Academic Staff

Dr Zhang Angela 張湖月

Associate Professor
LLB, Peking University (2004)
LLM, The University of Chicago (2006)
JD, The University of Chicago (2008)
JSD, The University of Chicago (2011)

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Dr Angela Zhang is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong and a Senior Lecturer in competition law and trade at King’s College London (on leave). Her research focuses on applying an interdisciplinary approach to the study of transnational legal issues facing businesses.  Angela has a broad research interest on topics related to law and economics. She is currently working on a few empirical projects pertaining to corporate governance, the Chinese political economy, innovation, and dispute resolution.  She is also writing a monograph on antitrust and the rise of China, which is under contract with the Oxford University Press.  Angela received a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (£10,000) in 2014 and a GRF grant (HKD$637,440) in 2018 to support her various research projects regarding the institutional analysis of law.  

Angela’s work has been published or is forthcoming in journals including, among others, Stanford Journal of International Law, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, China Quarterly, and Journal of Competition Law and Economics. She is a twice recipient of the Concurrence Antitrust Writing Award (2015 & 2018), which rewards the best antitrust papers published in academic journals each year.  Angela is also frequently invited to speak at antitrust conferences in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her research has attracted media inquiries from The Economist, The New York Times, and Reuters, and she regularly contributes op-eds to the popular press. 

Before joining academia, Angela was a bankruptcy lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York (2008-2010) and an antitrust attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels (2010-2011). She also has practice experience in London, Hong Kong, and Beijing.  Angela was admitted to the New York bar in 2009.  Angela received her LLB from Peking University in 2004 and her JSD (2011), JD (2008), and LLM (2006) from the University of Chicago Law School. While at Chicago, she wrote her doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Judge Richard A. Posner.