Academic Staff

Kelvin Kwok 郭曉暉

Assistant Professor of Law
BBA(Law), LLB (HKU); LLM (Chicago); Barrister (Hong Kong)

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Kelvin Kwok, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong, has recently been appointed as Deputy Director of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law. A specialist in competition law, he has received research and teaching awards from the Faculty and the Early Career Teaching Award from the University. He is the Principal Investigator of two General Research Fund (GRF) projects under the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. He serves on the editorial boards of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, the China Antitrust Law Journal, and the Hong Kong Law Journal. He is a Hong Kong barrister and a door tenant at Des Voeux Chambers. A graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Hong Kong, he holds degrees in both law and business.

Research Interests

Competition and consumer law
Law of obligations
Regulatory theory
Private law theory

Select Publications

Eric Ip and Kelvin Kwok, ‘Judicial Control of Local Protectionism in China: Antitrust Enforcement against Administrative Monopoly on the Supreme People’s Court’ __ Journal of Competition Law & Economics __ (forthcoming)

Kelvin Kwok, ‘Abuse of Dominance in the Hong Kong Television Sector’ in Sandra Marco Colino (ed), Competition in Telecommunications Markets: Key Regulatory Challenges (Wolters Kluwer __, forthcoming) __

Kelvin Kwok, ‘The Belt and Road Initiative: Co-operation in Trade Liberalisation and Antitrust Enforcement’ in Yun Zhao (ed), International Governance and the Rule of Law in China under the Belt and Road Initiative (Cambridge University Press __, forthcoming) __

Kelvin Kwok, ‘Antitrust Enforcement and State Restraints at the Mainland China-Hong Kong Interface: The Importance of Bilateral Cooperation between Antitrust Authorities’ (2017) 12 Asian Journal of Comparative Law 335-69

Thomas Cheng and Kelvin Kwok, ‘A Neglected Theory of Harm: Joint Ventures as Facilitators of Collusion Across Markets’ (2017) 5 Journal of Antitrust Enforcement 434–57 (won the Readers’ Vote for Academic Articles in the Concerted Practices category, the 2017 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards)

Kelvin Kwok, ‘The Standard of Proof in Civil Competition Law Proceedings’ (2016) 132 Law Quarterly Review 541-47

Kelvin Kwok, ‘Protection of a Foreign Trader’s Legitimate Interests under the Law of Passing-Off’ (2016) 132 Law Quarterly Review 186-92

Kelvin Kwok, ‘Google Book Search, Transformative Use, and Commercial Intermediation: An Economic Perspective’ (2015) 17 Yale Journal of Law & Technology 283-318

Martin Kok and Kelvin Kwok, ‘The Rule in Seldon v Davidson and the “Absence of Basis” Approach Revisited in Hong Kong’ (2015) 23 Restitution Law Review 128-33

Kelvin Kwok, ‘The New Hong Kong Competition Law: Anomalies and Challenges’ (2014) 37 World Competition 541-68 (awarded the 2015 Faculty Research Output Prize; nominated for the journal’s Young Writers’ Award)

Kelvin Kwok, ‘Liability of Online Service Providers for Defamatory Content: The Case of Discussion Forums’ (2014) 130 Law Quarterly Review 206-11

Kelvin Kwok, ‘A Rule of Reason Approach to the Antitrust Issues of the Google Book Search Settlement’ (2011) 10 DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal 1-53 (nominated for the 2012 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards)

Kelvin Kwok, ‘A New Approach to Resolving Refusal to License Intellectual Property Rights Disputes’ (2011) 34 World Competition 261-86 (nominated for the journal’s Young Writers’ Award)

Kelvin Kwok, ‘Unlocking the Potential of Creative Commons for Hong Kong’s Education and Creative Sectors’ (2010) 40 Hong Kong Law Journal 381-415

Last updated: Feb 2018