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Minli Tang

Research student Minli Tang at The City Law School

Minli's research at The City Law School focuses on the offshore energy industry from a private commercial law perspective.

Brisith Bar Council Chinese Lawyer Training Scheme London

PhD thesis title: Enhancing financing arrangement in the global upstream offshore oil and gas industry, from a private commercial law perspective

Supervisors: Professor Jason Chuah and Dr Enrico Bonadio


Minli obtained her bachelor degrees both in Business English and International Economic Law from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (China). After that, Minli furthered her postgraduate study in KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) and University of Wisconsin, Madison Law School (USA), where she got her Juris Master degree and LLM degree respectively.

Minli is a qualified PRC lawyer specialized in shipping industry and international commerce. Before came to the City Law School, Minli had had two-year experience both in litigation (including international commercial arbitration) and non-litigation practicing. In 2014, Minli passed the New York Bar Examination and will soon be admitted by the New York Bar as a qualified US lawyer.


  • A Suggestion for Establishing Marine Insurance Exchange Marketplace in Shanghai, Shanghai Annual Conference on Construction of Shipping Hub, 2013. 
  • A Study on Liable Person and Liability Rule for Oil Pollution Arising from Collision of Ships under Chinese Law, the 3rd Annual Meeting for Maritime Trial Workshop, Shanghai, China, 2011. 
  • Main translator of the Chinese version of The Law of Shipbuilding Contract by Simon Curtis (to be published).

Research Projects

  • Research Assistant of University of Wisconsin, Madison Law School, Conducted legal research in the institutional analysis of financial distress. 
  • Safety of the South China Sea, sponsored by China National Social Science Research Fund. 
  • Compulsory Insurance System for Ships in Inland Waters, sponsored by Shanghai Government.