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 in Law and a member of the Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre. Her primary area of research interest 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. 

Lu joined the UNSW Law & Justice after completing two PhDs from the University of Liverpool in the UK and Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. Before that, she worked as a consultant and legal intern at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank Group (in 2017) and the Ministry of Commerce of P. R. China Department of Treaty and Law (in 2012). She was also a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge (in 2014). Currently, Lu served as an Affiliated Expert of the Asia-Pacific FDI Network and works closely with international organizations and key actors involved in the field of foreign direct investment (FDI).

Lu has engaged in a few major research projects in China as a core investigator and has published on cutting-edge issues in international investment law and arbitration in a number of reputed international and domestic journals such as 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) and Legal Daily (the premier Chinese legal newspaper). She has previously served as a co-guest editor of the ICSID Review (published by the Oxford University Press) for its first Special Focus Issue on SOE and international investment law.

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Journal articles

Wang L; Wang J, 2016, 'Comparative Law Scholarship in China in 2015', The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 4, pp. 327 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cjcl/cxw010

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; 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, 2015, 'Comparative Law Scholarship in China in 2014', The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 3, pp. 390 - 407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cjcl/cxv014

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, '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

Wang L, 2014, 'Comparative Law Scholarship in China in 2013', The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 2, pp. 377 - 400, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cjcl/cxu007

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cjcl/cxt020

Book Chapters

Shan W; Wang L, 2020, 'The Concept of “Investment”: Treaty Definitions and Arbitration Interpretations', in Chaisse J; Choukroune L; Jusoh S (ed.), Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy, Springer

Wang H; Wang L, 2020, 'China's Bilateral Investment Treaties', in Chaisse J; Choukroune L; Jusoh S (ed.), Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy, Springer, https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811336140

Shan W; Wang L, 2019, 'The Definition of “Investment”: Recent Developments and Lingering Issues', in Jean K; Raouf MA (ed.), Evolution and Adaptation The Future of International Arbitration, Kluwer Law International

Wang L, 2019, 'Chinese SOE Investments and the National Security Protection under IIAs', in Chaisse J (ed.), China's International Investment Strategy: Bilateral, Regional, and Global Law and Policy, Oxford University Press, pp. 67 - 86, https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780198827450.001.0001/oso-9780198827450-chapter-5

2012 Chinese Society of International Economic Law (CSIEL) Young Scholar Best Paper Award (First Prize)

2015 Chinese Society of International Economic Law (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

2015 "Key Issues in US-China BIT Negotiations", Key Research Project funded by the Ministry of Commerce of China, Core investigator

2014 "Studies on the Dispute Resolution Mechanism under the Investment Chapter of the TPP", Youth Research Project funded by the National Social Science Foundation of China (NSSF), Core investigator 

2013 "The Handbook of Chinese Foreign Investment Treaty Negotiation", Key Research Project funded by the Ministry of Commerce of China, Core investigator

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/

Teaching Activity

Law in the Global Context (LAWS2270/JURD7270)

Legal Research and Writing: Stage III

International Investment Law and Policy (LAWS3070)

International Investment Law (LAWS8079/JURD7479)

Intro to Chinese Regulation of International Business (LAWS8365/JURD7765)

Chinese Regulation of International Business (LAWS3157/JURD7657)

International Commercial Arbitration (LAWS8183/JURD7583)