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The University of Southampton
Institute of Maritime Law

Dr Liang Zhao

Associate Professor in Law

Dr Liang Zhao

Dr Liang Zhao is an Associate Professor in Law at Southampton Law School.

He obtained LLB at Dalian Maritime University, LLM at University of Southampton and PhD at The University of Hong Kong.

He was a Visiting Scholar of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law in 2008, an Academic Visitor of the City Law School of City University London in 2014 and Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Maritime Law of the Faculty of Law of National University of Singapore in 2016 and 2019.

His research interests include maritime law, insurance law, conflict of laws and Chinese law. He has published academic papers in reputable periodicals, including Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Journal of Business Law, Journal of Private International Law, Journal of International Maritime Law, Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Arbitration International, Asia Pacific Law Review, Hong Kong Law Journal, Tsinghua China Law Review and Chinese Journal of Maritime Law. He has written a chapter of ship finance for “Maritime Law and Practice in Hong Kong” published by Sweet & Maxwell Asia in 2015 and 2019 (2nd edition) and a book entitled “Maritime Law and Practice in China” published by Informa law from Routledge in 2017.

He has taught predominantly Maritime Law, Insurance Law, International Trade Law, Private International Law at City University of Hong Kong and University of Southampton.

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Dr Liang Zhao

Institute of Maritime Law

Southampton Law

University of Southampton

Highfield Campus

Southampton SO17 1BJ

United Kingdom



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