Research Postgraduate Students | Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
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Sijuade Thakib Animashaun

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Douglas Arner
Co-Supervisor: Giuliano Castellano
Field of Study: International Financial Regulations and Fintech
Thesis Title: Harmonising Regulatory Approaches to FinTech Regulations among Interdependent Financial Systems


Pattamon Anansaringkarn

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Marcelo Thomspon
Co-Supervisor: Scott Veitch
Field of Study: Information Technology
Thesis Title: The Role of the State Law in Regulating ‘Fake News’: Theory, Doctrine and Comparative Perspective


Zhanat Alimanov

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Richard Wu
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Legal Ethics
Thesis Title: A Comparative Study of Legal Ethics Regulation in United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong: Lessons for Kazakhstan


Ritam Arora

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Thomas Cheng
Co-Supervisor: Shahla Ali
Field of Study: Competition Law
Thesis Title: Data Driven Markets and Usage of Algorithms: Legal Characterization of Online Platforms under Competition Law


Jose Duke Satorre Bagulaya

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Marco Wan
Co-Supervisor: Michael Ng
Field of Study: International Economic Law
Thesis Title: Storyteller in Robes: the Nature of Historical Narrative in the Judicial Opinions of the Philippine Supreme Court


Janos Nathan Jules Edouardn Barberis

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Douglas Arner
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Law & Financial Regulation
Thesis Title: From FinTech to TechFin: Regulatory Framework For A New Financial Infrastructure


Shiu Chung Chan

SJD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: Michael Ng
Co-Supervisor: John Wong
Field of Study: Legal History and Socio-legal Studies
Thesis Title: N/A


Guanhong Chen

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Michael Ng
Co-Supervisor: Albert Chen
Field of Study: Legal History
Thesis Title: Judicial Reforms in Early Modern China (1901-1937)


Cho Kiu Chiang

MPhil (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: David Law
Co-Supervisor: Eric Ip
Field of Study: Public Law
Thesis Title: N/A


Shuyu Chu

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Fu Hualing
Co-Supervisor: David Law
Field of Study: Corruption and Anti-corruption in China; Authoritarian Legality; Interdisciplinary Approach to Law; Human Rights
Thesis Title: CCP’s Disciplinary Infrastructure: How Party Control Cadres by Anti-Corruption Institutions


Zhaoxia Deng

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Li Yahong
Co-Supervisor: Shahla Ali
Field of Study: Intellectual Property Law and Entertainment Law
Thesis Title: Building an Ecological Copyright Regime for Video Game Industry in the Chinese Context: Challenges and Solutions


Xingsi Di

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Douglas Arner
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Comparative Chinese Law, Financial Law
Thesis Title: Comparative Study on Fiduciary Duties of the Robo-advisors under Various Business Models


Yingkun Feng

PhD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: He Xin
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Thesis Title: N/A


Ilda Cristina Fernandes De Sousa Ferreira

PhD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: Simon Young
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: International Law
Thesis Title: N/A


Celia Filipa Ferreira Matias

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Marcelo Thompson
Co-Supervisor: Scott Veitch
Field of Study: Law
Thesis Title: N/A


Yang Gao

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Amenda Whitfort
Co-Supervisor: Simon Yong
Field of Study: Animal Law
Thesis Title: N/A


Sangita Farzana Gazi

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Douglas Arner
Co-Supervisor: Giuliano Castellano
Field of Study: Financial Law and Regulation
Thesis Title: The Legal and Regulatory Framework of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) in Emerging Market Economies: An Appraisal of Risks and Benefits


Zheng Wang

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Angela Zhang
Co-Supervisor: He Xin
Field of Study: Law and Economics
Thesis Title: TBC


Xin Vincent Wei

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: James Fry
Co-supervisor: N/A. Field of Study: Public International Law
Thesis Title: TBC


Daniel John Gittings

PhD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: Simon Young
Co-Supervisor: Richard Cullen
Field of Study: Separation of Powers
Thesis Title: Public Law: Separation of Powers in Hong Kong: “Montesquieu’s Doctrine” under One Country, Two Systems


Lorraine Wu

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: David Law
Co-supervisor: He Xin
Field of Study: Public law / courts / comparative law
Thesis Title: TBC


Ning Guo

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Say Goo
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Corporate Governance
Thesis Title: Comparative Study of the Dual-class Structure System


Zhuqing Hou

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Zhao Yun
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Space Law, Public International Law, Aviation Law
Thesis Title: (Tentative) Interpretations and Law-Making relating Satellite Signals Harmful Interference: Judicial and Beyond


Yining Huang

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: James Fry
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Public International Law
Thesis Title: “Multi-polarity” or the Risk of “Fragmentation of International Law” – An Observation from the Evolving China’s Approach to International Law


Ernest Kenneth Southworth

PhD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: Li Yahong
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: AI, Rights, Copyright
Thesis Title: N/A


Yifan Xian

PhD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: Zhao Yun
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Online Dispute Resolution
Thesis Title: N/A


Yizhi Huang

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Hualing Fu
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Public Law and Human Rights; Equality Law; Comparative Chinese Law
Thesis Title: Anti-discrimination movement and the Development of Anti-discrimination Laws in China


Yolanda Sifan Jiang

MPhil (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Qiao Shitong
Co-Supervisor: He Xin
Field of Study: Law and Society, Property law and Family law
Thesis Title: N/A


Zhihang Jiang

MPhil (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Douglas Arner
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: The Constitutive Role of Financial Regulation and Financial Law in a Socio-Legal Perspective
Thesis Title: The Constitutive Role of Financial Regulation and Financial Law in a Socio-Legal Perspective


Yujie Jiao

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Yu Guanghua
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Civil and Commercial Law
Thesis Title: N/A


Yi Seul Kim

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: He Xin
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Food Safety and Rule of Law
Thesis Title: China’s Food Safety and Rule of Law


Adrienne Wing Yan Lam

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Albert Chen
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Comparative Chinese Law, Hong Kong Basic Law
Thesis Title: Legal issues surronding the advocacy of Hong Kong Independence under One


Sau Wai Law

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Shahla Ali
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Arbitration in Global Private Banking
Thesis Title: “Naming, Blaming, Claming” revisited: suitability of arbitration in resolving private banking disputes from a client’s perspective


Sau Kong Lee

PhD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: Felix Chan
Co-Supervisor: Humphrey Ko
Field of Study: Chinese Legal History
Thesis Title: A Study of Nationality Law in Modern China: Defining Chinese 1893 – 1929


John Chun Man Lee

PhD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: Richard Wu
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Arbitration in Global Private Banking
Thesis Title: Rethinking Professionalism in Two Asian Common Law Jurisdictions: A Comparative and Empirical Study of Conflicts of Interest Issues Encountered by Lawyers in Hong Kong and Singapore


Guangyu Li

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Sun Haochen
Co-Supervisor: Li Yahong
Field of Study: Intellectual Property Law
Thesis Title: N/A


Xi Li

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Fu Hualing
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Chinese Law and Human Rights Law
Thesis Title: N/A


Xiaodao Li

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Zhao Yun
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Space Law, Public International Law
Thesis Title: (Tentative) Legal Status and Exploitation System of Space Resources


Xingfang Li

MPhil (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Qiao Shitong
Co-Supervisor: Yu Guanghua
Field of Study: Intellectual Property Law, Legal Sociology, Social Norms, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Thesis Title: The Rise of Platform-oriented Internet Governance Structure in China: A Study of WeChat’s Online Copyright Dispute Resolution Mechanisms


Jiaolong Liang

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Say Goo
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Corporate and Financial Law
Thesis Title: N/A


Lifei Lin

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Zhao Yun
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: WTO and International Economic Law
Thesis Title: The Preferential Liberalization of Trade in Services: Lessons from PTAs for GATS


Yang Lin

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Zhao Yun
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Internet Law, Dispute Resolution and Legal Development
Thesis Title: N/A


Shilei Liu

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Li Yahong
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Intellectual Property
Thesis Title: N/A


Ziyu Liu

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Zhao Yun
Co-Supervisor: Zhang Xianchu
Field of Study: Comparative Chinese Law, International Economic Law, Investment Law
Thesis Title: National Security Review of Foreign Investment Law


Herbert Aclan Loja

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Simon Young
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Comparative Chinese law, international economic law, investment law
Thesis Title: National Security Review of Foreign Investment Law


Jiajun Luo

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Fu Hualing
Co-Supervisor: David Law
Field of Study: Court, China, Comparative Constitutional and Public Law, Interdisciplinary and Empirical Legal Research
Thesis Title: China’s Authoritarian Court: Formulating Unequal Justice


Garen Manukyan

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Li Yahong
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Intellectual Property Law
Thesis Title: N/A


Anaïs Mattez

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Jedidiah Kroncke
Co-Supervisor: Simon Young
Field of Study: Art Law
Thesis Title: Illicit trafficking and restitution of cultural artifacts from Southeast Asia


Wilson Karera Mbugua

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Shahla Ali
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Investor-State Arbitration and Environmental Law (Information Technology And Intellectual Property Law)
Thesis Title: N/A


Yuliia Mysak

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Alex Schwartz
Co-Supervisor: Scott Veitch
Field of Study: Transitional Justice
Thesis Title: Cultural Rights in the Transitional Justice Paradigm: from Denial to Celebration


Dhiraj Kumar Mohan Nainani

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Daniel Matthews
Co-Supervisor: Scott Veitch
Field of Study: Critical legal theory, law and geography
Thesis Title: Gold in the Darkness – Law, Space, and Circulation in Chungking Mansions


Saroj Bejoy Nair

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: James Fry
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Disarmament and International Law
Thesis Title: The significance of the disarmament obligations of nuclear weapon states under the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons for the development of a comprehensive solution aiming at total nuclear disarmament. [Work-in-process]


Dean Andrew Polizzotto

SJD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Douglas Arner
Co-Supervisor: Q Liu
Field of Study: The Role of Securitization, Derivatives, and Bond Markets in the Future Development of East Asian Economics
Thesis Title: Long-term Growth though structural Reform in China and Vietnam – A Comparative Analysis: Are the social, institutional, and regulatory foundations sufficient to support an essential transformation to increasing household consumption?


Angela Alison Pringle

PhD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: Shahla Ali
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Transnational Environmental Law; Governance of Digital Technology; Regulatory Technology, Theories of Governance and Regulation
Thesis Title: Big Data’s Big Bang – Creating a New Regulatory Universe for Environmental Protection through Digital Technology: A Case Study of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and New Perspectives on Systems Theory by a Rising Transnational Environmental Governance Actor


Jane Alexandra Richards

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Simon Young
Co-Supervisor: Kelley Loper
Field of Study: Human Rights Law
Thesis Title: The application of the right to equality in the CRPD to the insanity defence and disposition orders


Eriks Kristians Selga

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Douglas Arner
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: A Comparative Perspective on the use of Legal Convergence to Attract Venture Capital Investment and Secure Innovation
Thesis Title: A Comparative Perspective on the use of Legal Convergence to Attract Venture Capital Investment and Secure Innovation


Artem Sergeev

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Simon Young
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: International Law
Thesis Title: Reconciling Authority and Sovereignty in International Law


Anupama Sharma

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Simon Young
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Criminal Law
Thesis Title: Victim’s role in Criminal Justice System


Ross Allen Smith

PhD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: Say Goo
Co-Supervisor: Michael Ng
Field of Study: Private Equity Law – The Challenge of New Legal Framework
Thesis Title: N/A


Yuechan Song

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: He Xin
Co-Supervisor: Jedidiah Kroncke
Field of Study: Criminal Law; International Criminal Law
Thesis Title: N/A


Yi Tang

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Gu Weixia
Co-Supervisor: Shahla Ali
Field of Study: Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, International Law
Thesis Title:  N/A


Umme Taufika

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Albert Chen
Co-Supervisor: Cora Chan
Field of Study: Comparative Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law and Legal Interpretation.
Thesis Title: Deploying the European Court of Human Rights Principle of Evolutive Interpretation in the context of Bangladeshi Judicial development: A Mechanism for Enhanced Protection of Human Rights


Wai Hang Tsui

SJD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: Fu Hualing
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: One Country, Two Systems: A New Instituationalism Approach
Thesis Title: N/A


Lucienne Jason van Romburg

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Douglas Arner
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Law
Thesis Title: The Race to the Bottom: Measuring External Competition in Emerging Markets – Innovative Disruptive Financial Technologies


Wei Wang

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Li Yahong
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: IP and IT Law, Innovation Policy, Computational Legal Studies (Law and Data Science)
Thesis Title: Patents as Social(ist) Capital


Sau Wai Vega Wong

PhD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: Alex Schwartz
Co-Supervisor: Shahla Ali
Field of Study: Building Management and Dispute Resolution
Thesis Title: N/A


Fan Xiang

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Albert Chen
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Public Law, (HKSAR)Basic Law, Comparative Law
Thesis Title: N/A


Shiling Xiao

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Simon Young
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Human Rights Law, Civil and Criminal Procedural Law
Thesis Title: Proportionality and the Procedural Protection in Civil Penalties Regimes: An Approach of Balancing Civil and Criminal Procedures


Xu Zheng

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Shahla Ali
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Arbitration &amps; Dispute Resolution
Thesis Title: The Expanding Subject Matter Scope in International Commercial Arbitration


Renwei Xue

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Yu Guanghua
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Company law, securities law
Thesis Title: Analysis of whether the Chinese-style mandatory bid rule serves its legislative purposes


Xin Ye

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Marcelo Thompson
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Technology law, AI law, Data protection, Jurisprudence
Thesis Title: Algorithmic justice and “the right to explanation” under GDPR


Abdulkadir Yilmanzcan

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Kelvin Kwok
Co-Supervisor: Zhao Yun
Field of Study: International Trade Law
Thesis Title: The Protective Usage of Anti-Dumping Investigation Procedures of the U.S. And EU Against China


Lok Lam Yim

MPhil (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Scott Veitch
Co-Supervisor: Uwe Steinhoff
Field of Study: Immigration Ethics
Thesis Title: N/A


Jiaying Yu

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Zhao Yun
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Space Law
Thesis Title: N/A


Hongjiao Zhang

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor:Li Yahong
Co-Supervisor:Qiao Shitong
Field of Study: Intellectual Property Law
Thesis Title: Implied Copyright License: Creation, Scope and Remedies


Shengyue Zhang

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Michael Ng
Co-Supervisor: Shahla Ali
Field of Study: Legal History, Law and History, Legal Theory, Comparative Law
Thesis Title: “The Rule of Law” in Colonial Hong Kong in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries


Wenyu Zhang

PhD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: Gu Weixia
Co-Supervisor: Zhang Xianchu
Field of Study: Corporate Governance, Chinese Outbound Investment and Effective Governance
Thesis Title: Corporate Governance of Insurance Companies in China: Unique Characters and Institutional Constraints in the Context of the “Enhanced Stakeholder Theory”


Weian Zhong

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Peter Chau
Co-Supervisor: Simon Young
Field of Study: Philosophy of Punishment
Thesis Title: N/A


Junyi Zhou

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor:Yu Guanghua
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Commercial, Corporate and Financial Law
Thesis Title: N/A