Stephan Schill

About/Bio

Stephan Schill is Professor for International and Economic Law and Governance at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Center for International Law, Principal Investigator in the ERC project on “Transnational Private-Public Arbitration as Global Regulatory Governance: Charting and Codifying the Lex Mercatoria Publica” and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Investment and Trade.

Recently Published

Arbitrator Independence and Academic Freedom

In international law, members of the discipline often fill a variety of professional roles. Many are scholars and practitioners at the same time; some even act in capacities that are mutually incompatible at the domestic level, such as being counsel and decision-maker at the same time – albeit in different proceedings. Investment arbitration is an area where this…

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The Public Law Approach in the Practice of Investment Treaty Arbitration

In my last post, I discussed how comparative public law methodology could inform the resolution of investor-State disputes and thus help to reform the system from within. This may sound like a view from the ivory tower. In this post I will first discuss why arbitrators have an incentive to make use of such a methodology…

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Comparative Public Law Methodology in International Investment Law

In my last post I argued that investment law should be reconceived as a system of public law adjudication in order to react to current criticism. The debate over the role of public law in investment arbitration has resounded in other discussions in this forum. It requires understanding arbitration not only as a dispute settlement mechanism,…

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