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, an LL.M. (DEA) in International Law from the University of Geneva, 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).

Eric De Brabandere sits as arbitrator (co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or presiding arbitrator) and has acted as counsel in investment arbitration governed by various procedural laws, including the ICSID Convention and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. He regularly acts as expert and advises corporations and States on international investment law and arbitration, and general international law.

He has published six books (as sole author and as editor) and over 90 articles and book chapters, relating to international investment law, arbitration, dispute settlement and international law. As an academic, he has vast experience in cooperating with governmental agencies and international institutions to conduct training sessions and capacity-building projects for government officials, attorneys, and lawyers in international investment law and arbitration, and corporate social responsibility.