Welcome to Dr Jamieson Kirkwood who recently joined HKU Faculty of Law as a post-doctoral fellow in Finance, Technology, Regulation and Sustainable Development. Jamie completed his PhD at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and spent over 10 years practicing as an inhouse counsel with several multinational corporations. He is also Called to the Bar in England & Wales.
Jamie specialises in international economic law, regulation and development, financial law & technology and digital dispute resolution. He wrote his PhD thesis on the settlement of disputes arising within China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Whilst at CUHK, Jamie published several related articles and was awarded the prestigious Postgraduate Research Award 2020 from CUHK in recognition of his hard work.
Currently Jamie is researching under the guidance of Professor Douglas Arner, recipient of a Hong Kong Research Grants Council Senior Research Fellowship for his project on the role of FinTech and RegTech in financial inclusion and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as a 4 year RGC Research Impact Fund project focusing on FinTech policy and regulation.
Jamie’s most recent publication (co-author with Professor Julien Chaisse of City University of Hong Kong) is Chaisse, Julien and Kirkwood, Jamieson, ‘Smart Courts, Smart Contracts, and the Future of Online Dispute Resolution’ (2022) 5(1) Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy 62-91, accessible at https://stanford-jblp.pubpub.org/pub/future-of-odr/release/1.