Drawing upon a dataset of all publicly accessible court judgements handed down by the Qianhai Court during the 2015-2020 period, our research empirically examines how private international law is applied in the Court’s cases involving Hong Kong or Macau elements.
The Article reports preliminary empirical findings on selected private international law issues, including the choice of law, party autonomy, proof of foreign law, parallel litigation, and ordre public. The Qianhai Court’s practices shed light on how domestic courts approach private international law in the context of the Greater Bay Area that features three civil and common law jurisdictions.
About the Speaker:
Chao XI is Professor and Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he concurrently serves as Associate Dean (Research) and Head of Graduate Division of Law. He also directs the Chinese Law Program of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CUHK.
Professor Xi specialises in comparative corporate law, securities regulation, and financial regulation, with a particular focus on the case of China. He has published extensively in leading peer-reviewed international journals, including the Banking and Finance Law Review, European Business Organization Law Review, Journal of Business Law, and Journal of Comparative Law, Statute Law Review, and Tort Law Review. His research has received significant funding support from the Hong Kong SAR Government Research Grants Council, the PRC Ministry of Education, the Government of India, and the Sumitomo Foundation. He has been appointed by the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (PICO) of the Hong Kong SAR Government to serve on the Assessment Panel of its Public Policy Research (PPR) and Strategic Public Policy Research (SPPR) Funding Schemes.
Professor Xi holds visiting positions at various leading overseas institutions. He serves on the Editorial Board of a number of
international peer-reviewed journals, including The China Review (SSCI-indexed), the Hong Kong Law (SSCI-indexed), and the
Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice. Professor Xi is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), UK, and is on the panels of arbitrators in several arbitration institutions. He has regularly been engaged by law firms, multinationals, and government departments and agencies as an expert.
The Law Society of Hong Kong has awarded this seminar 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.