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Elena Cima

is a Lecturer in Energy Law at the University of Geneva (Institute for Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Law). She holds a PhD Degree in International Law (summa cum laude) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, a Bachelor of Laws ll.b (Hons) from the University of Milan and an ll.m degree from Yale Law School, where she was editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. She has co-edited the book China’s Influence on Non-Trade Concerns in International Economic Law (Routledge 2016) and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals on international trade law, energy law, and Chinese law and policy. She has taught trade and climate change law at Peking University and currently teaches courses on international energy law and international environmental law at the University of Geneva.

Ilaria Espa

is Assistant Professor of International Economic Law at usi, Senior Research Fellow at the World Trade Institute (wti) and Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Formerly awarded a Marie Curie fellowship from the European Commission for her post-doctoral studies (2013–2015), Ilaria was a member of the wti-based nccr Trade Regulation Programme until its expiration in 2017 in addition to acting as Scientific Coordinator of the wti Doctoral Programme (2015–2017). Ilaria holds a PhD in International Law and Economics from the Department of Legal Studies of Bocconi University and was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School in 2012. She also holds a ba in Political Science and an ma in International Relations from Luiss University. She has published extensively on issues at the intersection of trade and sustainability, mainly in the areas of climate change, energy and commodities, as well as on the law governing the sustainable management of natural resources, always from a multi-layered governance perspective. In particular, she is the author of a monograph on Export Restrictions on Critical Minerals and Metals: Testing the Adequacy of wto Disciplines (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and the co-editor of the volume on International Trade in Sustainable Electricity: Regulatory Challenges in International Economic Law (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou

Counsel at Eversheds Sutherland (Paris), is an arbitration practitioner with fifteen years’ experience in commercial and investment arbitrations in various sectors such as telecommunications, mining, international sale of goods and construction. She has significant experience in Africa-related arbitrations and serves regularly as arbitrator. Recognised by her peers and clients as a market leader, Athina publishes, teaches and and speaks in conferences on issues of arbitration, international law and contract law. She is a founding member of AfricArb, an association of professionals focusing on Africa-related arbitration, the Chair of the Steering Committee of CIArb ymg, a member of the icc Arbitration Commission and a Board member of the Arbitration Committee of icc Greece. She is registered with the Bar in Paris and in Athens and works in English, French, and Greek.

Ginevra Le Moli

is Assistant Professor of Public International Law at the Institute of Public Law and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University. She holds a PhD in international law (summa cum laude) and an ll.m. (cum laude) from The Graduate Institute, Geneva, a Diploma in International Law from the lse, and an ll.b. and a Masters in Law (cum laude) from the University of Roma Tre. From September 2020, she is conducting a full-time 18-month Swiss National Science Foundation-funded research project on “Who Owns Natural Resources?” at the Universities of Cambridge and Geneva.

Anna-Alexandra Marhold

is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Public Law and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University. Her specialization is international economic law, with a particular focus on international trade law at the intersection of energy and environmental regulation. Anna Marhold obtained her PhD in Law at the European University Institute (eui) in Florence (2016). In 2015, she was a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellow at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, in the framework of dissettle (Dispute Settlement in Trade: Training in Law and Economics). In 2013–2014, Anna was a recipient of the EU-US Fulbright-Schuman Grant and a visiting scholar at nyu School of Law, USA. She is a graduate in Law (llb, llm), specializing in international trade and investment law, and in Russian (ba, ma) from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Prior to joining Leiden in 2019, Anna was Assistant Professor at the Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (tilec).

Makane Moïse Mbengue

is Professor of International Law, as well as Director of the International Law Department, at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. He is also a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po Paris (School of Law). He currently serves as a Visiting Faculty at the Gujarat National Law University (Gandhinagar, India), as well as a Professor and Expert of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (unitar) and an Expert of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (iisd). He is the author of Essai sur une théorie du risque en droit international public. L’anticipation du risque environmental et sanitaire (Pedone 2009), Africa Within the International Organization (Pedone 2012), and, with Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Richard Desgagne and Cesare Romano, of Protection internationale de l’environnement (Pedone 2005). He has recently co-edited The Gabcikovo Nagymaros Case and its Contribution to the Development of International Law (Brill, 2020) and he is one of the editors of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement.

Jason Rudall

is Assistant Professor of Public International Law at Leiden University. He has taught and published in the areas of public international law, international environmental law, international investment law, dispute settlement, human rights and legal theory. His two major monographs are Altruism in International Law (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2021) and Compensation for Environmental Damage under International Law (Routledge, 2020). In addition to his academic activities, he has worked with international organisations, ngos and law firms, as well as being involved in several investor-state arbitration cases. He holds a PhD and Master in International Law from the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and a law degree from Trinity College Dublin.

Harro van Asselt

is a Professor of Climate Law and Policy with the University of Eastern Finland (uef) Law School, Visiting Research Fellow with Utrecht University’s Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. He is an expert on interactions between international climate change governance and other fields of international governance. Van Asselt worked at the Stockholm Environment Institute, where he remains an affiliated researcher. He is the author of The Fragmentation of Global Climate Governance (Edward Elgar 2014), co-editor of Governing Climate Change and The Politics of Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Their Reform (both Cambridge University Press 2018), and he has more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed academic journals and books. He is also the Editor of the Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (reciel).

Cleo Verkuijl

is a researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute. Her research focuses on legal and political dimensions of international climate change governance, including ways to increase international ambition and action to address the supply of fossil fuels. She is a coordinating lead author of the Production Gap Report: first released in 2019 by leading research organizations and the UN, this is the first assessment of the gap between the targets of the Paris Agreement and countries’ planned production of coal, oil and gas. Cleo holds an ll.m in Global Environment and Climate Law from the University of Edinburgh.

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