Asian International Economic Law Network (AIELN)


AIELN was established on 3 August 2009 as the first regional branch of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL). AIELN is an international non-partisan, non-profit and non-governmental organization with the following objectives:

  • To promote research, education and practice of international economic law by serving as a center of activities among scholars, practitioners, governments and international organizations focusing on international economic law in Asia and elsewhere;
  • To foster and encourage Asian perspectives of international economic law;
  • To promote public awareness of international economic law in Asia.

To these ends, the functions of AIELN include organizing conferences, regional and sub-regional seminars, workshops and other meetings; undertaking publication for AIELN, including the proceedings of the conference organized by AIELN, and collecting and disseminating information relating to research asn educational activities and other developments relevant to Asia in the field of international economic law.


Previous Conferences, Themes and Publications:


  • 6th AIELN Conference, 26-27 October 2019, The Grand Hotel Taipei Taiwan

Hosted by: Institute of Law for Science and Technology; National Tsing Hua University

Theme: “International Trade Regime for the Data-Driven Economy: How Will Artificial Intelligence Transform International Economic Law?”

Conference Program can be found here


  • 5th AIELN Conference, 15-17 June 2017, Lujiang Harbourview Hotel Xiamen

Hosted by: AIELN; Xiamen University School of Law; China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL); University of New South Wales

Theme: “Asian Perspectives on International Investment Law”

Publication: Junji Nakagawa ed., Asian Perspectives on International Investment Law, Routledge


  • 4th AIELN Conference, 20-21 July 2015

Hosted by: AIELN; Asia WTO Network; Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law

Theme: “Regionalism in Asia-Pacific and Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities”


  • 3rd AIELN Conference, 18-19 July 2013, Ewha Women’s University

Hosted by: Ewha Women’s University Legal Center, Kim & Chang; Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy; University of Seoul Law Research Institute; Korea Economic Research Institute; Korea Society of International Economic Law

Theme: “The WTO at 20 and the Future of the International Law on Trade, Investment and Finance”

Publication: Won-Mog Choi ed., International Economic Law: The Asia-Pacific Perspective, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015


  • 2nd AIELN Conference, 15-16 July 2011, the University of Hong Kong

Hosted by: The University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Publication: Chin Leng Lim & Bryan Mercurio eds., International Economic Law after the Global Crisis: A Tale of Fragmented Disciplines, Cambridge University Press, 2015


  • 1st AIELN Inaugural Conference, 3 August 2009

Hosted by: The University of Tokyo

Theme: “Multilateralism and Regionalism in Global Economic Governance: Trade, Investment and Finance”

Publication: Junji Nakagawa ed., Multilateralism and Regionalism in Global Economic Governance: Trade, Investment and Finance, Routledge, 2011