Prof Michael Du
Prior to joining Surrey University School of Law as Professor in Chinese and Comparative Law in 2016, I was reader in International Business Law at Lancaster University School of Law from 2013. My current research focuses on the structural issues of global economic governance (trade, investment and finance), the international legal implications of China's recent emergence as a global superpower and the development of Chinese Law in contemporary China. I also retain a strong interest in corporate law and securities regulations in which I have practiced as a qualified lawyer in both New York and Beijing for a number of years. I was raised in China and educated at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Harvard Law School, where I was a Victor and William Fung Fellow and the University of Oxford (Brasenose College) where I was a Clarendon Scholar. I have published extensively in ICLQ, JIEL, WTR, JBL and many other peer-review journals and I sit on editorial boards of Chinese Journal of International Law and Manchester Journal of International Economic Law.
International Economic Law, Public International Law, Comparative Business Law, and Chinese Law.
Prospective PhD applicants are welcome to contact me informally about their research projects.
I offer a module International Economic Law in Semester II.
Director of Research (Chair of the Law School Research Committee)
Director of Centre for Chinese Law and Social- Legal Studies
Programme Director of LLM in International Commercial Law
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tension between global trade governance and national regulatory autonomy should not be viewed as static, but should be constantly assessed in light of the new WTO jurisprudence. The most
recent example is the landmark EC ? Seal Products dispute in which the Appellate Body has clarified, or more accurately reversed, some well-established interpretations of a number of key concepts in the WTO law, and set a new baseline for the global trade governance and national regulatory autonomy debate in the multilateral trading system. We further submit that any ensuing debate must take place in light of the new rough consensus on what WTO disciplines require of WTO Members after EC ? Seal Products.
China in the International
Economic Order: New Directions and Changing Paradigms
, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
2015, pp. 344, ISBN: 9781107062016