Nicolás M Perrone


Nicolás M Perrone is Professor of Economic Law, Escuela de Derecho, Universidad de Valparaíso (Chile). His main research interests are in international economic law, particularly in international investment law and policy. He has previously taught at Durham University and Universidad Externado de Colombia. Nicolás has been a Visiting Professor at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín, the International University College of Turin and the University of Eastern Piedmont, a faculty member of the Institute for Global Law and Policy (Harvard Law School) and a visiting lecturer at Xi'an Jiaotong School of law. He holds a PhD and an LLM from the London School of Economics. Nicolás has worked and consulted for the governments of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, the OECD, UNCTAD, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the International Institute for Environment and Development, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and the Fairtrade Foundation. In 2022, he was awarded a Research Grant from the Chilean Research Council to study the interplay between international investment law and local communities in extractive projects (Proyecto Fondecyt). His research has appeared in the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Transnational Legal Theory, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, the Journal of World Investment & Trade, Leiden Journal of International Law, American Journal of International Law Unbound, Globalizations and Business and Human Rights Journal. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy (Columbia University), Business and Human Rights Journal (Cambridge University Press), Jus Cogens. A Critical Journal of Philosophy of Law and Politics (Springer), Revista Derecho del Estado (Universidad Externado de Colombia) y Latin American Law Review (Universidad de los Andes-CIDE). Nicolás’s first monograph Investment Treaties and the Legal Imagination: How foreign investors play by their own rules was published by Oxford University Press in 2021.

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How Corporations Shape International Economic Law: A Reply to Taylor St John

The following post will also appear as a Letter to the Editor in the European Journal of International Law. Taylor St John wrote a fantastic review of my book Investment Treaties and the Legal Imagination; I’m grateful. I don’t disagree with her in the abstract. My view is rather that we need a different perspective to…

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