Dini Sejko


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Short Bio

Dini Sejko is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a research affiliate at The Fletcher Network for Sovereign Wealth and Global Capital, Tufts University. Dr Sejko is conducting research on the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative on Southeast Asian countries and sustainable development. His research interests include the governance of state-owned enterprises and sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), and the implications of state capitalism on international economic law. For his research on SWFs, he received the SIEL/PEPA Edward Elgar Prize 2018, awarded by the Society of International Economic Law.

Dr Sejko teaches “Transnational Legal Issues and Dispute Settlement” at the HKUST, Business School. During his PhD, he has been WUN Visiting Fellow at the Leeds University Business School, and visiting researcher at the Melbourne Law School, and won the 3rd Place, at the 2017 Tsinghua Law School International Arbitration Moot Competition. Dr Sejko has presented his research at academic institutions and conferences in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, the United Kingdom, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Dr Sejko has obtained a Combined Bachelor and Master of Science in Law from Bocconi University and a Master of Laws in International Economic Law from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Publications (selected)

  • Protecting Foreign Direct Investment in the Belt and Road Countries, HKUST Thought Leadership Briefs No. 33
  • Holes in the Silk: Investor Protection under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (with Bryan Mercurio), 2019 Global Trade and Customs Journal 14 (5).
  • When United Nations Sanctions Impact International Financial Governance: Lessons from the Libyan Sovereign Wealth Fund, (with Daley J. Birkett), (2018) American University International Law Review, 34(2).