Dr Lu Wang

PhD, University of Liverpool (UK), 2018

PhD, Xi'an Jiaotong University (China), 2017

LLM, Xi'an Jiaotong University (China), 2012

LLB, Xi'an Jiaotong University (China), 2010

Dr Lu Wang is a Lecturer at the UNSW Law, and a member of the Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre. She holds two PhDs from the University of Liverpool, UK and Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Lu’s primary research area is international and comparative economic law, with a particular focus on international investment law, international arbitration, State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and Chinese regulations of foreign trade and investment. In 2015, Lu was commissioned to act as a co-guest editor of the ICSID Review (published by Oxford University Press) for the first Special Focus Issue on State-owned enterprises and international investment law.

Prior to joining the UNSW Law, Lu worked as a legal intern at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington DC (in 2017) and the Ministry of Commerce of P. R. China Department of Treaty and Law in Beijing (in 2012). She was also a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, in 2014.

Lu has published a few articles in reputed English and Chinese journals in the field of international economic law, including the ICSID Review, Columbia FDI Perspectives, The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, Studies in Law and Business (Fa Shang Yan Jiu, a CSSCI journal of China), Legal Daily (the premier Chinese legal newspaper), etc. One of her articles had won the First Prize of “Young Scholar Best Paper Award” by the Chinese Society of International Economic Law (CSIEL). Lu has also participated as a core investigator in a few major research projects funded by the National Social Science Foundation of China, the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Education of P. R. China.

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Book Chapters

Wang L, 2019, 'Chinese SOE Investments and the National Security Protection under IIAs', in China's International Investment Strategy: Bilateral, Regional, and Global Law and Policy, edn. International Economic Law Series, Oxford University Press, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/chinas-international-investment-strategy-9780198827450?cc=au&lang=en&#

Journal articles

Wang L; Gallagher N, 2016, 'Introduction to the Special Focus Issue on State-Owned Enterprises', ICSID Review, vol. 31, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icsidreview/siv059

Wang L, 2016, 'Non-Discrimination Treatment of State-Owned Enterprise Investors in International Investment Agreements?', ICSID Review, vol. 31, pp. 45 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icsidreview/siv057

Wang L; Wang J, 2016, 'Comparative Law Scholarship in China in 2015', The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 4, pp. 327 - 346

Wang L, 2015, 'State Controlled Entities as Qualified "Investors": Implications for the Pacific Region Investment Treaty Making', Transnational Dispute Management, https://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/article.asp?key=2188

Shan W; Wang L, 2015, 'The China-EU BIT and the Emerging 'Global BIT 2.0'', ICSID Review, vol. 30, pp. 260 - 267, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icsidreview/siu035

Wang L, 2015, 'Comparative Law Scholarship in China in 2014', The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 3, pp. 390 - 407

Wang L, 2014, 'Comparative Law Scholarship in China in 2013', The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 2, pp. 377 - 400

Wang L; Shan W, 2014, 'The China-EU BIT: The Emerging 'Global BIT 2.0'?', Columbia FDI Perspectives, http://ccsi.columbia.edu/files/2013/10/No-128-Shan-and-Wang-FINAL.pdf

Wang L, 2013, 'Comparative Law Scholarship in China in 2012', The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 1, pp. 365 - 380


Wang L; Healey D, 2019, China’s proposed law on foreign investment: Will the new law be welcoming enough for investors?, APPS Policy Forum, https://www.policyforum.net/chinas-proposed-law-on-foreign-investment/

2012 CSIEL Young Scholar Best Paper Award (First Prize)

2015 CSIEL Young Scholar Best Paper Award (Second Prize)

2015-2017 University of Liverpool "Yu Scholar" & Yu Doctoral Scholarship

2008 & 2013 China National Scholarship

2019 UNSW PVCE Digital Uplift Program, Course LAWS8365/JURD7765 Introduction to Chinese Regulation of International Business, Co-Convenor

Currently Teaching

International Investment Law and Policy (LAWS3070)

Intro to Chinese Regulation of Int'l Business (LAWS8365/JURD7765)

International Commercial Arbitration (LAWS8183/JURD7583)