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Rule of Law and International Investments in the ASEAN Region

Event Podcast

27 November 2014

Listen to a podcast of 'Rule of Law and International Investments in the ASEAN Region' (approx 1 hour, 37 minutes). Choose 'Play' to play video, slides and audio.

This event focussed 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 was organised by the Institute for Global Law, Economics and Finance at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. 


  • 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)
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