Anni Dai, University of Connecticut

Anni Dai is a SJD candidate in the University of Connecticut Law School, U.S. Her research centers on renewable energy policies and laws regarding decarbonization and clean energy transition, and covers the comparative study over renewable portfolio standard, feed-in tariff, building of smart grid, distributed generation and renewable energy planning. Her works have been presented in the SJD roundtable symposium at the Georgetown University, U.S. and the doctoral symposium in Peking University, China. She also holds Master of Law degrees in University of International Business and Economics, China and University of Connecticut, U.S. and Bachelor of Law degree in Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China and Bachelor of Finance degree in Wuhan University, China.

Chen Yu, McGill University

Chen is a PhD Candidate at McGill Law. Her research interests include international investment and trade law, international adjudication and interdisciplinary study of law. She holds an LLM (thesis) degree from McGill, and Bachelor of Economics & Bachelor of Law from Nankai University. She has published in ICSID Review and the Journal of World Investment & Trade, and presented in various academic conferences (e.g. ASIL IEcLIG Biennial, CCIL, iCourts, etc.). She had previously worked as research assistant (intern) in UN ESCAP. During her PhD study, she also worked as research assistant, teaching fellow and associate supervisory fellow at McGill Law.

Chunlei Zhao, Tsinghua University (China)

Chunlei Zhao currently is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for International Dispute Settlement at Tsinghua University. She got her PhD from Maastricht University in 2020. Her research focuses on international trade and investment law and international dispute resolution. She was a visiting scholar to two Max Plank Institutes (Luxembourg & Heidelberg). She has internship experience at ICSID and the PCA.

Ivan Ozai, York University (Canada)

Ivan Ozai will begin a full-time appointment as an Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Toronto, Canada), in July 2021. He recently defended his doctoral thesis at McGill University Faculty of Law (Montreal, Canada). His research focuses on the intersection of tax law with political philosophy and legal theory. Before moving into academia, Ivan practised tax in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as a litigator, legal adviser, and a chartered professional accountant. He also served in the government in Brazil as a tax court judge and the head of the Advance Tax Rulings Directorate in the Department of Finance of the State of Sao Paulo.

Kuangran Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Kuangran Li is Ph.D. Candidate at Shanghai Jiao Tong University Law School. He went to East China University of Political Science and Law (LL.B. in international economic law), McGill University (LL.M. in comparative law) and Boston University (LL.M. in American law). His research focuses on international investment law and corporate governance.

Ling Chen, McGill University

Ling Chen is a DCL candidate at McGill University. His doctoral research on climate change and transnational environmental law and governance is supported by the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. He is a member of the Hague Academy's Online Centre for Studies and Research on Epidemics and International Law. Ling previously worked for the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Ling received his law degrees from the University of Toronto and Beihang University.

Liping Huang, South China University of Technology

Liping is a post-doctoral fellow of South China University of Technology, faculty of law and intellectual property. She obtained a doctor degree of law and a master degree from Wuhan University, and a bachelor degree from Sichuan University. Liping teaches public international law. Her research interests also include international investment law and WTO law. She has got articles published in English journals including Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy and Hong Kong Law Journal, as well as Chinese journals like International Law Review of Wuhan University, Beijing Arbitration Quarterly and Chinese Review of International Law.

Lucas Clover Alcolea, Cornell University

Lucas completed his Doctorate in Civil law at McGill University under the supervision of Professor Fabien Gélinas in May 2021 and is now working as a postdoctoral associate in the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell University’s ILR School. He has written several articles on trust arbitration and investment law and his doctoral thesis is due to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing in Spring 2022 (‘The Arbitration of Trust Disputes’). Lucas also completed traineeships with various law firms in Zurich, Paris and Geneva in the area of private client law and international arbitration.

Mark McLaughlin, Singapore Management University

Mark McLaughlin is the Global Visiting Assistant Professor at Singapore Management University and SIDRA. His research focuses on dispute resolution, the Belt and Road Initiative, and international economic law. Mark has published articles and book chapters on the Chinese approach to investor-state arbitration, the interaction between state-owned enterprises and international investment law, and the legal infrastructure of investor-state mediation. He holds an LL.B. from the University of Glasgow and a Ph.D. from the China University of Political Science and Law, where he was a lecturer in international investment law. Mark was awarded a Chinese Government Scholarship from 2016-2019.

Qifei Zhang, Xiamen University

Qifei Zhang is currently studying for a PhD in International Law at Xiamen University. His research interests include foreign relations law, state immunity law, and international investment law. He has published articles in "Chinese Journal of International Economic Law" and "Journal of Modern Rule of Law". He was an editor of the Chinese Journal of International Economic Law, and gave academic reports at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of International Law and other conferences.

Shiling Xiao, The University of Hong Kong

Shiling's research centres on comparative constitutional law, administrative law and human rights law. He published peer-reviewed articles in Law and Economy and Hong Kong Law Journal. Before his PhD program, Shiling worked as a lawyer in China and was called to the bar in 2018. He holds an LLB from the Southwest University of Political Science and Law and a Mphil (international and comparative law) from the University of Macao.

Shuai Guo, China University of Political Science and Law

Dr Shuai Guo is Assistant Professor of Law at China University of Political Science and Law. He holds a Doctoral Degree from Leiden University, and an LLM and an LLB from China University of Political Science and Law. He was a visiting scholar to the University of Texas at Austin, a consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and an intern at the World Trade Organization. He is the author of A Perspective of the Foreign Investment Law (China Commerce and Trade Press, 2019), Confidentiality, Secrecy and Privilege in Corporate Insolvency and Bank Resolution (Eleven International Publishing, 2020) and Recognition of Foreign Bank Resolution Actions (Edward Elgar, forthcoming). He published in leading international journals, including International Insolvency Review, Journal of World Trade, and Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy. He can be reached at s.guo@cupl.edu.cn

Xianqi Peng, Ghent University

Xianqi is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law, Ghent University, Belgium. His research interests cover international investment law, international arbitration, international dispute resolution and international private law. Prior to that, he worked as an in-house counsel in one of China’s state-owned enterprises. He also worked as an in-house counsel in Nigeria, Africa over two years. He also interned in Supreme People’s Court (China) and leading law firms in Beijing. He holds a Master of Law degree in China University of Political Science and Law, China and Bachelor of Law degree in Northeastern University, China. He also got articles published in journals including Nankai Law Review, and the Journal of Africa Studies.

Xinhui Hong, University of International Business and Economics

PhD Candidate, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE); Research fellow, Center for International Economic Law and Policy (CIELP).

Xueji Su, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Xueji is Ph.D. Candidate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a research fellow of the EUCROSS. She is also a practising lawyer in Mainland China. Her research focuses on the legal framework of EU-China economic relations. Her research interests are in international economic law and interdisciplinary study of law and global governance. She holds a BA from Central University of Finance and Economics, an Mphil in European Union Law from University of Macau.

Yayuan Peng, Jiangsu University (China)

Peng Yayuan is currently a lecturer at the Law School of Jiangsu University. Her research interests include international law, intellectual property law and environmental law. She got her PhD degree and Master degree from Fudan University.

Yi Tang, The University of Hong Kong

Yi is a Ph.D. student at the University of Hong Kong, where she also received her Double Bachelor Degree (BSocSc (Government & Laws) & LLB) and MPhil Degree. Yi has served as a research assistant in the fields of both politics and law, and is currently working as a research assistant for Prof Gu Weixia on a number of research projects. Yi's academic interests include international and comparative law, international commercial and investment arbitration, and dispute resolution etc.

Yueming Yan, McGill University

Yueming is a doctoral student at McGill University Faculty of Law. Her research interests cover international investment law and arbitration, international dispute resolution, China’s law and arbitration, comparative law and empirical legal studies. Yueming has worked as a teaching fellow and teaching assistant in many courses, including Legal Research Methodology, Private International Law, and Mediation. She has published several articles on anti-corruption and investment law, including in Oxford’s Journal of International Economic Law, in Routledge’s the Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives Series, and in Routledge’s Transnational Law and Governance Series. Yueming holds a Master of Law degree from Xiamen University and a Bachelor of Law degree from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in China.

  • Yueming Yan, “Anti-Corruption Provisions in International Investment Agreements: Investor Obligations, Sustainability Considerations, and Symmetric Balance” (2020) 23:4 Journal of International Economic Law 989-1013, https://doi.org/10.1093/jiel/jgaa026.

  • Yueming Yan, “A Comprehensive Chapter on Anti-Corruption in the China-EU in the China-EU CAI: A Progressive or an Unnecessary Step?” in Y. Li, T. Qi & C. Bian, eds., China, the EU and International Investment Law: Reforming Investor-State Dispute Settlement (Routledge, 2019) 227-242, https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429322334.

Yu Xiang, City University of Hong Kong

His research focuses on corporate law and governance. Prior to his PhD study, Kirk obtained his master degrees from School of Law, City University of Hong Kong and IREA, Aix-Marseille Université and his LLB and BA in English from China Agricultural University.

Zongyao Li, Shearman & Sterling

Zongyao is an associate in the international arbitration team of Shearman & Sterling. He has advised clients in arbitrations conducted under the rules of ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes), HKIAC (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre), ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), SIAC (Singapore International Arbitration Centre), CIETAC (China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission), as well as in ad hoc proceedings. Zongyao is part of the counsel team representing the Chinese government in an investment arbitration. He has also served as tribunal secretary in a number of arbitrations and authored articles on matters involving international arbitration