Organization of academic international conferences
1. GIFTA 16-17 November 2015, FTA in Asia, New Delhi, India
2. UM Brussels Campus Dialogues - The TTIP- 19 June 2013
3. UM Brussels Campus Dialogues The WTO and Mega regionalism – 6 march 2014
4. WUN (based on WUN grant obtained) – UM Brussels Campus a. 27 June 2014 – WATER Trade and Services Globalized – Research Seminar
5. Delhi, 9 January 2015 – International Conference organized in the context of the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) 2015 World Congress – Judging the State in Trade and Investment Law
6. Maastricht University Law Faculty, 31st January 2012- 1st February 2013: “National Treatment and International Economic Law” co-organised with Prof. dr. Peter van den Bossche and Prof. dr. Anselm KampermanSanders – in charge on the Investment law related panels.
7. World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, June 27 2012, “China and the WTO 10 Years”, a Workshop
8. and Maastricht Brussels Campus, June 28, 2012, “China and the WTO, 10 Years”, second part of the same international workshop.
9. Tokyo, Franco-Japanese House, June 2010: “Japanese, Chinese and Indian Investments in and out: New Trends in the Globalization of Law from and within Asia”
10. Beijing, September 2009: “ Global Legal Studies” 24th World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (direction of one the special workshops)
11. New Delhi, December 2008: Indian Society of International Law, “The Indian Judge and international and Comparative Law”
12. Paris, December 2008: “Droits de l’Homme et enterprises”, in cooperation with BLIRH (Busines Leaders in Human Rights) and EDH (Entreprises pour les Droits de l’Homme) for the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration
13. Hong Kong, November 2 and 3, 2007: Law Faculty, The University of Hong Kong, “The Chinese Judge and International and Comparative Law”
14. Hong Kong, July 2007: French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC), “Chinese Legal Transition, Rule of Law and Justice”
15. Beijing, July 1st, 2007: People’s University of China, “The Chinese Judge and International and Comparative Law”
16. Paris, January 2007: HEC-BLIRH (Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights), Leaders and Human Rights, case studies
17. Beijing, July 2006: People’s University of China with Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, the codification of civil and constitutional law, is the French experience able to shed light on the Chinese reform?
18. Beijing December 2005: OECD and Governance in China with the Development Research Centre of the State Council (DRC) as counterpart
19. Beijing, December 2005: OECD and Regional Development in China, with NDRC (National Development Research Centre) and GTZ (the German cooperation institution) as counterparts
20. Paris (University Pantheon-Sorbonne Paris I) December 2004 and - Beijing (People’s University of China) April 2006: “The Law Reform: A Sino-French perspective”. An International Symposium with more than 20 international experts. -
Papers Presented in International Conferences and Seminars
" Aggressive Legalism - A New Asian Legal Strategy in Trade and Investment Law Disputes?”, Taiwan University, Academia Sinica, 7 July, 2016.
2. “Beyond ISDS: Global Mega Investment Disputes and Human Rights”, India Law Institute, 25 June 2016
3. “ISDS Reform”, South Asian University, 18 April, 2016
4. “ISDS and Human Rights: Some Reflections and Developments”, Jindal University, 30 April 2016.
5. “Multilateralism in the era of Megaregionalism “, Jindal University March 2016
6. “Asian FTA – Legal Dimensions”, Governance and Integration through Free Trade Agreements (GIFTA Project India Conference), IIC, New Delhi, 17th November 2015
7. “The WTO Ministerial and India: Prospects and Challenges”, Jindal University, New Delhi, 15 October 2015.
8. “Access to Justice: Justice for the Poor or Poor Justice”, New Delhi, Inequalities in Asia, Japan Foundation, 3rd October 2015.
9. “Investment Claims against India: Future Scenarios vs. Global Trends”, Jindal University, New Delhi 23Rd September 2015, Conference on Investment and Commercial Arbitration in India: Prospects and Challenges
10. The Mega Trade and Investment Deals and Climate Change”, ASEAN Regional Forum on Climate Change, Bangkok, 1-3rd July, 2015.
11. “India-China, the Normative Battle Beyond Trade”, “Trading in the Neighbourhood” – WTI (Bern) and Jindal University Conference, New Delhi, IHC, 21 May 2015
12. “Beyond the States “Right to Regulate”, Workshop on Contemporary Trade and Investment Issues, South Asian University, New Delhi, 17 April 2015
13. “For a Human Rights Based Approach”, Managing the Globalization of Sanitation and Water Services: ‘Blue Gold Regulatory and Economic Challenges’, WUN Project, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 23-24 March 2015
14. “Contemporary Issues in Investment Law and Dispute Settlement”, Jindal University Delhi Campus, 12 March 2015
15. “Investment Regulation and the Rule of Law”, National Law University Delhi, 22 February 2015
16. “International Economic Law and Health, Current Challenges for the Emerging World”, India Law Institute, New Delhi, 10 December 2014.
17. “Governing Governance, Potential and Limits of the Rule of Law–China–India Perspectives” in Development, Governance and Law in China and India, Jindal University, New Delhi, 14 November 2014
18. “States “Autonomy to Regulate” and the Emerging World - Some Thoughts on Recent WTO Disputes”, India Law Institute, New Delhi, 9 October 2014.
19. “The Paradox of Justiciability, Labour Rights Litigation and Realization in China and India”, EU Delegation in India, Political Committee, New Delhi, 7 October 2014
20. States Autonomy to Regulate; International Trade and Investment Law Beyond Flexibilities”, Centre for Policy Rights (CPR), New Delhi, 18 September 2014.
21. “ The Right to Water and Sanitation: A Holistic Legal Approach”, Maastricht University, Campus Brussels, 27 June 2024, paper presented in the context of a World University Network (WUN) Research Project
22. With Dr. David Appleton “Bad, Worse, and the Worst: Food, Alcohol and Tobacco Labeling Schemes — Implications for Asia and India” – Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, 11th June 2014.
23. “ Trade, Investment and Human Rights: Perspectives from the BRICS”, World Trade Institute (WTI), 4 June 2014
24. “Water and International Trade and Investment Law”, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, 29 May 2014, contribution to the PRIMI research initiative on water privatization and regulation.
25. "China and the WTO Dispute Settlement System – Lessons and Challenges for India and the BRICS", a lecture delivered at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), New Delhi, 23rd April 2014.
26. “An International Law Perspective on Sustainable Investment”, paper presented in the context of a two-day International Conference (Sponsored by ICSSR) on "Eco - Investment and Innovations for Inclusive Green Growth: Possible Pathways to Eradication of Poverty and Sustainable Development at Haryana's Kururkshetra University, March 25 and 26 2014.
27. Water in International Law: A Multidisciplinary Perspective”, University of Sydney, Australia, paper presented in the context of a World University Network (WUN) Research Project, 17Th February 2014.
28. “Fresh Water in International Trade and Investment Law and Arbitration”, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, 12 November 2013 in the context of Prof. De. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes book launch.
29. “The Institutional Design of FDI in India – Problems and Issues”, Centre for Public Policy and Governance, Ramjas College, University of Delhi – International Political Science Association, International Conference On Re-thinking Politics, Policy and Governance in Federal Systems: India and the World, New Delhi, 13 November 2013
30. Université Aix-Marseille, 21-22 March 2013, “ The BRICS and International Economic Law”
31. Hong Kong, Chinese University Law Faculty, March 2013, “The Indian and Chinese Judge and International Investment Law”
32. 25th January 2012, CSH (Centre des Sciences Humaines, Delhi): “Public Interest Litigation in China and India”
33. 13th January 2012: “Business and Human Rights”, opening Lecture series, West Bengal University for Juridical Sciences, Calcutta
34. Hong Kong, City University Law Faculty, 30 November 2012, “The Realization of Socio-Economic Rights in China and India; Labour PIL in China and India”.
35. Université de Liège, 4th November 2012, “China’s Legal Reform and Social Change”
36. December 2011: Lecture series in Trade, Investment and Human Rights, National Law University, Delhi
37. The London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), 13th June 2011, “China and the WTO
38. Sciences Po Paris, European China Law Studies Association, 29th September 2011, “China and International Justice: Trade and Investment Disputes as Laboratory”
39. University of Cambridge, European Society of International Law, Interest Group in Legal Philosophy, 1st September 2010: “Harmonious Society” and the Law: an Epistemological Break? How China’s Practice of International Law is Challenging Legal Theory”
40. Tokyo, Franco-Japanese House, June 2010, “Emerging Practices from China and India, a Challenge for International Investments Law”?
41. ULB, Brussels, Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy, 9th March 2010, “Les enterprises transnationales et les contentieux des droits de l’Homme”
42. Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Evaluating Critical Approaches to International Law, 11-12 December 2009, “Critical Approaches and the Third World, an appraisal”
43. Cornell University Law School, The Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, Nov.11, 2009, “The Law of China’s Harmonious Society - A Critical and Theoretical Approach to the Chinese Legal Reforms
44. Hong Kong, Law Faculty, Chinese University of Hong Kong, February, 18, 2009: “Protect, Respect, Remedy, an International Law Perspective on the Current Business and Human Rights Debate”.
45. New Delhi, Indian Society of International Law, February 1-4, 2009, “When Public and Private Interests Meet: The Strategic Use of a Human Rights Clause in Business Contracts”
46. New Delhi, Indian Society of International Law, December, 2008, “Reclaiming Democracy: the Indian and Chinese judges and International Law”
47. Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Law Faculty in partnership with Cornell University, October 22, 2008, “ Appraising Chinese Law Reform: A Comparative Discussion of U.S. and European Analysis and Discourses”
48. Paris, CNRS, March 5, 2008, with Antoine Garapon, “Les normes de l'harmonie chinoise”.
49. New Delhi, Indian Society of International Law, Delhi, December 8-10, 2007. “How To Teach and Research on Business and Human Rights?”
50. Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, Law Faculty, Nov.2-3, 2007, “The Local Judge and International and Comparative Law: New trends in theory and practice”
51. Hamburg, Max Plank Institute, August 31, September 1st 2008, China Law Studies in Europe, “The Chinese Judge and International and Comparative Law”
52. Hong Kong, CEFC (French Centre For Research on Contemporary China), July 2007, “Economic Modernity, Authoritarianism and Justice Current Trends in the Chinese Transitional Judiciary”
53. Beijing, People’s University of China, July 1st 2007, “The Indian Judge and International Law”.
54. Paris, IHEJ (Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice), April 23, 2007, “L’internationalisation du droit chinois”
55. Beijing, People's University of China, Beijing, July 2006, “The internationalisation of the Chinese Law codification”
56. The University of Hong Kong, Symposium on International Trade organized during the WTO 6th Ministerial, December 16, 2005: “The effect of subsidies on GATS
57. Columbia University (New York), April 2005, “Chinese Law”, An International Conference in honour of Prof. Stanley Lubmann “The Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural rights in China”
58. Harvard Law School, March 2005, “Comparative Visions of Global Public Order. Some comments on Asia and International Law
59. University Pantheon-Sorbonne Paris I, Paris December 2004 and Beijing (People’s University of China) December 2005: “The Law Reform: A Sino-French perspective”
60. HRIC (Human Rights in China), New York June 2004, “Non-Trade Issues and The WTO Dispute Settlement Body: the Chinese Case”
61. CERI (Paris Institute of Political Sciences) and French Centre for Research on Contemporary China, Paris, April 2004, “China’s perception of the international legal order and the internationalization of Chinese law”
62. Vietnam’s National University, Hanoi, April 2004, “Law and internationalization in the “Doi Moi” Vietnam” Institute of Diplomacy, Beijing, November 2003, “Is the European experience of the Rule of Law a tool for China’s legal reform?”
63. Réseau Asie, Paris, September 2003, “Chine : Etat de droit contre démocratie”
64. OECD, Paris, March 2003, “Governance and the Law in China”
65. Collège de France, February 2003, “Globalisation économique et internationalisation des ordres juridiques, l’exemple chinois”
66. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, October 2001, Beijing, “China’s legal reforms after the WTO”