Mr. LI, Kar Lok Carlos is a Ph.D. Candidate (Part Time) at the Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests are financial law, M&A, international investment law, energy law, IP/TMT law, litigation, ISDS and ADR. In the meantime, he is a trainee solicitor at Alan Lam, Yam & Pe, Solicitors in association with Wong Poon Chan Law & Co. and AH Lawyers and his training areas include M&A, Property, IP, Litigation, ADR and Family. Before commencing his Ph.D. at CUHK, Carlos was the PCLL graduate and obtained a Juris Doctor degree from CUHK. He also did MA in Transport Policy and Planning from The University of Hong Kong, MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics and BA (Hons) in Tourism Management from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. At present, Carlos is a member of various organizations including The Law Society of Hong Kong, International Association of Young Lawyers, The Law Association for Asia and The Pacific, Asian Academy of International Law, HK45 under Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, American Bar Association, Institute for Transnational Arbitration, the Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong etc. Further, he serves the editorial board of International Law and Technology Interoperability Association and ICAC Club member of Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption etc. He earlier gained considerable experience in transport operation, management and regulation while working for China Shipping Container Lines Agency Co. Ltd, a top 10 global container shipping company. He was general manager of operations department, in charge of port and marine operations, stowage and cargo operations, equipment control and transshipment. Besides, Carlos was a police constable (aux) of Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force from 2004-2012.
Financing Renewable Energy Investments: Financial and Economic Regulations in Solar, Wind, Waste-To-Energy and Hydropower, co-supervised by Professors David C. DONALD and Fernando DIAS SIMÕES.
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AIMS
I am interested in financial law, M&A, international investment law, energy law, IP/TMT law, litigation, ISDS and ADR. Under the threat of climate change, the aim of my research is to offer a deeper insight through comprehensive researches into the legal aspects of financing renewable energy investments so as to appropriately address the legal concerns of investors and attract their capitals to such novel investments in the hope of improving the ecological systems and attaining the sustainable economic development in Hong Kong and the GBA.
WORKING PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS
K.C. LI (2019, forthcoming) “Port and Rail Investments: Reform of Chinese Regulations, Paradigm Shift of Chinese State-Controlled Entities and Global Freedom of Investments” (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120) July 2019, www.transnational-dispute-management.com.
“Hong Kong SAR: O2O Marketing Channels and SFC’s Guidelines on Online Distribution and Advisory Platforms in HK”, Global News of Law and Tech of ILTIA (2019-07-31) (magazine-article).
“WTO and Blue Economy: Towards a More Sustainable Trade Policy to Maintain the Marine Diversity in South Asia”, South Asia International Economic Law Network (SAIELN) (2019-7) (conference-speaker).
Port and Rail Investments: Reform of Chinese Regulations, Paradigm Shift of Chinese SCIs and Global Freedom of Investments, Transnational Dispute Management (2019-7) (journal-article).
“Cross-Border Inno-Tech Dispute Resolution Mechanism in HK: Interest-Based Mediations (IPM, ISM and Crossover ISM) and Multi-Based Loop-Back-And-Forth ADR”, International Law and Technology Interoperability Association (ILTIA) (2019-06-07) (magazine-article).
“Fundraising in the M&A Context: China”, AIJA Half-Year May Conference 2019 (organized by International Association of Young Lawyers) (2019-05-23) (conference-speaker).
“International Economic Disputes – ISDS Reform: How to Achieve Greater Efficiency?”, In-house Symposium for Research Postgraduate Students (organized by Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong) (2019-04-13) (conference-speaker).
“Discovery, Invention & Privacy: Where to draw the line?” and “Social Networking Boom: Ethical Considerations”, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong (2019-02-01) (lecture-teaching assistant of Dr. Albert Wai-Kit Chan).
Evolution on IP expert evidence management in HK: using inno-technology to probe inno-technology, International Law and Technology Interoperability Association (ILTIA) NEWS Issue #1 (2019-01-01) (magazine-article).
UNCITRAL will hold a meeting at Vienna from 29 October 2018 to 2 November 2018 to discuss the issues relating to the reform on the dispute resolution mechanism between investors and states, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) (2018-10-29) (translation).
Infrastructure Investments: Port, Rail, and International Economic Rules, The Belt and Road Initiative – Law, Economics, and Politics (2018-09-24) (book-chapter).
Cross-Border Infrastructure and Real Estate Investments: Corporate Law, Corporate Taxation and Investor-State Arbitration (ISA), Hong Kong Law Research Postgraduate Symposium 2018 (organised by Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong) (2018-04-21) (conference-paper).
Infrastructure Investments: Port, Rail and International Economic Rules, Transnational Dispute Management (2017-10) (journal-article).
Liner Operations and Shipping Practice, School of Law of The City University of Hong Kong (2013-03-26) (lecture-speech).
Effectiveness of the Rotterdam Rules in Multimodal Transports: A Critical Evaluation, Department of Geography of The University of Hong Kong (2012) (dissertation-thesis).
Star Cruises: Market Segmentation in Hong Kong Cruise Market, School of Hotel and Tourism Management of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2001) (dissertation-thesis).
EDUCATION AND AWARDS
Postgraduate Certificate of Hong Kong (PCLL), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2018.
Juris Doctor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2017.
Master of Arts in Transport Policy and Planning, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2012.
Master of Science in International Shipping and Transport Logistics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2008.
Professional IT Training for non-IT Graduate, Vocational Training Council (Information Technology Training & Development Center), 2002.
Bachelor (Hons) in Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2001.
Institute of European Studies of Macau – the Pearl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (PRAIA) 2018.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Tourism Education Scholarship: Peter L. Atkins Memorial Fund (2000/01).