The Summer Law School on International Investment Law, co-organized annually since 2016 by ELSA Athens and  the Athens Public International Law Center (Athens PIL) of the School of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, under the academic supervision of Assistant Professor Anastasios Gourgourinis, took place in Athens as an in person event, between July 25 and July 30, 2022.

The Summer Law School on International Investment Law 2022 consisted of a total of 42 hours of interactive lectures and workshops over 6 days, and provided participants with all the essential tools to grasp the key aspects of international investment law, while also addressing some of the currently “hottest topics” of the field. The programme also featured a Skills Training Workshop on Written and Oral Advocacy in Investment Arbitration offered by ICDR Y&I and a Skills Training Workshop on Cross Examination. offered by Young ICCA.

The Faculty of the Summer Law School on International Investment Law 2022 included (in alphabetical order):


  • Gloria Alvarez (Lecturer, University of Aberdeen)
  • Claudia Annacker (Partner, Dechert LLP, Paris)
  • 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)
  • Walid Ben Hamida (Professor of Law, University of Paris-Saclay (Evry-Val d’Essonne))
  • Christina Binder (Professor of International Law and Human Rights Law, Bundeswehr University, Munich)
  • Nikoletta Chalikopoulou (Associate, Lalive, Geneva)
  • Daniel Costelloe (Associate Legal Officer, International Court of Justice, The Hague)
  • Johanne Cox (Head of International Arbitration, Shoosmiths, London)
  • Marc Krestin (Partner, PGMBM, Amsterdam)
  • Joel Dahlquist (Managing Associate, Arbitration Chambers, London)
  • Carlo De Stefano (Lecturer and Post-Doc Researcher in International Law, Roma Tre University)
  • Anastasios Gourgourinis (Assistant Professor in Public International Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Law; Athens PIL)
  • Rebecca James (Managing Associate, Linklaters LLP, London)
  • Isabela Lacreta (Senior Associate, Mayer Brown LLP, Paris)
  • Barton Legum (Founding Partner, Honlet Legum Arbitration, Paris)
  • Alexander G. Leventhal (Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Paris)
  • Natalia Mouzoula (Trainee Associate, Sidley Austin LLP, Geneva)
  • Patricia Nacimiento (Senior Partner and Head of Disputes Germany, Herbert Smith Freehills, Frankfurt)
  • Chrysthia Papacleovoulou (Lecturer, Open University Cyprus)
  • Thomas-Nektarios Papanastasiou (Assistant Professor of Public International Law, Neapolis University, Pafos)
  • Marily Paralika (Partner, Fieldfisher LLP, Paris)
  • Constantine Partasides QC (Partner, Three Crowns LLP, London)
  • Paschalis Paschalidis (Counsel, Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg)
  • Vassilis Pergantis (Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  • Michail Risvas (Lecturer in Law, University of Southampton)
  • Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer (Co-Head, Legal Services Division, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Basel)
  • Evgenia Stavropoulou (Foreign Attorney, Kim & Chang, Seoul)
  • Edoardo Stoppioni  (Professor, University of Strasbourg)
  • Catharine Titi  (Research Associate Professor, CNRS-CERSA, University Paris II Panthéon- Assas)
  • Marios Tokas (Teaching Assistant and PhD Candidate, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)
  • Sergey Usoskin (Advocate at Usoskin Arbitration, Moscow)
  • Faidon Varesis (International arbitration practitioner and Teaching Assistant, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Law)
  • Bart Wasiak (Senior Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP, London)
  • Katia Yannaca-Small (Independent Counsel in International Law and Policy & Arbitrator; Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California Gould School of Law)