Curriculum Vitae



Int’l Investment and Trade Law, EU Law, German Public Law | Professor | ICSID arbitrator | Legal expert advisor on investment disputes and regulation | Director CELIS Institute

Current Main Academic Appointment

  • Professor of international investment and trade law

    Uppsala Universitet (Uppsala University, Faculty of Law, Uppsala / Sweden)

    Research Focus

    • International investment and trade law:
      international dispute settlement, esp. arbitration, investment protection, investment law reform, WTO subsidies; investment screening, geoeconomics and law, sustainable development, EU trade and investment agreements
    • EU law
      focusing on Common Commercial Policy, EU free movement of capital from and towards third countries, jurisdictional conflicts of the Court of Justice of the European Union and international tribunals, relationship of EU law and public international law, autonomy of the EU legal order, direct taxation
    • German and comparative constitutional and administrative law
      esp. foreign trade law (investment screening)

    Teaching and Supervising:

    • Lectures and seminars
      in international economic and investment law, investorState dispute settlement, WTO law, commercial arbitration, EU law
    • Supervising
      and examining theses in the areas of public international law, EU law, and public law

    Academic administration:

Additional Current Academic Appointments (Selection)

  • Executive Director, co-founder

    CELIS Institute, Berlin / Germany

    The CELIS Institute is a private initiative and an independent non-profit, non- partisan research enterprise dedicated to promoting better regulation of foreign investments in the context of security, public order, and competitiveness. It produces expert analysis and fosters a continuous trusting dialogue between policymakers, the investment community, and academics. The CELIS Institute is the leading forum for studying and debating investment screening policy.

  • Adjunct faculty (energy investment and trade law)

    Technische Universität Berlin / Germany

  • Member of the advisory council

    International Investment Law Centre Cologne / Germany

  • Senior fellow

    Walter Hallstein Institute of European Constitutional Law, Berlin / Germany

Legal Practice

Former Professional Appointments And Qualifications

  • Guest professorships

    at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice / Italy; Nagoya University / Japan; Uppsala University / Sweden; Mannheim University / Germany; Moscow State Institute of International Relations / Russian Federation; Université de Lausanne / Switzerland; Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Milan / Italy

  • Professor of EU and international law

    (with special responsibilities)
    Syddansk Universitet Odense, Dept. of Law / Denmark (2017-2020 full-time, 2020-2022 part-time)

    Activities (selection):
    • 2020-2022
      Member of the faculty steering group for the establishment of an English-language master’s programme on “Sustainable Development Goals 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions”
    • 2017-2022
      Responsible for internationalisation at the Department of Law
    • 2017-2022
      Research, teaching, and supervision in public international law, private international law, investor-State dispute settlement, and EU competition law
  • Adjunct faculty

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Law School / Germany

  • Professor of public law in an international context

    as “Juniorprofessor” (approx. between assoc. and full professor)
    Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Law / Germany

    Activities (selection):
    • 2015-2017
      Deputy managing director of the Institute of Public Law
    • 2015-2017
      Member of the working group “International Network” of the Executive Board of the Freie Universität Berlin
    • 2011-2017
      Research team leader and coordinator of large-scale research projects
    • 2011-2017
      Supervisor of the European Law Moot Court Team
    • 2011-2017
      Teaching and researching in international economic and investment law, investor-State dispute settlement, WTO law; lectures and seminars in EU law, European and international norm and standard setting, German constitutional and administrative law
    • 2011-2017
      Supervising and examining LL.M. and Ph.D. theses in the areas of EU law, public law, and public international law
  • Senior research associate to Professor Ingolf Pernice and senior lecturer

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Law School / Germany

  • Rechtsassessor (fully qualified for the office of a German judge and attorney)

    German State of Baden-Württemberg / Germany

    Zweite Juristische Staatsprüfung (German bar exam equivalent), Referendariat (legal clerkship) with stages, inter alia, at:
    • Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology Berlin, Division of Foreign Investments, Debt Rescheduling, World Bank, and Regional Development Banks
    • Gleiss Lutz Lawyers and Tax Consultants Stuttgart, Dept. of Litigation and Arbitration
    • CMS Hasche Sigle Lawyers and Tax Consultants Stuttgart, Dept. of Construction, Real Estate, and Environmental Law
    • Landgericht (Regional Court) of Tübingen and Public Prosecutor’s Office of Tübingen
  • Research associate to Professor Martin Nettesheim and lecturer

    Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Law School / Germany

Professional Memberships And Appointments (Selection)

  • Service at the ICSID Panel of Conciliators designated by the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Service on the European Union List of Candidates Eligible for Appointment as Arbitrators and TSD Experts

  • Service at the List of Experts of the Committee of International Trade of the European Parliament

    • European Society of International Law
    • Society of International Economic Law
    • German branch of the International Law Association (ILA)
    • Alternate member ILA Committee on the Rule of Law and International Investment Law
    • Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für das gesamte Regulierungsrecht ((German) Scientific Society of Regulatory Law)
    • DIS40 – Deutsche Initiative junger Schiedsrechtler (German Initiative for Young Arbitrators)
    • German National Committee of Comparative Law
    • Vereinigung der Deutschen Staatsrechtslehrer (Association of German Professors in Constitutional, Administrative, EU, and Public International Law)
  • Hogan Lovells Law & Technology Academic Advisory Council

  • Professorial Tutor for Sweden, Denmark, and Norway of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Foundation) / Germany


  • (Additional) Habilitation, “by monograph”

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Law School / Germany
    Venia legendi in Public international law, EU law, German constitutional, and administrative law

  • Habilitation equivalent, “by tenure track evaluation committee”

    Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Law / Germany

  • Dr. iur. (Ph.D. in law equivalent)

    Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Law School / Germany

  • Erste Juristische Staatsprüfung (1st legal State examination; J.D. equivalent)

    Philipps-Universität Marburg, Law School / Germany

  • LL.M. in international, European, and commercial law

    University of Sheffield, Law School / United Kingdom

Scholarships And Prizes (Selection)

  • Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences) in cooperation with the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung (Foundation) / Germany 26th Swedish Prize for excellency in international economic and EU law research (merit research award)

  • Reinhold und Maria Teufel Stiftung (Foundation) / Germany Doctoral thesis prize

  • Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (Foundation of German Business) Merit doctoral scholarship

  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Merit scholarship for the participation in the Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence / Italy

  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Foundation) / Germany Merit student scholarship


  • Native speaker

  • Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing

  • Good, after reactivation, in speaking, reading, and writing

  • Basic in reading

  • Basic in reading

  • Basic in reading


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