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Dr TAI, Sik Kwan

LLB (Taiwan)
LLM (London)
PhD (Cardiff)
Solicitor (Hong Kong, England and Wales) (Non-practising)

Assistant Professor

Dr TAI, Sik Kwan

Contact Information

Office: AC1-P5518
Phone: (852) 3442 6411
Email: sktai2@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Carriage of Goods by Sea Law
  • Marine Insurance Law
  • Maritime Law

Subjects Taught

  • Shipping Law
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Marine Insurance Law

Monographs and book chapters

  • TAI, S.K.(2004). HK Employment Law Made Simple (Chinese), HK: Kwong Chi Foundation.
  • TAI, S.K. (2009). "Admiralty (part)",  In Jacelyn Johnson (Ed.) Halsbury's Laws of Hong Kong, Vol 18(1) (2009 Reissue). Hong Kong:  Lexis Nexis.

Referred Journal Articles

  • NG, J. J., TAI, S.K., & WONG, P. (2009).  Unsuccessful Acquisition of Huiyuan Juice by Coca Cola--Impacts on Merger and Acquisition of Shipping Companies in China.   Seaview (Journal of the Institute of Seatransport) (86), 18-21.
  • TAI, S.K. (2009).  Validity of Arbitration Agreements under Chinese Arbitration Law.   Seaview (86), 31-36.
  • TAI, S.K., Tang, O., & Wong, P. (2007).  The First Decision under Chinese Administrative Regulations on Terminal Handling Charges.   Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, 38 (1), 111-123.
  • TAI, S.K. & Tang, O. C. (2006).  The Investigation Conclusion of the Ministry of Communications in THC to review the Chinese Regulations on International Maritime Transportation (Chinese).   Seaview (74), 31-32.
  • NG, J. & TAI, S.K. (2005).  The Different Approaches to Recent Developments in Chinese and US Ship Arrest Laws.   Electronic Journal of Comparative Law, 9.3.
  • TAI, S.K. (2004).  Liability of Freight Forwarders as Carrier under Chinese Law.   Seaview (66), 18-19.
  • TAI, S.K. (2003).  The Special Drawing Right in the Hague-Visby Rules.   Seaview (61), 29.
  • TAI, S.K. (2003).  Ineffective Terms in Bills of Lading (Chinese).   Seaview (64), 14-17.
  • TAI, S.K. (2002).  Chinese Shipping Law in the Ching Dynasty.   Seaview (57), 2-5.

Non-Refereed Articles

  • TAI, S.K. (2010). Who is the Carrier—From the contents of a bill of lading (Chinese). Journal of HK Shipping Circles Asso, 5-6.
  • TAI, S.K. (2010).  Exclusion Clause Cannot Exclude Misdelivery and Delivery Without Bill (Chinese).   Shipping Digest ROC (201015), 83-84.
  • TAI, S.K. (2008).  The Relationship between Said to Contain and Limitation of Liability (Chinese). Journal of HK Shipping Circles Asso (2), 22-23.
  • TAI, S.K. (2007).  Validity of Choice Forum Clauses in Sea Carriage Contracts (Chinese). Journal of HK Shipping Circles Asso (1), 21-22.

Refereed Proceedings

  • TANG, O. & TAI, S. (2008).  Distributor's Liability For The Accounting Fraud Of 'Park And Hold'.   International Conference on Greater China Supply Chain and Logistics 2008.
  • TANG, O. & TAI, S. (2008).  Tripartite Arrangement in Ship Financing.   International Conference on Greater China Supply Chain and Logistics 2008.
  • Chan, W., Tai, S., Yip, T. & Cheng, S. K. (2007).  An Analysis of Textual Dynamics in Cargo Exporting.   International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA 2008).
  • TAI, S.K. (2005).  The Liability of Freight Forwarders as Carriers under the Chinese and Hong Kong Law (Chinese).   Shipping Law in the 2 Straits and 3 Places, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China, 81-86.
  • TAI, S.K. (2004).  Termination of Marine Cargo Insurance Policy (Chinese).   Shipping and Logistics of the Taiwan Strait 2004, Taipei City, Taiwan, 153-154.
  • WONG, Peter C. & TAI, S. (2004).  A View of Pricing Policy in Hong Kong Container Terminal.   The 91st Annual Conference Asso of Pacific Ports, Taichung City, Taiwan, 85-93.
  • TAI, S.K. (2003).  Ineffective Terms in Bills of Lading.   Xiamen Shipping Law Conference, 17-21.
  • TAI, S.K. (2002).  The Legal Relationship between Bill of Lading Holders and Carriers--A Comparative Study of the Taiwanese and Hong Kong Law (Chinese).   the 1st Conference in Shipping Technology of the Taiwan Strait, 241-252.

Other Research Activities

  • Direct Shipping between Taiwan and Mainland China: the impact to logistic industry in HK & how to deal with this new change (Chinese), Economic Weekly, 27 October 2008, pp 35-36
  • Comments and Analyse of the Investigation Conclusion of the Ministry of Communications in Terminal Handling Charges (Chinese), Ta Kung Pao, 29th June 2006, p. B9
  • Special Handling of Contracts Affected by SARS (Chinese), Yazhou Zhoukan (Asia Weekly), 2nd June 2003, p. 9
  • How to make Objection to HK Customs for Cargo Confiscation - the Court of Final Appeal Decision (Chinese), Shipping Digest ROC, 12th May 2003, pp.76-77
  • Is Warsaw Convention applicable to Taiwanese Air Cargo Claims (Chinese), Shipping Digest ROC, 24th February 2003, p. 68
  • Introduction of the Hong Kong Shipping Law (Chinese), Shipping Digest ROC, 12th August 2002, p. 68
  • The Self Declaration and Distribution of Interests in the New Taiwanese and Hong Kong Aviation Agreement (Chinese), Shipping Digest ROC, 15th July 2002, pp. 74-75
  • The Duty to Report Marine Incident (Chinese), Ta Kung Pao, 12th July 2002, p. A20
  • How to Make Objection to Customs Confiscation of Cargo - The Court of Appeal Decision (Chinese), Ta Kung Pao, 17th July 2002, p. A22
  • The Criminal Liability of Logistics Company in False Description of Goods (Chinese), Ta Kung Pao, 19th March 2002, p. A19
  • The Taiwanese Tactic in the Negotiation of the Air Navigation Agreement between Taiwan and Hong Kong (Chinese), Ta Kung Pao, 21st December 2001, p. A24

Community Services

  • 2010-2012: Vice-chairman, The Institute of Seatransport
  • 2007-2009: Member of the Board of Examination of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK)
  • 2002-2006: Executive Committee Member, The Institute of Seatransport


  • 2010-2011: Associate Editor, China Oceans Law Review, Shanghai, China.
  • 2002-2012: Member of Editorial Board, Seaview--Journal of the Institute of Seatransport, Hong Kong, China.