Angela Huyue Zhang is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. An expert in Chinese law, Angela has written extensively on Chinese regulatory issues. She is the author of “Chinese Antitrust Exceptionalism: How the Rise of China Challenges Global Regulation ” published by the Oxford University Press in March 2021. The book examines how Chinese exceptionalism—as manifested in the way China regulates and is regulated, is reshaping global antitrust regulation. 

Angela Huyua Zhang

Angela’s timely new book is garnering significant media attention, especially in light of Beijing’s recent crackdown on Chinese Big Tech. More than twenty international media outlets have featured Angela’s book and her commentaries, including the Economist, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Bloomberg.  Her book has also appeared in various TV programs and documentaries, as well as many podcasts and blogs. 

Angela is a four-time recipient of the Concurrence Antitrust Writing Award, which selects the best articles published globally in the field of antitrust law each year. Angela frequently speaks at prestigious antitrust conferences in the United States, Europe, and Asia. And she regularly contributes commentaries  to popular press including Project Syndicate, Nikkei Asia Review and Bloomberg.

Angela has broad research interests in the areas of law and economics, particularly in transnational legal issues bearing on businesses. She is currently working on a few projects pertaining to platform governance and regulation, trade and investment, as well as the Chinese political economy. She received a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (£10,000) in 2014 and two Hong Kong GRF grants, one (HK$637,440) in 2018 and the other (HK$ 656,825) in 2021.


Angela also serves as the Director of the Centre for Chinese Law at the University of Hong Kong, which promotes legal scholarship with the aim to develop a deeper understanding of China and facilitate dialogue between East and West. 

Before joining the University of Hong Kong, Angela taught at King’s College London and practiced law for six years in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She worked as a bankruptcy lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York and as an antitrust attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels. Angela was admitted to the New York Bar in 2009.

Angela received her LLB from Peking University, and her LLM, JD and JSD from the University of Chicago Law School. She wrote her doctoral dissertation under the supervision of former Judge Richard A. Posner.


Winner, 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Asian Antitrust

Winner, 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Procedure

Winner, 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Asian Antitrust

Winner, 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Asian Antitrust


Antitrust Writing Awards winner 2015
Antitrust Writing Awards winner 2018
Antitrust Writing Awards winner 2019