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 Chinese University of Hong Kong. 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 extremely 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 also regularly invited to provide legal advice and training courses on cutting-edge issues of international economic law for international organizations, governments, multinational law firms and private investors, including Ernst & Young, Deloitte U.S., Maxwell Stamp, the United Nations ESCAP and ITC, World Trade Organization, ASEAN Secretariat, European Commission, Asian Development Bank, numbers of European countries and ASEAN member states.

In 2016, Julien was appointed a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Trade and Investment Global Council which is made up of 15-20 experts, who come together to provide interdisciplinary thinking, stimulate dialogue, shape agendas and drive initiatives to reform the rules on trade and investment. Julien also is a member of the ICANN Working Group that is conducting a revision al all rights protection mechanisms in all generic top-level domains (gTLDs).

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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