Speaker, ‘Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit 2017’, 28 September 2017, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hold on to Your Hat! Issue Conflicts in the TTIP Proposal for an Investment Court, International Conference ‘The Duties, Rights and Powers of International Arbitrators’, 19 September 2017, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, United States of America
The Semantics of the Right to Water in International Investment Law, Workshop of the ESIL Interest Group on International Economic Law ‘ Global Public Goods, Global Commons, Fundamental Values: The Responses of International Economic Law’, 13th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, 6 September 2017, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Assessing the Impact of International Investment Law: An Asian Perspective, 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law, 26 August 2017, Lotte Hotel, Seoul, Republic of Korea
A Roadmap for Up-and-Coming Arbitral Institutions, Kobe University Summer School of Asian Law and Dispute Management, 21 August 2017, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
Nudging the dragon? Environmental policy making and behaviour change in China, Summer Institute on Climate Change and Environmental Protection – (SICCEP), Summer Law Institute in China 2017, 3 August 2017, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China
Investment Arbitration and Environmental Policymaking, Summer Institute on Climate Change and Environmental Protection – (SICCEP), Summer Law Institute in China 2017, 31 July – 2 August 2017, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China
Investment law and climate disputes: The Role of UNCITRAL in Powering Sustainable Development, Congress ‘Modernizing International Trade Law to Support Innovation and Sustainable Development’, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Vienna International Centre, 4 July 2017, Vienna, Austria
The Right to Water in Investment Law: between Human Rights and Consumer Protection, International Conference ‘Consumer Policy in a Comparative Perspective: New Challenges in Chinese, European, and International Law’, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, 30 June 2017, Macau
Discussant, ‘2017 Annual Meeting of Asia WTO Research Network’, 5 June 2017, Experimental Forest of National Taiwan University, Nantou County, Taiwan
Public Participation in European Trade and Investment Lawmaking, ‘The 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome – EU and Global Perspectives’, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 27 May 2017, Hong Kong
Building a Common Commercial Policy in Times of Euroscepticism, ‘The Federal Experience of the European Union: Past, Present and Future’, Nova Law School, 23 May 2017, Lisboa, Portugal
Direito do Investimento, a Arbitragem de Investimentos e a nova Política Comercial da União Europeia, 16 May 2017, Faculty of Law of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
A Política Comercial da União Europeia, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, 15 May 2017, Barcelos, Portugal
The Potential Role of Sustainability Impact Assessment in the EU-China BIT Negotiations, ‘Asia FDI Forum III – China-European Union Investment Relationships: Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance?’, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 12 May 2017, Hong Kong
Transparency in European Trade Policymaking, Conference ‘The European Union’s Common Commercial Policy After Lisbon’, 10 May 2017, Fundação Rui Cunha, Macau
Institutional Arbitration in the Belt and Road Initiative, Conference ‘The BRI and Dispute Resolution: Focusing on UNIDROIT Principles, International Arbitration and Judicial Adjudication ’, 31 March 2017, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
Civil Society’s Voice in European Investment Policy: the TTIP Negotiations as a Case Study, International Conference ‘EU Policy on International Investments: Uncertainties, Challenges, and Opportunities’, 20 March 2017, Faculty of Law of the University of Zaragoza, Spain
Arbitragem: para além da lei, Conferência ‘O Direito da Arbitragem Voluntária de Macau: um Paradigma em Mudança?’, 13 March 2017, Fundação Rui Cunha, Macau
Investment Law and Climate Disputes: Powering Sustainable Development, ‘2016 UNCITRAL Emergence Conference: Regional Perspectives on Contemporary and Future Harmonization Agenda in International Trade Law’, 14 December 2016, World Trade Center Macau, Macau
The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret? The European Parliament and European Investment, Conference ‘The Role of the European Parliament in the Conclusion and Implementation of Agreements on International Economic Law Issues’, 9 December 2016, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
International Investment Law and the Protection of Consumer Interests, ‘Australasian Consumer Law Roundtable 2016’, 2 December 2016, University of Auckland Business School, Auckland, New Zealand
Discussant, ‘Asia FDI Forum II’, 30 November 2016, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The Future of EU-China Investment Dispute Settlement: Issues and Options, ‘11th Annual General Conference of the European China Law Studies Association’, 22 September 2016, University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Investment Law and Climate Change: Green Expectations in Grey Times, ‘12th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law: How International Law Works in Times of Crisis’, 10 September 2016, Riga, Latvia
Jurisdictional Competition and the International Arbitration Market: A View from Macau, ‘Asian Regional Conference on Recent Trends in Dispute Resolution: Mechanism and Processes’, 8 September 2016, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
Investment Arbitration and Environmental Policymaking, Summer Institute on Climate Change and Environmental Protection – (SICCEP), Summer Law Institute in China 2016, 2-5 August 2016, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China
Nudging the dragon? Environmental policy making and behaviour change in China, Summer Institute on Climate Change and Environmental Protection – (SICCEP), Summer Law Institute in China 2016, 1 August 2016, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China
Amicus Curiae Participation in the TPP: Promises and Pitfalls, ‘The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): A Paradigm Shift in International Trade Regulation? – Annual Asia WTO Research Network Conference 2016’, 16 May 2016, Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Citizen’s Voice in Water Governance: Public-Private Partnerships as Triangular Relations, Workshop and Expert Seminar ‘Best Practices for the Protection of Water in Times of Crisis. Focus on Participatory Instruments in Environmental Law and Policies, 22 April 2016, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
Patients, Consumers, Laypeople: Reflections on Citizens’ Right to Information, Conference ‘Medical Liability and Patient’s Rights’, 20 April 2016, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
New Friend of the Panel? European Union’s Participation in Investment Arbitration, International Conference ‘The European Union in the International Society and its Contribution to International Dispute Settlement Mechanisms’, 17 March 2016, Faculty of Law of the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
When Green Incentives Go Pale: Investment Arbitration and Renewable Energy Policymaking, 4th Annual UEF Law School Energy Transitions Conference, 4 March 2016, University of Eastern Finland Law School, Joensuu, Finland
Privatization of Water Services: Lessons from Investor-State Arbitration, International Conference ‘Privatization in the International Arena’, 19 February 2016, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, United States of America
Hong Kong and the Global Battle of the Seats in International Arbitration, 17 February 2016, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, United States of America
Legal Cultures, Legal Languages, and Comparative Law, 17 February 2016, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, United States of America
Transparency in ICSID Arbitration: Lessons from the Last Decade, 2nd Kobe Seminar on International Investment Law 2016 – Asian Challenges to International Investment Law: Viewing from Internal and Comparative Perspectives, 29 January 2016, Kobe University Graduate School of Law, Kobe, Japan
The Future of Investment Arbitration: Waves of Change in the Atlantic and the Pacific?, 2016 EU Centres Asia Pacific Researcher Workshop – Asia and the European Union: Cooperation between Communities of Shared Values and Goals?, 25 January 2016, Faculty of Law, University of Macau, Macau
Chinese Consumer Policy and the Development of an Ecological Civilization, International Conference ‘Consumer Policy in China: New Trends and Challenges’, 16 December 2015, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau.
Treaty Claims v. Contract Claims: Tools to Prevent Concurrent Proceedings in Investment Arbitration, ‘2015 UNCITRAL Emergence Conference: Harmonizing Trade Law to Enable Private Sector Regional Development’, 30 November 2015, University of Macau, Macau.
Should the UN create an International Investment Court?, Conference ‘The United Nations at 70: Key Challenges for International Law’, 9 November 2015, Fudan University Law School, Shanghai, China.
Discussant, ‘Asia FDI Forum 2015’, 6 November 2015, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
The Role of Consumer Protection in Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, Conference ‘Sustainable Development and International Law: Current Issues and Future Challenges’, 19 October 2015, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Discussant, ‘Roundtable on Energy and Renewable Industries and Environmental Protection in Europe and China’, 10 August 2015, Peking University School of Government, Beijing, China.
Discussant, ‘Workshop on Chinese NGOs engagement and Public Participation to Climate Governance, Energy and Environmental issues’, 5 August 2015, Peking University School of Government, Beijing, China.
Discussant, Expert Roundtable on International Investment Law and Sustainable Development, 10 July 2015, University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), Paris, France.
Public Interests in Investor-State Arbitration: the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, Seminar ‘Negociación TPP: Desafíos y Oportunidades Comerciales y Legales’, 30 June 2015, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile (Chile).
Public Interests in the Water Industry, Visiting Scholar presentation, 22 June 2015, School of Law, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.
Arbitrating Intellectual Property disputes: opportunities and challenges, Workshop ‘APAA Patent Surgery’, 10 June 2015, Rui Cunha Foundation, Macau.
Rule of Law(s): Legal Pluralism in Timor-Leste, 12th Asian Law Institute Conference ‘Law 2.0 – New Challenges in Asia, 21 May 2015, College of Law, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Clear as Water? Transparency in Water Concession Arbitrations, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Fourth Annual Conference, ‘Developing Democracy: Conversations on Democratic Governance in International, European and Comparative Law’, 8 May 2015, St John’s College Divinity School, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Plain packaging of unhealthy products: WTO and the global governance of Public Health, 15th Annual WTO Conference, ‘The WTO at 20: Taking Stock and Challenges Ahead’, 7 May 2015, London House, Goodenough College, London, United Kingdom.
Green Nudges in the European Union, 13th Jean Monnet Seminar, 21 April 2015, Inter University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Discussant, Micro-Jurisdictions & Small States Symposium, 17 April 2015, Institute of Law, St Helier, Jersey.
The Erosion of the Concept of Public Service in Water Concessions, International conference ‘Managing the Globalization of Sanitation and Water Services: ‘Blue Gold’ Regulatory and Economic Challenges, 23 March 2015, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Commercial Arbitration between China and the Portuguese speaking world, book presentation, 21 December 2014, Australasian Dispute Resolution Centre, Canberra, Australia.
The Global Arbitration Market and the Battle of the Seats, Lunch Seminar, 18 December 2014, Center for Chinese Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Law and Language in Timor-Leste: bridging the divide, Researching State and Personhood: Law and Society in Southeast Asia Conference, 15 December 2014, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Towards an Ecological Civilization: Environmental Policymaking in China, ECLS 2014 Annual Conference: Making, Enforcing and Accessing the Law, 15 November 2014, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Multilateral Investment Treaties? A view from Macau, American Bar Association Section of International Law Fall Meeting, 22 October 2014, Hilton Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Chair, panel on ‘International Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation II’, UNCITRAL-UM Asia-Pacific Fall Conference ‘Trade Development through the Harmonization of Commercial Law’, 18 October 2014, University of Macau, Macau.
Harmonisation of arbitration laws in the Asia-Pacific: trendy or necessary?, UNCITRAL-UM Asia-Pacific Fall Conference ‘Trade Development through the Harmonization of Commercial Law’, 17 October 2014, University of Macau, Macau.
A arbitragem comercial entre a China e o mundo lusófono, ‘Quintas de Direito’, 4 September 2014, Livraria Almedina, Arrábida Shopping, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
Nudging the dragon? Environmental policy making and behaviour change in China, Summer Institute on Climate Change and Environmental Protection – (SICCEP), Summer Law Institute in China 2014, 4-13 August 2014, Peking University School of Government, Beijing, China.
From Civic Behaviour to Environmental Citizenship, Workshop on Social, Cultural And Legal Perspective on Chinese – Political and Economic – Liberalism Today, Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies, 8 August 2014, Beijing, China.
The role of citizens in an ecological civilization, Workshop on Chinese Ecological Civilization and Western Concepts, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), 1 August 2014, Beijing, China.
Macau as a seat of arbitration between China and Brazil, 4th Hong Kong International Arbitration Summit, Harbour Grand Hong Kong, 21 May 2014, Hong Kong.
Macau e a arbitragem comercial entre a China e os países lusófonos (Macau and commercial arbitration between China and the Lusophone countries), Macau University of Science and Technology, 8 May 2014, Macau.
Portuguese-speaking Africa and the Lusophone Legal System: All in the Family?, Young Scholars Workshop on International Law: Africa 2013 – Was There Something Missed in the Decolonization Process? The International Law Perspective, Faculty of Law of the University of Trento, 7 December 2013, Trento, Italy.
Do Direito do Consumidor à ética de consumo (From Consumer Law to Consumer Ethics), Sexta Conferência Internacional sobre As Reformas Jurídicas de Macau no Contexto Global – O Direito e a Sociedade de Consumo, Universidade de Macau, 21 November 2013, Macau.
Legal education in Portugal and in Macau: new times, new challenges, Conference on Legal Education Reform, South China University of Technology School of Law, 3 November 2013, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People’s Republic of China.
Arbitragem entre a China e o mundo lusófono (Arbitration between China and the Lusophone world), Fórum dos Advogados de Língua Portuguesa, 57th Congress of the International Association of Lawyers, 2 November 2013, Conrad Hotel, Macau.
Legal Research and Writing, PhD in Law Program, 29 October 2013, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau.
Workshop on Law & Society: New Challenges in a Globalized World, LLD Program, 26-27 October 2013, The Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Harmonization of Contract Law in Europe, Guest Speaker Event, 15 October 2013, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, United States of America.
Ethics and Consumerism: Should Consumer Law Go Green?, Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, 11 October 2013, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, United States of America.
Does China Need a Good Samaritan Law?, International Brownbag lunch sessions, 9 October 2013, Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.
Should China enact a “Good Samaritan Law”?, European China Law Studies Association ECLS 2013 “New Approaches and New Questions in Chinese Law”, 20 September 2013, University of Oxford, England.
Ethics and consumerism: legal promotion of ethical consumption?, The 11th Congress of The European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (EurSafe) 2013 “The Ethics of consumption: The Citizen, The Market and The Law”, 14 September 2013, Uppsala, Sweden.
Legal globalization in an interconnected world: Contract Law as a promoter of international trade, Reassessing the EU-Asia Pacific Relationship in the context of the EU crisis, European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific, 17 May 2013, University of Macau, Macau.
Novos limites do Direito do Consumidor, 8 May 2013, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Barcelos, Portugal.
Lei, Moral e Bons Samaritanos: uma perspectiva de Direito Chinês, 7 May 2013, Faculty of Law of the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Regulação do jogo: entre a autonomia e o paternalismo, 12 April 2013, Quarto Seminário sobre a exploração dos jogos de fortuna ou azar e os contratos em especial, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau.
Sino-Lusophone Commercial Arbitration: two worlds meet in Macau, 23 March 2013, Third East Asian Law & Society Conference, KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shangai, China.
International contracts in the XXI century: harmonization of rules or standardization of clauses?, 2 March 2013, Workshop on International & Comparative Law, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America.
Privatization of Services of General Interest in Europe: Contract Law and the Protection of Citizens-Users, 1 March 2013, Contract as “Public Law” at the Intersection of Globalization and Privatization, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.
The Splendor of Portugal? A Talk on Portugal, the Portuguese, and International/Comparative Law, 27 February 2013, University of Massachusetts School of Law, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America.
Professionals v consumers: Should SMEs be treated as laymen?, 22 February 2013, 8th Annual International Conference on Contracts, Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America.
Macau as a Legal Platform for International Arbitration, 26 January 2013, A ‘Macau-Malaysia’ Roundtable Discussion, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau.
Portuguese Judicial System, 13 December 2012, Studies of Judicial Systems, PhD in Law Program, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau.
Macau: a legal platform between Europe and China?, 10 December 2012, Receiving Laws / Giving Laws, 31st Annual ANZLHS Conference, Faculty of Law of the University of Technology of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Os contratos de adesão nas relações comerciais entre a China e Moçambique, Seminário sobre “Fórum sobre questões jurídicas contemporâneas relativas ao comércio e investimento China-África”, 20 November 2012, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau.
As Pequenas e Médias Empresas na proposta de Regulamento Relativo a um Direito Europeu Comum da Compra e Venda, Colóquio: Direito, Economia e Negócios, 29 October 2012, Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Paternalism and Health Law: legal promotion of a healthy lifestyle, 2nd HEC Paris Workshop on Regulation: Regulating Lifestyle Risks in Europe – The Case of Alcohol, Tobacco, Unhealthy Diets & Gambling, 21 September 2012, HEC le Château, Paris, France.
International Conflict Resolution, Visiting Professor, LLD Program, The Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand, 11-19 August 2012.
Mandatory disclosure of lack of malpractice insurance by lawyers: a Trans-Atlantic comparison, International Legal Ethics Conference V, 13 July 2012, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Teaching Legal Ethics in Macau, The National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism (NIFTEP),Summer 2012 Workshop,11 July 2012, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Regulation and Markets, Master Programme in International Trade Law, 16-hour module, 6-15 June 2012, Faculty of Law of the University Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique.
Private Labels and Liability for Products: hypermarkets as apparent producers, Who then in law is my neighbour? International Conference, 25 May 2012, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Scotland.
Correspectividade na Lei dos Serviços Públicos Essenciais – os consumos mínimos e as taxas de disponibilidade, 17 May 2012, 15 anos de Serviços Públicos Essenciais: problemas e desafios, Livraria Almedina Arrábida Shopping, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
Serviços de Interesse Geral: a experiência portuguesa, Colóquio sobre Direito Comercial e Internacional para os Países de Língua Portuguesa, 9 May 2012, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Macau.
Responsabilidade por Produtos na Europa e na China, Colóquio sobre Direito Comercial e Internacional para os Países de Língua Portuguesa, 9 May 2012, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Macau.
Macau: um fórum para a arbitragem entre a China e o mundo lusófono, Colóquio sobre Direito Comercial e Internacional para os Países de Língua Portuguesa, 8 May 2012, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Macau.
Contratos de adesão: uma análise luso-chinesa, Colóquio sobre Direito Comercial e Internacional para os Países de Língua Portuguesa, 8 May 2012, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Macau.
The role of Macau in Sino-Lusophone Commercial Arbitration, Master of Law Seminar Series 2011-2012, 27 April 2012, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau.
The paradigm of legal capital: times of change in European Corporate Law? – “Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference 2012 – Corporate Law in Times of Change”, 6th February 2012, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Contract Law – Portuguese Bar Association, internship course 2011/2012 – 16-hour seminar, June 2011.
Security of Obligations – Portuguese Solicitors Chamber, internship course 2011/2012 – 12-hour seminar, April/June 2011.
Consumer credit contracts, 6 December 2010, Conferência organizada pela Delegação de São João da Madeira da Ordem dos Advogados, Auditório do Centro de Arte de São João da Madeira – Casa das Associações.
Responsabilidad por productos (product liability), 25 November 2010, Master Oficial de Derecho Privado, disciplina de “responsabilidade profissional” – Contratos e Direito de danos. Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
Consumer credit contracts, 28 October 2010, Conferência organizada pelo Conselho Distrital do Porto da Ordem dos Advogados, Auditório do Centro de Formação – Edifício Mapfre.
Wrongful life actions in Portugal, 9 September 2010, Congresso “La prestación de servicios sanitários ante los retos del siglo XXI” (2ª edição), Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Espanha).
Consumer credit contracts, 21 May 2010, Conferência organizada pela Delegação de Fafe da Ordem dos Advogados, Auditório da Casa da Cultura de Fafe.
Essential public services law, 25 September 2009, Conferência “Serviços Públicos Essenciais”, Auditório da Câmara Municipal de Barcelos.
Los servicios sanitários en un entorno global: el caso português (medical contracts in Portugal), 21 September 2009, Congresso “La prestación de servicios sanitários ante los retos del siglo XXI”, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Espanha).
As casas do Povo – associações de berço público, 6 April 2005, Congresso Fundacións e realidade socio-económica: análise da cuestión, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Espanha)
Caricatura e crimes contra a honra, 17 and 18 March 2005, II congresso luso-brasileiro de estudos jornalísticos, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto.
Programa de intercâmbio de docentes Erasmus, March 2005, Escola de Ciências Empresariais de Huesca – Universidade de Saragoça (Spain).
A Regulamentação do Trabalho, 6 November 2004, Auditório do Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave. Organização: APOTEC.