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Dr. Rajesh Sharma is a senior lecturer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIST) University in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this he was Assistant Professor at School of Law, City University of Hong Kong where he was the director of Mooting and coached the university VIS Arbitration Moot team to victory in the VIS East and Vienna championships.  He is also currently an Adjunct Professor at Academy of International Dispute Resolution and Professional Negotiation (AIDRN). Dr. Sharma has taught courses on arbitration, mediation, negotiation, foreign investment arbitration, WTO Law, international trade, banking law, foreign investment in Hong Kong, Macao, India, Australia, China and in African countries. He has served as the Legal Advisor to the Macau University of Science and Technology. He has advised transnational companies on trade and investment policy in China and has run training courses with and for the WTO and UNITAR. Dr. Sharma has researched extensively on the arbitration laws of China and India and other Asian countries, Investment Arbitration, Dispute Settlement in FTAs, WTO related issues, investment law and mediation. He has publications in the areas of WTO law, international trade, arbitration and dispute resolution, commercial law, and banking law. Recently he has published a book with Wolters Kluwer titled “Dispute Settlement Mechanism in the FTAs of Asia”. Dr. Sharma is the Associate Director of the Hong Kong WTO Research Institute, a member of Asian WTO Research Network, a panel arbitrator at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) and the  Indian Institutes of Arbitrators, a member and secretary of Hong Kong Basic Law Education Association, a member of the Centre for Global Studies and a Researcher at China-Latin America Legal Research Centre, Shanghai. Dr. Sharma is an elected Associate Member of Academy of Comparative Law.  Dr. Sharma is the first Indian to hold a PhD in Law from China which he obtained from the Chinese University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. He also holds a LLM in Business Law from Monash University in Australia, an M.Phil from City University of Hong Kong and an LL.B from the University of Delhi.