Prof. CHAISSE Julien Laurent

Visiting address
LI-6115

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes
Willing to talk to media: yes

Biography

Julien Chaisse, a professor at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) School of Law is an award-winning expert in international economic law, international dispute resolution, and digital law. His interdisciplinary academic work, merging legal research with insights from economics, political science, technology, and international relations, has established him as an award-winning and world-renowned expert. His areas of expertise encompass international economic law, international dispute resolution, and digital law, including subjects like internet governance, cybersecurity, data protection, and artificial intelligence regulation. He holds academic editorial leadership as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Investment & Trade and the Asia Pacific Law Review, and shares his expertise through “The Global Lawyer,” a bimonthly column in the Financial Times’ fDI Intelligence Magazine.

 

Dr. Chaisse is a Stanford University top 2% highly cited scientist in 2023. His research is recognized in the legal field, being cited by international courts and tribunals in the US and Europe. His contributions extend to shaping policy development, particularly in the area of data free flow, evidenced by his involvement in white papers (“Paths towards Free and Trusted Data Flows” and “Overcoming Barriers to Cross-Border Data Flows”) and recognition by entities such as the G7 Digital and Tech Ministers. His achievements include receiving the CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Young Researcher Award in 2018, the Smit-Lowenfeld Prize in 2020, the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship in 2022, and the CityU Outstanding Research Award in 2023.

 

Dr. Chaisse is currently engaged in three major research projects, supported by competitive grants. The Hong Kong General Research Fund backs his study on the WTO’s dispute initiation determinants. A project on domestic national security regulation and foreign investment is funded jointly by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council and the German Academic Exchange Service. Additionally, the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme sponsors his research on designing better digital tax rules.

 

Alongside his academic pursuits, Dr. Chaisse is engaged in a range of professional roles. He holds the position of Chair at the Asia-Pacific FDI Network (APFN) and serves on the Steering Committee of the Academic Forum on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (AF-ISDS). As a senior arbitrator, he is listed on the panels of major arbitration institutions and has been selected for the appointment of arbitrators in bilateral disputes under the EU’s trade agreements. His advisory work involves assisting international organizations and governments in the drafting of trade and investment treaties and legislation, impacting more than 20 jurisdictions. Furthermore, Dr. Chaisse is an active contributor to various advisory boards, including the Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence, World Arbitration Update (WAU), Academy of International Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation (AIDRN), National Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL), World Free Zone Convention (WFZC), and WU Global Trade and Tax Advisory Group (WU GTPC).

 

Before joining CityU in 2019, Dr. Chaisse had a decade-long tenure at the Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong. His earlier roles include positions at the World Trade Institute, Sciences Po Aix, and the French Embassy in India. His rich academic journey is further enriched by visiting fellowships and professorships at institutions like Columbia University, Melbourne University, Paris 1 University (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Sydney University, and Tokyo University, reflecting a career marked by diverse experiences and a global perspective.

夏竹立教授任教於香港城市大學法學院,是一位屢獲殊榮的國際經濟法、國際爭端解決以及數字法律領域的專家。他的跨學科學術工作融合了法律研究與來自經濟學、政治學、科技和國際關係的見解,涵蓋了如網絡安全、隱私與數據保護、互聯網治理和葡萄酒文化法等領域。夏教授的方法超越了傳統法律界限,他對數據自由流動的倡議影響了政策論述,如他對主要白皮書的貢獻以及G7數字及科技部長的認可。夏教授因其學術影響力在全球範圍內獲得認可,被斯坦福大學列為2023年全球前2%最高被引科學家之一。他的研究被美國和歐洲的國際法庭及仲裁庭引用,贏得了諸如2018年香港中文大學校長青年研究員獎、2020年Smit-Lowenfeld獎、2022年人文社會科學傑出研究獎學金,以及2023年香港城市大學傑出研究獎等榮譽。他還通過《金融時報》fDI情報雜誌的雙月專欄《全球律師》分享其專業知識,並在《世界投資與貿易雜誌》及《亞太法律評論》擔任共同主編。

Research Interests/Areas

International Economic Law
Commercial and Investment Contracts
Special Economic Zones
Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Cyberlaw (ICANN, domain names, trademarks)
Transborder Data Flows and Data Privacy Law
Vitivinicultural law