Associate Professor

LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (First Class Hons) (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Singapore Year Book of International Law
Head, Trade and Investment Law and Policy, Centre for International Law
Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6516-3623 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

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

International Economic Law (WTO, FTAs)
Investment Protection
Company Law
Corporate Governance

Subjects Taught

World Trade Law
Company Law
ASEAN Economic Law

Brief Biodata

Michael worked in Allen & Gledhill before joining NUS. He then started the first World Trade Law course and helped negotiate Singapore's early FTAs. He has been a consultant to the Singapore Government, the World Bank and the WTO. Michael has taught government officials in Asia and Latin America trade law and corporate governance. He also assisted the Singapore Company Law Reform and Frameworks Committee in 2001 with a major overhaul of corporate law and in 2008 was appointed to a Working Group of the Steering Committee to review of the Companies Act. Michael volunteers with NGOs and co-founded aidha, an NGO which provides financial education and microfinance opportunities for domestic migrant workers. He was the Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2007. He received the Teaching Excellence Award in 2007 and 2009 and the Inspiring Mentor Award in 2009. In 2009, he was an Emile Noel Fellow at NYU.

Representative Publications

1. Michael Ewing-Chow, "Investor Protection in Free Trade Agreements : Lessons from North America". Singapore Journal of International & Comparative Law 5 (2001) 748

2. Michael Ewing-Chow "Southeast Asia and Free Trade Agreements: WTO Plus or Bust?" Singapore Year Book of International Law VIII (2004) 193

3. Michael Ewing-Chow "First Do No Harm: Rethinking Trade Sanctions and Human Rights in the context of Myanmar and the WTO" Journal of International Human Rights (2007)

4. Michael Ewing-Chow "Thesis, Antithesis and Synthesis: Investor Protection in BITs, WTO and FTAs” University of New South Wales Law Journal (2007)

5. Meetings in Walter Woon on Company Law (3rd ed.,Tan Cheng Han ed. 2005)

6. Tjio and Ewing-Chow, "Providing Assistance for Financial Assistance". Singapore Journal of Legal Studies (2006) 465

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