CIBEL Roundtable: ‘Globalisation at the Crossroads: Legal Issues in China’s Trade/Investment with the US, the EU, and Japan’

Register to attend CIBEL's Roundtable on 21 August: ‘Globalisation at the Crossroads: Legal Issues in China’s Trade/Investment with the US, the EU, and Japan’
Event date: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 18:30
Staff Common Room, Level 2, UNSW Law Building
Professors Ichiro Araki, Peter Yu and Karsten Nowrot


CIBEL is very pleased and honoured to be able to bring together three leading experts to discuss some of the most current and significant issues in the international economic legal order, that is, China’s trade/investment relations with the US, the EU, and Japan, and major implications for the multilateral trading system in the turbulent times.

Examples of the issues to be discussed include, the US-China trade conflicts, the EU-China BIT negotiations, the trilateral efforts of the US, the EU and Japan to challenge the capacity of the WTO to deal with new and systemic problems in China, the prospects and challenges for the development of each of the bilateral relationship and the international economic legal order in the years to come.


Professor Ichiro Araki

Professor Araki teaches international economic law and trade policy at Yokohama National University in Japan. He joined the faculty in July 2003 as an associate professor and was promoted to full professor in April 2005. Before joining academia, he served as a Japanese government official for nearly 20 years mostly dealing with international trade issues including the Uruguay Round and China’s accession negotiations. From 1995 to 1998, he was a legal affairs officer at the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization. Currently, he is a panelist in Russia — Measures Concerning Traffic in Transit (WT/DS512).

Professor Peter Yu

Peter K. Yu (余家明) is Professor of Law, Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he has served as Wenlan Scholar Chair Professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China and a visiting professor of law at Bocconi University, Hanken School of Economics, the University of Haifa, the University of Helsinki, the University of Hong Kong and the University of Strasbourg. He is currently the Co-Director of Studies of the American Branch of the International Law Association and has been the general editor of The WIPO Journal published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Professor Karsten Nowrot Professor

Dr. iur. Karsten Nowrot, LL.M. (Indiana) is Professor of Public Law, European Law and International Economic Law, Director of the Research Institute for Economic Law and Labour Law as well as the current Head of the Department of Law at the School of Socio-Economics of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at Hamburg University, Germany. He also serves as Deputy Director of the Master Programme “European and European Legal Studies” at the Institute for European Integration of the Europa-Kolleg in Hamburg. Chair Dr Weihuan Zhou, Senior Lecturer, UNSW Law and CIBEL member

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