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We are experiencing unprecedented changes and challenges in a changing world. People perceive such changes and challenges from different perspectives and draw different conclusions, which include globalization v. deglobalization, unipolarity v. multipolarity, decoupling v. derisking, etc. Against this background, this talk will discuss the basis, features and direction of international economic law -- the norms governing cross-border economic and commercial relations and transactions. Being one of the rising powers in the world, China’s attitude and input toward the contemporary international order are gaining attraction and will be elaborated in the talk.

Speaker: Professor Guiguo Wang.

Professor Wang is President of Zhejiang University Academy of International Strategy and Law, and University Professor of Law, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; President of International Academy of the Belt and Road; Member of the International Commercial Expert Committee of the Supreme People’s Court of China; Chair and Member of the International Commercial Expert Committee of the Intermediate People’s Court of Suzhou, China; Eason-Weinmann Chair of International and Comparative Law Emeritus, School of Law, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. Professor Wang worked at City University of Hong Kong for more than 25 years serving as Dean of School of Law, Chair Professor of Chinese and Comparative Law, and Director of the Centre for Judicial Education and Research at different time until 2015 when he left the University, and also worked at School of Law, Tulane University in the United States serving as Eason-Weinmann Chair of International and Comparative Law till 2020. Professor Wang is currently serving as Chairman of the Hong Kong WTO Research Institute, Chairman of the National Committee (HK) and Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Vice President of the Chinese Society of International Economic Law.

Chair: Professor Anton Cooray, Senior Associate Research Fellow at IALS and Professor of Law, City, University of London.

This event is free to attend, but advance booking is required.