Advisory Board Member
Asian Academy of International Law

Associate Professor,
School of Law, Tsinghua University

Dr Willems is an Associate Professor at Tsinghua University, School of Law. Her research interests are international investment law and international arbitration. Her publications include Party Autonomy and the Selection of Non-State Norms in International Commercial Contracts, HKLJ 2018 Vol. 48-3 951-991; “The Arbitrator’s Jurisdiction at Risk: The Case of Hybrid and Asymmetrical Arbitration Agreements” in The Powers and Duties of an Arbitrator, Kluwer (2017); “Investment Disputes under China’s BITs: Jurisdiction with Chinese Characteristics?” in Investment Law and Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific, CUP (2019); The Settlement of Investor State Disputes and China: New Developments on ICSID Jurisdiction, SCJIL&B, Vol. 8 (2011) 1-62; Sino-Foreign Joint Ventures Contract Disputes before International Arbitrators [In French: Les contrats de joint ventures sino-étrangères devant l’arbitre international], Larcier (2015) etc. She is an expert in international investment and commercial arbitration, acting in a wealth of cases globally as the chair, counsel and arbitrator in commercial arbitrations, including ICC, HKIAC, CIETAC, BAC and UNCITRAL Rules. She also served as counsel for the State in Sanum v Lao PDR (PRC-Laos BIT); Lao Holdings v Lao PDR (Netherland-Laos BIT). She is an accredited arbitrator of SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, Beijing Arbitration Commission, and CAA (Taipei).

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