Stephen Harder practiced law for 30 years, with the the London headquartered global law firm of Clifford Chance, and with the New York headquartered global law firm of White & Case. From 1995-2016, he was based in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and advised on cross border financings between China and Africa, South America and Europe, as well as cross border investments into China by European, Japanese and US corporations. From 1986-1995, while based in New York, Brussels and Warsaw, he was legal counsel in the Polish and Russian privatisations programs, and represented the first post-Communist government of Poland in its London Club debt negotiations and its premier sovereign bond offering. He is a native of Boston and a resident of Rockport, Maine.
"China's Sovereign Wealth Fund: The Need for Caution," International Financial Law Review (2007)
"Acquiring a Business in China," China Law and Practice (1998)
"Political Finance in the Liberal Republic: Representation, Equality and Deregulation," Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences (1986)
MBA, Bronfman Fellow Columbia Graduate School of Business
JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar Columbia Law School
BA, Chinese Studies Princeton University
Law and Society in the U.S.
International Law and Institutions
International Investment in Developing Countries: China and Africa