Quintas de Direito – “A arbitragem comercial entre a China e o mundo lusófono”

Quintas de Direito

No próximo dia 4 de Setembro estarei nas “Quintas de Direito”, ciclo de tertúlias organizado pelo Conselho Distrital do Porto e pela Livraria Almedina do Arrábida Shopping. A conversa será à volta do meu livro “Commercial Arbitration between China and the Portuguese-speaking world”.

A sessão terá lugar pelas 21h30m na Livraria Almedina do Arrábida Shopping, e o moderador será o Dr. Francisco Monteiro Pacheco, Vogal do Conselho Distrital do Porto. Podem ler mais aqui e aqui.



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From Civic Behaviour to Environmental Citizenship

Workshop LIBEAC

This Friday I will be taking part in the ‘Workshop on Chinese Social, Cultural and Legal Perspective on Chinese – Political and Economic – Liberalism today’, to be held at Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies, in Beijing. The title of my presentation is ‘From Civic Behaviour to Environmental Citizenship’. The full agenda can be accessed here.

Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Macau


My article ‘Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Macau’ has just been published in the Hong Kong Law Journal (vol. 44, part 2, 2014, pp. 563-587).

Here is the abstract: The recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China is not always subject to the same legal rules. Foreign arbitral awards may be divided, according to their origin, into four different groups: awards made in a New York Convention country, other than China; awards made in mainland China; awards made in Hong Kong and awards made in a non-New York Convention country. This article analyses the sets of rules applicable to the different types of foreign arbitral awards. Macanese courts have limited experience in this regard. In order to change this, it is necessary to raise the awareness among judges about the specificities of international commercial arbitration by promoting an “arbitration culture”.

Nudging the dragon? Environmental policy making and behaviour change in China

Great Wall

During the next two weeks I will be teaching at the Summer Law Institute in China – Executive Education Training Program. This program is held at the Peking University School of Government in Beijing (China), in cooperation with partner universities and institutions around the world. I will be delivering a course entitled ‘Nudging the dragon? Environmental policy making and behaviour change in China’ in the framework of the Summer Institute on Climate Change and Environmental Protection – (SICCEP).


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