Dr Alessandro Spano holds a PhD in European and Chinese law at King's College London (KCL), an MA in Advanced European Studies at the College of Europe, Natolin, and a degree in law at Paris X Nanterre. Dr Spano is currently a Senior Research Associate at the Dickson Poon School of Law at KCL where he conducts research in the areas of EU law, international trade law and Chinese law. At King's, Dr Spano is one of the co-ordinators of the "Jean Monnet Network LAwTTIP - Legal Ambiguities withstanding TTIP" which intends to promote a large-scale legal reflection of both the ongoing negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its possible implications for the EU legal order. Since 2012, Dr Spano has also been a Research Associate at the Centre for Commercial Law at University College London (UCL). At UCL, Dr Spano lectures, as a Module Convenor, EU law, public International law and the course "Law and Governance in Contemporary China". From 2009 to 2012, Dr Spano was awarded with the European Commission's EU-China Science and Technology Fellowship Programme. In this respect, he conducted research in academic institutions in mainland China and Hong Kong in the areas of WTO law, competition law and Chinese law. From 2009 to 2011, he was Research Fellow at the School of Law of the Tsinghua University of Beijing.