Sunday, November 26, 2017

Conference: ASEAN Law in the New Regional Economic Order

On December 7-8, 2017, Singapore Management University School of Law will hold a conference on "ASEAN Law in the New Regional Economic Order: Global Trends and Shifting Paradigms." The program is here. Here's the idea:

The fast-growing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been attracting the attention of governments and business. ASEAN trade agreements are also critical to the prospect of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The legalization of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and ASEAN’s external agreements with major Asia-Pacific economic powers (China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand) provide a valuable case study of the New Regional Economic Order.

A comprehensive legal analysis of the concept of ASEAN law in national, regional and global contexts is urgent and necessary. The objective of the ASEAN Law Conference is to produce a detailed publication on ASEAN law under the new AEC Blueprint 2025 and its impact on conventional theory of regional integration. In particular, the conference focuses on the impact of regional agreements on the business and commercial aspect of laws. From a comparative law perspective, case studies on the laws of Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam will add to the existing literature. Moreover, the conference will examine the implications of mega-regionals and EU agreements for ASEAN law. Hence, this conference will offer a fresh view of the legal perspective of Asia-Pacific regionalism and bridge the gap between academia and practice.