Dr May Cheong - Nat Thomas More Law School (Faculty of Law and Business)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

May is a Senior Lecturer at Thomas More Law School and also a Visiting Fellow at UNSW Law School. May specialises in private law particularly Contracts, Unfair Contracts, Remedies and Consumer Protection. Her other interests are Commercial Law and also Competition Law, particularly on State-owned enterprises and competitive neutrality, and ASEAN Competition law. May also works in the area of comparative Asian laws and has recently started a PhD supervision on Artificial Intelligence (Smart Contracts).
May has a varied academic background; besides her legal qualifications from the common law jurisdictions, May also holds a Diploma in Shariah Law and Practice.
May has more than 20 years of teaching and supervisory experience including PhD candidates. She has published extensively on a wide range of private law subjects.


Phone :9739 2693 (North Sydney)
Email :May.Cheong@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Contract, Unfair contract, Remedies ; Competition and Consumer Law ; Commercial Law ;

Methods Expertise

doctrinal ; comparative Asian and ASEAN approaches ;

Research Projects

Current Projects

  • Formulation for a Legal Framework for Machine Readable Contracts (PhD) (Co-Supervisor)

Selected Publications


Contractual Fairness: Statutory Innovation and Statutory Interpretation, in Prue Vines & M Scott Donald (eds) Statutory Interpretation in Private Law


From Unconscionability to Unfairness: A Critique of Hong Kong Unconscionable Contracts Ordinance with Australian Developments', in (2018) 35 Journal of Contract Law 118-145

Competition Law, State-Owned Enterprises and Regional Market Integration in ASEAN' , in Burton Ong (ed), The Regionalisation of Competition Law and Policy within the ASEAN Economic Community, Cambridge University Press) 94-139

"Purposive Approach and Extrinsic Material in Statutory Interpretation: Developments in Australia and Malaysia" , in Journal of the Malaysian Judiciary July [2018] 219 - 251


Specific Remedies and Money Awards in the Protection of the Performance Interest under Malaysian Contract Law??? , in Chen-Wishart, Loke & Ong, Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia, Remedies for Breach of Contract (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016)

Civil Remedies (Thomson, Sweet & Maxwell Asia, 2nd ed)


Competitive Neutrality in Malaysia's Telecommunications Industry, in Competitive Neutrality and its Application in Selected Developing Countries


'The Political Economy of Competition Policy and Law in Malaysia and Singapore: Commonality and Diversity??? , in Mark Williams (ed), The Political Economy of Competition Law in Asia (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd)


Enforcement of Singapore Competition Act 2004: Financial Penalties for Infringement of Section 34 Prohibition on Anti-competitive Agreements??? , in (2012) 35(2) World Competition 301-24.