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Tobias Ackermann

is currently completing the bar qualification scheme (‘Referendariat’) with the Kammergericht in Berlin, Germany, during which he, among others, worked with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy’s unit handling cases before the European Court of Justice. He has completed his doctoral thesis on the effects of armed conflict on investment treaties at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Previously, Tobias was a research assistant at Ruhr-University Bochum’s Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict and with Berlin-based law firm Blomstein, where he specialised in public procurement and foreign trade law.

Johanna Baumann

is a doctoral candidate at the International Investment Law Centre Cologne, Germany. She studied law with a focus on international and European law at the University of Cologne. Her research concentrates on the implications of economic, political, and legal changes on international investment protection. Johanna worked as a research assistant at several international law firms and as a legal trainee in Düsseldorf, Germany, and New York, USA. She is currently a trainee lawyer with the disputes practice group of Herbert Smith Freehills llp in Düsseldorf.

Markus P Beham

is assistant professor at the Chair of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law, European and International Economic Law of the University Passau, Germany, and an adjunct lecturer in international law at the University of Vienna, Austria. Prior to that, he was as an associate in the International Arbitration Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer llp, resident in the firm’s Vienna office, and a fellow at the Department of Legal Philosophy of the University of Vienna. He holds a joint doctoral degree in law from the Université Paris Nanterre and the University of Vienna and a doctoral degree in history from the latter as well as an llm degree from Columbia Law School in New York, USA.

Marco Benatar

is an Associate Legal Officer at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Before joining the Tribunal, he was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law. In addition to advising governments on various international legal matters, he has acted as assistant to counsel and advisor in inter-state proceedings. He has taught international humanitarian law and the law of international organisations as visiting lecturer at the Brussels School of International Studies (University of Kent). Marco serves in the editorial boards of the Military Law and the Law of War Review and the Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs as well as in the scientific board of the Belgian Review of International Law. He is an associate member of the Centres for International Law of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Université libre de Bruxelles.

Christina Binder

holds the Chair for International Law and International Human Rights Law at the Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany, since April 2017. Before, she was University Professor of International Law at the Department of European, International and Comparative Law at the University of Vienna, Austria, and Deputy Director of the interdisciplinary Research Centre ‘Human Rights’. She is member of the International Law Association’s Committees on the Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and on Human Rights in Times of Emergency. Christina is member of the Executive Board and former Vice-President of the European Society of International Law (esil), was member of the Executive Board of the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratization (eiuc) (2016–19) and is member of the Council of the Global Campus for Human Rights and Democratization since 2019.

Tillmann Rudolf Braun

serves in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Directorate-General for External Economic Policy, lectures international investment law and public international law at the Faculty of Law, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany, and publishes on these subjects. He was a visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law University of Cambridge, UK, a visiting research scholar at the American University in Cairo, Law Department, Egypt, and a Global Hauser Fellow at New York University School of Law, USA. He holds a doctoral degree (summa cum laude) in international investment law and public international law from the University of Cologne, Germany, an mpa from the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, and is a member of the Advisory Council of the International Investment Law Centre, Cologne, Germany.

Kit De Vriese

llm (Cambridge), llm (Leuven), presently works at Lindeborg Counsellors at Law, a public international law boutique in London, UK. In that capacity, his main focus has been on investor-state and other public international law arbitrations, including their human rights aspects. Although he is an international law generalist, he has a particular interest in international organisations law and the intersection of fragmented fields, including investment arbitration and armed conflict.

Philipp Janig

is a researcher and lecturer at the Chair for International Law and International Human Rights Law at the Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany. He studied law at the University of Vienna, where he is currently writing his dissertation, as well as in Turku, Finland. His research focuses on the interaction of domestic and international law, international dispute settlement as well as fundamental and human rights. Moreover, he is the Managing Editor of the Austrian Review of International and European Law (ariel), member of the Editorial Team of the University of Vienna Law Review (vlr) and teaches international law at the imc fh Krems.

Vladlena Lisenco

PhD, is Associate Professor of International and European Law at the Pridnestrovian Shevchenko State University in Tiraspol. She has been a visiting professor at a number of European, Russian as well as American universities and has professional experience as consultant, trainer, and project manager.

Stefan Lorenzmeier

Dr iur, llm (Lugd), is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Augsburg, Germany. His research and teaching focuses on European Union law and public international law. He is the author of numerous publications in these areas.

Karsten Nowrot

Dr iur, llm (Indiana), is Professor of Public Law, European Law and International Economic Law, Director of the Research Institute for Economic Law and Labour Law as well as the current Head of the Department of Law at the School of Socio-Economics of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at Hamburg University, Germany. He also serves as Deputy Director of the Master Programme ‘European and European Legal Studies’ at the Institute for European Integration of the Europa-Kolleg in Hamburg.

Réka A Papp

is a senior associate to Professor Pierre Tercier, acting as tribunal secretary in complex international commercial and investment arbitrations. Previously, she was a lecturer at the Geneva mids llm programme with a focus on international arbitration, private international law, and European competition law. She holds a summa cum laude PhD from the University of Nancy, France, and a jd from elte University in Budapest, Hungary. She worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Nancy and interned at the Court of Justice of the European Union. For several years, she coached the team of the University of Nancy for the icc International Commercial Mediation Competition. While living in Vienna, Austria, she worked as a law firm associate in the field of international commercial arbitration and energy law and also coached the team of the University of Vienna for the Vis Moot and the Hong Kong International adr Moot.

Maryna Reznichuk

is a PhD student at the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Institute of International Relations, Ukraine, from which she also received her bachelor’s degree (2014) and master’s degree with honors (2016). While studying at the Institute of International Relations, she completed an internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (Department of the European Union). In 2018/2019, she stayed at the University of Augsburg, Germany, on a daad scholarship. During her postgraduate studies, she worked as Junior Legal Approximation Fellow in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (Directorate General for International Law).

Isabella Risini

is a senior research associate at Ruhr-University Bochum, where she teaches, inter alia, human rights law and international economic law. She studied law at the University of Augsburg, the Chicago-Kent College of Law (llm in International and Comparative Law), and the Hague Academy of International Law. During her qualification period for the German bar exam at the Higher Regional Court of Munich, she completed a stage at the headquarters of the German Foreign Office in Berlin. Subsequently, she also had the opportunity of a stage at the European Court of Human Rights. Isabella’s research interests include international law, in particular human rights law in a universal and European context, the law of the European Union and international economic law. At the national level, her focus is on constitutional law and public economic law. Her PhD thesis entitled The Inter-State Application under the European Convention on Human Rights – Between Collective Enforcement of Human Rights and International Dispute Settlement was published by Brill in 2018.

Ira Ryk-Lakhman

is a senior associate at Tadmor Levy & Co, where she leads the FinTech and innovation practice as well as consults both states and corporations on questions of international law. Ira holds a PhD in investment arbitration and war law and an llm (distinction) from University College London, UK. She lectures on international law, technology, and financial regulation and serves as an expert on international committees and workgroups concerning the resolution of disputes involving technology and the use of blockchain and AI in trade. Ira is the Chairperson of the alumni association of the Hebrew University’s law school, Israel, and a mentor at the TradeLab law clinic.

Marco Sassòli

is Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva and Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Switzerland. He is also a Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists (icj) and Special Advisor (pro bono) on international humanitarian law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. From 2001 to 2003, he taught at the Université du Québec à Montreal, Canada, where he remains an associate professor. From 1985 to 1997, he worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (icrc), notably as Deputy Head of its Legal Division, Head of the icrc delegations in Jordan and Syria and as Protection Coordinator for the former Yugoslavia. During a sabbatical in 2011, he rejoined the icrc as a legal adviser to its delegation in Islamabad. Professor Sassòli has also served as Executive Secretary of the icj, a registrar at the Swiss Supreme Court and Chair of the Board of Geneva Call, an ngo that promotes respect for humanitarian norms among armed non-state actors.

Emily Sipiorski

is a visiting lecturer at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and an associated researcher at nova University Lisbon, Portugal. She completed her PhD at Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and worked on a post-doctoral project on international investment law in the Department of Law at the University of Hamburg, School of Socio-Economics of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences.

Valentin J Schatz

is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Chair of International Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law, Public International Law and Public Law of Professor Alexander Proelß and a member of the Institute for the Law of the Sea and for Maritime Law at the University of Hamburg, Germany. His research interests include public international law, the international law of the sea, international environmental law, and international dispute settlement. Particular focus areas in which Valentin has published or provided expertise include international fisheries law, international marine environmental law, and international maritime security law. He is a recipient of the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law (2020) and of the Prix Daniel Vignes of the Association Internationale du Droit de la Mer (2018).

Christine Sim

is an associate at Herbert Smith Freehills in New York, specializing in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Christine has clerked for arbitrators in investment arbitrations, represented commercial clients up to the appellate level in courts and performed counsel work in international arbitrations, multi-jurisdictional enforcement and law of the sea proceedings. She has worked with states and state-related entities, and currently advises and represents financial institutions and multi-national corporations. She holds a Master in International Dispute Settlement (mids) from the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute Geneva and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Singapore as an advocate and solicitor as well as to the New York State bar.

Sebastian Wuschka

llm (Geneva mids), is a member of German law firm Luther’s complex disputes practice group in Hamburg, Germany. In that capacity, his focus has been mainly on investment arbitration and public international law matters since 2014. During his bar qualification period with the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, he inter alia also worked on international law and EU law matters at Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, on human rights law questions relating to mineral supply chains at the German Corporation for International Cooperation (giz) in Bonn, Germany, and with the arbitration practice of US law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed llp in Washington, DC, USA. He is an associated member of Ruhr-University Bochum’s Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict and a visiting lecturer at Ruhr-University Bochum and Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

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Investments in Conflict Zones

The Role of International Investment Law in Armed Conflicts, Disputed Territories, and ‘Frozen’ Conflicts



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