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Fernando Dias Simões

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau

Affiliate Member, Cheong Kun Lun College (CKLC), University of Macau

Visiting Professor, Institute of International Studies, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Academic qualifications

PhD, Faculty of Law of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

LLM, University of Glasgow School of Law (United Kingdom)

LLB, Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (Portugal)

 

 

Teaching Area

Graduate Courses:

– Contract Law (Master and Postgraduate Programme in International Business Law)

– Dispute Resolution (Master and Postgraduate Programme in International Business Law)

– Commercial Contracts (Master and Postgraduate Programme in International Business Law)

– Resolution of International Commercial Disputes (Master of Law in European Union Law, in International Law and in Comparative Law)

Undergraduate Courses:

Business Law

Business Law II

 

Other roles:

Member of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Law.

 

 

Research Areas

Commercial Contracts

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Consumer Law

Professional liability insurance

Product liability

 

Research groups, grants & fellowships

Member, Asia WTO Research Network (AWRN)

Rapporteur, Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) (Oxford University Press and Manchester International Law Centre)

May 2015-May 2018 – Principal Investigator, research project ‘Consumer Policy in China: Protecting the Citizens, Strengthening the Domestic Market and Building an Ecological Civilization’, Multi-Year Research Grant, Level 4, University of Macau.

October 2015 – December 2016 – Research Unit Coordinator at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) European Commission, 7° Framework Programme, Marie Curie People, International     Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2012. Project title submitted: “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental industries” (POREEN). The project has been approved and funded by the EU commission in April 2012 for four years duration January 2013-December 2016.

July 2015 – December 2016 – Research Unit Coordinator at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) European Commission, 7° Framework Programme, Marie Curie People, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2012. Project title submitted: “Liberalism In Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) – Assessing the Socio-Cultural and Politico-Legal Dimensions of the Differences in Terms of Interpretation and Enforcement of Economic, Social and Environmental Rights in Europe and China. The project has been approved and funded by the EU commission in April 2012 for four years duration January 2013-December 2016.

July – August 2015 EU Commission Marie Curie Fellow at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China within the European Commission, 7° Framework Programme, Marie Curie People, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2012. Project title submitted: “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental industries” (POREEN).

June 2015 – Visiting Scholar, School of Law, Emory University, Atlanta (Georgia, United States of America).

July-August 2014EU Commission Marie Curie Fellow at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China within the European Commission, 7° Framework Programme, Marie Curie People, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2012. Project title submitted: “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental industries” (POREEN). The partners in China are: Beijing Normal University (BNU) in China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), East-China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in China, Tongji University of Shanghai (TUS) in China. The project has been approved and funded by the EU commission in April 2012 for four years duration January 2013-December 2016.
Since July 2014 – Senior Research Fellow at University Institute of European Studies – IUSE, Turin (Italy)
Since July 2014 – Senior Research Associate at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development
June 2014Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal (Quebec, Canada).
2013 – Institute of European Studies of Macau – Asia-Europe Comparative Studies Research Project. Theme:  Macau as a seat for arbitration between China, Europe and Portuguese Speaking Countries”.
July 2012Fellow for the Summer 2012 workshop of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism (NIFTEP) Banff Centre, Banff ( Alberta, Canada).
2010-2011 – Research grant from Fundación Mapfre: “Ayudas a la Investigación en Seguros y Gerencia de Riesgos 2009”, in colaboration with Professora Doutora Belén Trigo García – Faculty of Law of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Theme: “Lawyers liability insurance”.

Research Groups:

Member of the Scientific Committee of gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development

Centro de Estudos Jurídicos Aplicados do IPCA – Permanent Member since September 2010.

Member of the Research Group Modelos de xestión sostible da propiedade común en galicia: unha perspectiva xurídico-económica (10sec202043pr) 2010-13.

Extern member of the Research Group Marco Xurídico do contexto sócio-económico actual, Faculty of Law of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), since July 2010.

Member of the Interdisciplinary Group of Teaching Innovation (Code GID-09-GrInDo), University of Santiago de Compostela, since July 2010.

 

Honors & Awards

First Prize for Best Monograph, Outstanding Achievement Award for Macao Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Macau Foundation, Social Sciences in China Press and Guangdong Social Sciences Association, November 2015.

Best Paper Prize – 12th Asian Law Institute Conference ‘Law 2.0 – New Challenges in Asia’, 21-22 May 2015, College of Law, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Professional Service

Chair of the Organizing Committee, International Conference Consumer Policy in China: New Trends and Challenges, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau, 16 December 2015

Member of the International Scientific Committee, International Conference Envisioning a Future without Food Waste and Food Poverty: Societal Challenges, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, 17-18 November 2015

Ad Hoc Reviewer for International Journal of Transitional Justice (Oxford University Press)

Member of the Scientific Committee of Arbitration for Revista Jurídica Portucalense / Portucalense Law Journal

 

Professional and Community Memberships:

Member of the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA)

Member of the Institute of World Business Law, International Chamber of Commerce

Member of the International Bar Association

Member of the European Society of International Law

Member of the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)

Member of the Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association

Member of the Portuguese Arbitration Association

Member of ASA Below 40 (Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage)

Member of the International Association of Legal Ethics

Member of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (EurSafe)

Member of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society

 

Awards:

“Contos de Verão” Contest, Blitz Newspaper, 2001

6º Young Journalism National Contest, 1997 (Trip to Macau, China and Hong Kong).

25th Young Letter Contest (CTT Portugal), 1996 (1st place)

“África in Portugal” Contest, “Regresso das Caravelas” Association , 1996 (1st place)

DNJovem collaborator (1993-2003) – Diário de Notícias (Lisboa, Portugal)

 

Other pages:

Twitter

Google Scholar

LinkedIn

Academia.edu

Selected Works

Social Science Research Network

Research Gate


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