RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

RAE 2020

Hong Kong’s University Grants Council has announced the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020 results on 24 May 2021. CUHK LAW is overall leading in Hong Kong in the law domain with 83% of its research activity being rated as 4* (“world leading”) and 3* (“internationally excellent”). We are particularly proud that the Law Panel has awarded the highest ratings to our research outputs (combining 4* and 3* publications).


PUBLICATIONS


KEYNOTES, CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, SEMINARS


Keynotes/Distinguished Lectures

  • Rehan Abeyratne, ‘Judicial Independence and Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments’ in South Asia in Courts and Democracies Workshop organized by Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2019-07).
  • Anatole Boute, Book presentation in Energy Security along the New Silk Road organized by University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2019).
  • Anatole Boute, ‘Energy Geopolitics and Law along the New Silk Road’ in Faculty Online Seminar organized by CUHK LAW, Hong Kong (2020-05).
  • Surabhi Chopra, ‘Judging the Troops: Exceptional Security Measures and Judicial Impact in India’ in Transnational Law Institute Seminar organized by Transnational Law Institute, King’s College, London, United Kingdom (2019-07).
  • Fernando Dias Simoes, ‘Politics and the Investment Court System: Lessons from the WTO Appellate Body’ in Asia WTO Research Network (AWRN) Yearly Retreat 2019 organized by Asia WTO Research Network (AWRN), Japan (2019-07).
  • Fernando Dias Simoes, ‘Taking dispute settlement seriously: The future of the Appellate Body’ in Seminar on WTO Reform organized by Asia WTO Research Network (AWRN), Institute for Future Initiatives (University of Tokyo), Japan (2019-07).
  • Fernando Dias Simoes, ‘Nothing Lasts Forever: The (Im)permanence of the Appellate Body’ in Workshop ‘Paradise Lost or Found? The Post-WTO International ‘Legal’ Order’’ organized by Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston, United States of America (2019-07).
  • Fernando Dias Simoes, ‘Academics, biases and conflicts of interest’ in Colloquium ‘Actors in International Investment Law: Beyond Claimants, Respondents and Arbitrators organized by University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France (2019-09).
  • Fernando Dias Simoes, ‘Legal Representation in Investment Disputes along the Belt and Road’ in Conference ‘Multilateral Reform of Investor-State Dispute Resolution: A Dialogue among Different Approaches’ organized by Silk Road Institute for International and Comparative Law (SRIICL), the Collaborative Innovation Centre for Silk Road Economic Belt Legal and Policy Studies at Xiʼan Jiaotong University, and the China International Investment Arbitration Forum (CIIAF), China (2019-09).
  • Fernando Dias Simoes, ‘International Arbitration in Asia’ in YAR 2.0 – International Arbitration Conference organized by YAR – Young Arbitration Review, Portugal (2019-10).
  • Fernando Dias Simoes, ‘The Principle of Good Faith in a Comparative Perspective’ organized by Faculty of Law of the University of Minho, Portugal (2019-10).
  • Fernando Dias Simoes, ‘International Arbitration and Public-Private Partnerships’ organized by Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China (2019-11).
  • Fernando Dias Simoes, ‘Renewable Energy and Regulatory (In)stability’ organized by Melbourne Law School, Australia (2019- 12).
  • Gregory Gordon, ‘Individual Criminal Responsibility under Domestic and International Law: A Case Study’ in Northeast Asia Training Course for University Lecturers on International Humanitarian Law organized by International Committee for the Red Cross, Korea (2019-08).
  • Gregory Gordon, ‘The Hong Kong Crisis and International Law’ in Stockholm Centre for International Law and Justice Lecture Series organized by University of Stockholm, Sweden (2019-10).
  • Gregory Gordon, ‘Colonial Wrongs, Memory and Speech Along the Atrocity Spectrum’ in Colonial Wrongs, Double Standards, and Access to International Law organized by Institute for International Peace and Security Law, Burma (2019-11).
  • Gregory Gordon, ‘Can Lawyers Conduct Historical Research? A Methodological Analysis’ in PhD School in Research Methodologies in Human Rights organized by The European University Institute, Italy (2019-12).
  • Gregory Gordon, ‘Atrocity Speech in Myanmar’ in Yale Symposium on Myanmar organized by MacMillan Center, Yale University, United States of America (2020-03).
  • Hui Huang, ‘Legal Enforcement Strategies for Securities Law’ organized by Shanghai Financial Court, China (2019-09).
  • Hui Huang, ‘The Legal Basis and Operational Models of Asset Management: the US experiences and Implications for China’ organized by People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China (2019-10).
  • Jae Woon Lee, ‘Trend of Joint Venture Airlines in Asia’ in Aviation Industry Outlook Seminar organized by Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Korea (2019-07).
  • Jae Woon Lee, ‘The Development of Hong Kong’s Aviation Law after WWII’ in Greater China Legal History Seminar Series 2019-2020 organized by CUHK LAW, Hong Kong (2020-05).
  • Jyh-An Lee, ‘The IP Conundrum in the US-China Trade War’ in International Vision Series Speech organized by Taipei Bar Association, Taiwan (2019-07).
  • Jyh-An Lee, ‘The IP Conundrum in the US-China Trade War’ in IIAS Academic Seminar organized by Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica (IIAS), Taiwan (2019-07).
  • Jyh-An Lee, ‘IP Trade War’ in City University of Hong Kong School of Law Staff Seminar organized by City University of Hong Kong School of Law, Hong Kong (2019-10).
  • Jyh-An Lee, ‘Intellectual Property Rights Issues in AI and Big Data’ in Business of Intellectual Property (“BIP”) Asia Forum organized by The Government of Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (“HKTDC”), Hong Kong (2019-12).
  • Jyh-An Lee, ‘Trade War of IP’ in 5thAsian IP Works-in-Progress Conference organized by Singapore Management University School of Law & City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2020-01).
  • Jyh-An Lee, ‘Cybersecurity and Data Localization’ in Empowering Transformation: Connectivity and Cross-Border Data Flow organized by The In-House Law Academy, Hong Kong (2020-06).
  • Chin Leng Lim, ‘Sustainability and Inclusiveness’ organized by MATRADE, Government of Malaysia, Malaysia (2019-10).
  • Chin Leng Lim, ‘Some Far Eastern Perspectives on Investment Arbitration, and Options for Structural Reform’ organized by United Nations and AAIL, Austria (2020-01).
  • Chin Leng Lim, ‘International Tribunals in Interesting Times: A Fireside Chat with Elias and Lim’ organized by University College London, United Kingdom (2020-01).
  • Benoit Mayer, ‘The international law on climate change: The sources and their interactions’ organized by National University of Singapore, Asia- Pacific Center for Environmental Law, Singapore (2019-11).
  • Benoit Mayer, ‘International and EU law on climate change: an overview’ in Guest Lecture organized by Macau University, Macau (2019-12).
  • Bryan Mercurio, ‘Towards a Patent System that fits Hong Kong’ in Intellectual Property Law and Access to Affordable Medicines: A Primer organized by Health in Action, Hong Kong (2019-11).
  • Bryan Mercurio, ‘Pharmaceutical Patents and Policy in Hong Kong’ in Intellectual Property Law and Access to Affordable Medicines: A Primer organized by Health in Action, Hong Kong (2019-11).
  • Bryan Mercurio, ‘Digital Trade Policy: Governance of Cross-Border Data Flows’ in Lunchtime Seminar organized by Institute of International Trade, University of Adelaide, Australia (2020-03).
  • Bryan Mercurio, ‘The Nexus between Intellectual Property and Trade’ in Distinguished Seminar Series organized by Fulbright University, Vietnam (2020-05).
  • Michelle Miao, ‘Drug Crime in Asia’ in International Workshop Death Penalty in Asia: Reform Issues in Comparative Perspectives organized by The Rights Practice, Asian Governance Foundation (AGF) and German- Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Thailand (2019-10 to 2019-11).
  • Michelle Miao, ‘Sentencing in China’ in International Workshop Death Penalty in Asia: Reform Issues in Comparative Perspectives organized by The Rights Practice, Asian Governance Foundation (AGF) and German- Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Thailand (2019-10 to 2019-11).
  • Michelle Miao, ‘Relational Justice: Reconciling Murder in China’ in Yenching Scholar Forum organized by Harvard Yenching Institute, United States of America (2019-12).
  • Ryan Mitchell, ‘Historical Origins of the Common Law’ in Invited Lecture at Beijing Forestry University organized by Beijing Forestry University, China (2019-07).
  • Ryan Mitchell, ‘Myanmar and the Hegemonic Discourse of International Criminal Law’ in Colonial Wrongs, Double Standards, and Access to International Law organized by Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP), Burma (2019-11).
  • Ryan Mitchell, ‘China’s Engagement with Public International Law in its Historical Context’ in Greater China Legal History Seminar organized by CUHK LAW, Hong Kong (2019-11).
  • Dicky Tsang, ‘An Empirical Review of China’s New Choice-of-Law Regime: In Search of Clear Guidelines?’ in Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law organized by Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Germany (2019-09).
  • Lutz-Christian Wolff, ‘Comparing Chinese Law: Will AI Soon Take Over?’ in Conference on Big Data and Chinese Courts organized by Instituted of East Asian Studies, University of Cologne, Germany (2019-07).
  • James Zeng, ‘《交易所监管对反收购条款的影响 Exchange Regulation on Takeover Defense》’ in 《金融行规与中国金融法治现代化 Industrial Practice and the Modernization of the Rule of Law in the Financial Industry in China》organized by Sun Yat-sen University School of Law, China (2019-12).


Conference Presentations/Seminar Papers

  • Rehan Abeyratne, ‘Research in Comparative Constitutional Law’ in Colloquium on Research Methodology in Law organized by Jindal Global Law School, India (2019-09).
  • Rehan Abeyratne, ‘Three Approaches to LGBTIQ Rights Adjudication in Asia’ in Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium organized by Loyola University Chicago School of Law, United States of America (2019-11).
  • Ngoc Son Bui, ‘Constitutional Amendment and Democracy’ in Courts and Democracy organized by HKU, Hong Kong (2019-07).
  • Ngoc Son Bui, ‘You the people: Cuba’s International Constitution’ in Comparative Constitutional Law Research Series organized by CUHK, Hong Kong (2019-09).
  • Ngoc Son Bui, ‘Subglobal constitutionalism in Southeast Asia’ in Asian Constitutional Law Forum organized by Vietnam National University-Hanoi, Vietnam (2019-12).
  • Surabhi Chopra, ‘Economic and Social Rights in the Philippines: The Trouble with Transformative Constitutionalism’ (Paper presented at 8thAsian Constitutional Law Forum, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam, 6-7 December 2019).
  • Surabhi Chopra, ‘Extrajudicial Killing in India: Negotiating Authoritarian Practices in a Democracy’ in Modes of Activism under Authoritarian Governance Regimes in the Asia-Pacific organized by Macquarie University, Australia (2019-11).
  • Surabhi Chopra, ‘Lynchings and the Law in India’ in Law and Society Association Annual Meeting organized by Law and Society Association (2020-05).
  • Fernando Dias Simoes, ‘Boosting WHO’s Role as a Global Health Orchestrator’ in Annual Meeting 2021 of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (2020-06).
  • Fernando Dias Simoes, ‘Academic Bias and International Investment Law’ in Directions in Legal Education 2020, Online Conference on Teaching & Learning in Law organized by CUHK LAW, Hong Kong (2020-06).
  • Fernando Dias Simoes, ‘UNCITRAL and the Reform of ISDS’ in UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference 2020 organized by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau (2020-12).
  • Fernando Dias Simoes, ‘COVID-19 and Freedom of Movement’ in Asia WTO Research Network 2020 Web Conference (2020-12).
  • Fernando Dias Simoes, ‘China’s Plan for Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism under the Belt and Road Initiative’ organized by the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration and Zhong Lun Law Firm (2021-07).
  • Bryan Druzin, ‘Lit Matches and Dry Prairie Fields: The Internet as a Source for Abrupt Normative Change’ (Paper presented at the 2019 Canadian Law & Economics Conference (CLEA), University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Canada, September 2019).
  • Steven Gallagher, “Law and History for Continuing Legal Education as a Vision of ‘Boldness’: The initial impetus for and changing face of, the Greater China Legal History Seminar Series” in Australasian Law Academics Association Conference organized by the Australasian Law Academics Association (2021-07).
  • Steven Gallagher, ‘Mitigating fiduciary obligations – how far can (and should) a trustee go?’ in STEP Asia Conference Webinar Series organized by STEP Hong Kong (2020-11).
  • Steven Gallagher, ‘Law and History for Continuing Legal Education? The changing face of the Greater China Legal History Seminar Series’ (Paper presented at the Australian & New Zealand Law and History Society Conference, 9 December 2020).
  • Stephen Hall, ‘Contract Terms in Hong Kong: Changed Circumstances and Variation’ (Paper presented at Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia V, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 15-17 August 2019).
  • Stuart Hargreaves, ‘Whose Justice? Foreign Judges on the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal’ (Paper presented at 8thAsian Constitutional Law Forum, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam, 6-7 December 2019).
  • Stuart Hargreaves, ‘Hong Kong Public Law Developments in 2019’ (Paper presented at 2020 Government Law Year in Review Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, Online, 25 February 2020).
  • Stuart Hargreaves, ‘Legal Responses to COVID19: Hong Kong’ (Paper presented at ConstitutionNet COVID19 Project, Online, 1 May 2020).
  • Hui Huang and Pin Lyu, 《我国注册制下证券交易所诉讼主体地位研究》 (Paper presented at 中国法学会审判理论研究会金融审判理论专业委员会2019年学术研讨会, Shanghai, China, 18 August 2019).
  • Hui Huang, ‘Class Action in China: Challenges and Opportunities’ (Paper presented at International Class Actions Conference, Vanderbilt Law and Business Program Vanderbilt Litigation Program, 22-25 August 2019).
  • Hui Huang, Demin Yang and Ferdinand Fai Yang Loo, ‘The Risk and Regulation of Crytoassets: A Hong Kong Perspective’ (Paper presented at Legal Implications of the Platform Economy, CUHK, Hong Kong, 16 September 2019).
  • Hui Huang, 《金融机构的投资者适当性管理义务研究:实证研究与比较分析 Investor Suitability Duty of Financial Institutions:Empirical Study and Comparative Analysis》(Paper presented at International Forum on Commercial Law, Tsinghua University, China, 26-27 October 2019).
  • Hui Huang and Chao Wang, 《金融行规适用的国际经验及启示:以美国金融业监管局(FINRA)为例》 (Paper presented at 中国法学会“中国金融法治研究方阵”第四届学术论坛, Sun-Yat-Sen University, China, 13-15 December 2019).
  • Hui Huang, ‘Class Action in China’ organized by Vanderbilt University Law School, United States of America (2019-08).
  • Hui Huang, ‘The Regulation of Crypoassets in Hong Kong’ in The Implications of Platform Economy organized by CUHK LAW, Hong Kong (2019-09).
  • Hui Huang, ‘Suitability Duty from a International Perspective’ organized by China Securities Regulatory Commission, China (2019-09).
  • Hui Huang, ‘Fiduciary Duty and Suitability Duty’ in Tsinghua commercial law international conference organized by Tsinghua Law School, China (2019-10).
  • Hui Huang, ‘The Regulation of Cryptocurrency’ in Machine Lawyering: Digitally Reconceiving Contracting, Regulation and Property organized by CUHK CFRED, Hong Kong (2020-01).
  • Hui Huang, ‘Corporate Legal Capital Maintenance Regime’ in Company Law Reform organized by Tsinghua University Law School, China (2020-01).
  • Hui Huang, ‘The Legal Liability of Market Intermediaries for Misstatements’ in China Securities Law Society Online Workshop Series organized by China Securities Law Society, China (2020-05).
  • Hui Huang, ‘Regulatory Cooperation for China Concept Stock’ in China Securities Law Society Online Workshop Series organized by China Securities Law Society, China (2020-06).
  • Arthur Lee, ‘The Role of Unjust Enrichment in Hong Kong’ in Conference on The Role of Unjust Enrichment in Asia organized by CUHK LAW, Hong Kong (2020-06).
  • Ian Lee, ‘Constructivism and Problem-based Learning’ in Directions in Legal Education 2020’ Online Conference on Teaching and Learning in Law organized by CUHK LAW, Hong Kong (2020-06).
  • Jae Woon Lee, ‘Should the Government Control the Number of Airlines in Korea?’ (Paper presented at Conference on Aviation Law and Policy in Asia: Smart Regulation in Liberalized Markets, CUHK LAW, Hong Kong, 1-2 November 2020).
  • Jae Woon Lee, ‘Competition Analysis of Airline Alliances’ in Competition Enforcers & Academics Summit organized by Hong Kong Competition Commission, Hong Kong (2019-08).
  • Jae Woon Lee, ‘Hong Kong’s Rules on Passenger Fare’ in ASEAN Passenger Protection Workshop organized by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Burma (2019-10).
  • Jae Woon Lee, ‘Cross-Border Joint Venture Airlines in Asia: Implication for Hong Kong’ in Faculty Research Seminar Series organized by CUHK LAW, Hong Kong (2020-04).
  • Jyh-An Lee, ‘Commonwealth Approach to Computer-Generated Works’ (Paper presented at Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Conference, CUHK LAW, the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law (“ARCIALA”) at the School of Law, Singapore Management University (SMU), and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, 28-29 November 2019).
  • Jyh-An Lee, ‘The IP Conundrum in the Sino-U.S. Trade War’ (Paper presented at EUPLANT Seminar: EU-China Round Table on IP, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 8 January 2020).
  • Chin Leng Lim, ‘2039: Reform after the Great Age of Delegalization’ (Paper presented at IFI and GraSPP Research Seminar: WTO Reform, Tokyo University, Japan, 9 July 2019).
  • Chin Leng Lim, ‘Investment Arbitration – Issues and Insights’ (Paper presented at Inaugural Seminar – International Dispute Resolution: Reflections and Redirections, British Institute of International & Comparative Law and CUHK, Hong Kong, 22 July 2019).
  • Chin Leng Lim, ‘Investment law and the new frontier: the challenges and opportunities that investment courts may bring about’ (Paper presented at Challenges and Opportunities in a new Decade: The Impact of the Changing Legal and Political Landscape on Arbitration, Dutch Arbitration Association, Netherlands, 10 October 2019).
  • Chin Leng Lim, ‘Autonomy of Arbitration: An Autonomous Transnational Legal Order?’ (Paper presented at Fundamental Aspects of International Dispute Resolution, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 11-12 Novemebr 2019).
  • Chin Leng Lim, ‘The Current State and Future of Investor-State Arbitration in Asia’ (Paper presented at Arbitration & Asia: Opportunities and Challenges, Britsh Institute of International and Comparative Law, 29 January 2020).
  • Chin Leng Lim, ‘Covid-19, Sino-US Trade War, and International Law’ organized by CUHK LAW and Britsh Institute of International and Comparative Law, Hong Kong (2020-06).
  • Chin Leng Lim, ‘The Joint Declaration and the National Security Law: An International Law Analysis’ organized by the University of Hong Kong (2020-10).
  • Chin Leng Lim, ‘COVID-19 and the Languages of Trade Law and International Law’ in Asia WTO Research Network 2020 Web Conference (2020-12).
  • Michael Lower, ‘Collaborative, inquiry-based learning as the central feature of an undergraduate course: design, implementation and evaluation’ in HERDSA Annual Conference 2019 organized by HERDA / University of Auckland, New Zealand (2019-07).
  • Mara Malagodi, ‘Lost in Transformation: Social Rights under a Contradictory Constitution’ in 8th Asian Constitutional Law Forum organized by Association for Asian Constitutional Law Studies, Vietnam (2019-12).
  • Mara Malagodi, ‘A Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet: Third Gender and Constitutional Identity in Nepal’ in 8th Asian Constitutional Law Forum organized by Association for Asian Constitutional Law Studies, Vietnam (2019-12).
  • Sandra Marco Colino, ‘Cartel Detection and Deterrence in China and Hong Kong’ in Workshop on the Competition Law and Policy Today: EU and China’s Experience organized by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and San Pablo CEU University, China (2019-11).
  • Sandra Marco Colino, ‘A History of Competition Law: The Impact of Antitrust on Hong Kong’s Markets’ in 15th Annual Conference organized by Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA) (2020-06).
  • Sandra Marco Colino, ‘The European Reform of Vertical Restraints Law in an International Context’ in Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series organized by Concorrenze, Italy (2020-06).
  • Luke Marsh, ‘Colonial Judges and Suspects’ Rights in Asian Contexts’ in 12th Annual Conference of the Asian Criminological Society (ACS2020) hosted by Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan (2021-06).
  • Benoit Mayer, ‘The international law on climate change’ (Paper presented at 11thInternational Summit on Energy and Climate Change: Climate Change Plus, China Youth Climate Action Network, China, 20 July 2019).
  • Benoit Mayer, ‘The managerial trend in international cooperation to address climate change’ (Paper presented at Conference on State Sovereignty, Climate Policy and Dispute Resolution in Environmental Law, Skopje, 10 September 2019).
  • Benoit Mayer, ‘From cooperation to harmonization: Should States approach climate change mitigation all in the same way?’ (Paper presented at International Workshop on the Polluter Pays Principle in Climate Change Mitigation Law, Haikou, 24-26 October 2019).
  • Benoit Mayer, ‘Scaling up climate action: the French legislation’ (Paper presented at Climate Law and Governance Day 2019, Madrid, 6 December 2019).
  • Benoit Mayer, ‘Legislative developments in France’ (Paper presented at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Madrid, 7 December 2019).
  • Hao Zhang and Benoit Mayer, ‘China’s Ownership Policies in the Coal Sector: Reducing Overcapacity While Mitigating Climate Change’ (Paper presented at Engaging State-Owned Enterprises in Climate Action, Columbia University, New York, 27 February 2020).
  • Benoit Mayer, ‘Climate Assessment as an Emerging Obligation under Customary International Law’ (Paper presented at Annual lecture of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, 2 March 2020)
  • Bryan Mercurio, ‘Capital Controls and International Economic Law: A United Voice?’ in Conference on Beyond Goods: Trade in Services and Investment in a Climate of Trade Protectionism organized by CUHK LAW, in conjunction with the Trade and Investment in Services Associates Network, University of Adelaide and the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, Hong Kong (2019-08).
  • Bryan Mercurio, ‘Intellectual Property and the US-China Trade War: The WTO Approach (and Beyond)’ in 11th IP Conference of the United States-China Intellectual Property Institute organized by United States-China Intellectual Property Institute, Hong Kong (2019-08).
  • Bryan Mercurio, ‘Artificial Intelligence, Data and Intellectual Property Rights’ in International Trade Regime for the Data- Driven Economy: 6th Asian International Economic Law Network Conference organized by Asian International Economic Law Network Conference, Taiwan (2019-10).
  • Bryan Mercurio, ‘China’s Trade Policy and the EU’ in Trade Academy organized by Borderlex Academy and Trade Explained, Belgium (2019-11).
  • Bryan Mercurio, ‘Caution and Uncertainty in The Indo-Pacific’ in a low-growth era: Economics and trade organized by Embassy of Canada in Japan, Japan (2020-05).
  • Bryan Mercurio, ‘Return to Self-Interest and Unilateralism’ in Free Trade Agreements Post-COVID-19 organized by Embassy of Canada in Japan, Japan (2020-05).
  • Bryan Mercurio, ‘Developing a Cross-Border Data Policy: Free Trade Agreements’ in Empowering Transformation: Connectivity and Cross-Border Data Flow organized by Bryan Mercurio and In-House Community, Hong Kong (2020-06).
  • Bryan Mercurio, ‘Multilateralism in a G-Zero World: Threats and Opportunities’ in Asia WTO Research Network 2020 Web Conference (2020-12).
  • Michelle Miao, ‘Urban vs Rural: Sexual Offenders’ Residential Status and Sentencing Dispositions in China’ (Paper presented at 2019 Annual General Conference of the European China Law Studies Association, Durham, 26-28 July 2019).
  • Michelle Miao, ‘Social Economic Status and the Sentencing of Sexual Offenders in China’ in European Association of Chinese Law Annual Meeting organized by Durham University, United Kingdom (2019-07).
  • Michelle Miao, ‘Algorithmic Sentencing: Enhancing Efficiency or Improving the Quality of Justice?’ in American Law and Society Annual Meeting 2020 organized by American Bar Association, United States of America (2020-05).
  • Ryan Mitchell, ‘‘Absent Presence’ and Informal Hegemony: The League of Nations as a Project of Spatial Administration’ in The League of Nations Decentred organized by University of Melbourne, Australia (2019-07).
  • Ryan Mitchell, ‘Debating Decisionism: Receptions of Carl Schmitt in China Since 1929’ in 8th Asian Constitutional Law Forum organized by Vietnam National University School of Law, Vietnam (2019-12).
  • Ryan Mitchell, ‘International Law as Project or System?’ in 2020 Michigan Law Junior Scholars Conference organized by University of Michigan Law School, United States of America (2020-04).
  • Ryan Mitchell, ‘International Law as Project or System?: The Overturning of an Episteme’ in Law and Society Association Annual Meeting organized by Law and Society Association (LSA), United States of America (2020-05).
  • Noam Noked, ‘FATCA, CRS, and the Wrong Choice of Who to Regulate’ in International Conference of the Global Regulatory Governance Research Network organized by Department of Government and Public Administration and The Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at CUHK, Hong Kong (2019-07).
  • Noam Noked, ‘From Tax Competition to Subsidy Competition’ in Tax Justice Network 2019 Conference organized by Tax Justice Network, United Kingdom (2019-07).
  • Noam Noked, ‘From Tax Competition to Subsidy Competition’ in Seminar of the International Fiscal Association organized by International Fiscal Association, Hong Kong Branch, Hong Kong (2019-08).
  • Noam Noked, ‘From Tax Competition to Subsidy Competition’ in Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics organized by European Association of Law and Economics, Israel (2019-09).
  • Michael Ramsden, ‘Overcoming UN Security Council Paralysis on Mass Atrocities’ at the 28th ANZSIL Annual Conference ‘Inertia or Innovation? Reshaping International Law for a Complex Future’ held online from 30 June to 6 July 2021.
  • Michael Ramsden, ‘Accountability for Genocide and the United Nations General Assembly’ (Paper presented at the 9th Biennial Oceanic Conference on International Studies held at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University, 10 December 2020).
  • Samuli Seppanen, ‘Towards a Chinese Mode of Legal Thought: Reversing the Global Flow of Legal Knowledge’ in The Plurality of Law and Development 4th Annual Conference of Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) organized by Humboldt University, Germany (2019-09).
  • Samuli Seppanen, ‘Layers of Legal Formalism and Anti-formalism in the Chinese Communist Party’s Governance Project’ in 8th Asian Constitutional Law Forum organized by Vietnam National University, Vietnam (2019-12).
  • Dicky Tsang, ‘An Empirical Review of China’s New Choice-of-Law Regime: In Search of Clear Guidelines?’ (Paper presented at 8th Journal of Private International Law Conference, University of Munich, Germany, 12-14 September 2019).
  • Dicky Tsang, ‘Compatibility of the US Constitutional Due Process in Litigations involving PRC’s SOEs’ (Paper presented at 8th Asian Constitutional Law Forum, Vietnam National University Hanoi, Vietnam, 6-7 December 2019).
  • Lutz-Christian Wolff, ‘China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Export of Chinese Law’ (Paper presented at International Cooperation on Rule of Law and Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese Academy of Social Science, Beijing, 12-13 October 2019).
  • Lutz-Christian Wolff, ‘The Impact of AI on the Work of UNCITRAL’ (Paper presented at UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference 2019, Macau, 11 December 2019).
  • Lutz-Christian Wolff, ‘A Short Legal History of China’s Belt and Road Initiative’ (Paper presented at CUHK LAW Greater China Legal History Seminar Series, Hong Kong, 20 March 2020).
  • Lutz-Christian Wolff, ‘Structuring BRI Investments – How to Balance the Competing Interests?’ in UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference 2018 organized by UNCITRAL & University of Macau, Macau (2019-12).
  • Lutz-Christian Wolff, ‘Law of Unjust Enrichment or Law of Unjustified De-Enrichment?’ in Conference on ‘The Role of the Law of Unjust Enrichment in Asia’ organized by CUHK LAW, Hong Kong (2020-06).
  • Lutz-Christian Wolff, ‘Responding to Difficult Business Environments with Flexible Commercial Law?’ in 2020 Tsinghua World Forum on the Rule of Law (2020-10).
  • Lutz-Christian Wolff, ‘Does the Opt-out Option Devalue the CISG?’ in UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference 2020 organized by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau (2020-12).
  • Chao Xi, ‘Institutional Investor Stewardship: A Myth?’ (Paper presented at International Conference on Global Regulatory Governance: Unpacking the Complexity of Regulatory Governance in a Globalising World, Hong Kong, 4-6 July 2019).
  • Chao Xi, ‘Is Institutional Investor Activism a Myth? Evidence from China’ (Paper presented at 17thAnnual Conference of the German Law and Economics Association, Hannover, 11-12 July 2019).
  • Chao Xi, ‘Errors in Court Judgments: What Do They Tell Us about the Chinese Judiciary?’ (Paper presented at International Conference on ‘Big Data and Courts in China’, Cologne, 12-14 July 2019).
  • Chao Xi, ‘Shareholder Empowerment: A Myth?’ (Paper presented at 2019 Annual General Conference of the European China Law Studies Association, Durham, 26-28 July 2019).
  • Chao Xi, ‘Institutional Investor Stewardship in China: An Empirical Assessment’ (Paper presented at 2019 the Next Corporate Governance: Current Issues of Corporate Governance, Seoul, 20 September 2019).
  • Chao Xi, ‘Is Institutional Investor Stewardship a Myth? Evidence from China’ (Paper presented at Sixth Corporate and Securities Litigation Workshop, Boston, 27-28 September 2019).
  • Chao Xi, ‘COVID-19 and Shareholder Voting: The Case of China’ (Paper presented at International Symposium on COVID-19 and Models of Governance in East Asia and the World, Hong Kong, 12 June 2020).
  • James Zeng, ‘Legal Personality and the Rule of Debts-Follow-Assets in China’ in Big Data and Courts in China organized by Cologne University, Germany (2019-07).
  • Hao Zhang and Benoit Mayer, ‘China’s Ownership Policies in the Coal Sector: Reducing Overcapacity While Mitigating Climate Change’ (Paper presented at Engaging State-Owned Enterprises in Climate Action, Columbia University, United States of America, 27 February 2020).
  • Hao Zhang, ‘Monitoring & Reporting GHGe in China (via Zoom)’ in A Carbon Budget for Western Australia organized by The UWA Public Policy Institute and The UWA Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law, Australia (2019-08).
  • Hao Zhang, ‘Monitoring and Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China: A Legal Analysis’ in IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium 2019 organized by IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Malaysia (2019-08).
  • Hao Zhang, ‘The Friends of Nature vs. Gansu State Grid Corp. Case and Climate Litigation in China’ in Workshop on Climate Litigation in a Warming World organized by Duke Kunshan University, China (2019-09).
  • Hao Zhang, ‘China’s Legal Framework for Carbon Trading and Other Market Initiatives’ in Book Workshop on “Climate Change Law in China in Global Context” organized by Guanghua Law School, Zhejiang University, China (2019-10).
  • Hao Zhang, ‘Cleaning Up China’s Coal Power Plants: Regulatory Responses And Implementation Challenges’ in Heaven Symposium: Transdisciplinary Research on Complex Environmental Health Problems organized by Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong (2019-10).
  • Hao Zhang, ‘Regulating Green Bond in China: Definition Divergence and Implications for Policy Making’ in Green Infrastructure and Finance Development in Asia: Investment, Policies and Economic Impacts organized by Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan (2019-11).
  • Hao Zhang, ‘Legal Challenges to the Development of Emissions Trading Scheme in China: Insights from the Pilot Programs’ in Evaluation of Environmental Effectiveness and Economics Efficiency of Incentive Based Instruments for Pollution Control in China and Australia organized by University of Sydney and CUHK, Australia (2019-12).
  • Yuhong Zhao, ‘China’s Judicial Reform for Environmental Protection’ (Paper presented at 2019 Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association, Durham Law School, United Kingdom, 26 July 2019).


GRANTS

Research Grants Council (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)

Research Impact Fund

Prof. Surabhi CHOPRA
Immigration Detention and Vulnerable Migrants in Hong Kong: Evaluating the System, Facilitating Reform (HK$2,998,800)
General Research Fund
Prof. Robin HUANG
The Regulation of Fintech in China (HK$539,852)
Prof. Jae Woon LEE
State Ownership of Airlines: Legal and Policy Implications for International Aviation Hubs in Asia (HK$523,485)
Prof. Benoît MAYER
Environmental Impact Assessments as a Tool for Climate Change Mitigation: Global Comparative Perspectives (HK$338,872)

Prof. Noam NOKED
Mandatory Disclosure Rules: Development, Policy Analysis, and Implications for Financial Centers (HK$475,000)

Early Career Scheme

Prof. Ngọc Sơn BÙI
Order by Design: China in Comparative Constitution-Making (HK$390,400)  

Prof. Ryan MITCHELL
The Development and Influence of Chinese Theories of Sovereignty (HK$ 592,000)

Prof. Christopher ROBERTS
The Exportation and Evolution of Vagrancy Laws in the Nineteenth Century British Empire: From the Caribbean to Hong Kong (HK$408,100 with an additional amount HK$50,000 for undertaking educational activities)

Prof. Jingyi WANG
Taxation of the Digitalised Economy in China: Challenges and Proposals (HK$424,000)

Prof. James ZENG
Soft Regulation and Corporate Governance in China (HK$ 366,656)

Prof. Hao ZHANG
Legal and Regulatory Pathway of Renewable Energy Integration in China: Comparative and Empirical Perspectives (HK$397,410)

Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme

Prof. Bryan MERCURIO
Reshaping Global Trade: The Impact and Effects of the US-China Trade War (HK$412,100)      

Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)

Public Policy Research Funding Scheme

Prof. Robin HUANG
Improving the Effectiveness of Cross-boundary Securities Law Enforcement Between Hong Kong and Mainland China
Prof. Bryan MERCURIO
Regulating Cross-border Data: A Public Policy Framework for Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Direct Grant for Research

Prof. Christopher ROBERTS
The Development of Emergency Powers in the British Empire During the First World War and the Post-War Period
Prof. Kevin CHENG
Testing the Drug Tariffs: A Closer Inspection of Sentencing Guidelines for Trafficking in Dangerous Drugs in Hong Kong and England
Prof. Gregory GORDON
Creation of New Research Databases for Benjamin Ferencz Monograph Project
Prof. Michael RAMSDEN
Negotiating Peace and Justice Solutions in the Shadow of Law: Evaluating the Influence of the International Court of Justice’s Interim Remedies on Conflict-Resolution Diplomacy in the United Nations System
Prof. Dicky TSANG
From Coronation to Coronavirus: Force Majeure and Private International Law
Prof. Chao XI
Shareholder Voting During a Crisis

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PRIZES & AWARDS

Awarding Body Award/Prize Type Awardee
Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law Max Planck Luxembourg PhD Scholarships 2021

Mr. Can EKEN
(Doctor of Philosophy in Laws student)

Eurasia-Pacific Uninet Eurasia-Pacific Uninet Ernst Mach Grant for PhD Students (2020-2021)

Mr. Sumit SONKAR
(Doctor of Philosophy in Laws student)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Award for High-Impact in Legal Scholarship 2020
Prof. Sandra MARCO COLINO
American Society of Comparative Law Hessel Yntema Award 2020
Prof. Michelle MIAO
Global Competition Review (GCR) 2020 GCR Academic Excellence Award Prof. Sandra MARCO COLINO
Harvard – Yenching Institute, Harvard University Harvard – Yenching Visiting Scholars Programme Prof. Michelle MIAO
Research Grants Council of Hong Kong Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Awards Ms. Becky Po Yee LEUNG
(Doctor of Philosophy in Laws student)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Postgraduate Research Output Award Dr. Chao WANG
(Doctor of Philosophy in Laws graduate)
Research Excellence Award Prof. Robin HUANG
Prof. Dicky TSANG
Young Researcher Award Prof. Jyh-An LEE
Young Scholars Thesis Awards Dr. Siyi LIN
(Doctor of Philosophy in Laws graduate)

 

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