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Steven Goodman

Semester Professor

Building 4, Faculty of Law, Bond University

Professional biography

Steven Goodman has over 35 years’ experience in international M&A and corporate transactions as a solicitor with major international law firms and as general counsel and director for public companies in London, the USA and Asia. He has advised on numerous large and high-profile international transactions.

Steven started in the City of London, New York and Brussels with Berwin Leighton, where he became a partner. He moved as a partner to Dentons in London, and was head of its worldwide corporate group and a management board member. He then moved to Hong Kong to become Senior Partner Asia and HK office head, before becoming a partner with Jones Day in HK and regional coordinator of its Asia Public M&A practice.

Steven was named a 'Leading Individual-Corporate/M&A' and an Asia-Pacific 'Hot 100' lawyer in legal publications. He has been a director for listed companies on 5 different stock exchanges and on 4 IPO's and has been Executive Chairman, CEO and Group Legal Counsel for a London listed company with operations worldwide. He was the Programme Director for the Nanyang Fellows MBA Programme at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Steven is currently an Independent Director of Chailease Holding Company Ltd, an Asian leasing company listed in Taiwan, and is also Chairman of the Compensation Committee and serves on the Audit Committee and on the Corporate Governance and Sustainable Development Committee. He is also a non-Executive Director of Koenig Heritage Pty Ltd, a Sydney-based investment business.

Teaching expertise

International Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Law and Corporate Finance

Professional appointments

  • Solicitor - Supreme Court (England and Wales)
  • Solicitor - Hong Kong


  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Manchester University
  • Master of Business Administration Nanyang Technological University

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