Dr Arwel Davies
Associate Professor
Legal Studies
Telephone: (01792) 513478
Room: Office - 117
First Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus

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. Investment Law Treaty Interpretation, fair and equitable treatment and legitimate expectations. Manchester Journal of International Economic Law 15(3), 314-353.
  2. 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.
  3. Technical Regulations and Standards under the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade. Legal Issues of Economic Integration 41(1), 37-63.
  4. 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.
  5. The GATT Article III:8(a) Procurement Derogation and Canada - Renewable Energy. Journal of International Economic Law 18(3), 543-554.

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Teaching

  • LAA212 Commercial Sales

    Commercial Sales covers the law in relation to sale of goods. The primary focus is on the business-to-business context. The module considers how and when property and risk in the goods are transferred from the seller to the buyer; the scope for a non-owner to transfer a better title to goods than they hold; reservation of title clauses and statutory implied terms in relation to correspondence with description and quality. The module provides an opportunity for students to develop their contract law knowledge in the context of sales contracts. The module is of interest to international students on the basis that sales contracts frequently specify English law as the governing law.

  • 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 to regulate in the public interest. As the UK withdraws from the EU, our trade with the EU and the rest of the world will be regulated primarily through world trade law. Therefore, there is increased demand in law firms and government legal departments for expertise in this area. As most nations are members of the WTO, including the UK, the subject area is of equal relevance to home / EU and international students.

  • LAA303 Commercial Sales

    Commercial Sales covers the law in relation to sale of goods. The primary focus is on the business-to-business context. The module considers how and when property and risk in the goods are transferred from the seller to the buyer; the scope for a non-owner to transfer a better title to goods than they hold; reservation of title clauses and statutory implied terms in relation to correspondence with description and quality. The module provides an opportunity for students to develop their contract law knowledge in the context of sales contracts. The module is of interest to international students on the basis that sales contracts frequently specify English law as the governing law.

  • 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 to regulate in the public interest. As the UK withdraws from the EU, our trade with the EU and the rest of the world will be regulated primarily through world trade law. Therefore, there is increased demand in law firms and government legal departments for expertise in this area. As most nations are members of the WTO, including the UK, the subject area is of equal relevance to home / EU and international students.

Supervision

  • 'Bridging the gap between the distinct regulatory frameworks of international trade law and UN human rights law: Access to medicines.' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Helen Quane
    Other supervisor: Dr Arwel Davies
  • Good Faith in Contract Terms (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: Dr Arwel Davies
    Other supervisor: Prof Simon Baughen

Areas of Expertise

International Economic Law

World Trade Law

International Public Procurement Regulation

Investment Law