Mr. Alexis BRIN

Research Student

Working toward a PhD in Laws, expected 2026

Alexis BRIN is a PhD candidate at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is interested in public international law, especially the interactions between international economic law, international environmental law, and intellectual property. Prior to his doctoral studies, Alexis used to practice as a lawyer in France.


The crafting of international law in a context of technological rivalry: the “forced” technology transfer conflict and its consequences, co-supervised by Professors Bryan MERCURIO and Jyh-An LEE.

  • Public international law
  • International economic law
  • International environmental law
  • Intellectual property
  • Legal theory and global governance

With his doctoral research, Alexis hopes to develop a better understanding of the concept of forced technology transfer and the consequences/issues that may arise from it, and to analyze how it might or might not affect the development of international law.

  • Legal Practitioner’s Certificate (CAPA), Paris Bar School, France, 2017.
  • LL.M., University College London, United Kingdom, 2016.
  • Advanced Master of Law, Paris-Dauphine University, France, 2013.
  • Master of Law, Panthéon-Assas University, France, 2012.
  • Bachelor of Law, Panthéon-Assas University, France, 2011.