Professor Michael Palmer
Call To Bar: 2004
Barrister & Professor of law (University of London)
Michael Palmer is a Senior Associate Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. He was prevoiusly Dean, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Research and Global Development, and Director, Cheung Kong Centre for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, STU Law School, in Shanton, China. He is a former Chair of the Centre of Chinese Studies (CCS) and Chair of the Centre of East Asian Law (CEAL) at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a former Chair of the SOAS Law School. He is now Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of London, and a Research Professor in both the CCS and the Law School at SOAS. Within China he is also Visiting Professor of Law at Renmin Daxue (People’s University, Beijing) Xinan Zhengfa Daxue (Southwest Institute of Political Science and Law, Chongqing), and Xiamen University Law School. He is joint editor of the Journal of Comparative Law, and a barrister practising in all areas of alternative dispute resolution in which he is recognised as a leading authority. He has in the past served as special advisor to the Attorney-General of Hong Kong (in particular, on legal aspects of civil relations between Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland), and designed and administered a number of important international training programmes for Chinese legal professionals including lawyers, judges, procurators and legislators. He is a special advisor to the Shanghai Commercial Dispute Resolution Centre and to the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration.