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Professor CHAISSE, Julien (夏竹立教授)

Member CIArb (UK) & Arbitrator; LLB & PhD (Aix-Marseille, France) (1stclass); MPhil (Tübingen, Germany) (1stclass); LLM (University of Rennes, France) (1stclass)


Prof. JING Zhen

Contact Information

Office: LI-6115
Phone: +(852)-3442-6594

Research Interests

  • International Economic Law
  • Commercial and Investment Contracts
  • Special Economic Zones
  • Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • Cyberlaw (ICANN, domain names, trademarks)
  • Transborder Data Flows and Data Privacy Law

Dr. Julien Chaisse is Professor at the City University of Hong Kong, School of Law. He is an award-winning scholar and a globally recognized authority on the intersection between international economic law (trade, investment, and tax), international dispute resolution, and the transnational law of globalization. His scholarship, which includes a dozen books and over 60 articles and book chapters, has created an enduring presence in the academic space and has even been cited by international courts/tribunals, as well as U.S. Courts. As a leading scholar in the field of international economic law, Dr. Chaisse sits on the editorial board of several high-impact international journals and he is currently a Joint Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Law Review. Teaching in Europe and Asia-Pacific for almost 20 years, he has advised and mentored 3 dozen students, and lectured in more than a dozen graduate and undergraduate courses.

Dr. Chaisse is an experienced arbitrator (listed with AIAC, HKIAC, DIAC, SCIA, etc) and he adjudicated on more than 20 cases (some of which have been cited and discussed in the international press). He is also frequently called upon to appear as expert witness on arbitration law issues in international arbitration proceedings or enforcement actions before domestic courts. Dr. Chaisse also is a sought-after consultant/expert to international organizations, governments, law firms, and private investors. He has advised international organizations and governments on private and public international law issues (including concessions contracts, special economic zones, investment structuring, state and international organization immunities, and WTO accession) and assisted with the drafting of legislation in Austria, Azerbaijan, Canada, Ivory Coast, France, Georgia, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan, and Vietnam.

Dr. Chaisse is an active member of the World Economic Forum (“Tax and Globalization Working Group” and “Data Policy Platform”). Dr. Chaisse serves as Advisory Board member of the World Free Zone Convention (WFZC), Academy of International Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation (AIDRN), and Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL). Dr. Chaisse is a member of the Hong Kong’s Government Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance), advisor & partner to the United Nations ARTNET on FDI, and member of the Academic Forum on Investor-state Dispute Settlement. He also serves as Director of the Dot Trademark Policy Committee (DTPC), co-founder of the Internet Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), and member of the ICANN’s Working Group which produced the 2020 Report of the Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs.

Prior to joining City University School of Law, Dr. Chaisse taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2009-2019) where he served as research centre director and PhD & MPhil Program director. He earlier worked as deputy head of the team analysing the rules for multilateral trade and investment agreements at the World Trade Institute (Switzerland, 2006-2009), lecturer at elite school Sciences Po Aix (France, 2004-2006), and as a diplomat for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in New Delhi (Embassy of France in India, 2001-2004).



  • Chinese University of Hong Kong (85th Congregation), Vice-Chancellor's Young Researcher Award (2018).
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong (82nd Congregation), Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award (2015).
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law Research Excellence Award (2012).
  • University of Aix-Marseille, Best Doctoral Thesis in European Union Law, National Award (2008).

Selected Publications

Articles in Law Journals and Other Scholarly Reviews

Journal Special Issues

Books and Monographs

Chapters in Books

Professional Publications