List of Speakers

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Jernej Letnar Cernic

Jernej Letnar Cernic is an Assistant Professor in Human Rights Law and Vice-Dean at the Graduate School of Government and European Studies, Slovenia. He holds a PhD in Law (Aberdeen) and a LL.M. (Lund). He is an author and a co-editor of Direct Corporate Accountability for Human Rights (Wolf Legal Publisher, 2015), Making Human Rights and Sovereign Debt Work (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2014), Human Rights Law and Business: Corporate Responsibility for Fundamental Human Rights (Groningen: Europa Law Publishing, 2010).

James Claxton

James Claxton is a Professor of Law and Vice Director of ASEAN Plus Exchange Center at Kobe University, specializing international commercial and investment arbitration. Before coming to Kobe in 2015, he was a legal counsel at the ICSID Secretariat, after practicing international arbitration in Paris. He holds a LL.M. (LSE) and a J.D. (Tulane).

Fernando Dias Simões

Fernando Dias Simões is an Assistant Professor at the University of Macau and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of International Studies, Bangkok. He obtained a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He is the author of Commercial Arbitration between China and the Portuguese-speaking World (Alphen aan den Rijn, Kluwer Law International, 2014).

Martin Andrew Jarrett

Martin Andrew Jarrett is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Mannheim working on the doctoral dissertation titled A Theory of Adjudication under the supervision of Prof. Oliver Brand. He is a Solicitor and Barrister in New South Wales, Australia, and worked as an associate at Melchers Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft, Heidelberg.

Sungjin Kang

Sungjin Kang is an Adjunct Professor at Troy University. He holds a Ph.D. (Korea University) and a LL.M. (Michigan). He previously worked as a litigation counsel at LG Display in Seoul and as an attorney at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP in Brussel. His publication includes ‘Competition Related Provisions (CRPs) of Bilateral Trade Agreements, Bilateral Competition Cooperation Agreements of Korea, and Their Implications’, Manchester Journal of International Economic Law (2015) and ‘The Definition of Investment: Did we go beyond Salini?’ in Ian Laird and Todd Weiler (eds.), Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law (Juris Publishing, 2012).

Joongi Kim

Joongi Kim is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International Affairs at Yonsei Law School. His research focuses on international dispute resolution, international trade, corporate governance and good governance. He holds a M.A. (Yonsei) and a J.D. (Georgetown). He has acted as an arbitrator, mediator or counsel in institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings.

Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine is a LL.M. Candidate at the University of Toronto. He obtained a J.D. and a M.A. University of British Columbia 2009. Before started working as an independent consultant, he worked as an assistant counsel at Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and as an associate at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. His publication includes ‘Canada – China FIPPA & Canada – Korea FTA: Recent Canadian Pieces in the Pacific-Rim Investment Treaty Jig-Saw’, in Transnational Dispute Management (2015).

Kei Nakajima

Kei Nakajima is a Research Fellow at Kobe University and a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, working on international investment law, dispute settlement, and sovereign debt restructuring. He obtained a LL.M. and a LL.D. from the University of Tokyo. His publication includes ‘Traditional and Modern Designs for International Law of Sovereign Debt Restructuring: A Way Forward’, in Catherine Renshaw et al. (eds.), Experts and Networks in International Law (2016 forthcoming) and Evidence before International Courts and Tribunals (Shinzansha, 2016 forthcoming, in Japanese).

Le Thi Anh Nguyet

Le Thi Anh Nguyet is the Chief of International Trade Law Division of International Law Faculty, Vice-Director of Center of Education and Research of Japanese Law, Hochiminh University of Law, Vietnam. Her recent publication includes ‘State-owned Enterprise Reforms in the TPP Negotiation: Is it a win-win for Vietnam?’ RIETI Discussion Paper Series (2015).

Dilini Pathirana

Dilini Pathirana is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Colombo and a Ph.D. Candidate in International Law at China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing. Her doctoral research focuses on reshaping the existing international legal framework of Sino-Sri Lanka investment relations. She holds a Master of Laws (Colombo). Her publication includes ‘Whether the Definition of Investment under the ICSID Convention Supports the Southern Aspect of Right to Development: A Collective Rights Perspective’, International Journal of Contemporary Laws (2012).

Miho Sakai

Miho Sakai is a LL.M. Candidate at Kobe University, Graduate School of Law. Her research interest lies in universal jurisdiction under public international law. She obtained a LL.B from Ristumeikan University (Japan).

Dai Tamada

Dai Tamada is a Professor of International Law at Kobe University Graduate School of Law. He specialises the procedural law of international courts and arbitral tribunals, international investment law, and the law of state responsibility. He is the author of The Legal Effects of the Judgments of International Courts (Yuhikaku, 2012) written in Japanese. He also worked as a researcher with the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry. He obtained a LL.M. and a Ph.D. from Kyoto University.

Hong Xu

Hong Xu is a Ph.D. Candidate Kobe University Graduate School of Law, specializing the international law of investment, especially the identity of investor in the part of jurisdiction. She holds a LL.M. (Kobe). She participated in Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot Asia-Pacific Regional Round (2014-15).

Tomoko Yamashita

Tomoko Yamashita is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Kyoto University. She holds a Ph.D. (Kobe), a Master complémentaire en droit international (ULB) and a LL.M. (Kobe). Her publication includes ‘Responsibility to Protect as a Basis for “Judicial” Humanitarian Intervention’, in Richard Barnes and Vassilis Tzevelekos (eds.), Beyond Responsibility to Protect (Intersentia, 2015); ‘Non-Territoriality Phenomena in International Criminal Law: Dilemma between Effectiveness and Legitimateness’, in Adriana Di Stefano (eds.), A Lackland Law? Territory, Effectiveness and Jurisdiction in International and European Law (Giappichelli, 2015).

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