Key people

Academic Advisor of the Center

Björn Ahl is Professor and Chair of Chinese Legal Culture at the University of Cologne. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law of Helsinki University. His research in Chinese law focuses on constitutional development, in particular on judicial reforms and rights litigation. Chinese practice of public international law, comparative law, legal transfers and legal culture, which are related to Greater China and Chinese legal development are further areas of his research. He is President of the European China Law Studies Association. He received a Ph.D. in Law from Heidelberg University and studied law and Chinese language at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Nanjing. 

Other Center Staff

Le Bao Ngoc Pham is the Center’s Coordinator since November  2019. She holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the Hanoi Law University
and a Master of International and Comparative Law degree from the University of Helsinki.

Any question about  the Finnish China Law Center and its activities can be directed to her at or