A ssistant Professor Rajesh SHARMA teaches at RMIT University, Melbourne in Australia. Dr. SHARMA was the Director of Mooting and coach of VIS Arbitration Moot at CityU. The team coached by Dr. SHARMA has won the VIS (East) and VIS (Vienna) Championship in 2012 and 2013 respectively. He has also designed the International ADR Moot Competition run by the CityU. This moot is unique in the world because it combines arbitration and mediation where a student also takes part in as a mediator. 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 Africa (where he is associated with the Institute for Legal Excellence in Uganda).
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 done training courses with and for the WTO and UNITAR. Assistant Professor SHARMA holds PhD from the Chinese University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, a Master of Business Law from Monash University, Australia, an M.Phil from City University of Hong Kong and the Bachelor of Laws from the University of Delhi. He has received training for arbitrators from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva; and International Chamber of Commerce, Vienna. Assistant Professor Sharma has been trained as a mediator for community conflict resolution by the Plowshares Institute, USA and has also obtained professional training in negotiation at Harvard Law School. He has received training for teachers of WTO organized by UNU-IAS. Assistant Professor 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. He has publications in the areas of WTO law, international trade, arbitration and dispute resolution, commercial law, and banking law. Assistant Professor SHARMA is the Associate Director of the Hong Kong WTO Research Institute, a member of Asian WTO Research Network; a member of India International ADR Association, an Executive Committee Member of Commonwealth Legal Education Association, a member and secretary of Hong Kong Basic Law Education Association and a senior lecturer at the RMIT University in Melbourne.