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
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board of the Asian International Arbitration Journal
Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6516-4273 
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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

Public International Law
State Responsibility
International Investment Law
Investment Contracts
Investor Accountability
Comparative Law

Subjects Taught

International Investment Law and Arbitration
International Contract Law: Principles and Practice

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. She is the first person to contribute in English, French, and Mandarin to the United Nations Audiovisual Library on International Law Lecture Series.

Representative Publications

1. "The Creation of Elusive Investor Responsibility" (2019) American Journal of International Law (forthcoming).

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

3. "Circumstantial Indicia in Treaty Interpretation" (2018) 33(1) ICSID Review - FILJ 67-73.

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

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

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

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