Professor Locknie Hsu (moderator)
Professor of Law, Singapore Management University
Locknie Hsu is a full Professor of Law at the School of Law, Singapore Management University. She received her legal training at the National University of Singapore and Harvard University, and is a member of the Singapore Bar. She has received several teaching awards and in 2017, she was conferred the Outstanding Service Award by the ASEAN Law Association (ALA), in which she is Coordinator of the Trade and Investment Group.
Locknie specialises in international trade and investment law, including areas such as dispute settlement, legal harmonization, trade facilitation, e-commerce, free trade agreements and developments of interest to ASEAN relating to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
In March 2018, the Final Report in a research project led by Locknie, on “Improving Connectivity Between ASEAN’s Legal Systems to Address Commercial Issues” – containing recommendations on various areas, including ASEAN connectivity and infrastructure investments, dispute settlement mechanisms and e-commerce in ASEAN – was published.
In 2018-2019, Locknie co-conceptualised and co-organised a series on the Belt and Road Initiative under the auspices of the Singapore Academy of Law, examining a number of topical issues and opportunities for the legal profession, including dispute resolution and risk management. Locknie is also a member of the International Law Association. She is currently working on a research project on BRI and ASEAN dispute settlement issues under a grant from the Singapore Judicial College.