Fernando Dias Simões

Senior Research Associate

Professor Dias Simões is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)

Professor Dias Simões is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong since January 2019. Before joining CUHK, Professor Dias Simões taught for 14 years in universities in Macau and Portugal; in addition, he practiced in a major law firm and served as in-house counsel to a water concessionaire company in his native Portugal. His research interests include international adjudication (in particular, commercial and investment arbitration), investment law, and comparative contract law.

Academic qualifications

PhD, Faculty of Law of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

LLM, University of Glasgow School of Law (United Kingdom)

LLB, Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (Portugal)

 

Teaching Area

Graduate Courses:

– Contract Law (Master and Postgraduate Programme in International Business Law)

– Dispute Resolution (Master and Postgraduate Programme in International Business Law)

– Commercial Contracts (Master and Postgraduate Programme in International Business Law)

– Resolution of International Commercial Disputes (Master of Law in European Union Law, in International Law and in Comparative Law)

Undergraduate Courses:

Business Law

Business Law II

 

Other roles:

Member of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Law.

 

Research Areas

Commercial Contracts

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Consumer Law

Professional liability insurance

Product liability

 

Research groups, grants & fellowships

MemberAsia WTO Research Network (AWRN)

Rapporteur, Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) (Oxford University Press and Manchester International Law Centre)

May 2015-May 2018 – Principal Investigator, research project ‘Consumer Policy in China: Protecting the Citizens, Strengthening the Domestic Market and Building an Ecological Civilization’, Multi-Year Research Grant, Level 4, University of Macau.

May 2017 – Academic Staff Mobility Grant, Merging Voices Project, European Programme Erasmus+, University of Porto, Portugal.

October 2015 – December 2016 – Research Unit Coordinator at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) European Commission, 7° Framework Programme, Marie Curie People, International     Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2012. Project title submitted: “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental industries” (POREEN). The project has been approved and funded by the EU commission in April 2012 for four years duration January 2013-December 2016.

July 2015 – December 2016 – Research Unit Coordinator at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) European Commission, 7° Framework Programme, Marie Curie People, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2012. Project title submitted: “Liberalism In Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) – Assessing the Socio-Cultural and Politico-Legal Dimensions of the Differences in Terms of Interpretation and Enforcement of Economic, Social and Environmental Rights in Europe and China. The project has been approved and funded by the EU commission in April 2012 for four years duration January 2013-December 2016.

July – August 2015  EU Commission Marie Curie Fellow at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China within the European Commission, 7° Framework Programme, Marie Curie People, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2012. Project title submitted: “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental industries” (POREEN).

June 2015 – Visiting Scholar, School of Law, Emory University, Atlanta (Georgia, United States of America).

July-August 2014 – EU Commission Marie Curie Fellow at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China within the European Commission, 7° Framework Programme, Marie Curie People, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2012. Project title submitted: “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental industries” (POREEN). The partners in China are: Beijing Normal University (BNU) in China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), East-China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in China, Tongji University of Shanghai (TUS) in China. The project has been approved and funded by the EU commission in April 2012 for four years duration January 2013-December 2016.Since July 2014 – Senior Research Fellow at University Institute of European Studies – IUSE, Turin (Italy)Since July 2014 – Senior Research Associate at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable DevelopmentJune 2014 – Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal (Quebec, Canada).2013 – Institute of European Studies of Macau – Asia-Europe Comparative Studies Research Project. Theme:  Macau as a seat for arbitration between China, Europe and Portuguese Speaking Countries”.July 2012 – Fellow for the Summer 2012 workshop of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism (NIFTEP) Banff Centre, Banff ( Alberta, Canada).2010-2011 – Research grant from Fundación Mapfre: “Ayudas a la Investigación en Seguros y Gerencia de Riesgos 2009”, in colaboration with Professora Doutora Belén Trigo García – Faculty of Law of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Theme: “Lawyers liability insurance”.

Member of the Scientific Committee of gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development

 

Honors & Awards

First Prize for Best Monograph, Outstanding Achievement Award for Macao Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Macau Foundation, Social Sciences in China Press and Guangdong Social Sciences Association, November 2015.

Best Paper Prize – 12th Asian Law Institute Conference ‘Law 2.0 – New Challenges in Asia’, 21-22 May 2015, College of Law, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Professional Service

Ad Hoc Reviewer for Brazilian Journal of International Law

Ad Hoc Reviewer for International Journal of Transitional Justice (published by Oxford University Press, indexed in Scopus and Social Science Citation Index)

Member of the Scientific Committee of Arbitration for Revista Jurídica Portucalense / Portucalense Law Journal

Chair of the Organizing Committee, International Conference ‘Consumer Policy in a Comparative Perspective: New Challenges in Chinese, European, and International Law’, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau, 29-30 June 2017

Member of the Scientific Committee, ‘I Jornadas Internacionais de Resolução de Litígios de Consumo: Entre o Processo e a Arbitragem’, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Barcelos, Portugal, 30-31 March 2017

Chair of the Organizing Committee, Second International Conference Consumer Policy in China: New Trends and Challenges, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau, 6-7 December 2016

Chair of the Organizing Committee, International Conference Consumer Policy in China: New Trends and Challenges, Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, Macau, 16 December 2015

Member of the International Scientific Committee, International Conference Envisioning a Future without Food Waste and Food Poverty: Societal Challenges, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain, 17-18 November 2015

 

Professional and Community Memberships:

Member of the European Society of International Law

Member of the Asian Society of International Law

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association

Member of the Portuguese Arbitration Association

Member of the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA)

Member of the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)

Member of the Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)

Member of ASA Below 40 (Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage)

Member of the International Association of Legal Ethics

Member of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (EurSafe)

Member of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society

 

Awards:

“Contos de Verão” Contest, Blitz Newspaper, 2001

6º Young Journalism National Contest, 1997 (Trip to Macau, China and Hong Kong).

25th Young Letter Contest (CTT Portugal), 1996 (1st place)

“África in Portugal” Contest, “Regresso das Caravelas” Association , 1996 (1st place)

DNJovem collaborator (1993-2003) – Diário de Notícias (Lisboa, Portugal)

 

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Selected Works

Social Science Research Network

Research Gate

Chinese Investment in Southern Africa with a Macanese Accent?

Dias Simões, Fernando, Chinese Investment in Southern Africa with a Macanese Accent? (September 1, 2013). in Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2012, André du Pisani, Gerhard Erasmus and Trudi Hartzenberg (Eds), Trade Law Centre (Tralac), Stellenbosch, 2013, pp. 232-250.

Paternalism and Health Law: Legal Promotion of a Healthy Lifestyle

Dias Simões, Fernando, Paternalism and Health Law: Legal Promotion of a Healthy Lifestyle (September 1, 2013). European Journal of Risk Regulation, issue 3, 2013, pp. 347-363.

Ethics and Consumerism: Legal Promotion of Ethical Consumption?

Dias Simões, Fernando, Ethics and Consumerism: Legal Promotion of Ethical Consumption? (September 2013). in The ethics of consumption – the citizen, the market and the law, Helena Röcklinsberg and Per Sandin (Eds), Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2013, pp. 141-146.

Private Labels and Products Liability: Hypermarkets as Apparent Producers

Dias Simões, Fernando, Private Labels and Products Liability: Hypermarkets as Apparent Producers (2013). Juridical Review, part 3, 2013, pp. 469-481.

Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Macau

Dias Simões, Fernando, Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Macau (June 2014). Hong Kong Law Journal, vol. 44, part 2, 2014, pp. 563-587.

Commercial Arbitration in the Portuguese-Speaking World: Opportunities and Challenges

Dias Simões, Fernando, Commercial Arbitration in the Portuguese-Speaking World: Opportunities and Challenges (June 2014). Young Arbitration Review, edition 14, 2014, pp. 30-33.

Standard Contracts in the Trade between China and Mozambique

Dias Simões, Fernando, Standard Contracts in the Trade between China and Mozambique (Os Contratos De Adesão Nas Relações Comerciais Entre a China E Moçambique) (June 2014). in Wei Dan, Orquídea Massarongo Jona (eds.), Questões Jurídicas Contemporâneas relativas ao Comércio e Investimento China-África, Almedina, 2014, pp. 41-63.

Powered by Expertise: Selecting Arbitrators in Energy Disputes

Dias Simões, Fernando, Powered by Expertise: Selecting Arbitrators in Energy Disputes (October 19, 2015). Journal of World Energy Law & Business, 8(6), 2015, pp. 501-520.

Law and Language in Timor-Leste: Bridging the Divide

Dias Simões, Fernando, Law and Language in Timor-Leste: Bridging the Divide (2015). Contemporary Southeast Asia, 37 (3), 2015, pp. 381-405.

Institutional Culture in International Arbitration

Dias Simões, Fernando, Institutional Culture in International Arbitration (2016). Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 27(3), 2016, pp. 188-197.

Consumer Behavior and Sustainable Development in China: The Role of Behavioral Sciences in Environmental Policymaking

Dias Simões, Fernando, Consumer Behavior and Sustainable Development in China: The Role of Behavioral Sciences in Environmental Policymaking (September 2016). Sustainability, 8(9), advance access published in 6 September 2016, doi:10.3390/su8090897.

The Role of Investment Arbitration in Water Services Governance

Dias Simões, Fernando, The Role of Investment Arbitration in Water Services Governance (2016). Water Policy, available online 28 November 2016, wp2016032; DOI: 10.2166/wp.2016.032.

The Language of International Arbitration

Dias Simões, Fernando, The Language of International Arbitration (2017). Conflict Resolution Quarterly, available online 9 January 2017, DOI: 10.1002/crq.21191.

Amicus Curiae in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Dias Simões, Fernando, Amicus Curiae in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (2017). American Business Law Journal, 54(1), 2017, pp. 161-238.

The Erosion of the Concept of Public Service in Water Concessions – Evidence from Investor-State Arbitration

Dias Simões, Fernando, The Erosion of the Concept of Public Service in Water Concessions – Evidence from Investor-State Arbitration (2017). in Julien Chaisse (ed.), The Regulation of the Global Water Services Market, Cambridge University Press, 2017, pp. 70-90.

From Consumer Law to Consumer Ethics

Dias Simões, Fernando, From Consumer Law to Consumer Ethics (Do Direito Do Consumidor À Ética De Consumo) (2014). Boletim da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Macau, Ano XVIII, No. 35, pp. 193-199, 2014.

Inclusion of Standard Clauses in Adhesion Contracts: A Luso-Chinese Comparison

Dias Simões, Fernando, Inclusão de Cláusulas em Contratos de Adesão: Uma Comparação Luso-Chinesa (Inclusion of Standard Clauses in Adhesion Contracts: A Luso-Chinese Comparison) (2013). Boletim da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Macau, No. 32, pp. 47-72, 2013.

Supply Contracts in the Supermarket Industry

Dias Simões, Fernando, O Contrato De Fornecimento Na Grande Distribuição Retalhista (Supply Contracts in the Supermarket Industry) (2016). in António Pinto Monteiro (ed.), Temas de Direito dos Contratos, vol. II, Rei dos Livros, 2016, pp. 38-62.

Portuguese-Speaking Africa and the Lusophone Legal System: All in the Family?

Dias Simões, Fernando, Portuguese-Speaking Africa and the Lusophone Legal System: All in the Family? (February 20, 2017). African Studies, available online 20 February 2017.

When Green Incentives Go Pale: Investment Arbitration and Renewable Energy Policymaking

Dias Simões, Fernando, When Green Incentives Go Pale: Investment Arbitration and Renewable Energy Policymaking (2017). Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, 45(2), 2017, pp. 251-285.

Myopic Amici? The Participation of Non-Disputing Parties in ICSID Arbitration

Dias Simões, Fernando, Myopic Amici? The Participation of Non-Disputing Parties in ICSID Arbitration (June 2017). North Carolina Journal of International Law (Forthcoming).

Charanne and Construction Investments v. Spain: Legitimate Expectations and Investments in Renewable Energy

Dias Simões, Fernando, Charanne and Construction Investments v. Spain: Legitimate Expectations and Investments in Renewable Energy (June 2017). Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law, Forthcoming .

Friends with Benefits? Amicus Curiae in the TPP Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism

Dias Simões, Fernando, Friends with Benefits? Amicus Curiae in the TPP Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism (June 2017). in Julien Chaisse, Henry Gao, and Chang-fa Lo (eds.), Paradigm Shift in the Rule Making of International Economic Law (Springer, 2017 Forthcoming).

A Dispute Resolution Centre for the BRICS?

Dias Simões, Fernando, A Dispute Resolution Centre for the BRICS? (June 2017). in Rostam J. Neuwirth, Alexandr Svetlicinii and Denis de Castro Halis (eds.), The BRICS-Lawyers’ Guide to Global Cooperation (Cambridge University Press, 2017 Forthcoming).

Transparency in European Trade Policymaking: The TTIP Negotiations as a Case Study

Dias Simões, Fernando, Transparency in European Trade Policymaking: The TTIP Negotiations as a Case Study (June 1, 2017). Katia Fach Gómez (ed.) La Política de la Unión Europea en Materia de Derecho de las Inversions Internacionales. EU Policy on International Investment Law, Bosch Editor, 2017, pp. 351-374.

The European Parliament's Oversight Powers Over Trade and Investment Negotiations

Dias Simões, Fernando, The European Parliament's Oversight Powers Over Trade and Investment Negotiations (2017). European Investment Law and Arbitration Review (2017, Forthcoming).

A Guardian and a Friend? The European Commission's Participation in Investment Arbitration

Dias Simões, Fernando, A Guardian and a Friend? The European Commission's Participation in Investment Arbitration (June 2017). Michigan State International Law Review, 25(2), 2017, pp. 233-303.

Harmonisation of Arbitration Laws in the Asia-Pacific: Trendy or Necessary?

Dias Simões, Fernando, Harmonisation of Arbitration Laws in the Asia-Pacific: Trendy or Necessary? (2015). Chapter 11 in: Muruga Perumal Ramaswamy and João Ribeiro (eds.), Trade Development through Harmonization of Commercial Law, UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, New Zealand Association for Comparative Law, pp. 217-231, 2015.

The Civil Liability of Law Firms in Portugal

Dias Simões, Fernando, A Responsabilidade Civil das Sociedades de Advogados em Portugal (The Civil Liability of Law Firms in Portugal) (August 13, 2008). Dereito – Revista Xurídica da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Vol. 17, No. 1 (2008), pp. 5-23.

Wrongful life? On Wrongful Life Actions and the Dignity of Human Life (Vida indevida? As acções por wrongful life e a dignidade da vida humana)

Dias Simões, Fernando, Wrongful life? On Wrongful Life Actions and the Dignity of Human Life (Vida indevida? As acções por wrongful life e a dignidade da vida humana) (August 13, 2012). Tékhne – Revista de Estudos Politécnicos, vol. VIII, n.º 13, July 2010, pp. 187-203.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2128605
  • ‍Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Consumer Law
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Product liability

Consumer Policy in China: New Trends and Challenges

Faculty of Law of the University of Macau (Building E32), Room G020
December 6, 2016

Chinese Ecological Civilization and Western Concept

Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), Beijing, China
August 1, 2014