The book ‘Trade Development through Harmonization of Commercial Law’, edited by Muruga Perumal Ramaswamy and João Ribeiro (UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and New Zealand Association for Comparative Law, 2015), was launched yesterday during the 2015 UNCITRAL Emergence Conference on Harmonising Trade Law to Enable Private Sector Regional Development’. This book collects several papers that were presented during the 2014 UNCITRAL Asia-Pacific Fall Conference ‘The Development through the Harmonization of Commercial Law’ which took place at the University of Macau on 17 and 18 October 2014. The book includes includes a chapter by yours truly titled ‘Harmonisation of Arbitration Laws in the Asia-Pacific: Trendy or Necessary?’ (pp. 217-231).
2015 UNCITRAL Emergence Conference: ‘Harmonising Trade Law to Enable Private Sector Regional Development’
The ‘2015 UNCITRAL Emergence Conference on Harmonising Trade Law to Enable Private Sector Regional Development’ is underway. This afternoon the program includes panels on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and International Commercial Dispute Resolution.
This Monday, the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau together with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law – Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (UNCITRAL-RCAP) will host the ‘2015 UNCITRAL Emergence Conference on Harmonising Trade Law to Enable Private Sector Regional Development’. Various experts and scholars from around the world, including Australia, the United States, Sweden, Japan, India, Singapore, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao will be addressing issues in five different sessions on a wide range of topics on contemporary legal developments in International trade and commercial law. I will be presenting a paper entitled ‘Treaty Claims v. Contract Claims: Tools to Prevent Concurrent Proceedings in Investment Arbitration’. For further information please visit the conference webpage.
Outstanding Achievement Award for Macao Research in Humanities and Social Sciences / Prémio de Estudos de Ciências Humanas e Sociais de Macau
My book Commercial Arbitration between China and the Portuguese-speaking World (Kluwer Law International, 2014) was awarded the First Prize for monographs on the 4th Outstanding Achievement Awards for Macao Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, organized by the Macau Foundation in partnership with Social Sciences in China Press and Guangdong Social Sciences Association. You can read more here (in Portuguese).
O meu livro Commercial Arbitration between China and the Portuguese-speaking World (Kluwer Law International, 2014) foi distinguido com o Primeiro Lugar no Grupo de Monografia na 4.ª edição do Prémio de Estudos de Ciências Humanas e Sociais de Macau organizado pela Fundação Macau em parceria com Social Sciences in China Press e Guangdong Social Sciences Association. Pode saber mais aqui.
This Monday I will be in Shanghai, China, taking part in the Conference ‘The United Nations at 70: Key Challenges for International Law’, jointly organised by Fudan Law School and Deakin Law School. The conference will focus on current international law issues on the following themes: human rights, international criminal law, natural resources law, trade, international conflict, and international dispute resolution. My presentation is entitled ‘Should the United Nations create an International Investment Court?’. The full programme can be downloaded here.