Julien Chaisse

Julien Chaisse currently serves as professor at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), School of Law. He is an award-winning and world-renowned expert on international economic law, international dispute resolution, and digital law, including cybersecurity, privacy and data protection, internet governance. As a globally recognized authority in these domains, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Law Review and the incoming Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Investment & Trade.

His innovative work has received prestigious accolades and citations from international courts/tribunals, as well as from the U.S. and European Courts. Dr. Chaisse has been honored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship (2022), Smit-Lowenfeld Prize from the International Arbitration Club of New York (2020), and CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Young Researcher Award (2018). Beyond academic contributions, he shares insights into foreign investment law and politics through his bimonthly column, “The Global Lawyer,” in the Financial Times’ fDI Intelligence Magazine.

In addition to his academic roles, Dr. Chaisse has considerable experience serving on corporate boards and advisory boards for multiple international organizations. He currently presides as the Chair of the Asia-Pacific FDI Network, an influential organization fostering research and cooperation on foreign direct investment. As a senior arbitrator listed on the panel of major arbitration institutions, Dr. Chaisse was recently appointed as an arbitrator in bilateral disputes under the EU’s trade agreements and included in the UNDP Roster of Tax for SDGs Experts. Dr. Chaisse frequently advises as an expert witness in international trade/investment litigation and arbitration, assisting international organizations, governments, law firms, and private investors in an array of private/public international law issues. His expertise has guided over 20 jurisdictions in drafting trade/investment treaties and domestic legislation.

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