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Teresa Cheng
Course Director


G.B.S., S.C.,J.P., Adjunct Professor of Tsinghua University, Tsinghua Law School International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Course Director. International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Course Director. Madam Cheng is a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators designated by the Chairman. She has been the panel arbitrators in many jurisdictions including HKIAC, CIETAC, SIAC and KCAB. She also sits as a Deputy High Court Judge in Hong Kong SAR.Madam Cheng is currently Vice President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Vice Chairman of HKIAC and Chairman of Financial Dispute Resolution Centre in Hong Kong. She is the past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is a Fellow of King’s College London and has taught arbitration and dispute resolution in various universities. She is now an Adjunct Professor in Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Gary Born


Visiting professor of Tsinghua Law School. LLB in Haverford College, JD in University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Born has taught courses relating to international arbitration in many colleges, and has accumulated abundant teaching experiences on courses of international arbitration. He has served as Assistant Professor of Law in University of Arizona School of Law, Associate Professor of Law in Georgetown Law School, lecturer at Stanford University.Mr. Born now is the member of the Academic Advisor in Institute for Transnational Arbitration, the member of the Advisory Committee American Law Institute Project on International Commercial Arbitration Law of U.S. At the same time, he serves as lecturer at Harvard Law School, Visiting Professor at National University of Singapore, Associate Professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law, and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, in charge of the courses of international arbitration.As a partner of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, the team led by Mr. Born has won many major awards for international arbitration.

Pizhao Che


Graduated from the Law Department ofJilin University (LL.B. 1982), Jilin University (LL.M. 1985) and USA Wisconsin University(LL.M. 1986). Professor Cheisvice president of the Chinese Society of International Economic Law; vice director of the Beijing arbitration commission; the arbitrator of China international economic and trade arbitration commission. Area of research is International Economic Law. With principal academic achievements: monograph: "Governmental Control of International Economical Exchange"; textbooks:"Law of International Technical Transfer"(co-author), "Law of Arbitration" etc.; major theses:“An Analysis of the U.S. Governmental Legal Limitations of Technical Transfer to China”; “Legal Adjustment of International Technical Transfer”; “A Brief Comment about Commercial Legislation in China” .

Justin D 'Agostino


Mr. D'Agostino is the global head of Herbert Smith Freehills' dispute resolution practice. He is a leading international arbitration lawyer, having acted as counsel and advocate before tribunals all over the world, including Hong Kong, London, Singapore, The Hague, Beijing, Bangkok and Zurich. He has experience in arbitrations under the rules of all the major institutions including HKIAC, CIETAC, ICC, SIAC, LCIA and ICSID, as well as ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules and the Permanent Court of Arbitration Optional Rules for Arbitrating Disputes between Two States. MrD'Agostino also sits as an arbitrator, and speaks regularly on arbitration-related topics.

Andrea K. Bjorklund


Madam Andrea Bjorklund graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and New York University School of Arts and Sciences, and then finished JD in Yale University School of Law.
Madam Bjorklund has been Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, Office of Legal Counsel in Washington, Member of the United States Commission on International Arbitration, and Co-Chair in International Law and Practice Branch of American Bar Association and International Commercial Dispute Resolution Committee.
Madam Bjorklund is currently the Professor of the School of Law in University of California, the Visiting Professor of the School of Law in McGill University, Chairman of Academic Committee in Transnational Arbitration Association, the Adviser for International Commercial Arbitration Project of American Law Association, the Associate Editor of Transnational Dispute Management, and the member of North American Users’ Council and Editorial Board of ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal.

Meg Kinnear


Madam Kinnear has been the Secretary-General of ICSID (the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, which is one of the 5 member institutions of the World Bank, and its major work is to help settle the disputes between governments and foreign private investors through conciliation and arbitration, and is the most important institution of settlement of investment in the world) since the year of 2002. She is the legal representative and the administrator of the center. At the same time, she is a co-author of Investment Disputes under NAFTA.
Madam Kinnear was formerly the Senior General Counsel and Director General of the Trade Law Bureau of Canada, where she was responsible for all international investments and trade litigations involving Canada. Prior to this, Madam Kinnear was Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of Justice of Canada and Counsel at the Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Department of Justice.

Song Lu


Graduated from the Law Department of Peking University (LL.B. 1982), China Foreign Affairs University (LL.M. 1985) and Free University of Brussels (LL.M. 1986); Fulbright scholar at the law school of Stanford University (1995-96), visiting scholar at Max Planck Institute (Hamburg, 2008); having pursued a life-long academic career in the teaching and research of private international law, arbitration, civil and commercial law; former Dean of the law faculty and Director of International Law Institute of China Foreign Affairs University, associate professor of law, visiting professor at Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and at Kyushu University of Japan; practicing in the area of international commercial arbitration since 1989, having been involved in more than 300 domestic and international arbitration cases in mainland China, HKSAR, London, NY, Stockholm and Singapore as arbitrator, counsel or expert witness; being listed presently in the panel of arbitrators of the following arbitration bodies: CIETAC, BAC, HKIAC, CAA, SIAC, KCAB, VIAC, KLRCA, AAA-ICDR, ChambreArbitrale de Paris and CAS; ICCA Handbook reporter for China; working language: Mandarin and English.

Xiaojie (Sherry) Lu


Xiaojie (Sherry) Luteaches international business transactions, international trade law and Chinese Law. She received her B.E degree and master degree of law from Tsinghua University, and LL.D. degree from Kyushu University, Japan. She was a visiting scholar in University of Michigan Law School from 2004-2005. With the background of international trade law, she worked as a legal council in the Department of Treaty and Law in the Ministry of Commerce of China from 2006-2007, providing legal assistance to the dispute settlement of WTO cases to which China acted as a party. She also taught as a Global Law School Visiting Professor in Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studiesin March 2011. Professor Lu’s scholarship has focused on various aspects of international trade law.

Jingzhou Tao


Mister Tao is responsible for developing the Asian practice of Dechert LLP Beijing Office. He is also Adjunct Professor of Peking University Law School and of East-China University of Political Science and Law. Mr. Tao is recognized as an expert in international arbitration and corporate law. He has advised on China-related matters since 1985 and has maintained an active practice in China for over twenty years. He has acted as counsel, chief arbitrator or party-nominated arbitrator in a substantial number of international arbitration proceedings at various international arbitration centers such as ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, SCC, CIETAC, etc. He also counsels numerous Chinese companies on their arbitration activities in foreign countries. Mr. Tao is Avocat à la Cour de Paris and qualified in China.
Mr. Tao has been a Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration since 1999 and sits on the Board of the London Court of International Arbitration. He is also a Member of the Advisory Committee of CIETAC, Co-Chair of the China International Arbitration Club and Chair of the Commission on International Commercial Arbitration of ICC China.Mr. Tao is the author of various publications, such as Arbitration Law and Practice in China (Kluwer Law International, 3rd edition, 2012).

Albert Jan van den Berg


Visiting professor of Tsinghua Law School. Professor van den Berg holds a Doctor of Laws from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, a Docteur en droit from the University of Aix-en-Provence, a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence from the Institute on Foreign Law of New York University and a Master of Laws from the University of Amsterdam.
Professor van den Berg is a founding partner of Hanotiau & van den Berg in Brussels, the first boutique firm specializing in international arbitration and litigation. Professor van den Berg is also the President of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the General Editor of Yearbook Commercial Arbitration, a Professor at Law and the Arbitration Chair at Erasmus University, Rotterdam and a member of the Faculty of the Geneva Master of Laws in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), Geneva. In the past, he has served as a Director of the Department of International Arbitration of TMC Asser Institution, the President of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI), and the Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), all of which support his expertise in international arbitration.
Professor van den Berg’s memberships include: Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); ICCA; Commission on International Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); Supervisory Board of NAI; Board of Trustees of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA; LCIA Company; Advisory Board of the MIDS, Geneva; Academic Council for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), Texas; Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Commercial Law of Pace University School of Law; Arbitral Centre of the Federal Economic Chamber in Vienna, and many other arbitration centers in different countries and districts.

Yuejiao Zhang


Adjunct Professor of Tsinghua University. Madam Zhanggraduated from the French Hanna University, and studied in the Law School of Georgetown University and the Law School of Columbia University for LLM, and finished her study of Advanced MBA and JSD in the National Economy Management Class of the International Economic Development Institute and Columbia University.
Madam Zhang has the experience in working in China National Import and Export Committee, China Foreign Investment Committee, China Trade and Law Department in Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, Arbitration Center in Beijing, and all of these have supported her with abundant expertise in international trade and arbitration.
Madam Zhang is currently the Chairperson of the Appellate Body of WTO, the Vice-chairman of CSIEL, the arbitrator of CIETAC, and the professor of the Law School of Shantou University.