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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Dr. Yueming Yan is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK Law). Currently, she serves as a Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Asia-Pacific Interest Group and a Senior Fellow at The University of Melbourne, Law School. Her research and teaching areas cover international trade law, international investment arbitration and policy, dispute resolution, sustainable development, China’s laws, comparative law, and empirical legal studies.

Yueming has published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of International Economic Law, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal, Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, and the Asia Pacific Law Review. Her works also appear or will appear in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Proceedings of the ASIL Annual Meeting, and the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. Her PhD dissertation – Improving international investment law’s treatment of (anti-) corruption: Towards a more balanced approach – was granted the Award on International Investment Arbitration Law in memory of Piero Bernardini (2022).

Before joining CUHK Law, Yueming was a Visiting Assistant Professor and a Global PhD Fellow at Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law and Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy. She has engaged in many training programs for government officials globally, focusing on managing international investment treaty commitments and exploring innovative mechanisms for multi-party dispute resolution.

Yueming holds a PhD in Law from McGill University Faculty of Law. She is a native Mandarin speaker, fluent in English, and conversational in French.


  • Co-Chair, Asia-Pacific Interest Group, ASIL (since March 2023)
  • Cluster Head, Transnational Economic Law and Dispute Settlement Group, Centre for Comparative and Transnational Law (CCTL), CUHK Faculty of Law (since January 2024)
  • Senior Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Law School (since August 2023)
  • Member, Academic Forum on ISDS
  • Member, American Society of International Law


  • International Trade Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Principles of Environmental Law
  • International Investment Law & Dispute Resolution


Journal Articles

Book Chapters

Other Contributions


Research Grants

  • Principal Investigator, CUHK Direct Grant for Research 2023/2024, The Integrative Approach of International Commercial Courts in Dispute Settlement, CUHK Research Committee, 01/05/2024-30/04/2025.
  • Principal Investigator,  CUHK Direct Grant for Research 2022/2023, Investment/Trade-Plus Values in International Economic Law, CUHK Research Committee, 01/04/2023-31/03/2024.


  • Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL) Excellence in Reviewing Award (2023)
  • Award on International Investment Arbitration Law in memory of Piero Bernardini (2022)
  • Fortier International Arbitration Award (2020, 2019)
  • Jean Monnet Award (2018)
  • Norton Rose Grad Award (2018, 2019)
  • McGill Mcdonald Chair GR Award (2018)
  • McGill Grad Excellent Award (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • McGill Law Dean’s Graduate Award (2016)



  • American Society of International Law (ASIL) Annual Meeting 2024 (International Law in an Interdependent World), Washington DC, the United States, April 2024
  • Redefining Dispute Settlement: Norms vs. Realities in International Commercial Courts, organized by the UC Law San Francisco, San Francisco, the United States, March 2024


  • Speaker, 2023 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum: Indo-Pacific Strategies and International Law, Taipei, December 2024
  • Speaker, 8th Asian International Economic Law Network Conference (AIELN), organized by National Taiwan University, Taipei, December 2023
  • Discussant, NTHU-SMU-ASIL Series in International Law and Technology, Hsinchu, November 2023
  • Organizer, CUHK LAW-UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Days 2023 Joint Event: Digital Pathways: Innovations in Cross-Border Trade, Hong Kong, November 2023
  • Speaker, 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) and the Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC), Miami, Florida, the United States, October 2023
  • Speaker, 150th Anniversary International Law Association (ILA) Symposium, Paris, France, June 2023
  • Speaker, Universiti Brunei Darussalam Conference 2023 (Academic Perspectives on Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment in the Asia-Pacific Region), Brunei, May 2023 (virtual)
  • Speaker, 2023 Bocconi International Investment Arbitration Conference (Assessing the Past, Envisioning the Future: International Investment Arbitration Law and Policy), Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, April 2023
  • Speaker, American Society of International Law (ASIL) Annual Meeting 2023 (The Reach and Limits of International Law to Solve Today’s Challenges), Washington DC, the United States, March 2023
  • Speaker, CCCL Young Scholar Forum, organized by City University of Hong Kong Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law, March 2023 (virtual)
  • Commentator, ASEAN-Korea Strategic Partnership Workshop, organized by Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore, March 2023


  • Speaker, ASIL Midyear Meeting Research Forum, Miami, Florida, the United States, November 2022
  • Speaker, SMU – Asia Pacific Law Review Workshop, October 2022 (virtual)
  • Speaker, ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group Biennial Conference 2022 (Energy, Sustainability, and The Future of International Economic Law), Fort Worth, Texas, the United States, September 2022
  • Speaker, 16th Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association, organized by the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law, September 2022 (virtual)
  • Speaker, 29th Annual ANZSIL Conference (International Law and Global Inter-Connectedness) by the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, June 2022 (virtual)
  • Speaker, 15th Annual McGill Law Graduate Conference – (Legal) Adaption, organized by McGill University Faculty of Law, May 2022 (virtual)
  • Speaker, Symposium on Supranational Responses to Corruption, organized by ASIL Anti-Corruption Interest Group, World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment, OECD Anti-Corruption Division, World Economic Forum, International Anti-Corruption Academy, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, and European and International Affairs, April 2022 (virtual)
  • Speaker, Fudan University Transnational Corporation Legal Forum, Transnational Corporation and International Commercial Dispute Resolution Series, April 2022 (virtual)


  • Speaker, 7th Asian International Economic Law Network (AIELN) Conference (Building a Sustainable Future: New Asian Regionalism in International Economic Law), organized by Singapore Management University, Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), and the Asian IEL Network, Singapore, December 2021 (virtual)
  • Speaker, 2021 Young Scholars Workshop Webinar 3 (Challenges and Opportunities in International Dispute Settlement Mechanism), organized by the Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business & Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre, UNSW Law & Justice, August 2021 (virtual)
  • Speaker, 2021 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum (International Law and Post-Pandemic Asia: New Economic Challenges and Opportunities), organized by Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law – Chinese (Taiwan) Branch of the International Law Association (ILA) and Centre for Commercial Law in Asia, Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore, August 2021 (virtual)
  • Speaker, 4th International Investment Law Young Scholars Forum 2021 (Civilization Clash and Sustainable Development in Investment Law), organized by Xi’an Jiao Tong University School of Law and the Silk Road Institute for International and Comparative Law, May 2021 (virtual)