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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Bryan Mercurio is the Simon F.S. Li Professor of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Professor Mercurio specialises in international economic law (IEL), with particular expertise in the intersection between trade law and intellectual property rights, free trade agreements, trade in services, dispute settlement and increasingly international investment law. Professor Mercurio served as Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty from 2010-14 and again from 2017-19.
Professor Mercurio is co-author of one of the most widely used textbooks on WTO law (Hart Publishing, 2018, 3rd ed) and co-editor of the leading collection on bilateral and regional trade agreements (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed, 2016). His most recent monographs respectively explore the international and domestic framework for pharmaceutical patent law and policy (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and policy considerations underlying and shaping government policies on cross-border data flows (Anthem Press, 2022). His next monograph will focus on the legality of capital controls under the various strands of IEL (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2023).
Professor Mercurio has recently been awarded Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) Senior Research Fellowship in the amount of HK$7,798,380 for a five-year interdisciplinary project entitled, ‘Access to Vaccines in a Post-COVID-19 World: Sustainable Legal and Policy Options’. He is only the second person in law to receive the fellowship. He also recently received a Hong Kong General Research Fund (GRF) grant in the amount of HK$1,069,050 for a three-year project entitled ‘Engaging with China to Reform the World Trading System’. In 2021, Professor Mercurio received the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme entitled ‘Reshaping Global Trade: The Impact and Effects of the US-China Trade War’. He has also successfully completed a project funded by the Hong Kong Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office Public Policy Research Funding Scheme entitled, ‘Regulating Cross-Border Data: A Public Policy Framework for Hong Kong’, and GRF projects on capital controls and pharmaceutical law and policy, respectively.
Professor Mercurio is an active participant in a number of associations and networks, including the European Commission funded Jean Monnet Network in Trade and Investment in Services Associates (TIISA) and the ISDS Academic Forum. He was a member of the founding committee and served on the inaugural Executive Board of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), a founding member of the SIEL Intellectual Property Law Network, a founding member of the Asian International Economic Law Network and is a Member for Hong Kong in the Asian WTO Research Network. In 2010 he authored the case for the ELSA WTO Moot Court Competition and from 2013-2016 served as a member of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development/World Economic Forum E15 Expert Working Group on Trade and Innovation.
Prior to relocating to Hong Kong, Professor Mercurio taught in the faculty of law at the University of New South Wales. He has held visiting positions at several institutions in Asia, Europe and North America and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School. Prior to academia, Professor Mercurio worked both in government and private practice. He remains a frequent consultant and advisor to governments, industry associations and law firms on a wide range of trade and investment matters and has extensive experience in negotiating free trade agreements and in assisting governments with the technical aspects of drafting services schedules for market access commitments and reservations.
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Publications since 2016
Representative Publications, 2004-2015