Research Profile

Katherine Lynch

Katherine L. Lynch, Associate Professor, specializes in arbitration, dispute resolution, business associations and company law.

Ms. Lynch has published widely in both local and international law journals. Her most recent book includes The Forces of Economic Globalization: Challenges to the Regime of International Commercial Arbitration (2003) and Hong Kong Company Law: Cases, Materials and Comments (with Philip Smart and Anna Tam, 1997). She has published numerous articles on international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, as well as on property law, business and company law. In 1996-97 she was a Research Fellow at Stanford University completing research on the impact of globalization on the law and practice of international commercial arbitration. She was awarded a J.S.M. (Master of Juridical Science) from Stanford Law School in 1997 and a SJD from Stanford in 2004. Her current research includes the impact of information technology and the internet on arbitration and dispute resolution and conciliation, mediation and other informal methods of dispute resolution.

Since joining the HKU Law Faculty in 1991 she has taught widely in many different Faculty courses including alternative dispute resolution, international commercial arbitration, Hong Kong arbitration law, business associations, company law, property law and legal systems. She has actively developed the Faculty’s teaching and research programme in arbitration and dispute resolution. She is responsible for the introduction of numerous new courses into the undergraduate and postgraduate law curriculum. In 2004 she was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to teaching in the HKU Law Faculty. She is active in Law Faculty administration serving as Associate Dean from 1999 – 2002 and continues to serve on numerous University, Faculty and Departmental Committees.