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Federico Ortino

King´s College London, UK

Investment Law II (16/04/2018 - 20/04/2018)


Dr Federico Ortino is Reader in International Economic Law in the School of Law at King’s College London. He joined King’s in 2007. He is a member of the ILA Committee on International Trade Law and co-rapporteur to the ILA Committee on the Law of Foreign Investment; founding Committee Member of the Society of International Economic Law; consultative member of the Investment Treaty Forum; editorial board member of the Journal of International Economic Law; Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy, InvestmentClaims.com, Transnational Dispute Management. Previously, Director, Investment Treaty Forum, British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London (2005-2007); Adjunct Professor at the Universities of Florence and Trento (2002-2007); Emile Noël Fellow and Fulbright Scholar at the NYU Jean Monnet Center in New York (2004); Legal Officer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Division on Investment and Enterprises (2003). He is a qualified attorney in Italy and in the state of New York. He holds: LLB, University of Florence; LLM, Georgetown University Law Center; PhD, European University Institute.

Selected publications

  • Basic Legal Instruments for the Liberalisation of Trade: a Comparative Analysis of EC and WTO Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2004)
Edited books
  • Oxford Handbook of International Investment Law (eds.) (Oxford, OUP, 2008) (co-edited with P Muchlinski & C Schreuer)
  • Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO Legal System (eds.) (Oxford, OUP, 2006) (co-edited with L Bartels)
  • WTO Dispute Settlement System: 1995-2003 (eds.) (The Hague, Kluwer, 2004) (co-edited with EU Petersmann)
  • “Treaty Interpretation and the WTO Appellate Body Report in US – Gambling: A Critique” in 9 Journal of International Economic Law (1, 2006)
  • “The Social Dimension of International Investment Agreements: Drafting a New BIT/MIT Model?” in 7 International Law FORUM du droit international (4, 2005)
  • “From Non-Discrimination to Reasonableness: A Paradigm Shift in International Economic Law?”, Jean Monnet Working Papers (1, 2005)
Contributions to edited collections
  • “GATT”, in D Bethlehem, D McRae, R Neufeld & I Van Damme (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law (Oxford, OUP, 2009)
  • “Legal Aspects of FTAs: Services” in S Lester & B Mercurio (eds.) A Comparative Analysis Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Commentary, Analysis and Case Studies – Book 1 (Cambridge, CUP, 2009)
  • “The Principle of Non-discrimination and its Exceptions in GATS: Selected Legal Issues” in M Andenas & K Alexander (eds.) The World Trade Organization and Trade in Services (Brill/Nijhof, 2008)
  • “International Agreements Covering Foreign Investment in Services: Patterns and Linkages” in L Bartels & F Ortino (eds) Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO Legal System (Oxford, OUP, 2006) (co-author Audley Sheppard)
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