Dr Davies joined the College in 2001 having commenced his career at the University of Southampton. His PhD on international public procurement regulation was completed at the University of Nottingham. His research interests are in the area of international economic law and he is a co-author of World Trade Law: Text Materials and Commentary. He is particularly interested in the interface between the trade law and investment law regimes and how each regime responds to the tension between liberalization and space for states to regulate in the public interest. Dr Davies teaches World Trade Law and Commercial Law. He also provides Welsh language seminars in Contract Law.

Publications

  1. Group Comparison Versus Best Treatment in International Economic Law Non-Discrimination Analysis. In Andrea K. Bjorklund (Ed.), Yearbook of International Investment Law & Policy. Oxford University Press.
  2. The Evolving GPA: Lessons of Experience and Prospects for the Future. In The Internationalization of Government Procurement Regulation. (pp. 23-55). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  3. The GATT Article III:8(a) Procurement Derogation and Canada - Renewable Energy. Journal of International Economic Law 18(3), 543-554.
  4. Technical Regulations and Standards under the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade. Legal Issues of Economic Integration 41(1), 37-63.
  5. & World Trade Law, Text Materials and Commentary. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

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Teaching

  • LAA212 Commercial Sales

    Commercial Sales covers the law of agency and sale of goods comprising the passing of property and risk, transfer of title by a non-owner, reservation of title clauses and statutory implied terms.

  • LAA213 World Trade Law

    World Trade Law covers the law and practice of the World Trade Organization. The relevant legal materials are international trade agreements as interpreted in the context of an intergovernmental dispute settlement process. The key theme of the module is the balance between trade liberalization and the need to preserve policy space for governments.

  • LAA303 Commercial Sales

    Commercial Sales covers the law of agency and sale of goods comprising the passing of property and risk, transfer of title by a non-owner, reservation of title clauses and statutory implied terms.

  • LAA304 World Trade Law

    World Trade Law covers the law and practice of the World Trade Organization. The relevant legal materials are international trade agreements as interpreted in the context of an intergovernmental dispute settlement process. The key theme of the module is the balance between trade liberalization and the need to preserve policy space for governments.

Supervision

  • Approved (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Helen Quane
    Other supervisor: Dr Arwel Davies
  • Good Faith in Contract Performance (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Arwel Davies
    Other supervisor: Prof Karen Morrow
  • CHINA-UK FREE TRADE AGREEMENT: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Arwel Davies
    Other supervisor: Prof Simon Baughen

Areas of Expertise

International Economic Law

World Trade Law

International Public Procurement Regulation

Investment Law