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  • University of Cambridge, PhD in Law (ongoing), commenced 2019. Funded by Woolf Fisher Scholarship.
  • The Hague Academy of International Law, Summer Course on Public International Law (2021).
  • University of Cambridge, Master of Law (First Class) in International Law, graduated 2019. Funded by Woolf Fisher Scholarship. Thesis: ‘Stability, Change, Transition: Regulatory Reform and the Standard of Fair and Equitable Treatment in Investment Disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty’, supervised by Professor Michael Waibel.
  • High Court of New Zealand, admitted as barrister and solicitor (2017).
  • College of Law, Professional Legal Studies Course (2016).
  • University of Otago, Bachelor of Laws with Honours (First Class) and Bachelor of Arts in Politics, graduated 2015. Thesis: ‘Globalised Constitutional Realism: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement within New Zealand’s Constitution’, supervised by Professor Andrew Geddis.
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas, Global Law Program (2014).


  • Cambridge International Law Journal, Co-Editor-in-Chief (2021–present), Managing Editor (2019–21), Conference Assistant (2018–19).
  • University of Cambridge, Graduate Teaching Assistant for LLM Paper 29 International Investment Law (2020–present).
  • Cambridge University Press, Assistant General Editor and Summary Writer for the ICSID Reports (2018–present).
  • Universitetet i Oslo, Research Associate to Professor Freya Baetens in the PluriCourts Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order (2021–2022).
  • Jilin University, Course Instructor for international law mooting, contracted by CL Global (2021).
  • University of Otago, Lecturer for LAWS302 Jurisprudence (2019); Tutor in the Faculty of Law and Department of Politics (2013–15).                                                              
  • Chapman Tripp, Solicitor in Litigation and Dispute Resolution (2018).
  • Court of Appeal of New Zealand, Judicial Law Clerk to the Honourable Justice Rhys Harrison QC (2016–18).
  • Victoria University of Wellington, Teaching Fellow for LAWS297 Legal Research, Writing and Mooting (2017).
  • Russell McVeagh, Summer Clerk in Corporate Advisory and Litigation (2014–15).

Fields of research

Public international law, investment and commercial arbitration, climate and energy disputes, history of international law


'A Reasonably Well Organized Modern State': The Construction of Customary International Law on Economic Sovereignty through Investment Treaty Arbitration


Professor Jorge E Viñuales

Representative Publications

  • ‘Critical Infrastructure Exceptions: Charting the Asia-Pacific Frontier of Essential Security Interests’, Workshop of the ESIL International Economic Law Interest Group on International Economic Law and New Frontiers of Global Security, 30 March 2022.
  • ‘Lithium in International Law: Trade, Investment, and the Pursuit of Supply Chain Justice’ (2022) 25 Journal of International Economic Law 148.
  • ‘Police Powers in a Pandemic: Investment Treaty Interpretation and the Customary Presumption of Reasonable Regulation’ in Panos Merkouris, Andreas Kulick, José Manuel Álvarez-Zarate and Maciej Żenkiewicz (eds), Custom and Its Interpretation in International Investment Law (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
  • Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/1, 20 ICSID Reports 453 (forthcoming).
  • ‘Fragmented Projects in the International Legal Field: A Fourfold Genealogy of Investment Treaty Arbitration’, Workshop on Method, Methodology and Critique in International Law, T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague, 15 December 2021.
  • ‘A Fourfold Genealogy of Investment Treaty Arbitration Since the Era of Decolonisation’, Research Training and Development Extension Programme 2021-22 Work-in-Progress sessions, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, 2 December 2021.
  • Enkev Beheer BV v. Republic of Poland, PCA Case No. 2013-01, 19 ICSID Reports 630.
  • Standard Chartered Bank v. United Republic of Tanzania, ICSID Case No. ARB/10/12, 19 ICSID Reports 485.
  • ‘Mining the Regulatory Landscape: An International Legal Framework for the Lithium Industry’, 2021 JIEL-ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group Junior-Senior Faculty Forum, 23 September 2021.
  • ‘Human Rights in the Hyphen: Reframing Investor-State Arbitration Through the Duty to Regulate’, Völkerrechtsblog, March 2021.
  • ‘Custom, Treaty and the Integration of Economic Sovereignty in Energy Investment Arbitration’, Panel on International Investment Law in Global Crises, Cambridge International Law Conference, 19 March 2021.
  • ‘Epidemic Sovereignty? Contesting Investment Treaty Claims Arising from Coronavirus Measures’, EJIL: Talk!, March 2020.
  • Philip Morris Brands Sàrl and others v. Oriental Republic of Uruguay, ICSID Case No. ARB/10/7, 18 ICSID Reports 450.