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Dr Emmanuel Laryea is an Associate Professor in the Law Faculty, and a member of the Monash Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory studies.   

Emmanuel’s research and teaching interests are is in International Economic Law (encompassing International Investment Law, International Banking and Finance Law, International Trade Law, and International Commercial Law); Law and Development, including governance and institutions in Africa and other developing countries; Ecommerce and ICT Law, and Contract Law.  He is passionate about adroit use of international economic law for development.

Emmanuel obtained his LLB (Hons) from the University of Ghana, LLM from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and his PhD from Bond University, Australia. He taught at the University of Ghana, Bond University, and Lancaster University, in England, before joining Monash University in 2001. He has also practiced law with a commercial law firm in Ghana. He was a consultant for AUSAID’s funded project in Asia, was on UNCITRAL’s Panel of Experts on Electronic Transferable Records, and was a Supervising Professor on UNCTAD’s IIAs Mapping project.

Emmanuel has published widely in his field of research interests, including edited collection, with co-editors, on International Economic Law and African Development (2014) and International Economic Law: Voices of Africa (2012), both published by Siber Ink, Cape Town, South Africa; and sole-authored Paperless Trade: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions (2002) Kluwer Law International.

Research interests

International Investment Law

International Banking and Finance

International Trade Transactions Law

International Sale of Goods Law

International Commercial Law

Contract Law

International Economic Law and African Development

Governance and Development

E-Commerce and the law

Electronic (or Paperless) Trade

Monash teaching commitment

LAW2101 Contract A SEM1/T2

LAW5366 International banking and finance: law and practice SEM1/T2

LAW2102 Contract B SEM2/T3

LAW5384 International investment law SEM2/T3


Emmanuel was a consultant for the AUSAID funded ASEAN E-Commerce Project between 2004 and 2007.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Contract Law
  • International Commercial Law
  • E-Commerce Law
  • Law and Development
  • International Investment Law
  • International Business Law
  • International Banking and Finance
  • International Trade Law
  • Commercial Law

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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