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Angela Zhang

University of Hong Kong

Brief info

Widely recognized as a leading authority on Chinese tech regulation, Angela has written extensively on this topic. Her first book Chinese Antitrust Exceptionalism: How the Rise of China Challenges Global Regulation garnered significant media attention and was named a Best Political Economy Book of the Year by ProMarket in 2021. Angela’s second book “High Wire: How China Regulates Big Tech and Governs Its Economy” is scheduled to be released by the Oxford University Press in early 2024. Angela is currently doing research on the regulation of artificial intelligence, with plans to teach and write on this topic in the coming years.

​Angela has broad research interests in the areas of law and economics, particularly in transnational legal issues bearing on businesses. Her research has appeared in leading international law reviews such as Harvard International Law Journal, Yale International Law Journal, Stanford International Law Journal, as well as top peer-reviewed journals from other disciplines such as Management Science and China Quarterly.

Angela is a four-time recipient of the Concurrence Antitrust Writing Award, which selects the best articles published globally in the field of antitrust law each year. She received a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (£10,000) in 2014 and two Hong Kong GRF grants, one (HK$637,440) in 2018 and the other (HK$ 656,825) in 2021.

Angela is a highly sought-after commentator on Chinese regulatory issues. She often speaks at prestigious antitrust conferences in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She is also frequently interviewed by major international media outlets and regularly contributes commentaries to the popular press.

Angela serves as Director of the Philip K. H. Wong Centre for Chinese Law at the University of Hong Kong, which promotes legal scholarship with the aims of developing a deeper understanding of China and facilitating dialogue between East and West.

Before joining the University of Hong Kong in 2017, Angela taught at King’s College London for four years and practiced law for six years in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She worked as a bankruptcy lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York between 2008 and 2010 and as an antitrust attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels in 2011. Angela was admitted to the New York Bar in 2009.

Angela received her LLB from Peking University, and her LLM, JD and JSD from the University of Chicago Law School. She wrote her doctoral dissertation under the supervision of former Judge Richard A. Posner.

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Supported by Berkeley Haas & EUI Department of Law