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

'He's experienced and has good insight into how the administration of governments of foreign states actually works'

Chambers UK 2018

Since 1998, Markus Burgstaller 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 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, 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. Markus was named "Lawyer of the Week" by The Times in March 2018.

Awards and recognitions

2015 - 2018

Public International Law
Chambers UK

2011-2018

International Arbitration
UK Legal 500

2018

Public International Law
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

England and Wales

Representative experience

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

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 the Former Yugoslav Republic of 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 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.

Latest thinking and events

Client Notes

Swaps with international organisations: What do you need to think about in order to sleep easy?

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