Prof Bryan Mercurio

Chair Professor & Outstanding Fellow

Faculty of Law, CUHK

Prof Bryan Mercurio is Chair Professor and Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Specializing in international economic law, Professor Mercurio is a leading expert in the intersection between trade law and intellectual property rights. His work also frequently deals with free trade agreements, dispute settlement and increasingly international investment law. Professor Mercurio is co-author of one of the most widely used case books on WTO law (Hart Publishing, 2018, 3rd ed) and co-editor of the leading collection on bilateral and regional trade agreements (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed, 2016). Prior to relocating to Hong Kong in 2007, Professor Mercurio taught in the faculty of law at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He has held visiting positions at a number of institutions in Asia, Europe and North America and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School.

Prior to academia, Professor Mercurio worked in government as a trade policy officer, served as a trade negotiator and practiced international trade, intellectual property and commercial law in the United States and Australia. He remains a frequent consultant and advisor to governments, industry associations and law firms on a wide range of trade and investment matters. Recent consultations include the WIPO, United Kingdom, European Union, ASEAN and Thailand.

An active participant in a number of associations, he was a member of the founding committee and served on the inaugural Executive Board of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), a founding member of the SIEL Intellectual Property Law Network, a founding member of the Asian International Economic Law Network and is a Member for Hong Kong in the Asian WTO Research Network. In 2010 he authored the case for the ELSA WTO Moot Court Competition and from 2013-2016 served as a member of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development/World Economic Forum E15 Expert Working Group on Trade and Innovation.