Public International Law (particularly International Economic Law, International Dispute Resolution, Human Rights), European Union Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Technology and IP Law
Dr Holger Hestermeyer’s is the Shell Reader in International Dispute Resolution at King's College London. Currently he is a Mid-Career Fellow of the British Academy, a Senior Research Fellow at the Transnational Law Institute and a Senior Research Affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg.
He consults and researches in the fields of international law, European law, constitutional and public law. He currently serves as a Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords EU Select Committee and in the past has served as specialist adviser to the House of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-Committee, has worked as a legal consultant for the German Foreign Office and as expert for a constitution project for Sudan. He has been asked to share his expertise with the House of Commons Trade Bill Committee and the House of Commons Brexit Committee.
He was a Co-Executive Vice President of the Society of International Economic Law, Co-Convenor of the Interest Group on International Courts and Tribunals of the European Society of International Law and currently serves as Co-Convenor of the Interest Group on International Economic Law of the same society.
Before joining King’s in 2014, he was a Référendaire at the CJEU, headed a research group and worked as a junior and senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law. He has worked as a Referendar for criminal and civil court judges in Hamburg, for the task force ICC of the German Foreign Office and an international law firm in Hamburg, Madrid and Alicante. He has taught and done research in London, Heidelberg, Berkeley, Ferrara, Florence, Münster, Mexico DF and Santiago de Chile. His research was awarded an Otto Hahn Medal, an Otto Hahn Award and the ISUS prize. Dr Hestermeyer is a former Fulbright Fellow and German National Merit Foundation Fellow. He speaks German, Spanish, French and Italian.