Submitted by ytcheng6 on Mon, 07/19/2021 - 14:41
People Image
Dr LAI Sin Chit Martin
SJD (Pennsylvania)
LLM (Pennsylvania)
JM (Tsinghua)
MEcon (HKU)
BEcon & Fin (HKU)
Attorney and Counsellor at Law (New York State)
Position Tag
Assistant Professor
Position (Other)
Servicing Programme Director

Contact Information

Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building – 6204
(852) 3442 7398

Research Interests

Research Interests
  • Competition Law
  • Law and Economics
  • Comparative Law

Dr LAI Sin Chit Martin is an assistant professor at the City University of Hong Kong.  Martin specializes in Competition Law and Law & Economics, with a particular interest in enforcement-related issues.  His research has appeared in respected journals such as the Journal of Competition Law and EconomicsUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, and Berkeley Business Law Journal.

Martin has received his BEcon & Fin and MEcon from the University of Hong Kong, Juris Master from Tsinghua University, and LLM and SJD from the University of Pennsylvania.  Martin also received some European Union competition law training from the University of Munich.  His doctoral dissertation committee consists of Professors Jonathan Klick (Chair), Herbert Hovenkamp, and Christopher S. Yoo. 



  • Competition Law in the United States (4th edition, Wolters Kluwer 2019) (assisted Howard Langer).

Journal Articles

  • Identity Disclosure of Leniency Recipients in Hong Kong, 53 Hong Kong Law Journal (forthcoming 2023) (with Zhaoda Kui)  
  • Antitrust Rights of Action and Leniency Programs, 32 Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal (2023)
  • Output Effect of Private Antitrust Enforcement, 27 Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law 477 (2022).
  • The Infringement Notice System Under Hong Kong’s Competition Law: Using the EU as a Benchmark, 40 Journal of Law & Commerce 127 (2022).
  • Incentivizing Private Antitrust Enforcement to Promote Leniency Applications: A Case Study of the United Kingdom, 38 Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law 247 (2022). (nominated for the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards 2023 in the Private Enforcement category).
  • Incentivizing Private Antitrust Enforcement to Promote Leniency Applications, 17 Journal of Competition Law & Economics 728 (2021). (awarded the Outstanding Research Award for Junior Faculty).
  • Enabling and Incentivizing Standalone Private Antitrust Actions in Hong Kong – Lessons from the United States, 16 Berkeley Business Law Journal 463 (2019).
  • Defining and Regulating Hard Core Cartels in Hong Kong: Agency Reconciling the Divergence between Legislators and International Standard, 20 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 933 (2018) (nominated for the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards 2019 in the Asian Antitrust category).
  • Analyzing China Guiding Case No. 79 under Section 1 of Sherman Act in the U.S. – A Per Se Tying Violation or Not?, 39 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law Online (2018) (nominated for the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards 2019 in the Asian Antitrust category).
  • Bid Rigging, a Faintly Discernible Enumeration under Article 13 of the Anti-Monopoly Law in China, 12 University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review 244 (2016).

Book Chapter

  • ‘Competition Law in Hong Kong’, in Sarah Biddulph & Kathryn Taylor (eds.), Elgar Concise Encyclopedia of Asian Law (Edward Elgar Publishing) (forthcoming 2023).

Book Review

  • Hong Kong Competition Law – Comparative and Theoretical Perspectives by Thomas K. Cheng & Kelvin Hiu Fai Kwok, 52 Hong Kong Law Journal (2022).


  • Early Career Scheme (2023 -2025), HK University Grants Committee, Amount: HK$603,000 (PI) (collaborate with Ning LIU)
  • Centre for Public Affairs and Law Grant (2021-2023), CityU, Amount: HK$250,000 (Co-PI) (with June WANG & Ning LIU)
  • CityU Start-Up Grant (2021 -2023), CityU, Amount: HK$300,000 (PI)