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Prof. Dr. Stephan Schill, LL.M. (NYU)

sschill@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

International Investment Law, International Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, State Responsibility, EU Law, Comparative Public Law

Academic Career:

since January 2015: Professor of International and Economic Law and Governance, Universiteit van Amsterdam

since January 2014: Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Investment and Trade

since December 2013: Member of the List of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), nominated by the Federal Republic of Germany

since March 2013: ERC Starting Grant on "Transnational Private-Public Arbitration as Global Regulatory Governance: Charting and Codifying the Lex Mercatoria Publica"

since April 2008: Admission to the New York Bar as Attorney-at-Law

since June 2007: Admission to the German Bar, Chamber of Lawyers, Frankfurt, Germany

September 2009-December 2014: Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

March-April 2011: Visiting Professor, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Radzyner School of Law, Herzliya, Israel

2008-2009: International Arbitration Law Clerk of The Honorable Charles N. Brower, 20 Essex Street Chambers, London

2008: PhD at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt with a thesis on "The Multilateralization of International Investment Law" - awarded the Baker & McKenzie Prize of the University of Frankfurt and an Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society

2007-2008: Law Clerk to Judge Abdul G. Koroma, International Court of Justice, The Hague, and Research Scholar, New York University School of Law

2005-2006: LL.M. in International Legal Studies, New York University School of Law, Hauser Global Scholar, Scholar of the European Recovery Program (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), Lovells Scholar

2004-2006: Junior Civil Law Notary, Chamber of Notaries, Munich, Germany

2003: Second Legal State Exam, Munich, Germany

2001-2002: LL.M. in International Economic Law, University of Augsburg, Germany

2001-2003: Legal Clerkship at the Court of Appeals Munich (postings, inter alia, with Leonhardt, Dietl, Graf & von der Fecht, Buenos Aires, German University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer, Shearman & Sterling, Mannheim, German Embassy Dhaka)

2001: First Legal State Exam, Munich, Germany

1999: Diplome de l'Histoire des Idées et des Doctrines Politique, Universite Jean-Moulin Lyon III

1996-2001: Studies in Law at the Universities of Augsburg, Germany and Université Jean-Moulin Lyon III

 

List of Publications:

Languages

German, English, French, Spanish

Representative publications

Recent publications

Recent presentations

27 Nov 2014

Derecho Internacional de Inversiones y Principios de Derecho Público Comparado

Seminario Internacional „Los Principios del ICCAL y el derecho internacional económico: Posibles fortalecimientos recíprocos entre constitucionalismo transformador y un derecho sostenible del mercado globalizado“, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law

Heidelberg, 27-28 November 2014

24 Nov 2014

The Concept(s) of Legitimacy in International Arbitration

PluriCourts iCourts Joint Conference „The Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals“

Oslo, 24-25 November 2014

04 Nov 2014

Investitionsschutzabkommen und Investor-Staats-Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit: Welche Rolle spielt Demokratie? ("Investment Treaties and Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Which Role For Democracy?")

10th Annual Meeting of the Discussion Group Investment Law and Investment Arbitration

Frankfurt am Main, 4 November 2014

23 Oct 2014

The Scope of Investment Protection Standards in Mega-Regionals

Conference „Mega-Regionals and the Future of International Trade and Investment Law“, Dresden University of Technology

Dresden, 23-24 October 2014

04 Sep 2014

Investment Law at the Crossroads of Public and Private International Law

10th Biennial Conference of the European Society of International Law

Vienna, 4-6 September 2014

01 Sep 2014

The Arctic Frontier in International Investment Law

Conference „Arbitration of Energy Disputes: New Challenges“, Danish Arbitration Institute

Copenhagen, 1-2 September 2014

10 Jul 2014

No Regulation Without Legitimacy – Reassessing the Legitimacy (Crisis) of International Investment Law

4th Biennial Meeting of the Society of International Economic Law

Bern, 10-12 July 2014

23 May 2014

International Investment Law and the Rule of Law

Conference „The Importance of the Rule of Law in Promoting Development”, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in collaboration with the Singapore Academy of Law

Singapore, 23 May 2014

21 May 2014

Trends in International Investment Law

Senate of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 21 May 2014

06 Apr 2014

Developing a Framework for the Legitimacy of International Arbitration

22th Biennial Congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), available at http://www.arbitration-icca.org/conferences-and-congresses/ICCA_ MIAMI_2014-video-coverage/ICCA_MIAMI_2014_B4.html

Miami, 6-9 April 2014

14 Mar 2014

International Investment Law and the Global Financial Architecture: Sovereign Debt, Taxation and Financial Market Regulation

6th Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop, Goethe University Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, 14-15 March 2014

15 Feb 2014

Law-making by Investment Tribunals

Meeting of the Scientific Board of the Book Series „Searching for Law in the International Community“ on the topic of „The Contribution of Courts and Tribunals to the Development of International Law“

Neapel, 15 February 2014

17 Jan 2014

Das Investitionsschutzrecht von morgen: Problemanalyse und Reformstrategien in der Investitionsrechtspolitik ("Tomorrow's Investment Law: Issues and Reform Strategies for Investment Policy")

6th Meeting of the Krickenbeck Circle on International Investment Law, International Investment Law Centre Cologne

Schloss Krickenbeck, Niederrhein, 17-18 January 2014

08 Jan 2014

Investor-State Arbitration as a System of Governance: Strategies of Legitimation Through Principles of Global Administrative Law

GlobalTrust Seminar, Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv, 8 January 2014

05 Dec 2013

Challenges of Regionalism in International Investment Law and Arbitration and its Impact on the Energy Charter Treaty

24th Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference „15 Years (1998-2013) of Energy Investment Promotion and Protection under the Energy Charter Treaty“

Nikosia, 5-6 December 2013

14 Nov 2013

Trends in International Investment Agreements: Putting Asian Developments into a Global Perspective

4th Biennual Conference of the Asian Society of International Law „Asia & International Law in the Twenty-First Century: New Horizons“

New Delhi, 14-16 November 2013

25 Oct 2013

Pleading Comparative Public Law in Investment Treaty Arbitration

Freshfields International Arbitration Group Lunchtalk Series

New York, 25 October 2013

24 Oct 2013

Standards of Review in Investment Arbitration: Reviewing State Regulatory Conduct Under International Law

International Law Weekend, 92nd Annual Meeting of the American Branch of the International Law Association

New York, 24-26 October 2013

02 Jul 2013

Lex Mercatoria Publica: Private-Public Arbitration as Transnational Regulatory Governance

Max Planck Lecture Series, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law

Luxemburg, 2 July 2013

04 Jun 2013

Investment Treaty Arbitration as Global Governance: The New Public Law Challenge

Europa-Institut, Saarland University

Saarbrücken, 4 June 2013

03 Jun 2013

The Lex Mercatoria Publica Project: Private-Public Arbitration as Transnational Regulatory Governance

King’s College

London, 3 June 2013

23 May 2013

Contextualizing International Investment Law Research among Different Epistemic Communities

International Economic Law Interest Group Meeting, „Trade, Finance and Investment Governance“, 5th European Society of International Law Workshop

Amsterdam, 23-25 May 2013

09 May 2013

Proportionality in International Investment Law: Nature, Application, and Legal Basis

20th Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference „The Litigation of Public Law Concepts in Investor-State Arbitration: Practical and Theoretical Considerations“, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

London, 9 May 2013

22 Mar 2013

International Investment Law and Development: Friends or Foes?

5th Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop, Goethe University Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, 22-23 March 2013

14 Mar 2013

The Interface between International and National Law as Division of Labor: The Case of Energy Law

Seminar „Interfaces between International and National Legal Orders: An International Rule of Law Perspectives“, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Center for International Law

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 14-15 March 2013

24 Jan 2013

Towards A New Age of Soft Law in International Investment Law?

2th Annual ITA Winter Forum, Institute for Transnational Arbitration

Miami, Florida, 24-25 January 2013

18 Jan 2013

The Turn to Soft Law in International Investment Law

5th Workshop of the 'Krickenbeck Circle' for International Investment Law, International Investment Law Centre Cologne

Schloss Krickenbeck, Niederrhein, 18-19 January 2013

17 Oct 2012

Is A New Global Balance Needed In Investment Arbitration?

V. Annual Seminar on International Arbitration, Procuradoria General del Estado de Ecuador

Quito, 17-18 October 2012

10 Sep 2012

Transnational Legal Approaches to Administrative Law: Conceptualizing Public Contracts in Globalization

Workshop „Toward a Multipolar Administrative Law – A Theoretical Perspective”, New York University School of Law

New York, 9-10 September 2012

13 Jul 2012

Bridging Epistemic Communities: Comparative Public Law and the Trade/Investment-Divide

Society of International Economic Law, SIEL 2012 Conference

Singapore, 12-14 July 2012

18 Jun 2012

Limits on Investor-State Dispute Settlement under Future EU Investment Agreements

Conference on „EU Investment Agreements: Open Questions and Remaining Challenges”, Universität Halle, Universität Siegen und Universität Wien

Vienna, 18 June 2012

05 Jun 2012

Review of National Regulatory Measures by International Courts and Tribunals: Conceptualizing Standards of Review

Workshop „The Exercise of Public Authority by International Institutions”, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law

Tel Aviv, 5-6 June 2012

25 May 2012

Deference and Transparency in Investment Treaty Arbitration

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum

Frankurt am Main, 25 May 2012

11 May 2012

The Jurisprudence of Investment Treaty Tribunals: Between Public Good and Common Concern

Conference on „Foreign Investment and Common Concerns: An International Law Perspective”, University of Cagliari

Cagliari, Italy, 11-12 May 2012

30 Mar 2012

The Emerging Systems of International Arbitration: The Role of Arbitrators

106th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law „Confronting Complexity“

Washington DC, 28-31 March 2012

16 Mar 2012

Preferential Trade and Investment Agreements: A New Ordering Paradigm for International Investment Relations?

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, 4th Frankfurt Investment Law Conference

Frankfurt am Main, 16-17 March 2012

03 Feb 2012

The Relationship between Law and Politics in the Legal Theory of Niklas Luhmann

Seminar on „Systems Theory and International Law“

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 3 February 2012

21 Jan 2012

Scholarhip on International Investment Law: Quo vadis?

4th Meeting of the Krickenbeck Circle on International Investment Law, International Investment Law Centre Cologne

Schloss Krickenbeck, Niederrhein, 20-21 January 2012

WS 2012/2013

Europarecht I ("European Union Law")

Goethe University Frankfurt

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

University of Bergen, "Challenges of the Changing Arctic", Bergen, Norway, 25-28 June 2014

108th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, 7-12 April 2014

Common Market Law Review 50th anniversary - jubilee conference "Current challenges for EU law - New views, new inspirations", 26-27 April 2013

107th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International, 3-6 April 2013

5th ESIL Biennial Conference “Regionalism and International law”, 13-15 September 2012, Valencia, Spain

The Exercise of Public Authority by International Institutions, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, 5-6 June 2012

International Courts and the Quest for Legitimacy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem/Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, Jerusalem-Tel Aviv, 3-4 June 2012

UNCTAD, International Investment Division, Expert Group Meeting, Geneva, Schwitzerland, 5-8 December 2011

UNCTAD, ad hoc-Expert Meeting, "Consolidation of International Investment Agreements: Disentangling the Spaghetti Bowl?", Bern, Schwitzerland, 8-9 September 2011

Conference in Honor of Joseph H.H. Weiler on the occasion of his 60th anniversary, Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, 1 September 2011

UNCTAD-Facilitated Conversations on Improvements to the International Investor-State Dispute Settlement System, Teilnahme Roundtable, Capella Sentosa, Singapore, 31 May 2011

3rd Conference of Young Investment Lawyers, International Investment Law Centre Cologne, Schloss Krickenbeck, Niederrhein, 21-22 January 2011

Workshop "Paradigms, Methods and Analogies in Investment Treaty Law“, London School of Economics, 1 September 2010

International Law 1989-2010: A Performance Appraisal, 4th Biennial Conference, European Society of International Law, Cambridge, 2-4 September 2010

Second Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law, Barcelona, 8-10 July 2010

International Law in a Time of Change, American Society of International Law, 104th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 24-27 March 2010

Public Contracts and International Arbitration, Workshop of the Public Contracts in Legal Globalization Network, Paris, 18 December 2009

50 Years of BITs Conference 2009, Frankfurt am Main, 1‑3 December 2009

La justicia constitucional – Prolegómeno de un Ius Constitutionale Commune in America Latina, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 18‑19 November 2009

Honours

Otto Hahn Medal 2008, Max Planck Society

Baker & McKenzie Prize, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, School of Law, 2008

European Research Council Starting Grant 2012

Appointed Professor of International and Economic Law and Governance, Universiteit van Amsterdam 2014

Memberships

American Society of International Law

Asian Society of International Law

European Society of International Law

Society of International Economic Law

International Law Association German Branch

Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristenvereinigung (German-American Lawyers Association)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationales Recht (German Society of International Law)

Member Research Network "Public Contracts in Legal Globalization", Université, Sciences Po, Paris

Miscellaneous

Journal of World Investment and Trade, Editor-in-Chief

Nijhoff International Investment Law Series, Series Editor

Frankfurt Investment and Economic Law Series, Series Editor

Transnational Dispute Management, Associate Editor

International Investment Agreements Expert, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Member

International Investment Law Center Cologne (IILCC), Scientific Advisor

Book Series "La Ricerca del Diritto nella Comunità Internazionale" (herausgegeben von Maurizio Arcari und Attila Tanzi bei Editoriale Scientifica, Neapel), Scientific Advisory Board

Peer Reviewer for various publishers and scientific journals (Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Brill, European Journal of International Law, ICSID Review, Yearbook of International Investment Law and Policy, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, World Trade Review, Asian Journal of International Law, Göttingen Journal of International Law, Transnational Legal Theory)