Date of Birth: 27 January 1979


Marine and Non-Marine Insurance Law
Private aspects of Admiralty and Maritime Law (excluding the law of the sea and regulations)
Carriage of Goods by Sea
Commercial Conflict of Laws (Private International Law)
International Arbitration (relationship with Private International Law)


6 July 2016 - Present: Lecturer in Maritime Law, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania

Completed ELT501 Foundations of University Learning and Teaching (Credit)

Completed ELT522 Peer Review of Teaching in Higher Education (Credit)


JNB253 Maritime Law (Distance education and on-campus, Undergraduate)
JNB520 Maritime Law (Distance education and on-campus, Postgraduate)
JNB163 Commercial and Transport Law (Distance education and on-campus, Undergraduate)

2 July 2010 - 30 June 2016 - Assistant Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
1 August 2014 - 30 June 2016 - Associate Director, The Hong Kong Centre for Maritime and Transportation Law, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
17 October 2013 - 30 June 2016 - Deputy Admission Tutor, LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Programme

During this employment, I am the Course Leader responsible for teaching and developing courses on both LLB (undergraduate) and LLM (postgraduate) levels, namely LW4613 Private International Law (LLB), LW4615 Insurance Law (LLB), LW6173E Private International Law (LLM), LW6175E Maritime Insurance Law, and LW6191E Admiralty Law.

I was also the Assistant Coach for the 12th International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot Competition (2011) and for the 13th International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot Competition (2012). I was the Coach for the 14th International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot (2013), the 15th International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot (2014), and the 16th International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot (2015).

14 January 2008-19 June 2010 - Head of Legal & Insurance Section, Univan Ship Management Limited

: In charge of Legal & Insurance Section, procuring in-house legal assistance to Univan Ship Management Limited in drafting and preparing joint venture agreements, documentations for sale and purchase of marine vessels, time/voyage charter parties, vessel’s technical management agreements, as well as liaising with hull & machinery underwriters, and protection & indemnity (P & I) clubs in handling cargo and crew claims

February 2007-Present: Independent Researcher and Legal Consultant (Self-employed)

: Occasionally procuring research assistant and legal consultant in the realm of maritime and transport legal matters, especially marine insurance law, on an informal basis


Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR),
Accredited Mediator
Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL), Accredited Mediator (General Panel)


September 2002-2006: PhD, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Thesis: Reform of ‘Non-Disclosure’ in UK Marine Insurance Law: Exotic Approach or Original Understanding?

Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Dromgoole (formerly Professor of Maritime Law, School of Law, University of Nottingham)

Examiners: Dr. Baris Soyer (now Personal Chair, Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University) and Mr. Ian Snaith (formerly the Senior Lecturer in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Leicester)

September 2001-September 2002: LLM, International Commercial Law, University of Leicester

Dissertation: The General Principles of General Average and How They Affect The Rights and Liabilities of the Parties to a Marine Insurance Contract (70%)

Achieved a Distinction mark of 73% in ‘International Regulations of Company’ module from an essay titled ‘Two Conflict of Laws Doctrines and Company Law Harmonisation Programme focused on the Draft Fourteenth Directive”. This essay sought to analyse the problems presented to the EU by the existence of the “Real Seat” and the “Place of Incorporation” Doctrines

Module selected: International Regulations of Company; Intellectual Property Rights and the European Single Market; Carriage of Goods by Sea; International Sales Transactions; Financing of International Sales Transactions; Insurance of Goods Carried by Sea; International Corporate Insolvency; From Single Market to Economic Constitution

2000-2001: Attended some English language courses and took TOEFL examination (603 paper-based)

June 1996-October 1999: LLB, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

Average mark: 73.19%

Achieved a high mark of 88% in Maritime Law and Private International Law subjects


Accredited Mediator, The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
Accredited Mediator, The Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL)
Member, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
Associate Fellow, The Nautical institute
Arbitrator, The Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group (HKMAG)


22-30 August 2006: The Dragon 100 Young Chinese Leaders Forum

I was nominated by the University of Leicester and was selected to be among 100 young Chinese-ethnic persons from around the world to take part in the programme organised by the Dragon Foundation based in Hong Kong. The programme included activities in Hong Kong and in Xi’An City in Shangxi Province, China.


Thai (native speaker); English (proficient); French (basic level)


January 2008-Present: Volunteer, The Dragon Foundation

January 2008-Present: Volunteer, The Hong Kong Federation of Youths Group