Dr Weixia Gu 顧維遐

The Department of Law

Associate Professor of Law
LLB (ECUPL); MCL, SJD (HKU); Fulbright Fellow (NYU); MCIArb; FHKIArb.


Dr Gu is an Associate Professor of Law at The University of Hong Kong (HKU).  Her research focuses on international arbitration, dispute resolution, private international law, and cross-border legal issues.  She has published extensively in English and Chinese.  She is the author, editor and co-editor of 3 books (including The Developing World of Arbitration in the Asia Pacific (Oxford: Hart, 2018)) and the author of more than 50 journal articles and book chapters.

Her recent works appear in American Journal of Comparative LawProceedings of the American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, American Review of International Arbitration, The Journal of Comparative Law, Peking University Law Journal (中外法学), among others.  Her scholarship has been cited by the Texas Supreme Court, the Hong Kong High Court, the Singapore Law Gazette, and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.

She has been awarded HKU’s Outstanding Young Researcher Award and HKU’s Outstanding Teaching Award in Law.  She has three times been awarded a top prize by the China Society of Private International Law, which honors the best private international law research with respect to China.  Her research projects are supported by the Hong Kong Government Research Grants Council and she is a four-time recipient of the competitive General Research Fund Award.

Dr. Gu is an elected Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL), members of which consist of respected academics and judges of courts of supreme and international jurisdiction.  She is also an elected Co-Chair of the Law of the Pacific Rim Region Interest Group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL).  Since 2012, she has been sitting on the editorial board of the Hong Kong Law Journal (SSCI).

Dr. Gu obtained her LLB from East China University of Political Science and Law, LLM and SJD from HKU.  Prior to joining HKU, she was an Honorary Young Fellow at New York University in association with her Fulbright Award from the US State Department.  She had also held visiting scholar posts at Cornell and Fordham Universities where she researched and taught on commercial arbitration. 

Dr. Gu welcomes MPhil and PhD proposals in her specialized fields.

Research Areas

  • Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • Private International Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Chinese Private Law