The Developing World of Arbitration and Trade Dynamics in Asia

Weixia Gu, Associate Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; 

Pasha Hsieh,  Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University

4:00pm - 5:00pm | Silverman 280, Penn Law School

Weixia Gu is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong (HKU).  Originated from Shanghai, she obtained her MCL and SJD degrees from HKU. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, Gu was the youngest recipient in Hong Kong of the prestigious Fulbright Award from the United States Department of State and had been an Honorary Young Fellow at the New York University School of Law working with Professor Jerome A. Cohen. Gu’s teaching and research interests are in international arbitration, private international law, and cross-border legal issues. She is particularly interested in the correlation between arbitration development and economic well-being in Asia and commercial conflict of laws between Hong Kong and Mainland China post the handover. Her scholarship has appeared in leading comparative and international law journals in the East and West. Her works have been cited by the Taxes Supreme Court, Hong Kong High Court, and Singapore Law Gazette.

Pasha Hsieh is an Associate Professor and the LL.M. Program Director at the Singapore Management University School of Law. He holds Juris Doctor and LL.M. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Prior to joining academia, he served as a Legal Affairs Officer at the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization and as an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP. He has been the Managing Editor of the Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs since 2006. Hsieh’s teaching and research focus on international economic law, public international law and Asian legal studies. He is particularly interested in ASEAN law and the roles of China and Taiwan in international legal order. His publications have appeared in the Journal of International Economic Law, the Journal of World Trade, the Cornell International Law Journal and peer-reviewed political science journals. His work has been cited by the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland, the Brookings Institution and the OECD.