NUS Law welcomes Visiting Professors – February 2019

L-R: Associate Professor Iddo Porat, Professor David Tan (Vice Dean (Academic Affairs), NUS Law) and Professor Graeme Austin

NUS Law welcomes our Visiting Faculty for Semester Two of the Academic Year 2018-19.

Graeme Austin (Public & Private Copyright International Law)
Visiting Professor

Professor Graeme Austin is Chair of Private Law and Associate Dean of Learning & Teaching at Victoria University of Wellington. He is also Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne. He returned to Australasia in 2010, after serving for nearly ten years as a tenured professor at the University of Arizona, most recently as the J Byron McCormick Professor of Law, where he co-convened the Intellectual Property programme.

He has been a visiting professor at Wuhan University, the University of Western Ontario, and as the Yong Shook Lin Professor of Intellectual Property at NUS. His scholarship has been published in the Law Quarterly Review, NYU’s Annual Survey of American Law, the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, and the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. He is the author (with Larry Helfer at Duke) of Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Mapping the Global Interface (Cambridge 2011), on which his 2017 NUS course was based.

Moshe Cohen-Eliya (Comparative Human Rights Law)
Visiting Professor

Professor Moshe Cohen-Eliya is the President of the College of Law and Business. Prior to his service as the President, he was the Dean of the Law School at the College (2010-2015). He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the journal Law & Ethics of Human Rights (2007-2012); the founder and co-chair of the Israeli chapter of International Constitutional Law Society (ICON-S); and the founder of the Israeli junior law faculty workshops.

Professor Cohen-Eliya graduated from the Hebrew University, magna cum laude (1993); earned his LL.D. from the Hebrew University (direct track) (2000); did his Post-Doctorate at Harvard Law School as a fellow with the Human Rights Program (2002-2003); and was a faculty fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University (2009-2010). Prior to joining the faculty (2000), he worked as a lawyer for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (1994-1999) during this period he appeared before the Israeli Supreme Court in constitutional cases.

Franco Ferrari (Conflict of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration)
Visiting Professor

Professor Franco Ferrari is a Professor of Law and Director of Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law at the NYU School of Law. He was most recently a Chaired Professor of International Law at Verona University in Italy. Previously, he was a Chaired Professor of Comparative Law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and the University of Bologna in Italy.
Professor Franco Ferrari has taught classes on the Private International Law, International Civil Litigation, International Commercial Sales, International Commercial Arbitration, Law of Obligations, Comparative Legal Systems, Comparative Law of Torts, Comparative Law of Contracts, Comparative Private Law, Uniform Law, International Business Transactions, and Forum Shopping.

Bernard Hanotiau (Complex Arbitrations: Multiparty - Multicontract)
Visiting Professor

Professor Bernard Hanotiau is a member of the Brussels and Paris Bars. Since 1978, Professor Hanotiau has been actively involved in more than 500 international arbitration cases as party-appointed arbitrator, chairman, sole arbitrator, counsel and expert in all parts of the world.

Professor Hanotiau is Professor Emeritus of the Law School of Louvain University (Belgium). He is a member of the ICCA Governing Board and of the Council of the ICC Institute and a member of the ICC International Arbitration Commission. He is also a former Vice-President of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (Dallas) and a former Vice-President of the LCIA Court. He is a member of the Court of Arbitration of SIAC and of the Governing Board of DIAC (Dubai). He is the author of Complex Arbitrations: Multiparty, Multicontract, Multi-issue and Class Actions (Kluwer, 2006) and of more than 120 articles, most of them relating to international commercial law and arbitration. In March 2011, Professor Hanotiau received the GAR “Arbitrator of the Year” award. In April 2016, he also received the Who’s Who Legal “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration award.

Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler (Current Challenges to Investment Arbitration)
Visiting Professor

Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler practises international commercial, investment and sports arbitration. She is regularly ranked among the top arbitrators worldwide; a study of investment arbitration released in 2016 concluded that she was the “most influential arbitrator in the world”. Gabrielle is also a Professor at Geneva University Law School and the founder of the Geneva LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), a joint programme of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and Geneva Law School. She is further the President of the Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS). She teaches international arbitration law and heads a number of research projects in this area.

Among other positions, Professor Gabrielle is President of ICCA since April 2018. She is also Honorary President of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and was ASA President from 2001 to 2005. She is further a founder of the FIAA and the President of its Advisory Board, and a former member of the ICC Court, LCIA Court, and AAA Board. She was and is a member of the Swiss delegation to UNCITRAL Working Group II on transparency, and to Working Group III on the reform of investor-state arbitration, for which she co-authored two CIDS reports.

Iddo Porat (Comparative Human Rights Law)
Visiting Associate Professor

Associate Professor Iddo Porat is an Associate Professor of Law at the College of Law and Business, Israel. He specialises in constitutional law, comparative constitutional law and legal theory. He graduated from the Hebrew University, clerked at the Israeli Supreme Court, and earned his Masters and Doctoral degrees from Stanford University. He is a recurring visiting professor at San Diego Law School, and has been a Senior Fellow at the Center for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Melbourne Law School in 2017-2018. His co-authored book is Proportionality and Constitutional Culture (CUP, 2013) (with Moshe Cohen-Eliya).