Category Archives: Academic

Podcast: legal services disrupted – technology & innovation

Smart contracts, online dispute resolution, AI… probably not 🤖️ judges: In the latest episode of the Peking University School of Transnational Law podcast, “Legal Frontiers”, my colleague Professor Ray Campbell and I discuss how technology & innovation are disrupting legal

Podcast: legal services disrupted – technology & innovation

Smart contracts, online dispute resolution, AI… probably not 🤖️ judges: In the latest episode of the Peking University School of Transnational Law podcast, “Legal Frontiers”, my colleague Professor Ray Campbell and I discuss how technology & innovation are disrupting legal

Book chapter: Environmental standards in BRI, AIIB & BRICS NDB projects

The new book “The Future of International Economic Law and the Rule of Law” has been published this month, edited by Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas. My chapter, based on a presentation at a 2018 conference at Queen Mary University of

Book chapter: Environmental standards in BRI, AIIB & BRICS NDB projects

The new book “The Future of International Economic Law and the Rule of Law” has been published this month, edited by Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas. My chapter, based on a presentation at a 2018 conference at Queen Mary University of

Article: EU climate law sans frontières: The extension of the 2030 Framework to the Energy Community contracting parties

My Open Access article in the Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law discusses the extension of the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework to the Energy Community contracting parties, national implementation and dispute settlement issues. Full text online

Article: EU climate law sans frontières: The extension of the 2030 Framework to the Energy Community contracting parties

My Open Access article in the Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law discusses the extension of the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework to the Energy Community contracting parties, national implementation and dispute settlement issues. Full text online

PKU School of Transnational Law commencement 2020

Yesterday Peking University’s School of Transnational Law held a virtual Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2020. Details are online here. Here is my message of congratulations to the Class of 2020. They are graduating at an extremely challenging time but

PKU School of Transnational Law commencement 2020

Yesterday Peking University’s School of Transnational Law held a virtual Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2020. Details are online here. Here is my message of congratulations to the Class of 2020. They are graduating at an extremely challenging time but

Podcast: International Cleantech Cooperation

Clean technologies have a key role to play in a green recovery from the current crisis. This World Environment Day, in the latest Legal Frontiers episode, my colleague Assistant Professor Joy Xiang & I discuss the state of international cleantech

Podcast: International Cleantech Cooperation

Clean technologies have a key role to play in a green recovery from the current crisis. This World Environment Day, in the latest Legal Frontiers episode, my colleague Assistant Professor Joy Xiang & I discuss the state of international cleantech

Interview: China’s Supreme People’s Court in 2020

In the second episode of the Legal Frontiers podcast, STL colleague Susan Finder and I discuss China’s highest court, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), and key SPC developments in 2020: The SPC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, various aspects of

Interview: China’s Supreme People’s Court in 2020

In the second episode of the Legal Frontiers podcast, STL colleague Susan Finder and I discuss China’s highest court, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), and key SPC developments in 2020: The SPC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, various aspects of

Jessup at the United Nations: International legacy, transnational possibilities

Last month saw the publication of a new book edited by Professor Peer Zumbansen: The Many Lives of Transnational Law: Critical Engagements with Jessup’s Bold Proposal. The book collects the papers originally given at a 2016 conference at King’s College London than

Jessup at the United Nations: International legacy, transnational possibilities

Last month saw the publication of a new book edited by Professor Peer Zumbansen: The Many Lives of Transnational Law: Critical Engagements with Jessup’s Bold Proposal. The book collects the papers originally given at a 2016 conference at King’s College London than

New podcast: Legal Frontiers

This week we launched a new podcast: Legal Frontiers, from Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL), providing research-based analysis of developments in transnational law and legal practice. Interviews, presentations and panel discussions will examine the intersection of law and

New podcast: Legal Frontiers

This week we launched a new podcast: Legal Frontiers, from Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL), providing research-based analysis of developments in transnational law and legal practice. Interviews, presentations and panel discussions will examine the intersection of law and

Cities vs States: Should Urban Citizenship be Emancipated from Nationality?

What role for cities – and “urban citizenship” – in a multipolar world facing multiple emergencies? Contributing to this EUI debate on “Should Urban Citizenship be Emancipated from Nationality?” was a great opportunity to get some thoughts down in writing

Cities vs States: Should Urban Citizenship be Emancipated from Nationality?

What role for cities – and “urban citizenship” – in a multipolar world facing multiple emergencies? Contributing to this EUI debate on “Should Urban Citizenship be Emancipated from Nationality?” was a great opportunity to get some thoughts down in writing

STL conferences on soft law & evidence

This month Peking University’s School of Transnational Law hosted on conferences on soft law and on the topic of facts and evidence, in which I was pleased to participate. The workshop on “The Use of Soft Law by National Courts

STL conferences on soft law & evidence

This month Peking University’s School of Transnational Law hosted on conferences on soft law and on the topic of facts and evidence, in which I was pleased to participate. The workshop on “The Use of Soft Law by National Courts