Christoph Schreuer is an expert and thought leader in international investment law, frequently referred to as “the leading authority on investment arbitration” (Who’s Who Legal 2018).

Christoph Schreuer is working as an independent expert and arbitrator in investment cases – at the last count, in more than 50 major investment arbitrations. He is a member of the ICSID Panel of Conciliators and Arbitrators. Christoph Schreuer has an abundance of experience as arbitrator under the rules of ICSID and UNCITRAL. Also, he is the author of numerous expert opinions rendered in investment arbitrations. Also see the ICSID profile of Prof. Schreuer.

Christoph authored numerous books and articles in the field of investment arbitration, including “The ICSID Convention: A Commentary” (Cambridge University Press, First Edition in 2001; Second Edition in 2009; Third Edition in preparation) and “Principles of International Investment Law” (Oxford University Press, First Edition in 2008; Second Edition in 2012; with R. Dolzer; Third Edition in preparation). Most recently in 2020, he published the book “International Protection of Investments – The Substantive Standards” (Cambridge University Press, 2020; with A. Reinisch). Christoph Schreuer’s full list of publications and lectures can be found on his personal website.

He is a graduate of the Universities of Vienna (Dr. iur. 1966), Cambridge (LL.M. 1970) and Yale (J.S.D. 1979). During his academic career he was a Professor of Law at the Universities of Salzburg, the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Vienna, as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Graz.

Christoph works in English (fluent) and German (native).

Professional Experience

  • Of Counsel, Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich , Vienna/Austria (since 2020)
  • Of Counsel,, Vienna/Austria (2015-2020)
  • Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration (2008-2014)
  • Of Counsel, Wolf Theiss, Vienna/Austria (2008-2013)
  • Professor of Law, University of Vienna, School of Law, Department of International Law and International Relations, Vienna/Austria (2000-2009)
  • Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Organization; Director: International Law and Institutions, School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C./USA (1992-2000)
  • Guest Professor: Hebrew University of Jerusalem (04/2013), University of Michigan, School of Law (09/1990), University of Utah, College of Law (07-08/1990), University of Texas, School of Law (05-06/1990), University of Innsbruck (10/1981-01/1982)
  • Professor of Law, Department of International Law, School of Law, University of Salzburg, Salzburg/Austria (1970-2000)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Graz (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz), Faculty of Law, Institute for International Law and International Relations, Graz/Austria (1967-1968)
  • Clerkship, Austrian Courts, Vienna/Austria (1966-1967)
  • Trainee, International Sugar Council, London/UK (1962, 1965)
  • Trainee, Creditanstalt Bankverein, Vienna/Austria (1963)
  • Actor and Theater Group Leader, Vienna Student Theater, Vienna/Austria (1962-1966)

Editorial Membership

  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, the ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal
  • Member of the Editorial Supervisory Board, The Journal of World Investment and Trade
  • Managing Editor, the Austrian Journal of Public and International Law (1990-1995)
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Austrian Review of International and European Law
  • Advisory and Consultative Editor, the Leiden Journal of International Law
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Legal Issues of Economic Integration
  • Member of the Advisory Board, the Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy


  • J.S.D., Yale Law School, Conneticut/USA (1979)
  • Universitätsdozent (venia legendi), University of Salzburg, Salzburg/Austria (1976)
  • Diploma in International Law, University of Cambridge, Cambridge/UK (1972)
  • LL.B. (first class; redesignated LL.M. in 1986), University of Cambridge, Cambridge/UK (1970)
  • Doctor of Law, University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (1966)

Awards and Scholarships

  • Ford Foundation Scholarship (1972)
  • Austrian Ministry of Education Scholarship (1969)
  • Downing College Prize (1969)
  • Cambridge Law School Prize (1969)
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law Prize (1969)
  • British Council Scholarship (1968)
  • Austria: Arbitrators and Counsel (2021)
    "He is probably the world's leading expert on investment arbitration" "Christoph is in his own league in investment cases" "There are few who can compare to him when it comes to his knowledge of investment treaty arbitration" "A force as an arbitrator in investment arbitrations"
  • Austria: Arbitration 2020
  • Austria: Thought Leader in Arbitration 2020
    "Christoph Schreuer receives extensive praise from peers as 'probably the world's leading expert on investment arbitration' and 'in his own league in investment cases'."
  • "Christoph Schreuer is "in his own league" according to respondents to our research and is lauded as "the last word in ICSID arbitration"."
  • "Christoph Schreuer is widely recognised as “the leading authority on investment arbitration”."Christoph Schreuer comes highly recommended for his "immense experience"of investment cases."