Asia and Pacific’s position as the growth engine of the world economy has intensified in recent years. As a result, the Asia-Pacific regime for investment is very dynamic; it continues to grow and change, and it is affected by various factors which relate to the rise of some new actors such as the European Union, the regionalisation of investment rule-making (illustrated by the Transpacific partnership) and the likely increase of litigation in Asia. The analysis will provide a macro-analysis of Asian rule-making to understand the key characteristics of the Asian International Investment Agreements. The lecture will explore the details of these specific Asian IIAs and provide a detailed micro-view of the Asian rule-making in investment. A holistic analysis of the Asian regime for investment will not be complete without a thorough analysis of international investment litigation involving Asian parties. Finally, policy lessons are drawn with regard to the EU interests in the Asia-Pacific region.
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 Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Law Faculty in 2009, Prof. Chaisse served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, and started his academic career in Europe. 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).
Lecture Series “The European Union as a Global International Actor : External Perceptions”
Organised by Prof. Eleftheria Neframi, University of Luxembourg, Jean Monnet Chair
The conference of Professor Julien Chaisse is part of the Lecture Series on the theme The European Union as a Global International Actor, supported by the FNR (RESCOM Scientific Events). The objective of the Lecture Series is to involve a wide- ranging audience in interactive lectures delivered by renowned scholars in legal or political economy disciplines. The lectures cover various aspects of the external action of the European Union and aim at critically assessing its role in tackling challenges in a context of global governance. 22 conferences have been organized from March 2014 to December 2015. The renewal of the activity aims at addressing the specific question of the external perceptions of the Union as a global international actor. The four Lectures held from April to July 2016 will put emphasis on the third countries’ perception of the European Union as a global actor contributing to a high degree of cooperation in all fields of international relations in order to achieve the external action objectives assigned to it in the Lisbon Treaty.