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Professor of Law, City University of Hong Kong

Julien Chaisse is Professor at the City University of Hong Kong, School of Law. He is an award-winning scholar of international law with a special focus on the regulation and development of economic globalization. His teaching and research include international trade/investment law, international taxation, law of natural resources, and Internet law. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2009, Dr. Chaisse was a senior research fellow at the World Trade Institute (Switzerland). He also held an appointment as lecturer at elite school Sciences Po Aix (France) and served as a diplomat at the Embassy of France in New Delhi (India).

Dr. Chaisse is frequently invited to lecture at many academic institutions and leading universities around the world, including Columbia University (U.S.), University of Aix-Marseille (France), University of Oxford (U.K.), Melbourne University (Australia), Tokyo University (Japan), and Tsinghua University (China). Dr. Chaisse has published numerous well-regarded and widely-cited books and articles, such as “China's International Investment Strategy,” “Oxford University Press (2018); "The Regulation of Global Water Services Market," Cambridge University Press (2017); "International Economic Law and Governance," Oxford University Press (2016); "Shareholder Protection Reloaded," Stanford Journal of International Law (2016); "Navigating the Expanding Universe of International Treaties on Foreign Investment," Journal of International Economic Law (2015); "Maintaining the WTO's Supremacy in the International Trade Order," Journal of International Economic Law (2013); and "Promises and Pitfalls of the European Union Policy on Foreign Investment," Journal of International Economic Law (2012).

In recognition of his outstanding academic performance, Dr. Chaisse received the CUHK Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award in 2015 and the CUHK Research Award in 2012. Dr. Chaisse held the appointment of Director of the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development at CUHK Law from 2013 to 2017, and has established forward-looking legal projects and events, including the series of "Asia FDI Forum," which has become the most prominent conference on foreign investment law and economics in Asia.

In addition to his professorship, Dr. Chaisse is a well-experienced arbitrator (international joint ventures, restricting and financial services, sale of goods, IP licensing, Internet domain names, etc) and a leading consultant to international organizations, governments, multinational law firms, and private investors. Dr. Chaisse also is very active in community and professional activities locally and internationally. In Hong Kong, he serves as Advisory Board member of the Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL), Director of the Dot Trademark Policy Committee (DTPC), and Member of the Hong Kong’s Government Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance). Dr. Chaisse is also member of some of the world's foremost organizations, including the World Economic Forum's International Trade and Investment Council and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in which Dr. Chaisse serves on the Working Group on gTLDs' rights protection mechanisms review and the Accountability and Transparency Review program.


  • 2009–present
    Professor of Law, City University of Hong Kong
  • 2006–2009
    Senior fellow, World Trade Institute