Eric De Brabandere

Eric De Brabandere is an international lawyer, with special expertise in international investment law and arbitration, and international dispute settlement. He holds a Cand. Jur. and Lic. Jur. degree from Ghent University, and LL.M. in International Law from Geneva University, and a PhD from Ghent University. He is fluent in French, Dutch and English. He was admitted to practice in Belgium in 2002.

He currently holds the chair of international dispute settlement at Leiden University, where he also serves as Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. He formerly was a Visiting Professor of International Investment Law and Dispute Settlement at the Universities of Lille (2010-2015), Trento (2014-2017) and Groningen (2013). He has published four books and over 80 articles and book chapters, relating to international investment law, arbitration, dispute settlement and international law. He regularly advises corporations and States on international investment law and arbitration and general international law and sits as arbitrator. As an academic, he also has vast experience in cooperating with governmental agencies and international institutions to conduct training sessions for government officials, attorneys, and lawyers in international investment law and arbitration, and corporate social responsibility. He has since more than five years been involved in a capacity-building project on international investment arbitration in Indonesia and has regularly trained African officials and lawyers in international investment arbitration.