CILIS Senior Associate
Christoph Antons is Professor of Law at the Newcastle Law School in New South Wales. He is an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and Senior Fellow at the Center for Development Research of the University of Bonn in Germany. With a background in law, Southeast Asian studies and art history, Christoph wrote his PhD thesis at the University of Amsterdam on ‘Intellectual Property Law in Indonesia’ (published by Kluwer in 2000). Edited and co-edited book publications include ‘Law and Development in East and Southeast Asia’ (Routledge 2003), ‘Globalisation and Resistance: Law Reform in Asia since the Crisis’ (Hart 2007, with Volkmar Gessner), ‘Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Intellectual Property Law in the Asia-Pacific Region’ (Kluwer 2009), ‘Law and Society in East Asia’ (Ashgate 2013, with Roman Tomasic) and the ‘Routledge Handbook of Asian Law’ (Routledge 2017). His current research interests are ARC funded projects on ‘Intangible Cultural heritage across borders: laws, structures and strategies in China and its ASEAN neighbours’; ‘Building an intellectual property system: the Indonesian experience’; and ‘Food security and the governance of local knowledge in India and Indonesia’.