Biography

Hin is a Lecturer of Law at St Hugh's College, Oxford and a Legal and Business Consultant at Fusang (Asia's first fully licensed digital securities exchange, based in Malaysia). His primary research area lies in the private law aspects of digital and crypto assets, on which his DPhil focuses.

Hin has published in peer-reviewed law journals since the age of 19, and his publications cover the fields of digital assets, trusts, commercial, contract, tort, land, unjust enrichment, labour, civil procedure, constitutional and criminal law.

He is also a sub-group member of the UNIDROIT Working Group on Digital Assets and Private Law, and frequently advises governments and entities on legal and regulatory issues relating to digital assets. He has experience in drafting national laws concerning virtual assets.

Hin holds an LLB from the University of Hong Kong (First Class, top graduate) and spent a year of his degree at the University of Cambridge. He also holds a BCL (Distinction and subject prize) and an MPhil in Law (Distinction) from the University of Oxford, a PCLL from the University of Hong Kong, and a Blockchain Executive Education Certificate from the University of California, Berkeley.

Outside the law, Hin is an avid Formula 1, mechanical engineering, poker and football fan. He is also very passionate about anything in the FinTech startup and venture capital space.

Languages: English (native), Cantonese (native), Mandarin Chinese (fluent), Japanese (conversational), Spanish (basic)

Publications

Selected publications

  • H Liu, 'The Legal Nature of Blockchain Securities' [2021] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 476
  • H Liu, L Gullifer and H Chong, 'Client-intermediary relations in the crypto-asset world' in Davies (ed), Intermediaries in Commercial Law (Hart Publishing 2022)
  • M Zou and H Liu, 'Penalty in the Contract of Employment: the Good, the Bad (Leavers) and the Ugly' in Bant, Courtney, Goudkamp and Paterson (eds), Punishment and Private Law (Hart Publishing 2021)

Chapter (2)

H Liu, L Gullifer and H Chong, 'Client-intermediary relations in the crypto-asset world' in Davies (ed), Intermediaries in Commercial Law (Hart Publishing 2022)
M Zou and H Liu, 'Penalty in the Contract of Employment: the Good, the Bad (Leavers) and the Ugly' in Bant, Courtney, Goudkamp and Paterson (eds), Punishment and Private Law (Hart Publishing 2021)

Journal Article (7)

H Liu, 'Digital assets: the mystery of the link' (2022) Journal of International Banking and Financial Law
H Liu, 'The duty to supply original title deeds: a case for reforming s.13A of the Conveyancing and Property Ordinance' (2022) 51 Common Law World Review
H Liu, 'Transfers of equitable interests in the digital asset world' (2022) Journal of International Banking and Financial Law
H Liu, 'The Legal Nature of Blockchain Securities' [2021] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 476
H Liu and J Chan, 'Horizontal Effect of the Hong Kong Basic Law' (2016) Common Law World Review 101
C Chua and H Liu, 'Joint Enterprise Liability as Omissions' (2016) Journal of Criminal Law 138
H Liu, 'The Presumption of Advancement in Hong Kong: Confusions and Necessary Clarifications' (2016) Trusts & Trustees 800

Case Note (5)

H Liu and H Wong, 'The Scope of Legal Advice Privilege in Hong Kong' (2016) 45 Common Law World Review 68 [Case Note]
H Liu, 'Omissions and Public Authority Liability: Should Hong Kong Follow England's Lead?' (2015) Hong Kong Law Journal 405 [Case Note]
H Liu, 'Where Property Meets Unjust Enrichment: Subrogation to Extinguished Security Interests' (2015) Property Law Review 101 [Case Note]
J Leung and H Liu, 'Gross Negligence Manslaughter after Lai Shui Yin' (2014) Hong Kong Law Journal 709 [Case Note]
H Liu and H Wong, 'The Role of the Jury in Relation to Claims of Insanity' (2014) Nottingham Law Journal 149 [Case Note]

Research programmes

Research projects

Research Interests

Commercial law, property law, digital and crypto assets, regulation of technology

Options taught

Contract, Tort, Trusts, Personal Property, Advanced Property and Trusts, Law and Computer Science

Research projects