During the next week I will be teaching at the Summer Law Institute in China – Executive Education Training Program, hosted by the Beijing Foreign Studies University and organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives For Sustainable Development in partnership with universities from around the world. I will be delivering a seminar titled ‘Nudging the Dragon – Environmental Policymaking and Behaviour Change in China’ and a short course on ‘Investment Arbitration and Environmental Policymaking’. You can follow the activities of the Summer Law Institute here.
My latest article, titled ‘Institutional Culture in International Arbitration’, has just been published in the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 27(3) pp. 188-197.
Here is the abstract: Arbitral institutions play a major role in the continuous growth and success of international arbitration. Every arbitral institution has its own culture – a particular way of doing things that distinguishes it from others. This article discusses the concept of “institutional culture” and examines three different elements that contribute decisively to the culture of arbitral institutions: location and legal culture, background of arbitrators, and the language of arbitration. In order to succeed in the highly competitive market of international arbitration, arbitral institutions need to be transparent and flexible so as to accommodate a diversity of cultural and legal backgrounds and expectations.
You can download the table of contents here.
In Press: The Erosion of the Concept of Public Service in Water Concessions: Evidence from Investor-State Arbitration
I am honoured to have been accepted as a member of the Asia WTO Research Network (AWRN). The AWRN is a group of scholars and experts interested in WTO/international economic law or policy from jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region. Currently, the AWRN covers 17 jurisdictions. I am delighted that Macau is now one of them.