HO Qing Ying, Jean

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Cambridge); Maîtrise en Droit (Panthéon-Sorbonne), LL.M. (NYU), LL.B. (NUS), Attorney & Counselor-at-Law (New York), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, Investment Treaty Forum, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Member, UNIDROIT Working Group on Agricultural Land Investment Contracts
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Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

State Contracts
International Investment Law
Public International Law
Comparative Law

Subjects Taught

Government Contracts: Int'l & Comparative Perspectives
Arbitration of Investment Disputes

Brief Biodata

Dr. Ho lectures and supervises on diverse aspects of international investment law. The principal areas of her research are the law of State responsibility, the law of treaties, and investment contracts. Dr. Ho is the first academic in the history of the Faculty to graduate with honours from l'Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, topping her class in several courses including Droit des Contrats, Droit de la Responsabilité Civile, and Droit des Sociétés. She is also the first Singaporean to be awarded a placement with the Conseil d'Etat in Paris, an honour normally reserved for foreign judges. Prior to academia, Dr. Ho specialised in investor-State disputes at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Fluent in French and Mandarin, she now divides her time between Singapore, London, Paris and Washington D.C.

Representative Publications

1. State Responsibility for Breaches of Investment Contracts (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018) 300pp.

2. "Investment Protection Under Successive Treaties" (2017) 32(1) ICSID Review - FILJ pp. 58-91.

3. "Internationalisation and State Contracts: Are State Contracts the Future or the Past?" in C.L. Lim (ed), Alternative Visions in the International Law on Foreign Investment: Essays in Honour of M Sornarajah (Cambridge University Press 2016) pp. 377-402.

4. "Unraveling the Lex Causae in Investment Claims" (2014) 15 Journal of World Investment & Trade pp. 757-778.

5. "Singapore" in Chester Brown (ed), Oxford Commentaries on International Law - Commentaries on Selected Model Investment Treaties (Oxford University Press 2013) pp. 623-650.

6. "The Meaning of 'Investment' in ICSID Arbitrations" (2010) 26(4) Arbitration International pp. 633-648.

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