Global Fellows from Practice & Government
Academic Year 2007-2008
Mr. Chih-Ching Yu
Global Fellow from Practice
Mr. Yu earned his LL.B degree from the Department of Law of Soochow University in 1998, then passed both the entrance examination of the National Taipei University Graduate School of Law and the national judicial examination. In 2005, he completed his master thesis entitled: "A Study on Personal Information Protection in the Field of the Co-Marketing of the Financial Holding Company." Mr. Yu's professional experience includes six years as a prosecutor in the Taiwan Taipei District, first working on criminal cases, then in the Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Sexual Crime Division, and most recently on cases involving corruption and financial crime. In October 2006, he was appointed to prosecute an insider-trading case, in which one of the accused was the son-in-law of Taiwan's incumbent President Chen Shui-Bian. With his specialized training in financial laws, he successfully persuaded judges to make a guilty verdict. His courtroom defense was mentioned as the "defense of the century" by a leading Taiwanese financial magazine, Business Weekly. Through his experiences working in this area, Mr. Yu was made aware that the number of financial scandals in Taiwan has continued to increase over the past years. This experience has inspired Mr. Yu to further investigate the techniques and approaches used in detecting financial crimes in his research proposal entitled "Government Strategies for the Prevention of Corporate Corruption."