Dr Lu   Wang

Dr Lu Wang

PhD, University of Liverpool (UK), 2018

PhD, Xi'an Jiaotong University (China), 2017

LLM, Xi'an Jiaotong University (China), 2012

LLB, Xi'an Jiaotong University (China), 2010

Law & Justice
School of Private & Commercial Law

Dr Lu Wang is a Lecturer in Law and a member of the Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre. Her primary area of research interest is international and comparative economic law, with a particular focus on international investment law, international arbitration, State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and Chinese regulation of foreign trade and investment. 

Lu joined the UNSW Law & Justice after completing two PhDs from the University of Liverpool in the UK and Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. Before that, she worked as legal intern at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank Group (in 2017) and the Ministry of Commerce of China Department of Treaty and Law (in 2012). She was also a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge (in 2014). Currently, Lu serves as an Affiliated Expert of the Asia-Pacific FDI Network and works closely with international organisations and key actors involved in the field of foreign direct investment.

Lu has engaged in a few major research projects in China as a core investigator and has published on cutting-edge issues in international investment law and arbitration in a number of reputed international and domestic journals such as the ICSID Review, Columbia FDI Perspectives, The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, Studies in Law and Business (Fa Shang Yan Jiu, a CSSCI journal of China) and Legal Daily (the premier Chinese legal newspaper). She has previously served as a co-guest editor of the ICSID Review (published by the Oxford University Press) for its first Special Focus Issue on SOE and international investment law.

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Chinese Society of International Economic Law (CSIEL) Young Scholar Best Paper Award (First Prize), 2012

Chinese Society of International Economic Law (CSIEL) Young Scholar Best Paper Award (Second Prize), 2015

The University of Liverpool "Yu Scholar" & Yu Doctoral Scholarship, 2015-2017

China National Scholarship, 2008 & 2013


UNSW PVCE Digital Uplift Program: Course LAWS8365/JURD7765 Introduction to Chinese Regulation of International Business, Co-convenor, 2019

Key Research Project of the Ministry of Commerce of China: Key Issues in US-China BIT Negotiations, Core investigator, 2015

Youth Research Project of the National Social Science Foundation of China (NSSF): Studies on the Dispute Resolution Mechanism under the Investment Chapter of the TPP, Core investigator, 2014

Key Research Project of the Ministry of Commerce of China: The Handbook of Chinese Foreign Investment Treaty Negotiation, Core investigator, 2013


Law in the Global Context (LAWS2270/JURD7270)

Legal Research and Writing: Stage III

International Investment Law and Policy (LAWS3070)

International Investment Law (LAWS8079/JURD7479)

Intro to Chinese Regulation of International Business (LAWS8365/JURD7765)

Chinese Regulation of International Business (LAWS3157/JURD7657)

International Commercial Arbitration (LAWS8183/JURD7583)