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Dr. Han-Wei Liu joined the Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash University as a Lecturer in January 2018. Prior to his appointment at Monash, he was Assistant Professor of Law at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. Dr. Liu works in the areas of international economic law, international law and global governance, as well as informal technology law. Before entering academia, he practiced with Baker & McKenzie and Russin & Vecchi for several years. Han-Wei earned his Ph.D., summa cum laude, from the Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID), where he was awarded full scholarship by Kathryn Davis Foundation and his master degrees from Columbia Law School and Oxford University on the Taiwan Government Scholarship and the British Chevening Scholarship, respectively. He received his LL.M. and LL.B. degrees from National Chengchi University. His publications appear in renowned international law journals, such as Journal of International Economic Law, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International  Law, Journal of World Trade, Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Melbourne Journal of International Law, and U.C Davis Journal of International Law & Policy. Han-Wei was invited in conferences/workshops held by Cambridge, Columbia, Duke, the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Harvard, Warwick, the Society of International Economic Law, and Asian Society of International Law, among others. In 2013-2015, he held visiting posts at Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School. Dr. Liu received various research grants from Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Economic Affairs and had advised high-tech firms and government-funded think-tanks on regulations of digital communication, cross-border data flow, and technology transfer/export control issues. In addition to his editorial role at Columbia Journal of European Law back in 2009, Dr. Liu currently sits on the editorial board of Manchester Journal of International Economic Law and Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs and acts as referees for various journals.

For more details, see: http://han-weiliu.wixsite.com/monashblt

For my resume: http://tiny.cc/lr235y

Research interests

  • Law and Technology (Artificial Intelligence, Data Protection)
  • Financial Regulation
  • International Economic Law
  • International Law & Global Governance

Supervision interests

  • Regulatory frameworks on artificial intelligence
  • Fintech regulations
  • Comparative studies on data protection/privacy laws
  • Linkage between digital technologies and international trade law
  • International standard-setting as compared to traditional international lawmaking process
  • Case studies of the Third World Approach to Iinternational Law (TWAIL)

Monash teaching commitment

  • Banking Law
  • Finance Law
  • Corporations Law

Education/Academic qualification

LL.M. (Stone Scholar), Columbia Law School

Ph.D. (summa cum laude), Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Developpement (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)

LL.M., National Chengchi University

LL.B., National Chengchi University

M.Jur. (Chenvening Scholar), University of Oxford


  • International Trade Law
  • International Investment Law
  • Law and Technology
  • Data Protection
  • Global Governance
  • China/Taiwan relations
  • Financial Regulation

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Projects 2015 2018

Research Output 2006 2019

Beyond State v Loomis: artificial intelligence, government algorithmization and accountability

Liu, H-W., Lin, C-F. & Chen, Y-J., 12 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Law and Information Technology. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Book review: Regulatory Reform in China and the EU: a Law and Economics Perspective

Liu, H-W., 22 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Asia Pacific Law Review. 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort ReviewOtherpeer-review

Data localization and digital trade barriers: ASEAN in mega-regionalism

Liu, H-W., 2019, ASEAN Law in the New Regional Economic Order: Global Trends and Shifting Paradigms. Hsieh, P. L. & Mercurio, B. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 371-391 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

China standard time: the boundary of techno-nationalism in megaregionals

Liu, H-W., 2018, Governing Science and Technology under the International Economic Order: Regulatory Divergence and Convergence in the Age of Megaregionals. Peng, S-Y., Liu, H-W. & Lin, C-F. (eds.). 1st ed. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 114-139 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Disruptive Technologies and Sustainable Development: Implications for Southeast Asia

Lin, C-F. & Liu, H-W., 30 Nov 2018, Geneva Switzerland: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). 30 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportResearch

Open Access


1st Place, Lee and Li Moot Court Competition

Han-Wei Liu (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Award, LCS & Partners Essay Competition

Han-Wei Liu (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

British Chevening Scholarship

Han-Wei Liu (Recipient), 2007

Prize: National/international honour

Jack J.T. Huang Fellowship, Columbia Law School

Han-Wei Liu (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Kathryn Davis Scholarship

Han-Wei Liu (Recipient), 2011

Prize: National/international honour

Activities 2006 2019

Submission to ASIC in relation to CP 309/Responsible Lending

Han-Wei Liu (Fellow), Elissa Xu (Fellow)
19 May 2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

2019 CIBEL Network Global Conference

Han-Wei Liu (Invited speaker), Ching-Fu Lin (Invited speaker)
May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

‘Can’t We Be Friends? Economic Cooperation in Troubled Relationships’ 

Han-Wei Liu (Invited speaker), Ching-Fu Lin (Invited speaker), Chien-Huei Wu (Invited speaker)
Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

‘Artificial Intelligence and China: Power and Perils’

Han-Wei Liu (Invited speaker), Ching-Fu Lin (Invited speaker), Yu-Jie Chen (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs (Journal)

Han-Wei Liu (Editorial board member)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Press / Media

Rule of Trust: China's Social Credit As a Governance Tool and Its Harms

Han-Wei Liu, Yu-Jie Chen & Ching-Fu Lin


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaSocial Media Mentions

Data-sharing in government: why it’s time for a new social contract

Han-Wei Liu, Yu-Jie Chen & Ching-Fu Lin


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaSocial Media Mentions