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Dr Liang Zhao PhD

Associate Professor in Law

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Liang studied law in Dalian Maritime University, China and received LL.M. in Maritime Law from University of Southampton and PhD from 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 City Law School of City University London in 2014 and Senior Research Fellow of the Maritime Law Centre of the Faculty of Law of National University of Singapore in 2016 and 2019.

He is a member of China Maritime Law Association and Hong Kong Maritime Law Association.

Liang joined Southampton Law School in January 2020 after having worked at City University of Hong Kong since 2014.

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

Research interests

As a maritime lawyer, Liang's primary research interest lies in maritime law, insurance law, conflict of laws, and Chinese law.

He is the co-author of the book “Maritime Law and Practice in China” published by Informa law from Routledge in 2017. He has written a chapter of ship finance for “Maritime Law and Practice in Hong Kong” published by Sweet & Maxwell Asia in 2015 and 2020 (2nd edition). He has published academic papers in reputable periodicals.

Liang welcomes enquiries from students interested in undertaking research in maritime law, particularly comparative maritime law between English law and civil law; and also those with an interest in commercial law, international trade law, and private international law.

Affiliate research group

Institute of Maritime Law

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Book Chapters

Carriage of goods by sea, marine insurance.

Dr Liang Zhao
Southampton Law School, Building 4 University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ UK

Room Number NNN: 4/4011

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