CUHK Appoints Dean of the Faculty of Law

The Council of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (“CUHK”) has approved the appointment of Professor Lutz-Christian Wolff as Dean of the Faculty of Law for a term of five years upon the incumbent Dean, Professor Christopher Gane, completing his term in September 2019.

Professor Lutz-Christian Wolff is Wei Lun Professor of Law and Dean of the Graduate School at CUHK. He was a founding member of the Faculty of Law, the then School of Law established in 2004. Professor Wolff has served the Faculty of Law as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) and Head of the Graduate Division of Law (2010 to 2014), Associate Dean (Faculty Development) (2008 to 2010) and Director of the Master of Laws Programmes in International Economic Law, Common Law and Chinese Business Law (2008 to 2011). He holds two PhD degrees in Law (Dr. iur. and Dr. iur. habil.) and has received multiple teaching and research awards such as the University Education Award (2013), Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Awards (2007 & 2011) and Research Excellence Award (2008-09). Professor Wolff has studied, worked and conducted research in mainland China, Taiwan, Germany and the USA. He is admitted to practice in England & Wales and in Germany and is frequently invited to work as consultant for international law firms and multi-national companies on investment projects in the Greater China region. Professor Wolff specialises in international and Chinese business law, private international law as well as comparative law. He has published in a wide range of top tier international outlets with pioneering books in various areas.

For further details, please refer to the press release issued by the CUHK Communications and Public Relations Office at

Professor Lutz-Christian Wolf