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The Arbitration Market: Challenges and Propospects for Macau


This Wednesday I will be taking part in the ‘Macao International Legal Symposium on Promoting Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Lusophone Countries’, to be hosted by the World Trade Center Macau. The title of my presentation will be ‘The Arbitration Market: Challenges and Propospects for Macau’.


Summer Law Institute in China 2017


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 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.

International conference ‘Consumer Policy in a Comparative Perspective’

Consumer Policy conference

On 29 and 30 June 2017 the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau will be hosting the International Conference ‘Consumer Policy in a Comparative Perspective: New Challenges in Chinese, European, and International Law’. The conference features speakers from Macau, mainland China, Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom and includes panels on the following topics:

  • Consumer Policy and Access to Information
  • Food Safety and Product Liability
  • Consumer Policy and Online Markets
  • Consumer Policy and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Trade and Investment Policies and Consumer Protection
  • Consumer Policy and Dispute Resolution

This conference is jointly organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, the European Society of International Law Interest Group on International Environmental Law, the American Society of International Law Intellectual Property Law Interest Group, and gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development.

You can download the full programme here. To register, please send an email to denisel@umac.mo.

Summer Law Institute in China – Executive Education Training Program



The Summer Law Institute in China – Executive Education Training Program – will be held in Beijing (China) between 8 July and 5 August 2017. This intensive intercultural experience, now in its 12th edition, includes two elective courses: Law, Policy, Economics and Technology on Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Energy and Environmental issues; and Chinese Law and Politics, Intellectual Property Rights, Chinese Intellectual Property.

You can download the brochure here.

Institutional Arbitration in the Belt and Road Initiative


This Friday I will be taking part in the conference ‘The BRI and Dispute Resolution: Focusing on UNIDROIT Principles, International Arbitration and Judicial Adjudication’, to be hosted by the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), in Beijing. This event is co-organized by the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) and the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). My paper is titled ‘Institutional Arbitration in the Belt and Road Initiative’. You can read more here.