Dr. Henrik Andersen

Senior Lecturer

Lancashire Law School

Harris Building, HB252

Henrik Andersen writes about international economic law with a particular focus on World Trade Organization Law and Dispute Settlement and writes about overlaps between trade law and other values like human rights and environment. He teaches at LLB and LLM level and he supervises dissertations at LLB, LLM and PhD level in the field of international economic law and international trade law.

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Henrik Andersen studied Commercial Law and Business Administration at BSc and MSc level at Copenhagen Business School. After graduation, he worked with public law at the Danish Energy Agency before he returned to Copenhagen Business School in order to work on his PhD project; “EU Dumping Determinations and WTO Law”. He was awarded the PhD degree in 2008 and continued his career at the Law Department at Copenhagen Business School as Post.Doc., Assistant Professor, and finally as Associate Professor until he in 2014 joined Lancashire Law School as Lecturer in Law.

Henrik Andersen’s research concerns law of the World Trade Organization, International Dispute Settlement, International Rule of Law, Constitutionalisation of International Law, Legal Cultures, and EU-China Trade relationships. He has published on international level and has been speaker at numerous international conferences and research seminars. He has had research stays at City University of Hong Kong, European University Institute, and University of Westminster. In addition, Henrik Andersen has participated in international research projects, like the EU Asia Inter University Network for Teaching and Research in Public Procurement Regulation together with other researchers from Copenhagen Business School, University of Nottingham, University of Copenhagen, the Central University of Finance and Economics (Beijing), Xinjiang University, and the University of Malaya). In 2008, Henrik Andersen was awarded 1,500,000 Danish kr. (around 167,000 GBP) from the Danish Research Council to carry out research concerning the World Trade Organization and Rule of Law. The project was concluded in 2012.


  • Assistant Professor Programme in Teaching and Pedagogical Competence, Copenhagen Business School, 2011
  • Ph.D. World Trade Organization and European Union Law, Copenhagen Business School, 2008
  • M.Sc. Commercial Law and Business Administration, 2001
  • B.Sc. Commercial Law and Business Administration, 1998


1. “China and the WTO Appellate Body’s Rule of Law”, Global Journal of Comparative Law, 5 (1), 2016, pp. 146-182

2. “Protection of Non-Trade Values in WTO Appellate Body Jurisprudence: Exceptions, Economic Arguments, and Eluding Questions”, Journal of International Economic Law, 18 (2), 2015, pp. 383-405

3. “EU Safeguards Applications and WTO Law” – Chapter in “Liberalizing Trade: Comparing the Experiences of the EU and the WTO”, Sanford Gaines, Birgitte Egelund Olsen, and Karsten Engsig Sørensen (eds.) – 2012, Cambridge University Press.

4. “EU Dumping Determinations and WTO Law” – 2009, Kluwer Law International; Global Trade Law Series.

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Research Activities

WTO law, international trade law, international dispute settlement, constitutionalization/fragmentation of international law, EU-China trade relations, and legal cultures.

Research Groups:

Institute of International and Comparative Law

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Teaching: WTO Law and Policy; Banking and Financial Service Regulation; European Union Law; Public Law; Company Law

Module leader: WTO Law and Policy; Banking and Financial Service Regulation; International Development Law and Policy; Company Law

Supervising LLB and LLM dissertations and PhD in International Economic Law, WTO Law, International Trade Law, International Dispute Settlement, Comparative Commercial Law, EU-China Trade relations.

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External Affiliations and Roles:

Visiting Lecturer at Copenhagen Business School

External Activities

Reviewer for European Law Journal; Modern Law Review; Journal of Economics and International Finance; and International Trade Law and Regulation.

External PhD examiner at University of Lund

External examiner of PhD transfer viva at University of Copenhagen



Recent conferences and international research seminars:

- 2016, Keynote speaker at the International Symposium of Foreign Law and Comparative Law:

"Comparative Legal Systems and Legal Culture in the View of Globalization." International School of Law, Beijing International Studies University.

- 2015, Organizing and chairing research seminar, “China and the World Trade Organization: Particular Non-Trade Issues”, Institute for International and Comparative Law, UCLan

- 2015, Speaker at The Official Launch of the Institute for International and Comparative Law & International Conference on “Rule of Law and Chinese Legal Reforms: Developments and Prospects”, UCLan.

- 2014, Speaker at research seminar at Copenhagen Business School: An International Rule of Law in the Context of WTO Appellate Body Jurisprudence.

- 2013, Speaker at research seminar at University of Westminster: An International Rule of Law in the Context of WTO Appellate Body Jurisprudence.

- 2012, Speaker at the 3rd World Conference on Sinology at Renmin University, Beijing.

- 2012, Speaker at research seminar at City University of Hong Kong: The International Rule of Law in the Context of WTO Appellate Body Jurisprudence

- 2012, Chair at conference at Copenhagen Business School; Public Procurement Days: Modernisation, Innovation and Growth