Academic Staff

Fernando Miguel Dias SIMOES

Associate Professor


Personal webpage: https://pearlriverdeltalaw.wordpress.com/

Academic Qualifications

  • Pd.D. in Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 2008.
  • LLM, University of Glasgow School of Law (United Kingdom), 2016.
  • Postgraduate studies in Administrative and Tax Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (Portugal), 2006.
  • Postgraduate studies in Labour Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (Portugal), 2004.
  • Bachelor in Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (Portugal), 2003.

 

Teaching Area

Graduate Courses:

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Comparative Contract Law
  • Comparative Legal Systems
  • Legal Research and Writing

 

Graduate Courses:

  • Introduction to Law
  • Business Law

 

Other roles:

  • Member of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Law

Research:

  • Member, Asia WTO Research Network (AWRN)
  • Rapporteur, Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) (Oxford University Press and Manchester International Law Centre)
  • Senior Research Fellow at University Institute of European Studies – IUSE, Turin (Italy)
  • Senior Research Associate and Member of the Scientific Committee of gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development
  • Academic Staff Mobility Grant, Merging Voices Project, European Programme Erasmus+, University of Porto, Portugal, May 2017.
  • Principal Investigator, research project ‘Consumer Policy in China: Protecting the Citizens, Strengthening the Domestic Market and Building an Ecological Civilization’, Multi-Year Research Grant, Level 4, University of Macau, May 2015 - May 2018
  • Research Unit Coordinator at gLAWcal, European Commission, 7° Framework Programme, Marie Curie People, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2012. Project title: “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental industries” (POREEN), October 2015 - December 2016
  • Research Unit Coordinator at gLAWcal, European Commission, 7° Framework Programme, Marie Curie People, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2012. Project title: “Liberalism In Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) - Assessing the Socio-Cultural and Politico-Legal Dimensions of the Differences in Terms of Interpretation and Enforcement of Economic, Social and Environmental Rights in Europe and China, July 2015 - December 2016
  • EU Commission Marie Curie Fellow at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China within the European Commission, 7° Framework Programme, Marie Curie People, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2012. Project title: “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental industries” (POREEN), July - August 2015
  • Visiting Scholar, School of Law, Emory University, Atlanta (Georgia, United States of America), June 2015
  • EU Commission Marie Curie Fellow at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China within the European Commission, 7° Framework Programme, Marie Curie People, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2012. Project title: “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental industries” (POREEN), July - August 2014
  • Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal (Quebec, Canada), June 2014
  • Research Grant from the Institute of European Studies of Macau – Asia-Europe Comparative Studies. Research Project: Macau as a seat for arbitration between China, Europe and Portuguese Speaking Countries,2013
  • Fellow for the Summer 2012 workshop of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism (NIFTEP), Banff Centre, Banff ( Alberta, Canada), July 2012
  • Research Scholarship Fundación Mapfre (Spain): “Ayudas a la Investigación en Seguros y Gerencia de Riesgos 2009”, in cooperation with Professor Belén Trigo García, 2009-2011

 

Honours and Awards:

  • First Prize for Best Monograph, Outstanding Achievement Award for Macao Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Macau Foundation, Social Sciences in China Press and Guangdong Social Sciences Association, November 2015
  • Best Paper Prize – 12th Asian Law Institute Conference ‘Law 2.0 – New Challenges in Asia’, College of Law, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 21-22 May 2015

 

Publications:

Books

4. O Seguro de Responsabilidade Civil Profissional do Advogado (Almedina, forthcoming 2018)
3. Commercial Arbitration Between China and the Portuguese-speaking World (Kluwer Law International, 2014, 250 pp)
2. Lei dos Serviços Públicos Essenciais – Anotada e comentada (co/authored with Mariana Pinheiro Almeida, Almedina, 2012, 248 pp)
1. Marca do Distribuidor e Responsabilidade por Produtos (Almedina, 2009, 524 pp)

Book Chapters

17. ‘Investment Law and Climate Change: Green Expectations in Grey Times’, in Ineta Ziemele and George Ulrich (eds.), How International Law Works in Times of Crisis (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017)
16. ‘Investment Law and Climate Disputes: The Role of the UNCITRAL in Powering Sustainable Development’ (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, forthcoming, 2018)
15. ‘The Potential Role of Sustainability Impact Assessment in the EU-China BIT Negotiations’, in Julien Chaisse (ed.), China-European Union Investment Relationships: Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance? (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018)
14. ‘Citizen’s Voice in Water Governance: Public-Private Partnerships as Triangular Relations’, in Eva Lohse and Margherita Poto (eds.), Best Practices for the Protection of Water in Times of Crisis. Focus on Participatory Instruments in Environmental Law and Policies (Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, forthcoming 2017)
13. ‘Friends with Benefits? Amicus Curiae in the TPP Investor-state Dispute Settlement Mechanism’, in Julien Chaisse, Henry Gao, and Chang-fa Lo (eds.), Paradigm Shift in the Rule Making of International Economic Law (Springer, forthcoming 2017)
12. ‘UNCITRAL’s Work on Concurrent Proceedings in Investment Arbitration: Overcoming the ‘Treaty/Contract Claims’ Gap’, in Muruga Perumal Ramaswamy and João Ribeiro (eds.) Harmonising Trade Law to Enable Private Sector Regional Development, UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, New Zealand Association for Comparative Law, 2017, pp. 70-90
11. ‘Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention in Macau’, in George A. Bermann (ed.), Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: The Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention by National Courts, Springer, 2017, pp. 631-649
10. ‘A Dispute Resolution Centre for the BRICS?’, in Rostam J. Neuwirth, Alexandr Svetlicinii and Denis de Castro Halis (eds.), The BRICS-Lawyers’ Guide to Global Cooperation, Cambridge University Press, 2017, pp. 287-308
9. ‘Transparency in European Trade Policymaking: the TTIP Negotiations as a Case Study’, in Katia Fach Gómez (ed.) La Política de la Unión Europea en Materia de Derecho de las Inversiones Internacionales. EU Policy on International Investment Law, Bosch Editor, 2017, pp. 351-374
8. ‘The Erosion of the Concept of Public Service in Water Concessions – Evidence from Investor-State Arbitration’, in Julien Chaisse (ed.), The Regulation of the Global Water Services Market, Cambridge University Press, 2017, pp. 70-90
7. ‘The Portuguese Judiciary amid Old and New Crises’, in Richard Devlin and Adam Dodek (eds.), Regulating Judges: Beyond Independence and Accountability, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016, pp. 313-330
6. ‘O Contrato de Fornecimento na Grande Distribuição Retalhista’, in António Pinto Monteiro (ed.), Temas de Direito dos Contratos, vol. II, Rei dos Livros, 2016, pp. 38-62
5. ‘Harmonisation of Arbitration Laws in the Asia-Pacific: Trendy or Necessary?’, in Muruga Perumal Ramaswamy and João Ribeiro (eds.), Trade Development through Harmonization of Commercial Law, UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, New Zealand Association for Comparative Law, 2015, pp. 217-231
4. ‘Os Contratos de Adesão nas Relações Comerciais entre a China e Moçambique, in Wei Dan and Orquídea Massarongo Jona (eds.), Questões Jurídicas Contemporâneas relativas ao Comércio e Investimento China-África, Coimbra, Almedina, 2014, pp. 41-63
3. ‘SMEs in the Common European Sales Law’, in Ilse Samoy and Marco B. M. Loos (eds.), The Position of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in European Contract Law, Intersentia, 2014, pp. 9-26
2. ‘Ethics and Consumerism: Legal Promotion of Ethical Consumption?’, in Helena Röcklinsberg and Per Sandin (eds.) The Ethics of Consumption – the Citizen, the Market and the Law, Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2013, pp. 141-146
1. ‘Chinese Investment in Southern Africa with a Macanese Accent?’, in André du Pisani, Gerhard Erasmus and Trudi Hartzenberg (eds.), Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2012, Trade Law Centre (Tralac), Stellenbosch, 2013, pp. 232-250

Articles

35. ‘Hold on to Your Hat! Issue Conflicts in the TTIP Proposal for an Investment Court’, The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, vol. 17(1) (forthcoming 2018)
34. ‘External Consultants as Actors in European Trade and Investment Policymaking’, Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, vol. 48 (forthcoming 2017)
33. ‘Myopic Amici? The Participation of Non-disputing Parties in ICSID Arbitration’, North Carolina Journal of International Law 42 (forthcoming 2017)
32. ‘Public Interests in Water Concession Disputes: Between Investment Protection and Citizens’ Right to Water’, American Review of International Arbitration (forthcoming 2017)
31. ‘The European Parliament’s Oversight Powers over Trade and Investment Negotiations’, European Investment Law and Arbitration Review (forthcoming 2017)
30. ‘Blusun S.A. and others v. Italy: Legal (In)stability and Renewable Energy Investments’, Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law, vol. 26(3) (forthcoming 2017)
29. ‘Making Trade Policy Great Again: What Policymakers Should Learn from Trump’s Election’, Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy 12(2) (forthcoming 2017)
28. ‘Charanne and Construction Investments v. Spain: Legitimate Expectations and Investments in Renewable Energy’, Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law 26(2), 2017, pp. 174-180.
27. ‘A Guardian and a Friend? The European Commission’s Participation in Investment Arbitration’, Michigan State International Law Review, 25(2), 2017, pp. 233-303.
26. ‘When Green Incentives Go Pale: Investment Arbitration and Renewable Energy Policymaking’, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, 45(2), 2017, pp. 251-285.
25. ‘Portuguese-speaking Africa and the Lusophone Legal System: All in the Family?’, African Studies, 76(1), 2017, pp. 86-101.
24. ‘Amicus Curiae in the Trans-Pacific Partnership’, American Business Law Journal, 54(1), 2017, pp. 161-238
23. ‘The Language of International Arbitration’, Conflict Resolution Quarterly, available online 9 January 2017, DOI: 10.1002/crq.21191
22. ‘The Role of Investment Arbitration in Water Services Governance’, Water Policy, 19(2), 2017, pp. 271-285.
21. ‘Consumer Behavior and Sustainable Development in China: The Role of Behavioral Sciences in Environmental Policymaking’, Sustainability, 8(9), 2016, 897; doi:10.3390/su8090897.
20. ‘Institutional Culture in International Arbitration’, Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 27(3), 2016, pp. 188-197.
19. ‘Law and Language in Timor-Leste: Bridging the Divide’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 37 (3), 2015, pp. 381-405.
18. ‘Powered by Expertise: Selecting Arbitrators in Energy Disputes’, Journal of World Energy Law & Business, 8(6), 2015, pp. 501-520.
17. ‘Do Direito do Consumidor à Ética de Consumo’, Boletim da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Macau, ano XVIII, n. 35, 2014, pp. 193-199
16. ‘Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Macau’, Hong Kong Law Journal, vol. 44, part 2, 2014, pp. 563-587
15. ‘Commercial Arbitration in the Portuguese-speaking World: Opportunities and Challenges’, Young Arbitration Review, edition 14, 2014, pp. 30-33
14. ‘As Pequenas e Médias Empresas e o Direito Europeu Comum da Compra e Venda’, Boletim da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Macau, 34, 2013, pp. 65-106.
13. ‘Inclusão de Cláusulas em Contratos de Adesão: uma Comparação Luso-Chinesa’, Boletim da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Macau, n. 32, 2013, pp. 47-72
12. ‘Private Labels and Products Liability: Hypermarkets as apparent producers’, Juridical Review, part 3, 2013, pp. 469-481
11. ‘Paternalism and Health Law: Legal Promotion of a Healthy Lifestyle’, European Journal of Risk Regulation, issue 3, 2013, pp. 347-363
10. ‘A Prestação de Serviços Médicos em Portugal. Consentimento Esclarecido e Responsabilidade Civil’, Dereito: Revista Xurídica da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, vol. 22, n. 1 (January-June 2013), pp. 1-31
9. ‘Legal Capital Rules In Europe: Is There Still Room For Creditor Protection?’, International Company and Commercial Law Review, vol. 24, issue 4, 2013, pp. 166-172
8. ‘O Conceito de Consumidor no Direito Português (II)’, Jusjornal (www.jusjornal.pt) JusNet 35/2012, October 2012
7. ‘O Conceito de Consumidor no Direito Português (I)’, Jusjornal (www.jusjornal.pt) JusNet 118/2012, October 2012
6. ‘Macau: A Seat for Sino-Lusophone Commercial Arbitration’, Journal of International Arbitration, vol. 29, Issue 4, August 2012, pp. 375-389
5. ‘Vida Indevida? As Acções por Wrongful Life e a Dignidade da Vida Humana’, Tékhne – Revista de Estudos Politécnicos, vol. VIII, n.º 13, 2010, pp. 187-203
4. ‘O Novo Regime de Prescrição dos Créditos por Serviços Públicos Essenciais – Algumas Dúvidas de Direito Transitório’, Jusjornal (www.jusjornal.pt), Thursday, 23 April 2009
3. ‘A Responsabilidade Civil das Sociedades de Advogados em Portugal’, Dereito – Revista Xurídica da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Espanha), vol. 17, n.º 1, 2008, pp. 5-23
2. ‘Dupla Jornada - o Regime do Trabalhador-estudante’, Maia Jurídica, ano V, N.º 1, Janeiro-Junho de 2007, pp. 93-132
1. ‘Verso Controverso’, Tékhne – Revista de Estudos Politécnicos, Year 1, Vol. 2, N.º 4, December 2005, pp. 87-100

Conferences and Seminars:

116. ‘Assessing the Impact of International Investment Law: An Asian Perspective’, 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law, 26 August 2017, Lotte Hotel, Seoul, Republic of Korea
115. ‘A Roadmap for Up-and-Coming Arbitral Institutions’, Kobe University Summer School of Asian Law and Dispute Management, 21 August 2017, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
114. ‘Nudging the dragon? Environmental Policy Making and Behaviour Change in China’, Summer Institute on Climate Change and Environmental Protection - (SICCEP), Summer Law Institute in China 2017, 3 August 2017, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China
113. ‘Investment Arbitration and Environmental Policymaking’, Summer Institute on Climate Change and Environmental Protection - (SICCEP), Summer Law Institute in China 2017, 31 July - 2 August 2017, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China
112. ‘Investment Law and Climate disputes: The Role of UNCITRAL in Powering Sustainable Development’, Congress ‘Modernizing International Trade Law to Support Innovation and Sustainable Development’, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Vienna International Centre, 4 July 2017, Vienna, Austria
111. ‘The Right to Water in Investment Law: between Human Rights and Consumer Protection’, International Conference 'Consumer Policy in a Comparative Perspective: New Challenges in Chinese, European, and International Law', Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, 30 June 2017, Macau
110. Discussant, ‘2017 Annual Meeting of Asia WTO Research Network’, 5 June 2017, Experimental Forest of National Taiwan University, Nantou County, Taiwan
109. ‘Public Participation in European Trade and Investment Lawmaking’, ‘The 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome – EU and Global Perspectives’, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 27 May 2017, Hong Kong
108. ‘Building a Common Commercial Policy in Times of Euroscepticism’, ‘The Federal Experience of the European Union: Past, Present and Future’, Nova Law School, 23 May 2017, Lisboa, Portugal
107. ‘Direito do Investimento, a Arbitragem de Investimentos e a nova Política Comercial da União Europeia’, 16 May 2017, Faculty of Law of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
106. ‘A Política Comercial da União Europeia’, 15 May 2017, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Barcelos, Portugal
105. ‘The Potential Role of Sustainability Impact Assessment in the EU-China BIT Negotiations’, ‘Asia FDI Forum III – China-European Union Investment Relationships: Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance?’, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 12 May 2017, Hong Kong
104. ‘Transparency in European Trade Policymaking’, Conference ‘The European Union’s Common Commercial Policy After Lisbon’, 10 May 2017, Fundação Rui Cunha, Macau
103. ‘Institutional Arbitration in the Belt and Road Initiative’, Conference ‘The BRI and Dispute Resolution: Focusing on UNIDROIT Principles, International Arbitration and Judicial Adjudication ’, 31 March 2017, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
102. ‘Civil Society’s Voice in European Investment Policy: the TTIP Negotiations as a Case Study’, International Conference ‘EU Policy on International Investments: Uncertainties, Challenges, and Opportunities’, 20 March 2017, Faculty of Law of the University of Zaragoza, Spain
101. ‘Arbitragem: para além da lei’, Conferência ‘O Direito da Arbitragem Voluntária de Macau: um Paradigma em Mudança?’, 13 March 2017, Fundação Rui Cunha, Macau
100. ‘Investment Law and Climate Disputes: Powering Sustainable Development’, ‘2016 UNCITRAL Emergence Conference: Regional Perspectives on Contemporary and Future Harmonization Agenda in International Trade Law’, 14 December 2016, World Trade Center Macau, Macau
99. ‘The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret? The European Parliament and European Investment’, Conference ‘The Role of the European Parliament in the Conclusion and Implementation of Agreements on International Economic Law Issues’, 9 December 2016, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
98. ‘International Investment Law and the Protection of Consumer Interests’, ‘Australasian Consumer Law Roundtable 2016’, 2 December 2016, University of Auckland Business School, Auckland, New Zealand
97. Discussant, ‘Asia FDI Forum II’, 30 November 2016, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
96. ‘The Future of EU-China Investment Dispute Settlement: Issues and Options’, ‘11th Annual General Conference of the European China Law Studies Association’, 22 September 2016, University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
95. ‘Investment Law and Climate Change: Green Expectations in Grey Times’, ‘12th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law: How International Law Works in Times of Crisis’, 10 September 2016, Riga, Latvia
94. ‘Jurisdictional Competition and the International Arbitration Market: A View from Macau’, ‘Asian Regional Conference on Recent Trends in Dispute Resolution: Mechanism and Processes’, 8 September 2016, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
93. ‘Investment Arbitration and Environmental Policymaking’, Summer Institute on Climate Change and Environmental Protection - (SICCEP), Summer Law Institute in China 2016, 2-5 August 2016, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China
92. ‘Nudging the Dragon? Environmental Policy Making and Behaviour Change in China’, Summer Institute on Climate Change and Environmental Protection - (SICCEP), Summer Law Institute in China 2016, 1 August 2016, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China
91. ‘Amicus Curiae Participation in the TPP: Promises and Pitfalls’, ‘The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): A Paradigm Shift in International Trade Regulation? – Annual Asia WTO Research Network Conference 2016’, 16 May 2016, Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
90. ‘Citizen’s Voice in Water Governance: Public-Private Partnerships as Triangular Relations’, Workshop and Expert Seminar ‘Best Practices for the Protection of Water in Times of Crisis. Focus on Participatory Instruments in Environmental Law and Policies, 22 April 2016, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
89. ‘Patients, Consumers, Laypeople: Reflections on Citizens’ Right to Information’, Conference ‘Medical Liability and Patient’s Rights’, 20 April 2016, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
88. ‘New Friend of the Panel? European Union’s Participation in Investment Arbitration’, International Conference ‘The European Union in the International Society and its Contribution to International Dispute Settlement Mechanisms’, 17 March 2016, Faculty of Law of the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
87. ‘When Green Incentives Go Pale: Investment Arbitration and Renewable Energy Policymaking’, 4th Annual UEF Law School Energy Transitions Conference, 4 March 2016, University of Eastern Finland Law School, Joensuu, Finland
86. ‘Privatization of Water Services: Lessons from Investor-State Arbitration’, International Conference ‘Privatization in the International Arena’, 19 February 2016, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, United States of America
85. ‘Hong Kong and the Global Battle of the Seats in International Arbitration’, 17 February 2016, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, United States of America
84. ‘Legal Cultures, Legal Languages, and Comparative Law’, 17 February 2016, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, United States of America
83. ‘Transparency in ICSID Arbitration: Lessons from the Last Decade’, 2nd Kobe Seminar on International Investment Law 2016 – Asian Challenges to International Investment Law: Viewing from Internal and Comparative Perspectives, 29 January 2016, Kobe University Graduate School of Law, Kobe, Japan
82. ‘The Future of Investment Arbitration: Waves of Change in the Atlantic and the Pacific?’, 2016 EU Centres Asia Pacific Researcher Workshop – Asia and the European Union: Cooperation between Communities of Shared Values and Goals?, 25 January 2016, Faculty of Law, University of Macau, Macau
81. ‘Chinese Consumer Policy and the Development of an Ecological Civilization’, International Conference ‘Consumer Policy in China: New Trends and Challenges’, 16 December 2015, Faculty of Law, University of Macau, Macau
80. ‘Treaty Claims v. Contract Claims: Tools to Prevent Concurrent Proceedings in Investment Arbitration’, ‘2015 UNCITRAL Emergence Conference: Harmonizing Trade Law to Enable Private Sector Regional Development’, 30 November 2015, University of Macau, Macau
79. ‘Should the UN create an International Investment Court?’, Conference ‘The United Nations at 70: Key Challenges for International Law’, 9 November 2015, Fudan University Law School, Shanghai, China
78. Discussant, ‘Asia FDI Forum 2015’, 6 November 2015, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
77. ‘The Role of Consumer Protection in Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals’, Conference ‘Sustainable Development and International Law: Current Issues and Future Challenges’, 19 October 2015, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
76. Discussant, ‘Roundtable on Energy and Renewable Industries and Environmental Protection in Europe and China’, 10 August 2015, Peking University School of Government, Beijing, China
75. Discussant, ‘Workshop on Chinese NGOs engagement and Public Participation to Climate Governance, Energy and Environmental issues’, 5 August 2015, Peking University School of Government, Beijing, China
74. ‘Nudging the dragon? Environmental policy making and behaviour change in China’, Summer Institute on Climate Change and Environmental Protection - (SICCEP), Summer Law Institute in China 2015, 3-12 August 2015, Peking University School of Government, Beijing, China
73. Discussant, Expert Roundtable on International Investment Law and Sustainable Development, 10 July 2015, University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), Paris, France
72. Public Interests in Investor-State Arbitration: the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, Seminar ‘Negociación TPP: Desafíos y Oportunidades Comerciales y Legales’, 30 June 2015, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile
71. Public Interests in the Water Industry, Visiting Scholar presentation, 22 June 2015, School of Law, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
70. ‘Arbitrating Intellectual Property disputes: opportunities and challenges’, Workshop ‘APAA Patent Surgery’, 10 June 2015, Rui Cunha Foundation, Macau
69. ‘Rule of Law(s): Legal Pluralism in Timor-Leste’, 12th Asian Law Institute Conference ‘Law 2.0 – New Challenges in Asia’, 21 May 2015, College of Law, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
68. ‘Clear as Water? Transparency in Water Concession Arbitrations’, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Fourth Annual Conference, ‘Developing Democracy: Conversations on Democratic Governance in International, European and Comparative Law’, 8 May 2015, St John’s College Divinity School, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
67. ‘Plain packaging of unhealthy products: WTO and the global governance of Public Health’, 15th Annual WTO Conference, ‘The WTO at 20: Taking Stock and Challenges Ahead’, 7 May 2015, London House, Goodenough College, London, United Kingdom
66. ‘Green Nudges in the European Union’, 13th Jean Monnet Seminar, 21 April 2015, Inter University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia
65. Discussant, Micro-Jurisdictions & Small States Symposium, 17 April 2015, Institute of Law, St Helier, Jersey
64. ‘The Erosion of the Concept of Public Service in Water Concessions’, International Conference ‘Managing the Globalization of Sanitation and Water Services: ‘Blue Gold’ Regulatory and Economic Challenges, 23 March 2015, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
63. ‘Commercial Arbitration between China and the Portuguese-speaking World’, book presentation, 21 December 2014, Australasian Dispute Resolution Centre, Canberra, Australia
62. ‘The Global Arbitration Market and the Battle of the Seats’, Lunch Seminar, 18 December 2014, Centre for Chinese Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
61. ‘Law and Language in Timor-Leste: Bridging the Divide’, Researching State and Personhood: Law and Society in Southeast Asia Conference, 15 December 2014, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore, Singapore
60. ‘Towards an Ecological Civilization: Environmental Policymaking in China’, ECLS 2014 Annual Conference: Making, Enforcing and Accessing the Law, 15 November 2014, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
59. ‘Multilateral Investment Treaties? A view from Macau’, American Bar Association Section of International Law Fall Meeting, 22 October 2014, Hilton Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
58. Chair, panel on ‘International Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation II’, UNCITRAL-UM Asia-Pacific Fall Conference ‘Trade Development through the Harmonization of Commercial Law’, 18 October 2014, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
57. ‘Harmonisation of Arbitration Laws in the Asia-Pacific: Trendy or Necessary?’, UNCITRAL-UM Asia-Pacific Fall Conference ‘Trade Development through the Harmonization of Commercial Law’, 17 October 2014, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
56. ‘A Arbitragem Comercial entre a China e o Mundo Lusófono’, ‘Quintas de Direito’, 4 September 2014, Livraria Almedina, Arrábida Shopping, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
55. ‘Nudging the dragon? Environmental policy making and behaviour change in China’, Summer Institute on Climate Change and Environmental Protection - (SICCEP), Summer Law Institute in China 2014, 4-13 August 2014, Peking University School of Government, Beijing, China
54. ‘From Civic Behaviour to Environmental Citizenship’, Workshop on Social, Cultural And Legal Perspective on Chinese – Political and Economic – Liberalism Today, Peking University, School of Government, Center for European Studies, 8 August 2014, Beijing, China
53. ‘The Role of Citizens in an Ecological Civilization’, Workshop on Chinese Ecological Civilization and Western Concepts, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), 1 August 2014, Beijing, China
52. ‘Macau as a seat of arbitration between China and Brazil’, 4th Hong Kong International Arbitration Summit, Harbour Grand Hong Kong, 21 May 2014, Hong Kong
51. ‘Macau e a Arbitragem Comercial entre a China e os Países Lusófonos’,      Macau University of Science and Technology, 8 May 2014, Macau
50. ‘Portuguese-speaking Africa and the Lusophone Legal System: All in the Family?’, Young Scholars Workshop on International Law: Africa 2013 - Was There Something Missed in the Decolonization Process? The International Law Perspective, Faculty of Law of the University of Trento, 7 December 2013, Trento, Italy
49. ‘Do Direito do Consumidor à ética de consumo’, Sexta Conferência Internacional sobre As Reformas Jurídicas de Macau no Contexto Global – ‘O Direito e a Sociedade de Consumo’, 21 November 2013, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
48. ‘Legal education in Portugal and in Macau: new times, new challenges’, Conference on Legal Education Reform, South China University of Technology School of Law, 3 November 2013, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
47. ‘Arbitragem entre a China e o mundo lusófono (Arbitration between China and the Lusophone world)’, Fórum dos Advogados de Língua Portuguesa, 57th Congress of the International Association of Lawyers, 2 November 2013, Conrad Hotel, Macau
46. Workshop ‘Law & Society: New Challenges in a Globalized World’, LLD Program, 26-27 October 2013, The Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand
45. ‘Harmonization of Contract Law in Europe’, Guest Speaker Event, 15 October 2013, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, United States of America
44. ‘Ethics and Consumerism: Should Consumer Law Go Green?’, Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, 11 October 2013, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, United States of America
43. ‘Does China Need a Good Samaritan Law?’, International Brownbag lunch sessions, 9 October 2013, Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
42. ‘Should China enact a “Good Samaritan Law”?’, European China Law Studies Association ECLS 2013 “New Approaches and New Questions in Chinese Law”, 20 September 2013, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
41. ‘Ethics and consumerism: legal promotion of ethical consumption?’, The 11th Congress of The European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (EurSafe) 2013 “The Ethics of consumption: The Citizen, The Market and The Law”, 14 September 2013, Uppsala, Sweden
40. ‘Legal globalization in an interconnected world: Contract Law as a promoter of international trade’, Reassessing the EU-Asia Pacific Relationship in the context of the EU crisis, European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific, 17 May 2013, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
39. ‘Novos limites do Direito do Consumidor’, 8 May 2013, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Barcelos, Portugal
38. ‘Lei, Moral e Bons Samaritanos: uma perspectiva de Direito Chinês’, 7 May 2013, Faculty of Law of the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
37. ‘Regulação do jogo: entre a autonomia e o paternalismo’, Quarto Seminário sobre a exploração dos jogos de fortuna ou azar e os contratos em especial, 12 April 2013, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
36. ‘Sino-Lusophone Commercial Arbitration: two worlds meet in Macau’, Third East Asian Law & Society Conference, 23 March 2013, KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shangai, China
35. ‘International contracts in the XXI century: harmonization of rules or standardization of clauses?’, Workshop on International & Comparative Law, 2 March 2013, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
34. ‘Privatization of Services of General Interest in Europe: Contract Law and the Protection of Citizens-Users’, Contract as “Public Law” at the Intersection of Globalization and Privatization, 1 March 2013, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
33. ‘The Splendor of Portugal? A Talk on Portugal, the Portuguese, and International/Comparative Law’, 27 February 2013, University of Massachusetts School of Law, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America
32. ‘Professionals v consumers: Should SMEs be treated as laymen?’, 8th Annual International Conference on Contracts, 22 February 2013, Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
31. ‘Macau as a Legal Platform for International Arbitration’, A ‘Macau-Malaysia’ Roundtable Discussion, 26 January 2013, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
30. ‘Portuguese Judicial System’, Studies of Judicial Systems, PhD in Law Program, 13 December 2012, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
29. ‘Macau: a legal platform between Europe and China?’, Receiving Laws / Giving Laws, 31st Annual ANZLHS Conference, 10 December 2012, Faculty of Law of the University of Technology of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
28. ‘Os contratos de adesão nas relações comerciais entre a China e Moçambique’, Seminário sobre “Fórum sobre questões jurídicas contemporâneas relativas ao comércio e investimento China-África”, 20 November 2012, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
27. ‘As Pequenas e Médias Empresas na proposta de Regulamento Relativo a um Direito Europeu Comum da Compra e Venda’, Colóquio: Direito, Economia e Negócios, 29 October 2012, Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
26. ‘Paternalism and Health Law: legal promotion of a healthy lifestyle’, 2nd HEC Paris Workshop on Regulation: Regulating Lifestyle Risks in Europe - The Case of Alcohol, Tobacco, Unhealthy Diets & Gambling, 21 September 2012, HEC le Château, Paris, France
25. Visiting Professor, International Conflict Resolution, LLD Program, 11-19 August 2012, The Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand
24. ‘Mandatory disclosure of lack of malpractice insurance by lawyers: a Trans-Atlantic comparison’, International Legal Ethics Conference V, 13 July 2012, Banff, Alberta, Canada
23. ‘Teaching Legal Ethics in Macau’, The National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism (NIFTEP), Summer 2012 Workshop, 11 July 2012, Banff, Alberta, Canada
22. ‘Regulation and Markets’, Master Programme in International Trade Law, , 16-hour module, 6-15 June 2012, Faculty of Law of the University Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
21. ‘Private Labels and Liability for Products: hypermarkets as apparent producers’, Who then in law is my neighbour? International Conference, , 25 May 2012, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, United Kingdom
20. ‘Correspectividade na Lei dos Serviços Públicos Essenciais - os consumos mínimos e as taxas de disponibilidade’, 15 anos de Serviços Públicos Essenciais: problemas e desafios, 17 May 2012, Livraria Almedina Arrábida Shopping, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
19. ‘Serviços de Interesse Geral: a experiência portuguesa’, Colóquio sobre Direito Comercial e Internacional para os Países de Língua Portuguesa, 9 May 2012, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
18. ‘Responsabilidade por Produtos na Europa e na China’, Colóquio sobre Direito Comercial e Internacional para os Países de Língua Portuguesa, 9 May 2012, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
17. ‘Macau: um fórum para a arbitragem entre a China e o mundo lusófono’, Colóquio sobre Direito Comercial e Internacional para os Países de Língua Portuguesa, 8 May 2012, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
16. ‘Contratos de adesão: uma análise luso-chinesa’, Colóquio sobre Direito Comercial e Internacional para os Países de Língua Portuguesa, 8 May 2012, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
15. ‘The role of Macau in Sino-Lusophone Commercial Arbitration’, Master of Laws Seminar Series 2011-2012, 27 April 2012, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau
14. ‘The paradigm of legal capital: times of change in European Corporate Law?’, Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference 2012 – Corporate Law in Times of Change, 6 February 2012, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
13. ‘Contract Law’, Portuguese Bar Association, internship course 2011/2012 – 16-hour seminar, June 2011, Porto, Portugal
12. ‘Security of Obligations’, Portuguese Solicitors Chamber, internship course 2011/2012 – 12-hour seminar, April/June 2011, Porto, Portugal
11. ‘Consumer credit contracts’, Conferência organizada pela Delegação de São João da Madeira da Ordem dos Advogados, 6 December 2010, São João da Madeira, Portugal
10. ‘Responsabilidad por productos (product liability)’, Master Oficial de Derecho Privado, disciplina de “responsabilidade profissional” – Contratos e Direito de danos, 25 November 2010, Faculty of Law of the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
9. ‘Consumer credit contracts’, Conferência organizada pelo Conselho Distrital do Porto da Ordem dos Advogados, 28 October 2010, Porto, Portugal
8. ‘Wrongful life actions in Portugal’, Congresso “La prestación de servicios sanitários ante los retos del siglo XXI” (2ª edição), 9 September 2010, Faculty of Law of the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
7. ‘Consumer credit contracts’, Conferência organizada pela Delegação de Fafe da Ordem dos Advogados, 21 May 2010, Fafe, Portugal
6. ‘Essential public services law’, Conferência “Serviços Públicos Essenciais”, 25 September 2009, Barcelos, Portugal
5. ‘Los servicios sanitários en un entorno global: el caso português (medical contracts in Portugal)’, Congresso “La prestación de servicios sanitários ante los retos del siglo XXI”, 21 September 2009, Faculty of Law of the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
4. ‘As casas do Povo – associações de berço público’, Congresso Fundacións e realidade socio-económica: análise da cuestión, 6 April 2005, Faculty of Law of the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
3. ‘Caricatura e crimes contra a honra’, II congresso luso-brasileiro de estudos jornalísticos, 17 and 18 March 2005, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal
2. Programa de intercâmbio de docentes Erasmus, March 2005, Escola de Ciências Empresariais de Huesca – University of Zaragoza, Spain
1. ‘A Regulamentação do Trabalho’, 6 November 2004, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Barcelos, Portugal

Professional Service:

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer for Brazilian Journal of International Law
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of Arbitration for Revista Jurídica Portucalense / Portucalense Law Journal
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer for International Journal of Transitional Justice (published by Oxford University Press, indexed in Scopus and Social Science Citation Index)
  • Chair of the Organizing Committee, International Conference ‘Consumer Policy in a Comparative Perspective: New Challenges in Chinese, European, and International Law’, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau, 29-30 June 2017
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, ‘I Jornadas Internacionais de Resolução de Litígios de Consumo: Entre o Processo e a Arbitragem’, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Barcelos, Portugal, 30-31 March 2017
  • Chair of the Organizing Committee, Second International Conference Consumer Policy in China: New Trends and Challenges, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau, 6-7 December 2016
  • Chair of the Organizing Committee, International Conference Consumer Policy in China: New Trends and Challenges, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau, 16 December 2015
  • Member of the International Scientific Committee, International Conference Envisioning a Future without Food Waste and Food Poverty: Societal Challenges, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain, 17-18 November 2015

 

Memberships:

  • Portuguese Bar Association
  • Portuguese Arbitration Association
  • European Society of International Law
  • Asian Society of International Law
  • Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)
  • Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA)
  • ASA Below 40 (Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage)
  • International Association of Legal Ethics

 

Supervision of PhD/LLD Theses (ongoing):

  • Xueliang Ji (University of Macau), ‘Assessing the Convergence of International Taxation and Investment Laws: a Normative Analysis of Gaps, Overlaps and Emerging Issues’
  • Benjaporn Srinantawong (Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok) ‘Enhancing Thai Consumer Protection through a New Law on Consumer Guarantees and Remedies’.
  • Sattra Keawphang (Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok), ‘Legal Measures Concerning Juristic Persons Responsible for Environmental Pollution in Thailand’
  • Sarayuddha Rochanabuddhi (Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok), ‘Legal Issues posed by Arbitration of Intellectual Property Rights in Thailand’

 

Supervision of LLM Theses (completed):

  • Zhong Haojun (University of Macau), ‘Arbitration Clauses and their Design in Standard Form Contracts’ (2017)

 

Supervision of LLM Theses (ongoing):

  • Wang Wei (University of Macau), ‘Arbitrability of Intellectual Property Dispute in E-commerce’
  • Lin Xiaoying (University of Macau), ‘Objections to Arbitral Jurisdiction’

 

Previous Teaching Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (Portugal) 2003-2011
  • Assistant Professor, Infante D. Henrique Portucalense University (Portugal) 2009-2010

 

Related Experience:

  • Lawyer, Indaqua – Indústria e Gestão de Aguas, SA, Matosinhos (Portugal) 2008-2009
  • Lawyer, Aguiar Branco & Associados, Porto (Portugal) 2005-2008

 

Contact Details
Faculty of Law (FLL)
University of Macau, E32, 
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, 
Macau, China.

Room: 2022
Telephone: 88224077

E-mail address: fernandodsimoes@umac.mo