Weiwei Zhang is a postdoctoral researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Weiwei’s current research focuses on international trade and investment law. Weiwei also lectures on trade in services at the IELPO LL.M. and the World Trade Institute. Weiwei’s previous experience includes working as a consultant to Sidley Austin LLP’s Geneva Office; as a project manager on the EU-China Trade Project to provide technical assistance relating to China's implementation of its WTO commitments; and as an intern at the Trade in Services Division of the WTO Secretariat. She also taught a graduate course on international trade and investment law at Tsinghua University. She obtained her PhD in International Law summa cum laude from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and holds a Master of Laws in International Economic Law and Policy as well as a Master of Economics.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- International Trade Law
- International Investment Law
Trade Disciplines with a Trapdoor: Contract Manufacturing (with Rudolf Adlung), Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 16, no. 2, June 2013;
FOG in GATS commitments – why WTO Members should care?, World Trade Review, Available on CJO 2012 doi:10.1017/S1474745611000486 (with Rudolf Adlung, Peter Morrisson, Martin Roy) [Also available as WTO Staff Working Paper ERSD-2011-04, 31 March 2011];
Reforming the Present International Legal Framework for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): Basic Elements for an Analytical and Policy Framework (co-author), Bocconi Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2570596, February 2015;
Government Procurement: The Question of the “Benifit” (with Fernando Pierola), Journal of WTO Focus (Chinese), Volume 6, December 2013;
The Blurring Boundaries between WTO Agreements: GATT, TRIMs and the SCM Agreement, Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), 4th Biennial Global Conference, 10-12 July 2014, Bern, Switzerland;
Entering into a New Generation of BITs? China in Context (conference paper), Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), 3rd Biennial Global Conference, 12-14 July 2012, Singapore;
Driving the GATS Forward: A Chinese Perspective, Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), 2nd Biennial Global Conference, July 8-10, 2010, Barcelona, Spain;
Amicus Curie Brief: Canada – Certain Measures Affecting the Renewable Energy Generation Sector (with Anastasia Smirnova, Pablo Bentes and Selina Bruderer), working paper, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI), The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, March 2012.