Associate Professor of Law
Co-Director, Master of Common Law Programme
LLB (ECUPL, Shanghai); MCL, SJD (HKU); Fulbright Fellow (NYU); MCIArb.
Associate Professor Gu Weixia serves as Co-Director of the Master of Common Law Programme at the Faculty of Law. Her research interests are in arbitration and commercial dispute resolution, conflict of laws, civil justice, and cross-border legal issues, with a particular focus on China, Hong Kong and Asia. She is an Articles Editor of the Hong Kong Law Journal.
Bilingual in English and Chinese, she has published widely in her specialized fields in both languages. Her recent works include The Developing World of Arbitration: A Comparative Study of Arbitration Reform in the Asia Pacific (Hart, 2018, co-edited with Professor Anselmo Reyes); Arbitration in China: The Regulation of Arbitration Agreements and Practical Issues (Sweet & Maxwell, 2012) and Legal Development and Interaction in Greater China (China Review Academic Press, 2009, co-edited with Professor Xianchu Zhang).
Prior to joining the Law Faculty, she was the youngest recipient in Hong Kong of the Fulbright Award from the United States Department of State and had been selected as an Honorary Young Fellow of the New York University. She had also held visiting scholar posts at Cornell and Fordham Universities where she researched and taught on commercial arbitration.