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 that bear on 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, online platforms and dispute resolution.   She received a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (£10,000) in 2014 and a GRF grant (HK$637,440) in 2018 to support her various research projects relating to the economic analysis of law.   

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

Before joining academia in 2013, Angela practiced for six years in the United States, Europe, and Asia.  She used to be a bankruptcy lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York (2008-2010) and an antitrust attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels (2010-2011). Angela was admitted to the New York bar in 2009.  She 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.    

Representative Publications:
Bureaucratic Politics and China’s Anti-Monopoly Law, Cornell International Law Journal, Vol. 47, pp.671-707 (2014) [interviewed and quoted by The Economist, New York Times, selected as the best Asian antitrust academic article by the 2015 Concurrence Antitrust Writing Award]

The Faceless Court, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law,  Vol. 38, pp.71-135 (2016) [selected for presentation at 2015 Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum]

The Antitrust Paradox of China Inc., New York University Journal of International Law & Politics, Vol. 50, pp.159-226 (2017) [selected as the best Asian antitrust academic article by the 2018 Concurrence Antitrust Writing Award]

Judging in Europe, Do Legal Traditions Matter?  (with Jingchen Liu & Nuno Garoupa)Journal of Competition Law & Economics , Vol. 14, pp.144-179 (2018) [shortlisted and voted as the Readers’ Choice in the category of general antitrust by the 2018 Concurrence Antitrust Writing Award]

Strategic Public Shaming: Evidence from Chinese Antitrust, China Quarterly (2019 forthcoming)

Strategic Comity,  Yale Journal of International Law, Vol. 44 (2019 forthcoming)