PhD (F/T)
Primary Supervisor: Yun Zhao
Co-Supervisor: N/A
Field of Study: Law and Technology, Dispute Resolution
Thesis Title: Decentralized Justice: Its Implications on Due Process Rights

Abeer Sharma’s legal experience covers four jurisdictions and a wide range of practice areas including international dispute resolution, international investment protection, commercial law, consumer law, anti-money laundering and criminal law. His research interests primarily explores the interactions between legal theory and emrging technologies. During his PhD in HKU, Abeer is conducting research into the friction between traditional regulations and decentralized dispute resolution mechanisms on blockchain networks


Kleros: A Solution for Gas Price Review Disputes? – Dispute Revolution – The Kleros Handbook of Decentralized Justice (Kleros.io, 2019)
Interpretation of the Cooling-off Period in the Energy Charter Treaty – The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Journal (2019) Vol. 85(2)
For the Public Benefit: An Evaluation of the Landowner Compensation Regime applicable to Fracking in England – The Energy Law Institute Review, 2019
The Regulation of ex-parte Arbitrator Interviews in ICSID: A Proposal – India Law Journal
Incorporating Kleros in Long-Term Energy Supply Contracts – Kleros Fellowship Paper
A Primer on the Good Cop/Bad Cop Routine in Negotiations – NUJS Journal on Dispute Resolution
The Contractual Relationship between the Arbitral Institution and the Arbitrator – Under review


HKU Presidential Scholarship (2021)
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (2021)
QMUL Programme Prize in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution (2018)
Don Lavoie Fellowship (2021)