Professor Hong-Lin Yu


Law University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Hong-Lin Yu

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PhD University of Edinburgh LLM University of Edinburgh LLB Soochow University (Taiwan)

Dr Yu lectured at University of Essex Law School before joining Stirling in 2005 as a lecturer in law and becoming a Reader in Law in 2007. She was the Director of LLM in International Commercial Law and the Director of Research Postgraduates Programme for Law. She served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and the Executive for the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities. Internationally, she serves as an Arbitration Law Amendment Committee Member (Taiwan). Dr Yu serves an external panel member in subject institutional reviews at the University of Strathclyde, University of Aberdeen, and Robert Gordon University. She has also carried out PhD examination internally and externally. She is a member of the editorial board of the International Arbitration Law Review.

Research Interests:

Dr Yu's main areas of interest are the theories and practice of international commercial arbitration, International investment law and arbitration and their interact with access to civil justice. Her approach is broadly doctrinal and comparative based. She has a particular interest in exploring law in the context of the current practice. A key theme in her work is a justification of current developments in both commercial and investment arbitration, and her research in these areas have been published widely in journals such as the International Comparative Law Quarterly, Journal of Business Law, Journal of International Arbitration, and Civil Justice Quarterly. She has also acted as a referee for journals in her specialist areas. She welcomes any PhD proposals in the areas of transnational commercial lawand legal methods, international commercial arbitration, ADR, Access to Civil Justice and international investment arbitration.

Previous Positions

Lecturer in Law, University of Stirling 2005-2006 Lecturer in Law University of Essex 1999-2004 City Solicitors Educational Trust Teaching Fellow in Legal Education and New Technologies, University of Essex, 1998- 1999 Part-time Lectureship, University of Essex, 1997 – 1998

Postgraduate Supervision Alternative Dispute Resolution Harmonisation of International Commercial Arbitration International Trade Law Judicialised Arbitration

Esteem Indicators : Member of Editorial Board, International Arbitration Law Review(2002- to date) Leader, Scottish Universities Dispute Resolution Research Network

Professional Affiliations: Arbitrator, Arbitration Association, the Republic of China Higher Education Senior Fellow Member, Society of Legal Scholars Member, Socio-Legal Studies Association Member, Legal Education Research Network

Arbitrator (Taiwanese Arbitration Association). Member of the Society of Legal Scholars. Member of editorial board for International Arbitration Law Review

Research Funding Applications: 2009 British Academy : International Exchange Scheme with Sinica Academy


Chinese Arbitration Association - Visiting Counsel

Event / Presentation

Foreign Investment Law

The Burden of Proof in Corruption cases

International Commercial Arbitration: A departure from the UNCITRAL Model Law –the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 and some related issues

H Yu, ‘A departure from the UNCITRAL Model Law –the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 and some related issues’ (2010) 3(2) Journal of Contemporary Asian Arbitration, 283-313

International Commercial Arbitration: A Theoretical Overview of The Foundations of International Commercial Arbitration

H Yu, ‘A Theoretical Overview of The Foundations of International Commercial Arbitration’ (2008) 1(2) Journal of Contemporary Asian Arbitration 255-286

External Examiners and Validations

LLM External Examiner

Mediation in Context Arbitration Practice and Procedures Arbitration Law International Commercial Dispute Resolution International Commercial Arbitration Moot Arbitration Law Validation of LLM programme in Arbitration

LLB abd BA External Examiner

Commercial Law Business Law Dissertation

PhD External examiners
University of Aberdeen

Advanced Mediation International Arbitration Practice International Investment Law International Arbitration: Energy ad Nature Resources Legal Principles Professional Arbitration Skills

LLM External Examiner
University of Aberdeen


MPhil Examiner

Public Policy as a Ground for Challenging and Vacating Domestic Arbitral Awards in the United Arab Emirates (2019)

Other Academic Activities

Scottish Universities Dispute Resolution Research Network
This is a network of scholars and practitioner working on alternative dispute resolution. It creates a platform for discussion, research and impact on the Scottish Government's policy on alternative dispute resolution.


Transnational Law International Commercial Arbitration International Investment Arbitration Alternative Dispute Resolution Access to Civil Justice Commercial Law Comparative Law

Outputs (63)


Book Chapter

Yu H (2024) Arbitration and Anti-Suit Injunction Pre-Brexit and Post-Brexit. In: Farah Y & Bergamini E (eds.) The Research Handbook on EU Private International Law. 2nd edn ed. Research Handbooks in European Law series. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Conference Proceeding

Yu H & Olmos Giupponi B (2021) Analysing Obstacles and Challenges in Fighting Corruption in Cases of Illegal Investments: How to Bell the Cat?. In: Halmai G, Lovejoy M & Mardikian L (eds.) TBC. Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights: Exploring New Avenues in the Fight Against Corruption, Florence, Italy, 20.06.2019-21.06.2019. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP).

Book Chapter

Yu H (2016) A Bad Compromise Is Better Than a Good Lawsuit: Mutual Influence Between the East and the West on Mediation. In: Lo C, Li N & Lin T (eds.) Legal Thoughts between the East and the West in the Multilevel Legal Order: A Liber Amicorum in Honour of Professor Herbert Han-Pao Ma. Economics, Law, and Institutions in Asia Pacific. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 555-573.;

Book Chapter

Yu H (2015) Dispute Resolution. In: Black G (ed.) Business Law in Scotland. 3rd ed. Edinburgh: W Green.

Book Chapter

Yu H (2015) Fairy is back - have you got your wand ready?. In: Stone P & Farah Y (eds.) Research Handbook on EU Private International Law. Research Handbooks in European Law series. London: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, pp. 68-115.

Book Chapter

Yu H (2011) Dispute Resolution. In: Black G (ed.) Business Law in Scotland. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: W Green.

Book Chapter

Yu H (2008) Dispute Resolution. In: Black G (ed.) Business Law in Scotland. Edinburgh: W Green.


Yu H (2008) Choice of the Proper Law vs. Public Policy. Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal, 1 (1), pp. 107-148.


Yu H (2000) Amiable composition – A learning curve. Journal of International Arbitration, 17 (1), pp. 79-98.


Yu H (1998) The Taiwanese Arbitration Act 1998. Journal of International Arbitration, 15 (4), pp. 107-125.




LAWU9AC: :Alternative Commercial Dispute Resolution ARTP02: Dissertation Proposals LAWU9RM: Research Methods LAWPP18: International Investment Law


International Commercial Arbitration