Teaching and Lecturing


  • Lectures on international arbitration and investment protection at Berlin-Humboldt, Frankfurt, Heidelberg and Mainz universities and at the College of Europe in Bruges as well as to Court of Appeal Judges for the Ministry of Justice in Hessen
  • Organised jointly with the German Government, and speaking/moderating at, a seminal conference on current policy issues affecting global investment protection (‘50years of BITs’), in consultation with ICSID, OECD and UNCTAD (December 2009, see: ICSID Review, Autumn 2009)
  • Speaking on foreign direct investment at an EU-China Investment Forum at MofCOM in Beijing (March 2010, as part of the EU delegation)
  • Speaking about aspects of foreign direct investment policy at UNCTAD and MofCOM events during the 2nd World Investment Forum in Xiamen (September 2011)
  • Organising and speaking at a seminar – ‘Downward spiral or virtuous circle? The interplay of U.S. and EU foreign investment policy: the ins and outs for business‘ – with the Emergency Committee for American Trade on Foreign Direct Investment policy with USTR, US State Department and DG Trade, Washington DC, March 2011;
  • Speaking to the Energy Charter Treaty Industry Advisory Panel on the role of multilateral trade and investment agreements in the negotiation of energy transit agreements, Baku;
  • Speaking on aspects of EU FDI policy at the BIICL 17th Investment Treaty Forum, ‘International Law and its Intersections’;
  • Speaking on ‘The “Not-so-usual” client: Representing States in Investor Disputes‘ at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Gesprächskreis Investitionsrecht und –schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, Frankfurt, November 2012;
  • Panelist in ‘European Investment Agreements in the Post-Lisbon Era: A Roundtable Discussion’ organized by the World Trade Institute in collaboration with the Law Faculty of the College of Europe and UNU-CRIS in Bruges in March 2012
  • Speaking on ‘Germans as Parties – a view from across the Channel’ at a Queen Mary College, University of London and German Institution of Arbitration seminar, London, September 2013
  • Faculty at World Bank’s ‘Investment Policy and Promotion Week’, Vienna, October 2015
  • Panelist at Czech Ministry of Finance|PWC ‘5th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference’, Prague, October 2015
  • Speaking to the Energy Charter Treaty Industry Advisory Panel on ‘Lessons Learnt from Investor-State Dispute Settlement (‘ISDS’) under the ECT’ and the future of ISDS under TTIP, Brussels, October 2015.
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