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Vivienne’s teaching and research interests are in International Business Law and Chinese law (particularly Chinese investment and commercial law). She has first class honours in Chinese and in Law from the Australian National University, and a Master of Laws from Harvard University. She is admitted to practice in Australia, New York, England and Wales and Hong Kong and, prior to joining Sydney Law School, was a partner of international law firm Coudert Brothers.

Vivienne has extensive professional experience in Sydney, New York and Hong Kong, specialising in international commercial law, with a focus on foreign investment and commercial transactions in the People's Republic of China and the Asian region.

Representative publications include: Burnett and Bath, Law of International Business in Australasia, Federation Press, 2009; Bath, V, ‘Foreign investment, the national interest and national security – foreign direct investment in Australia and China,’ (2012) 34 Sydney Law Review 5-34; Bath and Nottage (eds), Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia, Routledge, 2011.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor, University of Sydney

Education

  • 1984 
    Harvard law School, LLM
  • 1981 
    Australian National University , LLB (hons)
  • 1978 
    Australian National University, BA(Asian Studies)(hons)

Publications

  • 2013
    ASEAN: the liberalization of investment through regional agreements, in Trakman (ed), Regionalism in International Investment Law (Oxford University Press 2013), pp182-213
  • 2012
    Foreign investment, the national interest and national security – foreign direct investment in Australia and China, (2012) 34 (1) Sydney Law Review 5-34
  • 2009
    Law of International Business in Australasia, Federation Press