Established in 2015 as a UNSW long-term strategic initiative within UNSW Law & Justice, CIBEL entered a key partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills in 2018. Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business & Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre is the world’s largest centre outside China for the research and teaching of international business and economic law issues focusing on the impact of China domestically, in Asia Pacific and internationally. CIBEL researchers investigate current international economic law issues that matter in the Asia Pacific region.
CIBEL member Dr Jonathan Bonnitcha and co-author Emma Aisbett have won the 2021 Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL) John H. Jackson Prize for their article on ‘A Pareto-Improving Compensation Rule for Investment Treaties.’
A recent co-authored article by Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou is one of the first systemic studies of China’s policy and legal responses to security-related actions and disputes in the international trade regime.