Fernando Dias Simões

Originally from Portugal, where he graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, Fernando Dias Simões holds a PhD from the Faculty of Law of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). He is currently Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, where he teaches Contract Law, Comparative Law, and Commercial Arbitration; and Visiting Professor at the Institute of International Studies in Bangkok (Thailand). In 2012 he published an article entitled “Macau: A Seat for Sino-Lusophone Commercial Arbitration” in the Journal of International Arbitration, vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 375-389.
In the next year he was awarded a research grant from the Institute of European Studies of Macau (Asia-Europe Comparative Studies) to conduct further research on this topic. The results of this research project will be published as a book, entitled ‘Commercial arbitration between China and the Portuguese-speaking world’, to be released this summer by Kluwer Law International.
has also authored the report on Macau to be presented at the World Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law in Vienna in July 2014, on “review and recognition of foreign arbitral awards: the application of the New York Convention by national courts”.