“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".”Who’s Who Legal 2020
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).
Awards and Scholarships
Schreuer (speaker), Keynote Speech, South Eastern Europe Arbitration Conference, 12.10.2023.
Schreuer (author), “Principles of International Investment Law: Third Edition” co-authored with Rudolf Dolzer and Ursula Kriebaum, Oxford University Press, 2022.
Schreuer (lecturer), Keynote Speech on the Unity of an Investment, Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic’s 11th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference, Prague, 02.12.2021.
Schreuer, “Pre-Investment Activities”, in: Festschrift Herbert Kronke (S. Huber, C. Benicke eds.) 1553,2020
Schreuer, “International Protection of Investments: The Substantive Standards“, 1056 pp. (together with August Reinisch),Cambridge University Press, 2020
Schreuer, “Investment Protection: Original Purpose and Features”, in: The Future of Investment Treaty Arbitration in the EU, Energy Charter Treaty, Intra-EU BITS and Multilateral Investment Court (C. Baltag, A. Stanič eds.), forthcoming
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“International Protection of Investments – The Substantive Standards”
Cambridge University Press, 2020 [with Reinisch]
The theme of the event corresponds to the 39th session of the UNCITRAL Working Group III and will i.a. cover questions related to composition and appointment of adjudicators, the implementation of an appeal mechanism and the recognition and enforcement of MIC decisions.