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Bryan Mercurio

Hong Kong

Areas of expertise

  • International trade law
  • International investment law
  • Trade aspects of intellectual property rights
  • Trade in services
  • International business law
  • Dispute settlement
  • Trade and public health


Bryan Mercurio is the Simon F.S. Li Professor of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Bryan specialises in international economic law (IEL), with particular expertise in the intersection between trade law and intellectual property rights, free trade agreements, trade in services, dispute settlement and increasingly international investment law.

Bryan has worked both in government and private practice, and has served as a consultant and advisor to governments, industry associations and law firms on a wide range of trade and investment matters. He has extensive experience in negotiating free trade agreements and in assisting governments with the technical aspects of drafting services schedules for market access commitments and reservations.

Bryan is the author of approximately 100 publications, including one of the most widely used textbooks on WTO law and the leading collection on bilateral and regional trade agreements. His most recent monograph explores the international and domestic framework for pharmaceutical patent law and policy.

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