universities, among other institutions, and has served as a consultant to the United Nations, the Budgetary Affairs Commission of China’s National People’s Congress, and China’s Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation.
As an academic, Professor Cui has authored over 80 academic and professional articles and is a co-author of Value Added Tax: A Comparative Approach. He research takes an interdisciplinary approach to topics in international taxation, tax administration, and law and politics in China. He is currently writing a book about the foundations of China's modern fiscal state. His research has been supported, most recently, by a SSHRC Insight Grant.