UCL Faculty of Laws


A personal perspective of the WTO trade disputes settlement: achievements and challenges

1 December 2016

On Tuesday 29 November 2016, Judge Yuejiao Zhang delivered the 6th Annual UCL / Baker & McKenzie LLP International Law and Litigation Lecture at UCL Cruciform Building

WTO Event

The event focused on giving a personal perspective of the WTO Trade Disputes Settlement, showing its achievements and challenges.

Professor Philippe Sands QC, Professor of Law at UCL Faculty of Laws, who chaired the event, said:

‘Judge Zhang’s lecture offered personal insights into life at the WTO Appellate Body, and identified the successes and challenges going forward, including Ten Points for reform.

It was a stupendous evening offered by a remarkable individual, a distinct voice speaking up for the international rule of law. She is truly an inspiring figure, an inspiration to all who attended, who brought insight, warmth and a wry sense of humour from Beijing to London.’

Judge Yuejiao Zhang is WTO Appellate Body Member, Professor of Tsinghua University and Chair Professor of Shantou University in China. She is an Arbitrator on China’s International Trade and Economic Arbitration Commission and practices law as a private attorney. Ms Zhang also serves as Vice President of China’s International Economic Law Society.


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