In October 2020, Max joined UNSW as a FinTech Research Fellow looking at the global FinTech landscape. His research to date focuses on China’s central bank digital currency, Crypto Exchanges, DeFi, blockchain innovations and payment provider/lending business models abroad.
Max is a qualified cross border M&A lawyer with extensive experience in Private Equity, where he is involved in setting up businesses, investment analysis and capital raisings. He practiced as a lawyer in Shanghai, Perth and Melbourne.
Max holds a PhD surveying artificial intelligence (AI) business models and global AI ecosystems from UTS. In 2021, he will publish a book entitled: “AI Development and the 'Fuzzy Logic' of Chinese Cyber Security and Data Laws” (Cambridge University Press, 2021, forthcoming).
As a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer at Monash University he created a unit about China’s innovation ecosystem. He speaks, reads and writes Chinese.