Christopher Arup is an adjunct professor associated with the Department of Business Law and Taxation in the Monash Business School at Monash University in Melbourne. Chris's research, supervision and teaching interests takes in aspects of innovation, intellectual property, international trade and competition law, the regulation of financial and professional services, and labour law. His work endeavours to be inter-disciplinary and he has long-term experience in regulatory studies and socio-legal studies.
Recent projects research the regulation of carbon credits within the international UN Clean Development Mechanism and the domestic schemes of China, Europe and the USA; the theory and practice of employment restraints of trade in Australia; and trade agreements, patent law and access to medicines in the Asian region. A current project with a multidisciplinary team investigates supermarket chains - both as a source of private regulation and a subject of public regulation. With colleagues he has concluded a study of the regulation of the competition for supermarket sites, Arup, C., Beaton-Wells, C. and Paul-Taylor, J. (2017) "Regulating supermarkets: The competition for space", UNSW Law Journal, Issue 40(3) (forthcoming).
His publications include two monographs with Cambridge University Press, Innovation, Law and Policy, and The World Trade Organization Knowledge Agreements. He has co-edited several books, including Intellectual Property Policy Reform: Fostering Innovation and Development; Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation; and Competition Policy with Legal Form. Chris is co-editor of a long-running international monograph series, Cambridge Studies in Law and Society.
Prior to joining Monash, Chris worked at La Trobe University and Victoria University. He has had visiting appointments at the Universities of Chicago, Durham, Melbourne, Sussex and Warwick. Chris has undertaken consultancy and project work for such organisations as the Brotherhood of St. Laurence, the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department, the New South Wales Professional Standards Council, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Victorian Auditor-General, and the Victorian WorkCover and WorkCare agencies. Chris has been head of the law and legal studies schools at La Trobe (1989-1990 and 1998-2000) and Victoria (2006) and the department of business law at Monash (2009-2011).