Associate Professor 副教授





(852) 3943 1115

(852) 2994 2505

Room 635
Faculty of Law
6/F, Lee Shau Kee Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong SAR

Dr. Jae Woon Lee is an Associate Professor, Assistant Dean (Undergraduate Studies) and LLB Programme Director within the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been working, teaching and researching in the field of aviation law and policy since 2004, and is a renowned aviation law expert. His main research and teaching interests are aviation law and competition law.

Prof. Lee has seven years of legal affairs experience in the airline industry, advising the company on issues relating to company liability, government regulation and competition law matters. He has acted as legal advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea on aviation law issues and regularly attended the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Legal Committee as a Korean delegate. He is a member of ICAO Secretariat Study Group on Legal Issues related to Pilotless Aircraft (SSG-LIPA).

Prof. Lee has published on various aviation legal issues in both major air law journals and other leading journals of trade law, company law, competition law, and public international law, including Journal of International Economic Law, Journal of World Trade, European Business Organization Law Review, Journal of Antitrust Enforcement and Brooklyn Journal of International Law. He serves on the editorial board of the Annals of Air and Space Law. He has received funding from the General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council for his research on state ownership of airlines (2022-2024).

Prof. Lee has served as a consultant/expert to government and international agencies, including the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, International Air Transport Association, and the Hong Kong Competition Commission. He frequently presents at academic and aviation industry conferences and regularly comments in the media.


  • PhD (National University of Singapore)
  • LLM (McGill University, Institute of Air and Space Law)
  • Master of Air Transport (Korea Aerospace University)
  • LLB (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)


  • Aviation Law
  • Aviation Policy
  • Competition Law
  • Public International Law



Journal Articles

Chapters to Edited Collections

  • “Nationalism, Consolidation and Rationalization in the Aviation Industry” in Victor V. Ramraj (ed.), Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts, co-authored with Michelle Dy, Oxford University Press (2021)
  • “ASEAN Air Transport Integration and Liberalization: A Slow but Practical Model” in Pasha Hsieh & Bryan Mercurio (eds.), ASEAN Law in the New Regional Economic Order: Global Trends and Shifting Paradigms, Cambridge University Press (2019)
  • “Aviation and Sustainable Development: Some Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific” in Armand de Mestral, Markus W. Gehring, & Paul Fitzgerald (eds.), Sustainable Development, International Aviation, and Treaty Implementationco-authored with Joseph Wheeler & Benoît Mayer, Cambridge University Press (2018)
  • “Regional Liberalization in Northeast Asia (China, South Korea, and Japan)” in David Duval (ed), Air Transport in the Asia Pacific, Ashgate Publishing 217-234 (2014)