In the international trade and development arena, new and developing economies have created a block that is known as BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Initially conceived to drive global change through economic growth, the financial crisis and reversal of fortunes of the BRICS nations have raised questions about their ability to have an impact on the governance of global affairs. This book explores the role of law in various areas of BRICS cooperation including: trade, investment, competition, intellectual property, energy, consumer protection, financial services, space exploration and legal education. It not only covers the specifics of each of the BRICS nations in the selected areas, but also offers innovative and forward-looking perspectives on the BRICS cooperation and their contribution to the reform of the global governance networks. This is a unique reference book suitable for academics, government officials, legal practitioners, business executives, researchers and students.
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About the Author
Rostam J. Neuwirth is Professor of Law and Programme Coordinator of Master of International Business Law (IBL) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau. He holds law degrees from the European University Institute, Florence (Ph.D.), McGill University, Montreal (LL.M) and Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria (Mag. iur.). Before joining the University of Macau, he taught at two Universities in India and worked in the Völkerrechtsbüro (International Law Bureau) of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Alexandr Svetlicinii is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Macau. Dr Svetlicinii received his law degree at the Free International University of Moldova, his LL.M in International Business Law at the Central European University, Hungary, and his Master of Research in Law and his Ph.D. in Law at the European University Institute, Florence. His primary fields of expertise are competition law, international trade and investment law, and alternative dispute resolution. Dr Svetlicinii served as a nongovernmental advisor to the International Competition Network and as a legal expert in a number of research projects conducted by the EU Commission.
Denis De Castro Halis is a Brazilian scholar who has been working in China since 2005. Since 2007, he has been at the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, having served as a coordinator and as a Senate member. He has a strong interdisciplinary background, holding degrees in law, social sciences, and philosophy. His investigations vary from business and company law to legal and social theories. He is also a radio commentator.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. The enantiosis of BRICS: BRICS la[w]yers and the difference that they can make; 2. Diversity and intra-BRICS trade: patterns, risks and potential; 3. Defending trade multilateralism: the BRICS countries in the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Mechanism; 4. The BRICS investment framework: catching up with trade; 5. China-Africa and the BRICS: an insight into the development cooperation and investment policies; 6. Global fragmentation of competition law and BRICS: adaptation or transformation?; 7. Intellectual property negotiations, the BRICS factor and the changing North-South debate; 8. BRICS in the emerging energy trade debate; 9. The BRICS bank: on the edge of international economic law and the new challenges of twenty-first-century capitalism; 10. The political economy challenges of financial regulation in BRICS economies: a case study of capital markets regulation in India; 11. Contract law in the BRICS countries: a comparative approach; 12. Consumer protection law in BRICS and their future cooperation; 13. A dispute resolution centre for the BRICS?; 14. Legal and policy aspects of space cooperation in the BRICS region: inventory, challenges and opportunities; 15. For a BRICS agenda on culture and the creative economy; 16. Making lawyers in BRICS: histories, challenges, and strategies for legal education reform.