First CLD Research Briefs Published

July 15, 2019


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The CLD project is engaging with a number of Research Associates to help build a broader network of scholars working and sharing information on the state of the field. A series of Research Briefs has been initiated to kick-start this process, with Research Associates writing about current topics and specific aspects of their research related to the legal and regulatory challenges to Chinese outbound capital in developing states, including the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

The first set of seven Research Briefs, covering a very wide range of topics, is now available.


  • Investment Arbitration under OHADA Law: Advantages for Chinese Investments in Africa, Justin Monsenepwo, University of Würzburg
  • Is the AIIB a Challenger or Harmonizer?, Steven Wang, Harvard Law School
  • Facilitating Migration of “Talented Human Resources” (Rencai) along the Belt and Road Initiative, Eva Lena Richter, University of Cologne
  • BRITACOM: A New Multilateral Tax Administration Cooperation Mechanism under the Belt and Road Initiative, Zhang Mujun, Renmin University of China Law School
  • Chinese Weaponized Investments and the Rise of Screening Mechanisms in Europe, Maria Adele Carrai, KU Leuven and Harvard University
  • The Role of PRC Lawyers and Law Firms in Chinese Outbound Initiatives, Lawrence J. Liu, Yale Law School and UC Berkeley
  • Update on the China International Commercial Court, Matthew S. Erie, University of Oxford