Kelvin Kwok 郭曉暉

The Department of Law

Assistant Professor of Law
Deputy Director, Asian Institute of International Financial Law
Fellow, Higher Education Academy


Kelvin HF Kwok is Assistant Professor of Law at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Deputy Director of the HKU Asian Institute of International Financial Law. A graduate of HKU and the University of Chicago Law School, he is qualified to practise as a Barrister.

His research focuses on competition law and policy, in particular foundational issues concerning the regulation of anti-competitive agreements and cutting-edge issues relating to China and Hong Kong. His comparative and interdisciplinary research approach combines insights from established and influential jurisdictions (eg EU, US, and Australia) and perspectives from economic and philosophical theories. His research interests lie more generally in the field of business/commercial law and the interdisciplinary areas of law and technology, law and economics, and law and philosophy. His articles are published in top-tier international journals including European Law Review, Common Law World Review, Journal of Competition Law & Economics, Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, World Competition, European Business Organization Law Review, Asian Journal of Comparative Law, and Yale Journal of Law & Technology. He has book chapters published by Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press; and a monograph on Hong Kong competition law (co-authored with Thomas Cheng) to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. He is the Principal Investigator of two General Research Fund (GRF) grants administered by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. He was awarded the Faculty Research Output Prize 2015 and the King’s/HKU Fellowship Award 2018-19, and will be conducting research at Columbia Law School as a Visiting Scholar in 2020. He has served as an editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, Hong Kong Law Journal, and China Antitrust Law Journal.

In recognition of his teaching excellence and leadership as BBA(Law)&LLB Programme Co-Director and International Mooting Director, he was awarded the Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award 2016 and the University Early Career Teaching Award 2017. He has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2019. He has successfully coached HKU student teams for international mooting competitions, winning championship on three occasions. He is active in knowledge exchange through his media appearances and involvement in the work of the International Competition Network (as a Non-Governmental Advisor) and the Consumer Council.

Research Areas

  • Competition Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property & Information Technology
  • Law and Economics
  • Legal Theory / Jurisprudence

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