UNSW CIBEL members and PhD candidates at the SIEL Conference

Tue 28 September 2021 

By Hanna Jez


The Seventh Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) (virtual conference) focusing on ‘Rethinking Global Economic Governance’ was held by SIEL in collaboration with Bocconi University on the 7-9th of July this year.

Three UNSW CIBEL members participated in discussions at the SIEL Global Conference including Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou who spoke on the topic of ‘The Greening of International Trade’, Dr Lu Wang on ‘The Challenges of Regulating the Behaviour of State-Owned Enterprises’ and Professor Heng Wang on ‘China’s Role in Shaping International Economic Governance.’

Joining the two CIBEL members were UNSW PhD Candidates Hui Helen Pang who spoke on “Adjudicating Climate Change: The Public Interest Challenge in Investor-State Dispute Settlement” in the panel concerning ‘Investment Law and Climate Change’ and Zhenyu Xiao who presented on ‘International Law and Domestic Institutions: Rethinking the Evolution of China’s Investor-State Dispute Settlement Policy making’ discussed in the panel titled ‘Bringing International Investment Law Home.’

SIEL is the leading conference in the field of international economic law. The conference also included a plethora of international experts and professionals who spoke on a diverse range of points regarding the broad topic of global economic governance.