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

Alimanov Zhanat

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Richard Wu
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Anti-money Laundering and Legal Ethics 
Thesis Title: Combating Money Laundering: A Comparative Analysis of the Legal and Ethical Frameworks Regulating Lawyers in the US, and the EU, and Their Implications for Developing Countries


Anansaringkarn Pattamon

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Marcelo Thompson
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


Animashaun Sijuade Thakib

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


Arora Ritam

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


Bagulaya Jose Duke Satorre

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


Barberis Janos Nathan Jules Edouardn

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


BU Chong

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Albert Chen
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Chinese Constitutional Law, Public Law and Human Rights Law, Constitutional Theory
Thesis Title: Institutionalisation of Rights Protection in China through Constitutional Review


Chan Shiu Chung

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


Chen Guanhong

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)


Chiang Cho Kiu

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


Chu Shuyu

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Hualing Fu
Co-Supervisor: N/A
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


CORONADO Guillermo

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


DI LULLO Alessandro

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Douglas Arner
Co-Supervisor: Giuliano Castellano
Field of Study: Financial Law and Monetary Policy
Thesis Title: N/A


Di Xingsi

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


Feng Yingkun

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


Fernandes De Sousa Ferreira Ilda Cristina

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


Gao Yang

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


Gazi Sangita Farzana

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


Gittings Daniel John

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


Guo Ning

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


Hou Zhuqing

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Yun Zhao
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


Huang Yining

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: James Fry
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: International Law
Thesis Title: China’s Approach to International Law


Huang Yizhi

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


Jiang Sifan

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


Jiang Zhihang

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


Jiao Yujie

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


Kim Yi Seul

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


Lam Wing Yan Adrienne

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 Country, Two Systems


Law Sau Wai

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


Lee Chun Man John

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


Lee Sau Kong

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


LEUNG Sze Man

PhD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: Jedidiah Kroncke
Co-Supervisor: Xin He
Field of Study: Tax Law, Legal Theories, Comparative Study & Natural Justice Theories
Thesis Title: TBC


Li Guangyu

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


LI Shuping

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Douglas Arner
Co-Supervisor: Giuliano Castellano
Field of Study: Financial Law
Thesis Title: N/A


Li Xiaodao

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


Li Xingfang

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Shahla Ali
Co-Supervisor: Shitong Qiao
Field of Study: Legal sociology, Internet governance
Thesis Title: N/A


Liang Jiaolong

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


LIANG Ziying

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Amanda Whitfort
Co-Supervisor: Richard Cullen
Field of Study: Litigation Law; Animal Law; Public Interest Litigation
Thesis Title: TBC


Lin Lifei

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Yun Zhao
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


Lin Yang

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


LIN Yating

MPhil (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Weixia Gu
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: International dispute resolution, Arbitration Law, Comparative Law, Private International Law


Liu Shilei

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


Loja Herbert Aclan

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


Luo Jiajun

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


LUO Qian

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Weixia Gu
Co-Supervisor: Giuliano Castellano
Field of Study: Investment arbitration, Sovereign debt restructuring


Manukyan Garen

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


Mattez Anaïs

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Jedidiah Kroncke
Co-Supervisor: Simon Young
Field of Study: Cultural Heritage Law
Thesis Title: Restitution of Cultural Objects in the Age of Internationalism


Mbugua Wilson Karera

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


Mysak Yuliia

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Alex Schwartz
Co-Supervisor: Scott Veitch
Field of Study: Transitional Justice
Thesis Title: The evolution of transitional justice implementation in Cambodia: From top-down to bottom-up and back again


Nair Saroj Bejoy

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: James Fry
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Public International Law, Nuclear Disarmament
Thesis Title:Good Faith and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty


Pringle Angela Alison

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


Richards Jane Alexandra

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Simon Young
Co-Supervisor: Kelley Loper
Field of Study: Human Rights Law
Thesis Title: The Application of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the Insanity Defence.


Selga Eriks Kristians

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


SHADDOCK Erik John

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


Sharma Abeer

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


Sharma Anupama

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


Smith Ross Allen

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


SONG Ruifeng

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Anne Cheung
Co-Supervisor: Petula Ho
Field of Study: Domestic violence


Song Yuechan

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


Southworth Ernest Kenneth

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


Tang Yi

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


Taufika Umme

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Cora Chan
Co-Supervisor: Albert Chen
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


Tsui Wai Hang

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


Van Romburg Lucienne Jason

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Douglas Arner
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Law, finance, and technology
Thesis Title: Financial technology and regulatory competition


WANG Tengqian

SJD(F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Say Goo
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Corporate Governance


Wang Wei

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


Wang Zheng

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


Wei Xin Vincent

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


Wong Sau Wai Vega

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


Wu Lorraine

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


Xian Yifan

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


Xiang Fan

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


Xiao Shiling

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Simon Young
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Comparative Constitutional Law
Thesis Title: Judicialization of Politics in Greater China: Scope, Standards and Intensity of Judicial Review of Four Apex Courts


Xu Zheng

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


YAM Carmen Hoi Kwan

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Emily Lee
Co-Supervisor: Yahong Li
Field of Study: Intellectual Property and Technology & Law
Thesis Title: Developing Global E-Commerce Law and Redefining Intellectual Property Law in the Digital Age (Work in progress)


YAN Li

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Thomas Cheng
Co-Supervisor: Shahla Ali
Field of Study: Competition Law
Thesis Title: TBC


Ye Xin

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


YI Yuyao

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Xin He
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Law and Society
Thesis Title: To Research from an Empirical Angle: The Influence of the Newly Announced Chinese “Calming Down Period for Divorce Agreement” on “left” Countrywomen in China


Yu Jiaying

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


Zhang Hongjiao

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


Zhang Shengyue

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


Zhang Wenyu

PhD (P/T)
Primary Supervisor: Weixia Gu
Co-Supervisor: Xianchu Zhang
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”


ZHANG Xiaoyue

PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Amanda Whitfort
Co-Supervisor: Simon Young
Field of Study: Criminal Law
Thesis Title: TBC


Zhong Weian

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


Zhou Junyi

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