Manjiao Chi is full professor and founding director of Center for International Economic Law and Policy (CIELP), Law School, UBIE, Beijing. His research fields cover international trade and investment law and policy, dispute settlement, commercial law, sustainable development, global cooperation and public law. He teaches, publishes and practices extensively in these fields.
Manjiao is active and is frequently invited to present in major international law conferences, top law schools and other occasions. Among his many affiliations, he is Steering Committee member, Academic Forum on ISDS (Geneva); Scientific Advisory Board Member, KHK Center for Global Cooperation Research (Germany); Headquarter member, ILA and ILA Committee on “Rule of Law and International Investment Law”; Standing Council Member, Chinese Society of International Law; Member, American Society of International Law. He is also a board member of several journals of international law, politics and relations.
Previously, Manjiao was full Professor, Xiamen University; Senior Fellow, KHK Center for Global Cooperation Research; and Counsel-in-residence (seconded), Department of Treaty and Law, China’s Ministry of Commerce and member of the Chinese Delegation for investment treaty negotiations.
Manjiao holds visiting professorship in various European and American universities, including visiting professor of McGill Law School and Saarland Unviersity. Visiting Fellow of German Development Institute (DIE), UNIDROIT, Columbia Law School (Edwards Fellow) and Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, among other. He was also consultant of UNESCAP. He frequently serves as arbitrator, expert witness and adviser in a number of international, foreign-related and investment arbitration cases.
Manjiao’s working languages are Chinese and English, with basic knowledge of German and French. He holds a Ph.D in Law.