MJIEL Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Xuan Gao

Dr. Xuan Gao was appointed as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the MJIEL in late 2011. 
He is Senior Counsel of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), reporting directly to the General Counsel. He specialises in public international law, international economic law and international institutional law. Previously, Xuan served as Legal Counsel the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a UN Specialized Agency based in Rome, for six years from 2010, looking after the legal aspects of the Fund’s sovereign lending to Asia and Eastern Europe and a wide range of funding and institutional matters. He worked in China between 1999 and 2005, first with the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and then in the private sector. He also worked briefly in the Office of Legal Affairs of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) in Lyon and the Office of the General Counsel of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London.
Xuan received a PhD and an LLM from the University of Manchester, an LLB from China University of Political Science and Law, and a diploma in Economics from Peking University. He has regularly lectured at American, European and Chinese universities as a guest or visiting professor and has published around twenty books and articles on topics of international law with Oxford, Kluwer and others.

He can be contacted at: xuangaomjiel@btconnect.com or xuan.gao.law@gmail.com