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Professor Bashar H. Malkawi

Business Law

University of Sharjah



Bashar H. Malkawi is Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Sharjah, UAE. He received his SJD from the American University, Washington College of Law in 2005, and his LLM in International Trade Law from the University of Arizona, USA, in 2001. His academic career has traversed both business and law schools, teaching a variety of business law courses in the UAE, Jordan, Italy, and the United States.

His research agenda focuses on the role of the World Trade Organization, regional trade agreements, Arab economic integration, with specific projects examining Arab countries' participation in the WTO dispute settlement mechanism, and business law (broadly conceived). He is the author of about 90 publications, including three textbooks and five chapters. His academic work has appeared or is forthcoming in several leading journals including the Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, the Journal of World Trade, Annals of Air and Space Law, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, the Journal of World Intellectual Property, the Journal of World Investment & Trade, and Legal Issues of Economic Integration.

In addition to law articles and academic books, Bashar's op-eds and other writings have appeared in the popular press in the US and the Middle East. In recognition of his outstanding scholarly achievements to date, he has received several research awards. Apart from his academic activities, Prof. Malkawi regularly provides consulting services to international organizations, governments, and multinational law firms on matters related to business law.