Dr. James J. Nedumpara is a Professor and Head of the Centre for International Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) established by the Government of India at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). In this capacity he advises the government on various aspects relating to international trade and investment law. He is currently on leave from Jindal Global Law School where he joined as a founding faculty member. James has several years of experience in the field of international trade and economic law and has worked with leading law firms, corporate firms and also UNCTAD’s India programme before moving to academia. He was also part of the Indian delegation that appeared in the recent proceedings on India – Agricultural Products (Avian Influenza dispute) before the WTO Appellate Body. James has also taught courses in international trade law as a visiting faculty at FGV Law School, São Paolo, Brazil, ITAM Mexico City, NLSIU Bangalore, NUJS Kolkata, and the CWS-WTI Joint Summer Academy. He has also completed visiting fellowships at several leading law schools. James received his PhD in Law from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and holds Masters degrees in Law from the University of Cambridge, UK, the New York University School of Law, USA and the National University of Singapore. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is the Co-Chair of the South Asia International Economic Law Network (SAIELN).
Dr. Weihuan Zhou obtained his LLM and PhD from the University of Sydney, and is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney and a member of UNSW Law’s China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Initiative. He publishes widely on the laws of the World Trade Organization (WTO), trade remedies, and free trade agreements, including a recently co-edited book on the “China – Australia Free Trade Agreement”. Weihuan has been invited to speak at internationally renowned conferences and Australian Government events, and to review book proposals and manuscripts for leading academic publishers. His work has been cited in research reports submitted to the European Parliament, EU Parliament Briefings, Australia’s Productivity Commission, and also by leading experts in the field of international economic law. Weihuan is a former legal consultant at the Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation of the WTO, and has practised trade and commercial law with Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He has acted for governments and multinational companies in numerous major trade and investment matters.