Prof Asif H Qureshi

Emeritus Professor

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Biography

Emeritus Professor of International Economic Law University of Manchester
Barrister; LL.B (Lond); LL.M (LSE, University of London); PhD (LSE, University of London)

Positions held currently:

  • Tenured Professor Korea University Law School South Korea since 2012
  • Barrister: Quadrant Chambers, 10 Fleet Street, London, UK.
  • Advocate Sindh High Court, Pakistan (2008)
  • Member of the Roster of WTO Non-Governmental Panelists eligible for Panel service, appointed by the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
  • Appointed as an Arbitrator to the Panel of International Arbitrators -- Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
  • Appointed as an International Mediator on Panel at Korean International Mediation Centre
  • Member of the International Law Committee on Rule of Law and International Investment
  • Member of the International Law Study Group on International Taxation
  • Member of Korean Society of International Law
  • Member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
  • Editor-in-Chief: Manchester Journal of International Economic Law
  • Honorary Citizen Seoul, South Korea 
  • Member of editorial board of several International Law Journals.


Visiting Professor positions held:

  • University of California, Irvine Law School, (Fall 2019)
  • Sorbonne,Paris One (2017)
  • Far Eastern Federal University, Russia, (2017 & 2018)
  • IMF Legal Department (2016)
  • University of Qatar (2012)
  • University of Korea (2012) 
  • University of Lausanne, Law School,Switzerland (Nov 2010)
  • Tsinghua Law School, Tsinghua University, Beijing,China (2009 and 2010)
  • China-EU School of Law, Beijing, China (May 2009)
  • Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia (2008-2009)
  • Visiting Professor (Honorary), University of Middlesex, UK (2007-2010)
  • University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (May 2006)
  • Osaka University, Japan (November 2005)
  • University of Malaya, Malaysia (July 2005)
  • Fudan Law School, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (2003)
  • Visiting Scholar, Yale Law School, Yale University, US (1992)

Consultancy:
Assisted and advised Pakistan and Cambodia on their Trade Remedies' Legislation. Consultant to and for various governments and international organisations on WTO law generally: South Korea (2012),Pakistan (1998, 2000, 2003), Saudi-Arabia (2001);GCC (1987); UNDP(1998); Asian Development Bank (2000); UNCTAD (2001); Commonwealth Secretariat (2001, 2002, 2003); Islamic Development Bank (1999); CTLD (2003); ICTSD (2003); and the WTO (1999, 2004); Cambodia (2005); European Commission (2009).


Visiting Lectures:
Lectured to government officials from developing countries variously - including, as part of a WTO team on WTO law in Tunisia and Pakistan; as part of a team organised by the University of Amsterdam, at the Ethiopian Civil Service College, Ethiopia, on international trade and investment; in Cambodia at the Ministry of Commerce as part of a project funded by the European Union; in Pakistan at the Ministry of Commerce as part of a UNDP funded project; and at the WTO Centre in Shanghai, China. In addition, he has given guest/key note lectures in various universities and organisations - including in Poland, Korea, France, China, USA, Pakistan, Indonesia; Germany; Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan and the UK.

 

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Teaching whilst at Manchester: 

International Economic Law (particularly WTO Law) , Public International Law and International Fiscal Law

He has supervised several research candidates - especially in the field of International Economic Law.

Member of Professional Organisations:
Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn; Sindh High Court Bar Association; International Law Association, International Fiscal Association.

Administrative Positions held at University of Manchester:
He was formerly Director of External Relations in the Law School. Previously he has been Director of Postgraduate Studies and Director of Accounting and Law in the Law School.

Resided in: China, Tunisia, Saudi-Arabia, Pakistan and South Korea.

Media experience: UK, South Korea and Pakistan. Can be contacted by email.

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