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Markus Burgstaller

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Burgstaller Markus

Markus Burgstaller
Burgstaller Markus
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"Has very good commercial acumen, is very attentive to detail and never neglects the importance of tactical steps"

Legal 500, 2019 (Public International Law)

Markus Burgstaller combines experience in public international law and EU law at the highest level of government with many years of experience in private practice. He advises clients on international economic law, including sanctions, and acts for States, international organisations, businesses, and individuals in international disputes, mainly arbitrations under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules, and in proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). He is nominated to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators by the Austrian Government.

Markus was lead counsel for the Slovak Republic in the Achmea case before the CJEU in which the CJEU ruled that EU law precludes a provision in an international agreement concluded between EU Member States that provides for investor-State arbitration. For his work Markus received the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers award for innovation in legal expertise – dispute resolution, the award for "Most Important Decision" by Global Arbitration Review and was named "Lawyer of the Week" by The Times.

Recognized as a leading individual in public international law in the UK and globally, Markus guest lectures at universities such as the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Humboldt University in Berlin.  Markus is frequently interviewed and published in international media such as the Financial Times, The Economist, The Times, the BBC, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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"A highly effective and efficient lawyer who continues to impress with the breadth and depth of his knowledge of international arbitration and public international law" 

Chambers UK, 2019 (International Arbitration: Investor-state arbitration)

Representative experience

Acting for Irish investors in an ICSID arbitration against the Federal Republic of Germany under the Energy Charter Treaty.

Acting for the Slovak Republic in proceedings to set aside an award under a Bilateral Investment Treaty before the German courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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

Acting for Ukraine in an ICSID arbitration under a Bilateral Investment Treaty.

 

Acting for a UK investor in an ICSID arbitration against Romania under the Energy Charter Treaty.

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

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

 

Acting for the Republic of Vietnam in three separate UNCITRAL arbitrations under a Bilateral Investment Treaty and  the investment chapter of a Bilateral Trade Agreement.

Acting for an investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration against the Kyrgyz Republic under the Kyrgyz Foreign Investment Law.

 

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

Credentials

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
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • New York
Court admissions
  • Senior Courts of England and Wales
Memberships
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • International Law Association
  • European Society of International Law

Recognition

Arbitration

Who's Who Legal

2020-2024
Public International Law

Chambers UK

2015-2024
International Arbitration

UK Legal 500

2011-2024
Public International Law (Global Market Leaders)

Chambers Global

2018-2024
Public International Law

UK Legal 500

2011-2024