Globalex – Latest Updates.. The Legal System of the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville): Overview and Research by Dunia P. Zongwe, UPDATE: Macau Special Administrative Region of People’s Republic of China Jurisdiction

GlobaLex May/June 2023 issue is live featuring seven updates: Congo-Brazzaville, Macau, Uruguay, Comparative Civil Procedure, Council of Europe, International Health Law, and Nanotechnology. Webmasters and content managers, please update your pages. We thank all our wonderful authors, new and established, for their excellent contributions and commitment to open access authorship!

UPDATE: The Legal System of the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville): Overview and Research by Dunia P. Zongwe at
Dunia P. Zongwe is an author, an academic, and a consultant. He currently serves as an Associate Professor at Alliance University, India, and as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Walter Sisulu University (WSU), South Africa. specializes and publishes in the areas of finance and development, and human rights, focusing on Africa and the Global South. He was educated at the University of Namibia (law), Université de Montréal (humanities), and Cornell University (law), where he earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. (foreign investments in mining and infrastructure in Africa).
UPDATE: Macau Special Administrative Region of People’s Republic of China Jurisdiction by Raquel Ferreira Alves at
Raquel Ferreira Pedrosa Alves is a Regulatory & Legal Adviser at ANACOM (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações/National Communications Authority) in Portugal, where she works in the areas of administrative and public law, regulation, and communications. She is also a working member of the Portuguese Space Authority, whose powers are currently vested in ANACOM. Moreover, Raquel represents ANACOM in the European Commission Digital Services Ad Hoc Expert Group for the implementation of the Digital Services Act. Raquel earned her LL.B. from the Faculty of Law at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal (1998-2003) and Advanced LL.M. in International Business Law from Católica Global School of Law, Portugal, and Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC (2015/2016). She also earned a post-graduate degree in Law & Medicine from the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences of Faculty of Law at Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (2017) and a Master’s in Transnational Law from Universidade Católica Portuguesa Lisbon School of Law, Portugal (2017-2019) with a thesis titled “Advance Directives – What Can We Learn from the American Advance Care Model?” Between 2007 and 2015, Raquel lived and worked in the Macau Special Administrative Region of People’s Republic of China as an associate lawyer at a Luso-Chinese law firm and later as a legal adviser at the Macau Government Health Bureau. Raquel is a permanent resident of Macau and is registered at the Macau Lawyers Association.
UPDATE: Uruguay’s Legal System and Research by Cecilia Orlando and Melanie Ollero at
Cecilia Orlando is Counsel at the law firm Guyer & Regules in Montevideo, Uruguay. She works in the litigation and arbitration department. She has extensive experience in advising multinational and national companies operating in Uruguay. In 2013, she earned an LL.M. degree from New York University, where she was awarded a merit-based scholarship. She is a practicing attorney of Uruguay and of New York. Her litigation and arbitration practice covers a broad range of complex civil litigation matters. She is highly regarded for her vast experience in handling complex negotiations, lawsuits and domestic and international arbitrations related to civil and commercial matters. Her experience litigating in a common law country is extremely valuable. She is assistant professor at “Universidad de la República” in “Civil Law”. She has attended numerous seminars and both national and international conferences on civil law (with a focus on contractual issues).
Melanie Ollero is an associate of the litigation and arbitration department at Guyer & Regules. She has experience in advising clients on issues related to arbitration and civil and commercial contracts. Melanie develops her duties mainly in the litigation department, participating in litigation and arbitration related to civil and commercial matters. In the academic field, she is an assistant professor on Contract Law at the University of Montevideo. Also, she studied at the Austral University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she obtained a postgraduate diploma on Contracts and International Judicial Litigation in 2021. She participated in representation of the University of Montevideo in the X Latin American Commercial Arbitration Moot that took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the 25th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot that took place in Vienna, Austria and in the Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration Moots that took place in Stockholm, Sweden and Miami, United States. Since 2020, she is coaching the University of Montevideo’s team in their participation in the abovementioned competitions.
UPDATE: Comparative Civil Procedure: Finding Primary and Secondary Sources by Louis Myers at
Louis Myers is a Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian with the Law Library of Congress. He earned an MLIS from Kent State University in 2020, and a J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2017.
UPDATE: The Council of Europe by Sophie Lobey at
Sophie Lobey holds a Master of International Trade and Finance (Paris, 1992) from Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Advanced Institute of Management). She has worked for Council of Europe Publishing for about 10 years, and has been responsible for the Council of Europe Public Relations and Publications Section since 2003.
UPDATE: Researching Global Health Law by Julienne E. Grant at
Julienne E. Grant currently serves as Instructor & Reference Librarian at the Louis L. Biro Law Library at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. She previously spent almost eighteen years as the Foreign & International Research Specialist at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Ms. Grant has contributed to published guides on Mexican and Cuban law, and she recently co-authored a chapter (with Teresa M. Miguel-Stearns) in Latin American Collection Concepts: Essays on Libraries, Collaborations and New Approaches (McFarland, 2019). She is a member of the FCIL-SIS of the American Association of Law Libraries and has served as Chair of its Latin American Law Interest Group. Ms. Grant earned a B.A. magna cum laude in Spanish from Middlebury College, an M.A. in Ibero-American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A.L.S. from Rosary College (now Dominican University), and a J.D. cum laude from DePaul University. In 2019, Ms. Grant earned a Certificate in Editing from the Graham School at the University of Chicago, and she is a freelance editor, writer, and translator.
UPDATE: Researching Nanotechnology and Selected Legal and Regulatory Issues by Mohammad Ershadul Karim at
Dr. Mohammad Ershadul Karim is a Senior Lecture at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and a non-practicing lawyer enrolled with the Bangladesh Supreme Court.