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Markus Burgstaller

Partner
London

Markus Burgstaller

Since 1998, Markus has concentrated on public international law. Markus combines experience in public international law at the highest level of government with many years of experience in advising and representing states, international organisations and businesses in private practice. 

He focuses on international investment law and acts in arbitrations under ICSID, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules and in proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union. He also advises investors on structuring investments worldwide. 

Recognized as a leading individual in public international law in the UK (Legal 500 2012 to 2015), Markus frequently speaks at international conferences. He also guest lectures at universities such as the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Queen Mary University of London, the University of Hamburg and Humboldt University in Berlin. He is nominated to the ICSID Panel of Conciliators by the Austrian Government.

'Extremely well respected practitioner with substantive experience in complex public international law disputes before international courts and tribunals',

Chambers UK 2016

Representative Experience

Acting for an international organisation in two separate proceedings against the European Commission before the General Court of the EU.

Acting for Russian investors in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Georgia under the Georgian Foreign Investment Law.

Acting for a Turkish investor in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Azerbaijan under a Bilateral Investment Treaty.

Acting for a German investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration against the Kingdom of Thailand under a Bilateral Investment Treaty.

Acting for Mongolia in an UNCITRAL arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty and a Foreign Investment Law.

Acting for the Czech Republic in an UNCITRAL arbitration under a Bilateral Investment Treaty.

Acting for the Republic of Vietnam in two separate UNCITRAL arbitrations under a Bilateral Investment Treaty.

Acting for the Republic of Vietnam in an UNCITRAL arbitration under the investment chapter of a Bilateral Trade Agreement.

Acting for the Slovak Republic in proceedings to set aside a jurisdictional and a final award under a Bilateral Investment Treaty before the German courts.

Acting for Austrian investors in a proceeding to set aside an investment arbitration award before the Dutch courts.

Education and admissions

Education

  • PhD in Public International Law, Dr.iur., University of Vienna, 2001
  • Master of Philosophy, Mag. phil., University of Vienna, 2001
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), New York University, 2001
  • Master of Laws, Mag.iur., University of Vienna, 1998

Memberships

  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • European Society of International Law
  • International Law Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York

Court admissions

  • England and Wales

2015 - 2016

Public International Law

Chambers UK

2011-2015

International Arbitration

UK Legal 500

2012-2016

Dispute Resolution in the United Kingdom and Austria

Chambers Global

2011 – 2015

Public International Law

UK Legal 500

Latest thinking and events

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