Dr Markus Burgstaller

Hogan Lovells

International energy law (afternoon panels session, day 2)

Dr Markus Burgstaller is a partner in the international arbitration practice of Hogan Lovells in London. He combines experience in public international law and EU 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 acts for States, international organisations and investors 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 in March 2018 ruled that EU law precludes a provision in an international agreement concluded between EU Member States that provides for investor-State arbitration. He is the author of numerous publications on public international law and EU law and guest lectures at universities such as the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Humboldt University in Berlin. Markus holds a PhD in Public International Law from the University of Vienna and an LLM from New York University. He is qualified to practice law in New York, England and Wales, and Ireland. He is nominated to the ICSID Panel of Conciliators by the Austrian Government.