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I am Chair in International and Business Law, University of Portsmouth, UK. (2004 - ongoing). I am the founding Professor of Law and Director of Research & Postgraduate Research Degrees, Portsmouth Faculty of Business and Law. Before moving to the Chair at the University of Portsmouth, I taught at Kent Law School, University of Kent, UK as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Law (1993-2004).

I have been a Visiting Professor of Law (International Commercial Arbitration), Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario, Canada (2007-2008) and have also held honorary visiting academic positions at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Dundee, Kent and London. I also worked as a Research Fellow at the Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands. I am a Council Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, Paris, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London, a member of the International Law Association (ILA), British and Bangladesh ILA branches, ILA International Committee on International Commercial Arbitration and also a member of two Specialist Groups of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) (ie, Human Rights and the Environment & Energy Law and Climate Change). I am a founding member of the IDR GROUP (international dispute resolution specialists).

Research Interests

I have been the Editor, and Consultant Editor on the International Editorial/Advisory Boards of a number of reputable international legal periodicals including MJIEL, OGEL, TDM. I have extensively published in the areas of International Law, International Business Law, International Energy Law, International Investment Law and International Commercial Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. My research project on stability in international energy contracts commissioned by the AIPN is published on the AIPN website and also published in the Journal of World Energy Law and Business, Oxford University Press, 2008. I am entered in the latest edition of WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD (Marquis Who's Who).

Current research interests

Public International Law, International and European Business Law; International Law of Foreign Investment, International Energy and Natural Resources Law; International Economic Law & WTO Law; International Commercial Arbitration; Globalization and International Law, Transnational Commercial Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution in International Business; International Development Law and Sustainable Development, Global Climate Change, Energy security and International Law; South Asian Law; Commercial Dispute Resolution in Asia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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