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European and East Asian integration: A comparison

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Festsaal Diplomatische Akademie
Plenary
in englischer Sprache

Vortragende

Präsident des EFTA-Gerichtshofs, Luxemburg; Professur für Privat-, Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht, Universität St. Gallen
Special Assistant to the Secretary-General and Director for Research, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Jakarta
Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, Seoul
Professor of Law, Waseda Law School, Tokyo Abstract
A small group of Japanese professors including me published the Draft Charter on the East Asian Community in 2007. Discussion related to regional integration in East Asia has flourished in the last several years. As a result, in 2005, the First East Asian Summit confirmed the necessity of community building in this region. However, the substance of the East Asian Community has not become entirely clear, and the legal nature of the Community has not attracted much attention yet. Under such circumstances, we hope that the Draft Charter will play as a catalyst to stimulate the discussion for the legalization or institutionalization of regionalism in the East Asia. On one hand, the Draft Charter provides that the East Asian Community will be established as an international organization on the basis of public international law. On the other hand, the Draft Charter expects that the Community will not contain any supranational elements. My paper will clarify why we have reached such an idea on the basic design of the East Asian Community.

Dr. Carl BAUDENBACHER

Präsident des EFTA-Gerichtshofs, Luxemburg; Professur für Privat-, Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht, Universität St. Gallen

1971 Universität Bern, Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, lic. Iur.
1978 Dr. iur.
1979-1981 Alexander von Humboldt-Stipendiat am Max-Planck-Institut für Internationales Immaterialgüterrecht in München
1982 Habilitation an der Universität Zürich
1987 Ordinarius für Privat-, Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht an der Universität St. Gallen
seit 1990 Direktor des Instituts für Europäisches und Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht an der Universität St. Gallen
1989-1990 Gastprofessor an der Universität Genf
1993-2005 Visiting Professor for International and European Law an der University of Texas School of Law
1990-1994 Berater der Fürstlichen Regierung des Fürstentums Liechtenstein in Fragen des Europarechts
1994-1995 Mitglied des Obersten Gerichtshofs des Fürstentums Liechtenstein
seit 1995 Richter am EFTA-Gerichtshof, Luxemburg
seit 2003 Präsident des EFTA-Gerichtshofs, Luxemburg

Dr. Termsak CHALERMPALANUPAP

Special Assistant to the Secretary-General and Director for Research, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Jakarta

1979-1986 Teaching Assistant, University of New Orleans, Louisiana
1986-1992 Senior Reporter, Editor of the Editorial Pages, The Nation (English-language daily in Bangkok)
1993-1996 Assistant Director, Political and Security Cooperation, ASEAN Secretariat
1999-2006 Special Assistant to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, ASEAN Secretariat
since 2006 Special Assistant to the Secretary-General of ASEAN and Director of Research, ASEAN Secretariat

Dr. Michael REITERER

Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, Seoul

1978 Dr. jur., University of Innsbruck
1979 Diploma in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna Center
1981 Research Assistant, UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva; Certificate International Court of Justice, Research Session, The Hague
1982-1985 Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner for Western Africa, Abidjan
1985-1989 Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner for Japan, Tokyo
1985 Diplôme de Hautes Etudes Internationales, IHEID - The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
1990-1992 Counsellor, Economic Affairs, Austrian Permanent Mission to the GATT - General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Geneva
1992-1997 Deputy Director General, Department for European Integration and Trade Policy, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
1995-1998 Co-Chair (trade) of the Joint Session of Trade and Environment Experts, OECD, Paris
1996 Panelist of a WTO Dispute Settlement Panel (US/Canada - Split Run Editions)
1997-1998 Minister-Counsellor, Head of the Industrial and Commercial Affairs Section, Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU, EESC Counsellor - European Economic and Social Committee of the EU, Brussels
1998-2002 Counsellor, ASEM - Asia-Europe Meeting, European Commission, Directorate-General for External Relations, Brussels
2002-2007 Minister, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Japan, Tokyo
2005 Adjunct Professor for International Politics, University of Innsbruck (Dozent f. internationale Politik)
2007-2011 Ambassador of the European Union to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Bern
2012-2016 Principal Advisor, Asia-Pacific Department, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels
since 2017 Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, Seoul

LL.M. LL.B. Takao SUAMI

Professor of Law, Waseda Law School, Tokyo

1974-1979 The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law, LL.B. Degree
1979-1981 The Legal Research and Training Institute, Tokyo, Practical Training
1981-1987 Attorney at Law in Tokyo, Japan. Court litigation on behalf of corporations and individuals, negotiation and drafting of contracts
1987-1988 Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, LL.M. Degree
1988-1994 Senior Associate with De Bandt, van Hecke & Lagae, Brussels. Practice in corporate law as well as the European Community Law including competition law
1990-1993 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Law, Leuven, LL.M., degree cum laude
1994-1996 Associate Professor of Yokohama National University, Graduate School of International & Business Law in Kanagawa, Japan. In charge of European Community Law
1996-2004 Professor of Waseda University, School of Law in Tokyo. In charge of European Union Law and International Business Transactions
since 2004 Professor of Waseda Law School in Tokyo. In charge of European Union Law, European Competition Law, Current developments of Japanese Law, Professional Responsibility and Civil Justice Clinic. Former Director of the Waseda Law School, Legal Clinic L.P.C