Julien Chaisse

Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

Dr. Julien Chaisse is an award-winning Professor at the City University of Hong Kong, School of Law. Dr. Chaisse is a world-renowned expert on international economic law (trade, investment, and tax), cyberlaw, and international dispute resolution. His work has garnered wide academic recognition and has been cited by international courts/tribunals as well as U.S. Courts. He is the recent awardee of the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship and the recipient of the 10th Smit-Lowenfeld Prize from the International Arbitration Club of New York. Dr. Chaisse is also an accomplished senior arbitrator—several of his adjudications have been reported in the international press. He is frequently called upon as an expert witness in international trade/investment litigation and arbitration, advise international organizations, governments, law firms, and private investors on private/public international law issues (e.g. concessions contracts, special economic zones, investment structuring, state and international organization immunities, and WTO accession), and has assisted over twenty jurisdictions in drafting legislation. Dr. Chaisse is currently President and Chair of the Asia Pacific FDI Network (APFN), which is the most important organization in the region that focuses on researching foreign direct investment and facilitating cooperation among over 100 scholars and 50 institutions. He has extensive experience working as a corporate board member and serving on the board of directors/advisory board for a number of international organizations, including the World Free Zone Convention (WFZC), the Academy of International Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation (AIDRN), the National Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), and the Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL). Dr. Chaisse is also an active member of the World Economic Forum (“Tax and Globalization Working Group” and “Data Policy Platform”), a member of the Hong Kong’s Government Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance), an advisor and partner to the United Nations ARTNET on FDI, and a member of the Academic Forum on Investor-state Dispute Settlement. He is also Director of the Dot Trademark Policy Committee (DTPC), a co-founder of the Internet Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), and is a member of the ICANN’s Working Group, which produced the Report of the Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs, among other highly-regarded white papers.

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