Head of Department, Department of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Prof. ZHAO Yun is Professor and Head of Department of Law at the University of Hong Kong; PhD (Erasmus University Rotterdam); LLM (Leiden University); LLM & LLB (China University of Political Science and Law). He is currently Director for the Center for Chinese Law. Prof. Zhao is also Chen An Chair Professor in International Law at Xiamen University (2015), Siyuan Scholar Chair Professor at Shanghai University of Foreign Trade (2012-14). He is listed as arbitrator in several international arbitration commissions. He is also founding Council Member of Hong Kong Internet Forum (HKIF), Member of International Institute of Space Law at Paris, Member of Asia Pacific Law Association and Beijing International Law Society. He sits in the editorial teams of several SSCI journals, including Hong Kong Law Journal (as China Law editor), Journal of East Asia and International Law (as Executive Editor). He is winner of Prof.Dr. I.H.Ph. Diederiks-Verschoor Award 2006 by International Institute of Space Law in France, the first winner of Isa Diederiks-Verschoor Prize in the Netherlands, and also first winner of SATA Prize by the Foundation of Development of International Law in Asia (DILA). He has published widely on various topics including particularly Dispute Resolution and Space Law. His recent publication include Dispute Resolution in Electronic Commerce (Martinus Nijhoff, 2005), Liberalization of Electronic Commerce and Law (Peking University Press, 2005), Space Commercialization and the Development of Space Law (Intellectual Property Press, 2008), Mediation Practice and Skills (Tsinghua University Press, 2011), National Space Legislation in China: An Overview of the Current Situation and Outlook for the Future (Brill, 2015).

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