Markus Burgstaller

Markus Burgstaller

Partner
London

Email markus.burgstaller@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2000

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"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 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).

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 award for "Most Important Decision" by Global Arbitration Review in 2018 and was named "Lawyer of the Week" by The Times in March 2018.

Recognized as a leading individual in public international law in the UK (Legal 500, 2012 to 2018), 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, and Humboldt University in Berlin. He is nominated to the ICSID Panel of Conciliators by the Austrian Government.

Awards and recognitions

2015 - 2019

Public International Law
Chambers UK

2011-2018

International Arbitration
UK Legal 500

2018 - 2019

Public International Law (Global-wide)
Chambers Global

2011 – 2018

Public International Law
UK Legal 500

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

International Law Association

European Society of International Law

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Court admissions

Senior Courts of England and Wales

Ireland

Representative experience

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

Acting for an investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration against the Kyrgyz Republic under the Kyrgyz 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 Dutch investor in an ICSID arbitration against North Macedonia under a Bilateral Investment Treaty.

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

Acting for a Belgian investor in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Turkey 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 an international organisation in two separate proceedings against the European Commission before the General Court of the EU.

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

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