ASEAN Law Events

The Centre for Commercial Law in Asia regularly organises and hosts academic conferences on the development of ASEAN law and Asian law in general.

The fruitful exchange of views and opinions among legal researchers from around the region at these conferences, often also involving insights and participation from industry, government and regulatory officials, is critical to the development of ASEAN and Asian commercial law. Past keynote speakers and invitees have included His Excellency Igor Driesmans (EU Ambassador to ASEAN), Ms Mary Elizabeth Chelliah (Principal Trade Specialist, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore) and Mr Yoshifumi Fukunaga (Director, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan).


Upcoming Conferences

7th Asian International Economic Law Network (AIELN) Conference

9 &10 December 2021
Yong Pung How School of Law
Singapore Management University

Convenors: Pasha L. Hsieh & Aurelio Gurrea MartĂ­nez


Past Conferences

Conference on Sustainable Development and Commerce in ASEAN Cities

12 November 2021
Yong Pung How School of Law
Singapore Management University

Asia-Pacific Private Law Conference

20 & 21 May 2021
Faculty of Law
University of Hong Kong

Convenors: Lusina Ho, Rebecca Lee, Yip Man, Alvin See & Lau Kwan Ho

About the convenors

Professor Lusina Ho and Associate Professor Rebecca Lee are from the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong.

Associate Professors Yip Man & Alvin See and Assistant Professor Lau Kwan Ho are from the Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University.

"Roadmap to the ASEAN-EU FTA in the Post-Pandemic Era" Conference

3 & 4 December 2020
School of Law
Singapore Management University

Convenors: Pasha L. Hsieh & Dorcas Quek Anderson

About Pasha L. Hsieh

Pasha L. Hsieh is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean (Faculty Matters & Research) at the Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law. He received J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He also holds a Ph.D. degree in Political Science from the Free University of Brussels. Prior to academia, he served as a Legal Affairs Officer at the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat and as an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Hsieh's teaching and research focus on international economic law, public international law and Asian legal studies. His co-edited book, ASEAN Law in the New Regional Economic Order: Global Trends and Shifting Paradigms, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. His articles have appeared in the Leiden Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, the Cornell International Law Journal and peer-reviewed political science journals. His work has been cited by the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland, the Brookings Institution and the OECD.

About Dorcas Quek Anderson

Dorcas Quek Anderson is an Assistant Professor and the Associate Dean (Student, Staff & Alumni Affairs) at the Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University (SMU). She graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. degree (First Class Honours) and obtained her LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School. Before joining SMU, she was a District Judge in the State Courts of Singapore for almost seven years, where she conducted mediation and early neutral evaluation for civil and criminal cases, contributed to the judicial policies on ADR and published extensively concerning dispute resolution.

Dorcas’ research focusses broadly on the interaction between dispute resolution and access to justice. Her work has been published in leading journals including the Harvard Law Negotiation Review, the Civil Justice Quarterly and the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. Her recent publications have explored the impact of judicial mediation and the use of Online Dispute Resolution on procedural and substantive justice.

Asian Financial Law Conference

23 January 2018
School of Law
Singapore Management University

Organisers: Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia (SMU) & the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation and Transactional Law Group (Melbourne Law School)

ASEAN Law Conference

7 & 8 December 2017
School of Law
Singapore Management University

Convenor: Pasha L. Hsieh

About Pasha L. Hsieh

Pasha L. Hsieh is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean (Faculty Matters & Research) at the Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law. He received J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He also holds a Ph.D. degree in Political Science from the Free University of Brussels. Prior to academia, he served as a Legal Affairs Officer at the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat and as an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Hsieh's teaching and research focus on international economic law, public international law and Asian legal studies. His co-edited book, ASEAN Law in the New Regional Economic Order: Global Trends and Shifting Paradigms, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. His articles have appeared in the Leiden Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, the Cornell International Law Journal and peer-reviewed political science journals. His work has been cited by the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland, the Brookings Institution and the OECD.

"Towards an Asian Legal Order: Conversations on Convergence" Conference

8 & 9 December 2016
School of Law
Singapore Management University

Organisers: Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia (SMU) & the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong