Dr Hui Chen

Post-Doctoral Fellow
PhD (HKU), MPhil (SUIBE, Shanghai), LLB (ZJU, Hangzhou)


Dr. Hui Chen is Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Law, the University of Hong Kong. His research centers on WTO law, international trade negotiation, dispute settlement, and legal harmonization in the Greater Bay Area.

Prior to joining HKU, Hui had the experience of working and researching in the WTO headquarters, during which he worked in the Accessions Division to support the application of membership for Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Algerian, and Yemen. He also obtained the Chinese Legal Professional Qualification Certificate and practiced law in Shanghai.

Hui has been participating the research projects on China’s global governance, dispute settlement and legal harmonization in the Greater Bay Area, including but not limited to exploring the path of Hong Kong becoming the Center of International Dispute Resolution, the establishment of International Commercial Arbitration Center in the Greater Bay Area, and the facilitation for liberalizing the legal services markets between the Mainland and Hong Kong. He co-authored a book chapter of “The Belt and Road Initiative in China’s Approach to Global Governance: Implications for China-EU Relations and Economic Cooperation” in the book “European Union and China’s Belt and Road: Impact, Engagement and Competition”. His present research focuses on the legal convergence and harmonization across different legal regions in the Greater Bay Area.

Research Area

  • WTO Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • International Economic Law