Dr. Julien Chaisse serves as PIL Advisory Group’s local liaison for clients and prospective clients in the Asia Pacific region who are interested or engaged in cross-border trade, investment, and other international export and investment transactions in Asia. Julien regularly serves as an adviser to major international corporations, including foreign governments, biotech companies, technology and manufacturing based companies, and natural resource companies.

Julien’s practice focuses on a broad range of arbitration, litigation, government, and multi-jurisdictional legal matters particularly in the areas of foreign investment, international trade, green technology, biotechnology, hotels, and public utilities. He advises local and international clients on a diverse range of matters including international economic law, including treaty negotiations, investment and trade litigation. Julien teaches international law of foreign investment and transnational legal problems law at the City University of Hong Kong, School of Law. Prior to his relocation in Asia, Julien worked at the World Trade Institute in Switzerland from 2006 to 2009. Before joining academia, he served in New Delhi with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Julien is very active within the international trade law arena. In addition to scholarly work, Julien has wide experience as a practitioner, and is engaged as expert, counsel and arbitrator in transnational dispute settlement. Apart from acting as mediator/arbitrator in various cases, Julien is a sought-after consultant/expert to international organizations, governments, law firms, and private investors. Julien is an active member of the World Economic Forum (“Global Future Council on International Trade and Investment” and “Tax and Globalization Working Group”). He also is an advisor & partner to the United Nations ARTNET on FDI, member of the Academic Forum on ISDS, and Advisory board member of the Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL).

Dr. Chaisse is based in Hong Kong and travels frequently to client and partner locations.

Areas of Expertise
  • International Trade
  • WTO
  • International Investment
  • International Business Law
  • International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution


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