Affiliated Experts

Truly Diverse Knowledge

Research Driven Results

To assist with our advisory work, we have a diverse range of affiliated experts having extensive knowledge and experience of working as consultants, expert witness and in arbitration engagements on cutting-edge research and policy issues in the area of FDI law and policy from different jurisdictions.

These experts can be relied upon and engaged by governments when navigating the negotiation and the reality of the new dawn of ISDS. As the UN Working Group III debates on the possible new framework for ISDS, it is ever so important for countries to work towards understanding the model that would work best for them and which would be acceptable to the wider global community (formed of the civil society, sovereigns and private investors). Governments in the APAC region have been known in the past to have engaged the Network’s affiliated experts to help with formulating their investment and trade policy strategy and implementation.

The use for such experts will only be of more importance in the next stage, as the global community seeks to negotiate newer versions of investment and trade agreements. Our experts can help guide countries, private parties and other stakeholders in planning for their next steps, taking into account the dynamic developments in international trade and investment. Dispute prevention, which forms an important part of the future ISDS strategy, will be better served through the engagement of experts who are able to look at the past data and help countries plan and structure their policies for the future.

Expert advice will be needed to ensure that while seeking FDI, countries at the local level do not give rise to occasions which may result in more claims being filed against the states. When it comes to the private sector, it is even more important for these actors to be aware of what their rights are and may look like in the near future. For investors who are betting on emerging economies, it is important to know how the local legal systems function as several new BITs look to rely (at least partially) on domestic dispute resolution mechanisms.

As the world moves to ISDS 2.0, as investors become more sophisticated, it is important for all stakeholder to engage with experts who can guide them through this change in the best possible manner.

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KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Korea

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Jie (Jeanne) Huang
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Associate Professor, Sydney University

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Hugo Romero Martínez
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Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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Rahul Donde
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Counsel, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva

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Ka Zeng
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Professor & Director of Asian Studies, University of Arkansas

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Manini Brar
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Consultant, Investment Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

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Sebastian Espinosa
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Senior Legal Adviser, Presidencia de la República, Ecuador

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Vanina Sucharitkul
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International Arbitrator, Senior Lecturer, Attorney-at-Law (California)

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Ogier, Managing Associate

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Associate Professor & "One-Hundred Talents Fellow", Zhejiang University

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Carrie (Shu) Shang
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CalPoly Pomona, College of Business Administration

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Sungjin Kang
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Advisor, Kim & Chang, Seoul

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Won-Mog Choi
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Ewha Womans University, School of Law, Seoul

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Leïla Choukroune
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Professor, University of Portsmouth

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Manzoor Ahmad
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Chairman, Board of Trustees of Policy Research Institute of Market Economy & Senior Fellow, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

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Professor, Otaru University of Commerce, Hokkaido

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Senior Researcher and
Lecturer, World Trade Institute

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Professor, Monash University

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Dilini Pathirana
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Senior Lecturer, 

University of Colombo

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Deputy Secretary General, Asian Academy of International Law

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Debashis Chakraborty
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Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

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Professor, Melbourne University

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Emmanuel T. Laryea
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Associate Professor, Monash University

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Sara Migliorini
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Research Fellow, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

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Dominic Dagbanja
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Senior Lecturer, The University of Western Australia

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Lecturer, Griffith College Dublin

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Lecturer, UNSW Sydney

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Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Head, Centre for International Trade and Investment Law , Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

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Flavia Marisi
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Member, Legal Service at European Commission

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Douglas Zhihua Zeng
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Senior Economist, World Bank

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Partner, Garuda Legal Services, Bhutan

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Wenny Setiawati
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Lecturer, Universitas Indonesia

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Trisha Mitra
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Associate, International Arbitration practice, Shearman & Sterling

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Incheon National University

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Jun Xiao
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Associate Professor, Wuhan University

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Tanjina Sharmin
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Lecturer, Monash University

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Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University

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Sanjna Pramod
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Associate, DLA Piper

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Associate Professor & Associate Dean (Research), Singapore Management University

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Sheng Zhang
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Xi’an Jiaotong University

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Senior Lecturer, RMIT University

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Associate Research Fellow, Academia Sinica

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Professor, ‎Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

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Rumana Islam
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Associate Professor, University of Dhaka

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Eason-Weinmann Chair of International and Comparative Law, Tulane University

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Assistant Professor, Nyenrode Business University

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Professor & Founding Director, Center for International Economic Law and Policy, University of International Business and Economics

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Director & Professor of International Trade and Investment, Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

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Managing Partner, IDVN Lawyers, Hanoi

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Associate Professor, Durham University

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National Council of Applied Economic Research, Delhi

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Fellow at Institute of International Economic Law, Washington DC

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Ming Du
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Professor, Durham University

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand

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Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners, Moscow

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Research Fellow of Institute of Developing Economies, Washington D.C.

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Of Counsel, Carnelutti Law Firm, Milan

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Professor, Seoul National University

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Associate, International Dispute Resolution Group, Debevoise & Plimpton, NYC

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Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong

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Head, 

Economic Law & Policy Program, International Institute on Sustainable Development

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Independent International Arbitrator

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Professor, Nagoya University

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Counsel, Foley Hoag, Washington

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Professor, Wuhan University

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Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton

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Vice-director and Head of the Legal Division at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law

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Managing Partner at Venture North Law Limited

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Head, Department of Law and Public Policy, University of Saint Joseph (Macau)