GRANTS & FUNDS

Since its establishment in 2006, the Faculty of Law has accumulated successes in leaps and bounds. The strong commitment of the Faculty towards excellence in research is supported by a strong research management structure and the CUHK Law community of researchers which has resulted in top quality research outputs and success in research grants.

Faculty members who have been awarded research grants for their projects from the Research Grants Council (RGC) under the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are as follows:

NEWLY AWARDED PROJECTS

Prof. Jyh-An Lee has been awarded a General Research Fund grant amounting to HK$561,992 for his project on "Open Government Data Licence in Hong Kong".

Prof. Michelle Miao has been awarded an Early Career Scheme grant amounting to HK$444,858 for her project on "The Quality of Mercy: Examining The Role of Defence Attorneys in the Process of Capital Sentencing Mitigation in China". An additional amount of HK$50,000 has been awarded for undertaking educational activities.

ONGOING PROJECTS

Awarded in 2016-2017

Prof. Anatole Boute has been awarded a General Research Fund grant amounting to HK$427,992 for his project on "Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading in China: Insights from the EU's Experience" (2017-2018).  Co-Investigators include Prof. Yan Xu.

Prof. Chao Xi has been awarded a General Research Fund grant amounting to HK$983,500 for his project on "Shareholder Voting in China" (2017-2020).

Prof. Dicky Tsang has been awarded an Early Career Scheme grant amounting to HK$532,901 for his project on "An Empirical Review of China's New Choice-of-Law Regime: In Search of Clear Guidelines?" (2017-2019).

Awarded in 2015-2016

Prof. Julien Chaisse has been awarded a General Research Fund grant amounting to HK$523,000 for his project on "Negotiating a Comprehensive Investment Treaty Regime for China and the EU: A Roadmap of Issues and Drivers" (2016-2018).

Prof. Michael Ramsden has been awarded a General Research Fund grant amounting to HK$351,496 for his project on "Strategic Litigation: An International and Comparative Study" (2015-2018).  Co-Investigators include Prof. Luke Marsh.

Prof. Yan Xu has been awarded an Early Career Scheme grant amounting to HK$548,016 for her project on "Taxation and Development: Case Study of China" (2016-2017). An additional amount of HK$50,000 has been awarded for undertaking educational activities.

Awarded in 2014-2015

Prof. Kevin Cheng has been awarded a General Research Fund grant amounting to HK$512,000 for his project on "The Causes and Effects of 'Cracked Trials': An Empirical Study in the Hong Kong Magistrates' Courts" (2015-2017).

COMPLETED PROJECTS

Grants & Funds Awarded in Year 2017-18
Research Grants Council - University Grants Committee (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
General Research Fund
Prof. Jyh-An LEE
Open Government Data Licence in Hong Kong
Prof. Bryan MERCURIO
When Regimes Clash on Capital Controls: Managing the Conflicting Norms and Standards of the IMF, WTO and International Investment Agreements
Early Career Scheme
Prof. Michelle MIAO
The Quality of Mercy: Examining The Role of Defence Attorneys in the Process of Capital Sentencing Mitigation in China
Grants & Funds Awarded in Year 2016-17
Research Grants Council - University Grants Committee (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
General Research Fund
Prof. Anatole BOUTE
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading in China: Insights from the EU’s Experience
Prof. Chao XI
Shareholder Voting in China
Early Career Scheme
Prof. King Fung, Dicky TSANG
An Empirical Review of China's New Choice-of-Law Regime: In Search of Clear Guidelines?
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Direct Grant for Research
Prof. Stuart HARGREAVES
The Law of Privacy in Hong Kong: Origins, Status, & Reform
Prof. Nina JORGENSEN
The Legal Impact of Land Reclamation in Asia on Maritime Baselines
Prof. Benoit MAYER
The Contribution of State-owned Enterprises to Climate Change Mitigation in China
Prof. Bryan MERCURIO
Harmonization without Localization: The Worrying Trend of Pharmaceutical Patent Law in Recent Free Trade Agreements
Prof. Michelle MIAO
A Rubber Stamp or An Emerging Civic Forum? Evaluating the Pilot Reform Projects of People’s Assessor Regime in China
Prof. Samuli SEPPÄNEN
Towards a Chinese Legal Science? Uses of Anti-formalism in Chinese Theories of Adjudication
Prof. King Fung, Dicky TSANG
Investigating and Rethinking the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgment in China
Grants & Funds Awarded in Year 2015-16
Research Grants Council - University Grants Committee (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
General Research Fund
Prof. Julien CHAISSE
Negotiating a Comprehensive Investment Treaty Regime for China and the EU: A Roadmap of Issues and Drivers
Prof. Michael RAMSDEN
Strategic Litigation: An International and Comparative Study
Early Career Scheme
Prof. Yan XU
Taxation and Development: Case Study of China
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Direct Grant for Research
Prof. Anatole BOUTE
Eurasian Energy Security: Geopolitics, Market Reform and the Law
Prof. Hui Robin HUANG
Corporate Governance and Private Securities Litigation in China: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Go From Here?
Prof. Kirsten Eve SELLARS
Decolonising the High Seas: The Asian States' Interventions at the Law of the Sea Conferences
Prof. Stephen THOMSON
Administrative Tribunals in Hong Kong: Standards and the Case for UK-Style Reform
Prof. Gonzalo VILLALTA PUIG
The Construction and Interpretation of the Principle of Free Trade under Economic Constitutions: From Preferential Trade Areas to Federal Markets
Knowledge Transfer Project Fund
Prof. Mimi ZOU
Elder Law in Hong Kong: Advancing the Rights of Older Persons
Grants & Funds Awarded in Year 2014-15
Research Grants Council - University Grants Committee (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
General Research Fund
Prof. Amy BARROW
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women in Hong Kong
Prof. Kwok Yin, Kevin CHENG
The Causes and Effects of ‘Cracked Trials’: An Empirical Study in the Hong Kong Magistrates’ Courts
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Direct Grant for Research
Prof. Anatole BOUTE
Security of Electricity Supply in Central Asia: An International and Comparative Law Analysis
Prof. Surabhi CHOPRA
Enforcing Socio-Economic Rights in Asia
Prof. Jyh-An LEE
Real-Name Registration and Digital Anonymity in China
Prof. Kirsten Eve SELLARS
The Making and Breaking of the Law of the Sea Regime
Prof. Stephen THOMSON
The Public / Private Distinction in Judicial Review: Appearance, Disappearance, Reappearance
Prof. Mimi ZOU
The Regulatory Challenges of Temporary Labour Migration: Rethinking the Admission of ‘Skilled’ Migrants
Grants & Funds Awarded in Year 2013-14
Research Grants Council - University Grants Committee (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
General Research Fund
Prof. Chao XI
Public Enforcement of Securities Laws in China
Early Career Scheme
Prof. Kun FAN
Access to Justice: A Theoretical Analysis and Empirical Study on Judicial Mediation in China
Prof. Eric C. IP
Mitigating Cross-Border Constitutional Tensions: An Economic Analysis of the Design and Performance of the Committee for the Basic Law of Hong Kong
Worldwide Universities Network
Worldwide Universities Network Research Development Fund
Prof. Julien CHAISSE
Managing the Globalization of Water Services in a World Affected by Climate Change: Regulatory and Economic Challenges
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Direct Grant for Research
Prof. Amy BARROW
Women's Status in Myanmar's Transition
Prof. Kwok Yin, Kevin CHENG
The Hong Kong Public's Attitudes toward Plea Bargaining: Does Offender Characteristics and Type of Plea Bargaining Matter?
Prof. Martin DORIS
Cloud Contracts and Cloud Disputes: Hong Kong and Singapore Compared
Prof. Bryan Howard DRUZIN
Leviathan Wakes: Simulating the Emergence of Property Rights, the Rule of Law, and the Social Contract
Prof. Samuli SEPPÄNEN
Ideological Conflict in the Chinese Rule of Law Discourse - Local and Global Implications
Prof. Stephen THOMSON
The Nobile Officium
Grants & Funds Awarded in Year 2012-13
Research Grants Council - University Grants Committee (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
General Research Fund
Prof. Chin Leng LIM
The Impact of Western International Law on the Disintegration of the late Qing Empire and the Continuing Consequences for East Asia in the 21st Century
Prof. Bryan MERCURIO
Intellectual Property Rights and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Evaluating Hong Kong's Regulatory Framework
Public Policy Research Funding Scheme
Prof. Sandra MARCO COLINO
Enhancing Innovation and Competition in Hong Kong's Telecommunications Industry
Theme-based Research Scheme (Second Round)
Prof. David C. DONALD (Co-Principal Investigator)
Enhancing Hong Kong's Future as a Leading International Financial Centre
The Sumitomo Foundation
Grant for Japan-related Research Projects
Prof. Kun FAN
Promoting International Commercial Arbitration in Japan and China: Reforms and Prospects
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Direct Grant for Research
Prof. Surabhi CHOPRA
Legislating Safety Nets: Recent Social Security Laws in Asia
Prof. Bryan Howard DRUZIN
A Theory of Rules: Why Norms Arise, Standardize and Change, and Law’s Role in Controlling this Change
Prof. Hui Robin HUANG
The Parental Liability of Corporate Groups in China: An Empirical Study
Prof. Eric C. IP
Economic Foundations of the Hong Kong Basic Law
Prof. Yan XU
Achieving More Equitable Development: The Role of Taxation
Prof. Yuhong ZHAO
Climate Change and China’s Mitigation Strategies – A Preliminary Assessment
Knowledge Transfer Project Fund
Prof. Michael RAMSDEN
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Moot Cup Competition
Grants & Funds Awarded in Year 2011-12
Research Grants Council - University Grants Committee (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
General Research Fund
Prof. Ming DU
Product Standards in International Trade: Toward A Synergetic Approach to Global Economic Governance and National Regulatory Autonomy
Prof. Chao XI
The Political Economy of Corporate Law Reform in China: The Rise and Decline of the UK-Style Mandatory Bid Rule as a Case Study
PROCORE - France/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme
Prof. Sandra MARCO COLINO
Challenges for the Regulation of Communications in the 21st Century
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Direct Grant for Research
Prof. Martin DORIS
Modernising Domestic Sales Law – Lessons from the EU and Transnational Law and Practice
Prof. Hui Robin HUANG
The Political Economy of Mergers and Acquisitions in China: An Empirical Inquiry
Prof. Nina JORGENSEN
The Crime of Aggression and National Law: Asia
Prof. Luke MARSH
The Reception of International Law in Domestic Courts: The Principle of Non-Refoulement in Hong Kong
Prof. Yan XU
Enduring Echoes in a Changing Landscape: Lessons from China’s Tax History
Prof. Yuhong ZHAO
Developing Effective Regulation on Air Pollution Control – The Case of Beijing Smog
Knowledge Transfer Project Fund
Prof. David C. DONALD
Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development (CFRED) – Colloquia Series for Academic Years 2012-2014
Prof. Bryan MERCURIO
Hong Kong Summer Academy on Intellectual Property
Grants & Funds Awarded in Year 2010-11
The Sumitomo Foundation
Grant for Japan-related Research Projects
Prof. Chao XI
A Study on the Law and Practice of the Mandatory Bid Rule in Japan: Policy Implications for China
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Direct Grant for Research
Prof. Surabhi CHOPRA
National Security Laws in India: When the Exceptional Becomes Normal
Prof. Sandra MARCO COLINO
Emerging International Challenges for the Regulation of Communications in the 21st Century
Prof. Lisa YARWOOD
The Female Perspective: Women as Participants, Commentators, Practitioners and Intended Beneficiaries of Transitional Justice
Prof. Gonzalo VILLALTA PUIG
The Law and Practice of Trade Relations between the European Union and Australia
Prof. Wen Hu Mark HSIAO
Quest for a Public Benefit Test and the Accessibility of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Acquiring Charitable Status
Knowledge Transfer Project Fund
Prof. Lisa YARWOOD
The Rights of Migrant Women Sex Workers in Hong Kong
Grants & Funds Awarded in Year 2009-10
Research Grants Council - University Grants Committee (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
General Research Fund
Prof. Swati JHAVERI
A Study of the Impact of Judicial Review Decisions Relating to the Basic Law on the Content of Legislation and the Legislative Process between 1997 and the Present
Public Policy Research Funding Scheme
Prof. David C. DONALD
Anatomy of a Financial Centre: A Systemic Analysis of Hong Kong’s Legal and Regulatory Framework for its Securities Market
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Direct Grant for Research
Prof. Amy BARROW
Mainstreaming Gender in Peacebuilding: A Critical Examination of the Roles and Functions of the UN Peacebuilding Commission and Mechanisms for Peacebuilding
Prof. Julien CHAISSE
How do Domestic and International Rules Determine the Structure of Sovereign Wealth Funds? India as a Case Study
Prof. Ming DU
Controlling Controlling Shareholders in China: Legal and Political Dimensions
Prof. Kun FAN
Improving the Efficiency of Dispute Resolution: Is the Chinese Concept and Practice of Combining Mediation with Arbitration Exportable to the West?
Prof. Hui Robin HUANG
Rethinking the Disclosure Paradigm of Securities Regulation: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis
Prof. Vim Yew Eric TAN
Personal Bankruptcy in Hong Kong: An Examination of the Legal Infrastructure through an Empirical Lens
Prof. Jefferson VANDERWOLK
Lawyers as Revolutionaries