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About Julien Chaisse

Professor Chaisse is an award-winning specialist in international economic law with particular expertise in the regulation and economics of foreign investment. His research also covers other relevant fields, such as WTO law, international taxation and the law of natural resources. Before joining the CUHK Law Faculty in 2009, Prof. Chaisse served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, and started his academic career in Europe. Since then, Prof. Chaisse is frequently invited as a guest lecturer to many academies and universities around the world, including the Academy of International Investment and Trade Law, Columbia University, Brown University and Boston University (U.S.), Passau University (Germany) and Melbourne University (Australia) where he is a Senior Fellow to the Law School.
Prof. Chaisse has authored a broad body of well-regarded and widely-cited articles on topics ranging from the rise of sovereign wealth funds, the regulation of foreign investment, and decision-making challenges facing the WTO, which have been published in the top refereed journals of international law. In recognition of his outstanding scholarly achievements, Prof. Chaisse received the CUHK Research Excellence Award in 2012, and was appointed Director of the Center for Financial Regulation and Economic Development of our Faculty since 2013.
Professor Chaisse currently advises the E15 Task Force on Investment Policy, sponsored jointly by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD).": He is also a member of the ICANN Working Group that is conducting a Policy Development Process (PDP) to Review All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs). 


Present Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong



Research Interests

International Law of Foreign Investment, World Trade Organization Law, Trans-national Economic Law, and Public International Law

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Honors and Awards

  • 'European Award 2009’ for the Best Law PhD Thesis, University of Aix-Marseille III
  • 'Research Excellence Award 2012' Chinese University of Hong Kong

Contact Information

Faculty of Law
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Floor 5, Lee Shau Kee Building
Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR


Journal articles (17)