Skip to main content

Institute for Global Law, Economics and Finance

Rule of Law and International Investments in the ASEAN Region

27 November 2014

Time: 6:00 - 9:30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

This event focus on the importance of the rule of law, or lack thereof, on the incentives for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Region and generally on the growth of a country. It is organised by the Institute for Global Law, Economics and Finance at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, QMUL. 


  • Professor Charles Chatterjee, School of Oriental and African Studies and Centre for Commercial Law Studies, QMUL
  • Verapat Pariyawong, Visiting Scholar at SOAS (previously Special Counsel to the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and Honorary Advisor to the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand)
  • Abbas Owainati, Old Mutual Global Investors
    Abbas Owainati leads macro-economic research for Old Mutual Global Investors' (OMGI) multi-asset team. He works closely with the fund managers in OMGI's multi-asset team in formulating their asset allocation strategy. He joined in July 2008 as an Economist within the asset allocation team at Skandia Investment Group. Previously Abbas worked for Bloomberg on developing their in-house macro-economic analysis. Abbas earned a BSc (Hons) in Financial Economics and an MSc (with Merit) in Economics from the University of Essex where he conducted research into the effect of global trade on political change. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate.
  • Professor Ioannis Kokkoris, Chair in Law and Economics, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, QMUL (chair)


  • 17.45-18.15 Registration
  • 18.15-20.00 Event

Please join us for a drinks reception after the event.


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.

How to Book

Attendance is free of charge but prior registration is required via Eventbrite.


For more information, please contact the CCLS Events Team on

Photography, video and audio recording

Please note that CCLS events may be photographed or video and audio recorded. These materials will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by Queen Mary University of London. If you object to appearing in the photographs, please let our photographer know on the day. Alternatively you can email the CCLS Events Team on in advance of the event that you are attending.

Return to top