New book: “The EU and China’s Belt & Road”

The new book “The European Union and China’s Belt and Road: Impact, Engagement and Competition”, which I edited together with Vassilis Ntousas, has now been published by Routledge. Information from the publisher on the book is available here. A brief news item from Peking University is online here. With co-editor Vassilis Ntousas and our new … Continue reading New book: “The EU and China’s Belt & Road”

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 London, is a comparative study of environmental project standards in the Belt and Road Initiative, … Continue reading Book chapter: Environmental standards in BRI, AIIB & BRICS NDB projects

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 judicial modernization, the China International Commercial Court within the SPC, and the SPC’s “Opinion on … Continue reading Interview: China’s Supreme People’s Court in 2020

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 transnational challenges such as climate change, new technologies, public health and economic relations, as well … Continue reading New podcast: Legal Frontiers

Presentations on EU-China relations

I was pleased to participate in recent weeks in legal conferences on issues of energy and investment law, including the Energy Community Summer School in Split, Croatia and the Jean Monnet Chair Workshop on international trade, investment and the rule of law at Queen Mary University of London. A full report available on the School … Continue reading Presentations on EU-China relations