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Yang Chung-Han

Yang Chung-Han

Centre Researcher


PhD Candidate

M.Phil. (University of Oxford), LL.B. (National Taipei University), Advanced Cert. in Energy Law (University of California, Berkeley)

Chung-Han Yang is a Ph.D. researcher at C-EENRG under the supervision of Professor Jorge Viñuales. His research focuses on foreign investment in the energy sector and the innovative legal mechanisms for reconciling conflicting interests of host States, investors and affected individuals.

Prior to joining C-EENGR, Chung-Han has worked at the intersections between law and public policy. He has practiced law with an international law firm in Taipei since 2007, specialising in energy and environmental law. He also worked for the Legal Affairs Committee of Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration as a senior legal officer and a liaison with the US Federal EPA in Washington D.C from 2010 to 2011.

Chung-Han holds an M.Phil degree from the University of Oxford and an advanced certificate in energy law from the University of California Berkeley. In January 2015, he qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales through SRA's QLTS route. His research in the UK is generously funded by the British Chevening Scholarship and the Ministry of Education (Taiwan).

Currently, he also works with Professor Michael Pollitt (Judge Business School) on China's electricity market reform. This research project is funded by EPSRC Global Challenge Research Fund Institute, and the fieldwork has been completed in Beijing and Yunnan in August 2016.

Research interests:

International Environmental Law
Energy Law and Climate Policy
Electricity Power Sector