Biography

Alvin is reading for a DPhil at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford. Having joined the Centre in 2018, he is currently conducting research under the supervision of Professor Marina Kurkchiyan. His research interest fits within an overarching aim of exploring, amid the ever-expanding global presence of foreign direct investment (FDI), how foreign-invested enterprises negotiate, manage and resolve intercultural conflicts with their key stakeholders of the host countries. Alvin’s research project will emeploy the concept of legal culture to explore the legally-oriented patterns of consciousness, attitudes and behaviours, so as to understand are conflicts that emerge because of differences between people of difficult cultures, what is expressed through the conflicts, and how do people handle, negotiate and resolve conflicts. Alvin's research project will attempt to capture the dynamic interactions of people in some particular time and place, taking into account the contextual variables that are locally sensitive.

Alvin is a solicitor qualified to practise in Hong Kong, with experience in commercial litigation and corporate matters. He holds an LLM (Master of Laws) in Corporate and Commercial law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, together with an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Research projects