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Christoph Schreuer

  • Professor at the Department of European, International Law and Comparative Law, University of Vienna (since 2000)

Short Bio

Christoph Schreuer holds a doctorate in law from the University of Vienna (1966), a LL.B. (first class) from the University of Cambridge (1970, re-designated LL.M. in 1986), a diploma in International Law from the University of Cambridge (1972) and a J.S.D. from Yale Law School (1979). He has spent most of his academic career at the Department of International Law of the University of Salzburg, Austria. From 1992 to 2000 he was the Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Organization at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. Since October 2000 he is Professor of International Law at the University of Vienna.

His professional experiences include: Member, ICSID Panel of Conciliators and Arbitrators (2002 to 2008), Chairman, ILA Committee on the Law of Foreign Investment (since 2004), former Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Organization, Director of International Law and Institutions, School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University (1992-2000); Managing Editor of the Austrian Journal of Public and International Law (1990-1995); Professor of Law at the School of Law, Department of International Law, Salzburg University (1970-2000): of Law, University of Michigan (1990), at the College of Law, University of Utah (1990), at the School of Law, University of Texas (1990).

Member, Editorial Board, Austrian Review of International and European Law

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Research focus

  • Peaceful Dispute Settlement
  • International Investment Law
  • International Arbitration Law
  • Investment
  • Human Rights
  • Adjudication by National and International Courts and Tribunals
  • Sovereign Immunity
  • Law of international organizations
  • Sources of international law and the future of sovereignty 

Major recent Publications

The ICSID Convention: A Commentary. A Commentary on the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Principles of International Investment Law (together with R. Dolzer), (Oxford University Press, 2008), http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199211760, http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199211753.

The ICSID Convention: A Commentary Second Edition with Loretta Malintoppi, August Reinisch and Anthony Sinclair Cambridge University Press, lxxiv+1524 pp., 2009. http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521885591

The Oxford Handbook of International Investment Law (together with P. Muchlinski & F. Ortino) (Oxford University Press, 2008)

Travelling the BIT Route. Of Waiting Periods, Umbrella Clauses and Forks in the Road, 5 The Journal of World Investment & Trade (2004), pp. 231-256.

Calvo´s Grandchildren: The Return of Local Remedies in Investment Arbitration, 4 The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (2005), pp. 1-17.

Investment Treaty Arbitration and Jurisdiction over Contract Claims - the Vivendi I Case Considered, in: T. Weiler (ed.), International Investment Law and Arbitration: Leading Cases from the ICSID, NAFTA, Bilateral Treaties and Customary International Law (2005), pp. 281-323.

Fair and Equitable Treatment in Arbitral Practice, 6 The Journal of World Investment & Trade (2005), pp. 357-386.

What is a Legal Dispute?, in: International Law between Universalism and Fragmentation, Festschrift in Honour of Gerhard Hafner (I. Buffard, J. Crawford, A. Pellet, S. Wittich eds.) 959 (2008).

At What Time Must Legitimate Expectations Exist? (together with U. Kriebaum) in: A Liber Amicorum: Thomas Wälde (J. Werner, A. Ali eds.) 265 (2009).


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International Legal Studies
University of Vienna

Department for European, International and Comparative Law
Schottenbastei 10-16
A-1010 Vienna
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