Professional Practice

Professor Zhao Yun is an arbitrator and is listed as an arbitrator in several international arbitration commissions, which include the HKIAC, AIAC and arbitration centres in Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hainan, Beihai, Luoyang, Tianjin and Qingdao.

Prof Zhao is currently the Henry Cheng Professor of International Law at The University of Hong Kong. He was previously the Head of the Department of Law of the same institution. He has published extensively on, amongst others, dispute resolution and space law.

He is also Professor in International Law at the Xiamen University and Professor at the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (before 2013 called Shanghai University of Foreign Trade).

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Call/Rights of Audience
  • The People’s Republic of China (1995)
  • PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • LLM, Leiden University
  • LLB, LLM, China University of Political Science and Law
Professional Appointments & Memberships
  • Representative of Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (2020 – Present)
  • Head of Department of Law and Henry Cheng Professor in International Law, HKU (2016 – Present)
  • Chen An Chair Professor in International Law at Xiamen University (2015)
  • Siyuan Scholar Chair Professor at Shanghai University of Foreign Trade (2012-14)
Publications, Lectures & Seminars
Books and Practitioner’s Texts
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution in Modern China (Springer, 2022)
  • National Space Legislation in China: An Overview of the Current Situation and Outlook for the Future (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2015)
  • Cyber Law in Hong Kong (Kluwer, 2011)
  • Mediation Practice and Skills (Tsinghua University Press, 2011)
  • The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Civil Aviation Ordinance (Cap.448) (LexisNexis, 2008)
  • Space Commercialization and the Development of Space Law (Intellectual Property Rights Press, 2008)
  • Dispute Resolution in Electronic Commerce (Martinus Nijhoff, 2005)
  • Liberalization of Electronic Commerce and Law (Peking University Press, 2005)

Academic Papers

  • “Legal Convergence in the Greater Bay Area through Liberalization of the Legal Services Market and Cooperation in Dispute Resolution Services” (2022) 52 Hong Kong Law Journal 555 (with Hui Chen)
  • “The Singapore Mediation Convention: A Version of New York Convention for Mediation?” (2021) 17(3) Journal of Private International Law 538
Scholarships & Awards
  • Justice of the Peace (2023)