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Expert Weihuan Zhou B&W

Weihuan Zhou

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law & Justice, UNSW Sydney


Trade disputes and remedies
Free trade agreements
China's economic reform

Dr. Weihuan Zhou publishes widely in the field of international economic law, particularly the laws of the World Trade Organization, trade remedies, free trade agreements and China’s integration into the international economic order.

Dr. Zhou has published widely on these topics in a number of top international and domestic journals such as the Journal of International Economic Law, the World Trade Review, the Journal of World Trade, the International & Comparative Law Quarterly, the China Quarterly, the Melbourne Journal of International Law, the World Economy, among others. His work has been cited widely, including in European Parliament briefings, reports of the Parliament of Australia and Australia’s Productivity Commission, as well as leading scholars in the field.

At UNSW Law, Dr. Zhou is one of the first members of the Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre. The CIBEL Initiative is a university funded long term and strategic initiative to enhance research strength in the areas of international business and economic law of relevance to China in the twenty-first century. He is also a member of the Executive Council of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), one of the world’s leading organizations for academics and academically-minded practitioners and officials in international economic law.

Prior to joining UNSW Law in 2015, Dr. Zhou was a trade and commercial lawyer at a top-tier Australian law firm in Sydney. In that capacity, he advised the Government of China (represented by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), Chinese industry associations, and numerous major producers and exporters from different countries in various trade remedy investigations in Australia.