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Personal profile

Biography

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 (國立清華大學) in Taiwan. Dr. Liu works in the areas of international economic law, global governance, financial regulations, and law and tech. 

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 (國立政治大學). His work has been published or will appear, in top-rated law journals, such as Harvard International Law Journal, Journal of International Economic Law, Georgetown Journal of International LawCornell International Law JournalUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, and Melbourne Journal of International Law. 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 and publishers. Dr. Liu’s works on digital trade have been cited by the Australian Productivity Commission, Japanese Ministry of Finance, World Bank, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and Singaporean Personal Data Protection Commission and used by experts in the testimony before US Congress. His work in financial adviser regulation has been quoted by the Australian Law Reform Commission. In 2022, Dr. Liu was elected as Vice Chair of American Society of International Law's International Law & Technology Interest Group.

Resume available upon request

Research interests

  • Law and Technology
  • Financial Regulation
  • International Economic Law
  • International Law & Global Governance

Supervision interests

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

Monash teaching commitment

  • Banking Law
  • Finance Law

Education/Academic qualification

LL.M (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), Columbia University

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

External positions

Vice Chair, International Law and Technology Interest Group, American Society of International Law

Mar 2022 → …

Visiting Scholar, Columbia University

20142015

Visiting Researcher, Harvard University

20132014

Research area keywords

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

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