Mr. Jamieson Michael KIRKWOOD

Research Student

Working toward a Ph.D. in Laws, expected 2022

Jamieson is an experienced legal practitioner with dual expertise in both International Economic Law and Investment Management and therefore ideally positioned to undertake the below research, which is best undertaken by a candidate with both legal and empirical skills.


Investment Dispute Resolution along China’s Belt and Road Towards a New Paradigm?, co-supervised by Professors Chin Leng LIM and Noam NOKED.


I am especially interested in the interface between International Economic Law and Investment Management / Dispute Resolution / Arbitration arising from the Investments.

With my thesis, I hope to investigate further this interface, particularly along the Belt and Road and present my findings to a wider audience.


Author of dissertation during Master of Science in Swansea, “An Investigation of the Paradigm Shift in Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment”, 2017.

Co-author with Julien Chaisse “CHINESE PUZZLE: ANATOMY OF THE (INVISIBLE) BELT AND ROAD INVESTMENT TREATY”, Journal of International Economic Law, 2020. jgz047,

  • Master of Science in Investment Management, School of Management, Swansea University, United Kingdom, 2017.

    Dissertation Title: “An Investigation of the Paradigm Shift in Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment”

  • Master of Laws in International Economic Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2013.
  • Summer School for International Financial Law, Oxford University, United Kingdom, 2010.
  • Young Lawyers Program, Tübingen University/ Düsseldorf High Court, Germany, 2004.
  • BVC Program, Inns of Court School of Law, London, United Kingdom, 2003.
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 2000.