Research Profile

Dr Richard Wu 胡惠生

Dr. Richard Wu, Associate Professor, joined the Law Faculty in 1998, after practising as a partner of the largest law firm in Hong Kong. Throughout the years, Dr. Wu has published widely, both at local and international levels. His important publications include "Media Policy and Regulation in the Age of Convergence - the Hong Kong Experience" 30(3) Hong Kong Law Journal (2000) pp 454-76; “Electronic Transactions Ordinance - Building a Legal Framework for E-commerce in Hong Kong" 2000(1) Journal of Information, Law and Technology (2000)1; "The New Hong Kong Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy – A Comparative Analysis" 16(3) International Review of Law, Computers and Technology (2002) pp 251-264; “Law and Policy for the Commercialization of Chinese State Owned Banks”; 6(2) The Australian Journal of Asian Law (2004) pp 107-130 and “Reform of Professional Legal Education at the University of Hong Kong” 14(2) Legal Education Review (2004) pp 153-180.

Dr. Wu also contributes various book chapters to scholarly publications, including ‘Segregation and convergence – The Chinese dilemma for financial service sectors after accession to the WTO’ in B. Williams (ed.) China and WTO - Entering the New Millenium (UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003). He also participates in international conferences on a regular basis, such as the 3rd Asian Law Institute Conference (Shanghai, May 2006) and 16th Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (Beijing, June 2006). In March 2005, Dr. Wu also organized an international conference on Professional Legal Ethics in Hong Kong and Beijing consecutively, which was the first of its kind in both Hong Kong and China.

Dr. Wu’s current research interests focuses on PRC banking law reform, telecommunications law and policy, and professional legal education, most of which are ‘inter-disciplinary’ in nature. In early 2006, Dr. Wu obtained a Ph.D. degree from the University of London, by completing a dissertation titled “Commercializing Chinese State Owned Banks: Legal Dimensions of Banking Reform in the People’s Republic of China”.