Dr Mimi Zou

Career Development Fellow in Chinese Commercial Law, Fellow of St Hugh's College


Dr Zou’s research focuses on commercial law issues in the contexts of China’s digital economy and Chinese outbound foreign investments (especially relating to the Belt and Road Initiative).

She has worked in legal practice in Sydney, Hong Kong, and London, as well as in a number of international organizations, government departments, and financial institutions in Asia-Pacific and Europe for over 15 years. In 2016, the Asia Society named Dr Zou as an ‘Asia 21 Young Leader’, which recognizes the accomplishments of rising change-makers in the region. 


  • Chinese law
  • Chinese legal institutions
  • Chinese contract and commercial law
  • Regulatory issues in China's digital economy
  • China and international law
  • Law and society in China
  • China's "Belt and Road" strategy

Media experience

Dr Zou's research has been covered by international media outlets such as The New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, Reuters, China Daily, and South China Morning Post. 


Chinese Mandarin, Chinese Cantonese, English