Charles HW Mak


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PhD topic

Sovereign Debt Regulation: Towards a Unified International Legal Regime?



Charles H. W. Mak is a PhD candidate in international law at the University of Glasgow. He attended the University of Sussex in England (LL.B. (Hons.)), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (LL.M. in International Economic Law), and the City University of Hong Kong (LL.M.Arb.D.R.). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb) and the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (FRAS). He is also a member of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (MAIADR). He earned accreditation as a tribunal secretary at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. In 2019, he was admitted as the first member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) Tribunal Secretary Panel from Hong Kong and China.

His publications have appeared in Young Arbitration Review, International Journal of Law and Legal Jurisprudence Studies, Law and Politics Book Review, Journal of Science, Humanities and Arts, NILS Law Review, and in various websites. His current research interests include international investment law, arbitration, and international dispute resolution.

Research Interests

International Economic Law; Arbitration and Dispute Resolution 






Pearl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law Scholarship


Mak, H. W. Charles, (2018) Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses- Four Main Guiding Principles that Drafters Should Observe, Young Arbitration Review, 31. pp.50-56. 

Mak, H. W. Charles, (2018) The Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Can States Control Entities Claim the Same Rights as any other Private Investors?, Conference paper presented at The 2018 Hong Kong Law Research Postgraduate Symposium 

Mak, H. W. Charles, (2017) Assessing the Usefulness of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Hong Kong Student Law Gazette, 10. pp. 31-32 

Mak, H. W. Charles (2017) Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993: English and Scottish Commercial Courts Interpretation of the Law Reflects Reality, Journal of Science, Humanities and Arts, 4 (2). pp.1-8. ISSN: 2364-0626 

Mak, H. W. Charles (2017) Book Review: The Law of Cross-Border Business Transactions: Principles, Concepts, Skills, by Lutz- Christian Wolff, The Law and Politics Book Review, 2017, 27 (4). pp. 57-58. (An electronic Publication of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association) 

Mak, H. W. Charles, (2017) CEPA- the Regional Free Trade Agreement That Further Integrated and Strengthened the Legal Services Markets between the Mainland and Hong Kong, International Journal of Law and Legal Jurisprudence Studies, 4 (3). pp. 39-52. ISSN:2348-8212 

Mak, H. W. Charles (2016) How Far Does the English Legal System Go to Address the Issue of Gender Equality? NILS Law Review, 2016 (2). pp. 92-103. ISSN 2454-7433

Additional Information

Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators- Fellow (FHKIArb) 

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators- Fellow (FCIArb) 

Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution- Member (MAIADR) 

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre- Tribunal Secretary Training Programme 

ACICA Tribunal Secretary Panel of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration- Member