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Online Summer Law School on International Investment Law 2021


Between 23-28 August 2021, Athens PIL and ELSA Athens successfully organized, for the sixth consecutive year, the Athens Summer Law School on International Investment Law, in webinar format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Online Summer Law School brought together 51 students from countries from all over the world, including Germany, Italy, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Georgia, Latvia, Uruguay, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Uruguay, Iran, the Russian Federation, Malaysia, Nepal, India, Portugal and the Slovak Republic and provided participants an intensive 6 day academic programme with a total of 30 hours of interactive lectures by distinguished scholars and practitioners, including two specialized Skills Training Workshops, one of which was conduct under the aegis of  ICDR Y&I.

The Academic Faculty of the Athens Summer Law School on International Investment Law 2021 included (in alphabetical order):


  • John A. Apsouris (General Counsel, Hellenic Petroleum Group; Chair of the Legal Issue Group of Fuels Europe, a division of the European Petroleum Refiners Association)
  • Crina Baltag (Senior Lecturer in International Arbitration, Stockholm University; Arbitrator; Attorney-at-Law)
  • Gary Born (Partner, Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP)
  • Markus Burgstaller (Public International Law Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP)
  • Andrea Carlevaris (Partner, BonelliErede; Professor of International and EU law)
  • Leïla Choukroune (Professor of International Law & Director of the Thematic Area in Democratic Citizenship, University of Portsmouth)
  • Abby Cohen Smutny (Partner, Global Head of International Arbitration Practice, White & Case LLP)
  • Michail Dekastros (Associate, Sidley Austin LLP, Geneva)
  • Kabir Duggal (Senior International Arbitration Advisor, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, New York; Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School, New York)
  • Georgios Fasfalis (Associate, Linklaters LLP, Amsterdam)
  • Alexandre Genest (International Arbitration Associate, Steptoe & Johnson LLP)
  • Charalampos Giannakopoulos (Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore)
  • Anastasios Gourgourinis (Lecturer in Public International Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Law; Athens PIL)
  • Shotaro Hamamoto (Professor, Kyoto University)
  • Veijo Heiskanen (Partner, LALIVE)
  • Anne K. Hoffmann (Independent Arbitrator, Hoffmann Arbitration, Dubai)
  • Anna Joubin-Bret (Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and Director ITLD/OLA)
  • Sebastián Mantilla Blanco (Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bonn)
  • Aliki-Athina Papanastasiou (International Arbitration Trainee, Three Crowns LLP; Researcher, AthensPIL)
  • Maria Paschou (International Arbitration Trainee, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Researcher, AthensPIL)
  • Relja Radović (Attorney-at-Law, BDK Advokati, Serbia)
  • Noah Rubins QC (Partner, Head of International Arbitration Practice Group in Paris and Global CIS/Russia Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP)
  • Borzu Sabahi (Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; Co-Director, International Investment Law Center, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C.)
  • Suzanne Spears (Partner, International Arbitration Group, Allen & Overy LLP)
  • Gisele Stephens-Chu (Avocate and Solicitor; Board Member, ArbitralWomen)
  • Marios Tokas (PhD candidate, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; Researcher, AthensPIL)
  • Dimitra A. Tsakiri (Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration)
  • Marina Weiss (Counsel, Bredin Prat, Paris)
  • Meagan Wong (Lecturer, Postgraduate Director of the LLM in International Law,  Essex Law School)
  • Katia Yannaca-Small (Independent Counsel in International Law and Policy & Arbitrator; Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California Gould School of Law)