Yi TANG is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, where she also obtained her MPhil degree and Double Bachelor’s degree (BSocSc (Government & Laws) & LLB). Yi’s academic interests include international economic law, investment law, investment arbitration, commercial arbitration, dispute resolution and comparative law. She has published articles in both English and Chinese journals such as Asian Dispute Review and Chinese Review of International Law. Yi’s essays have been acknowledged with several awards, including the recent Wellington Koo Prize at the 2023 ILA-ASIL Research Forum. Her current Ph.D. research focuses on the tension between public and private interests in investor-State dispute settlement mechanism in times of public health crisis.


Yi TANG, “Charting a New Legal Order: ASEAN’s Arbitration Reform in Taming the “Unruly Horse” of Public Policy Exception”, Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs, Vol.41, forthcoming.

Weixia GU & Yi TANG, “Exploring the Potential for Establishing an International Commercial Court in Hong Kong: A New Momentum for Developing This Legal Hub?”, Asian Dispute Review, Vol.26, Issue 1, pp.19-28 (2024).

Yi TANG & Weixia GU, “Research on the Issue of Foreign Arbitration Institutions Operating in Mainland China Amid Revisions to the Chinese Arbitration Law”, Legal Practice, Vol.2 (2023).

Weixia GU & Yi TANG, “The New Wave of International Commercial Courts in Asia”, Asian Dispute Review, Vol.24, Issue 1, pp.181-199 (2022).

Weixia GU & Yi TANG (translator), “China’s Belt and Road Development and A New International Commercial Arbitration Initiative in Asia”, Chinese Review of International Law, Vol.37, Issue 1, pp.105-128 (2020).

Entrance Scholarship for Outstanding Mainland Students (2012-2017), HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund 2015/2016 Reaching Out Award, Postgraduate Scholarship