Guglielmo Verdirame QC 

Twenty Essex and Kings College London

A look to the horizon: where will trade and investment law, investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement be in 20 years? (morning panels session, day 1)

Guglielmo is a member of chambers at Twenty Essex, and is very active as a practitioner in the investor-State field, as well as across the breadth of international law. He is ranked as a leading practitioner in the field in the main directories.

Guglielmo is a Professor of International Law at King’s College London, appointed in both the War Studies Department and Dickson Poon School of Law. He was a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School in 2015; a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law in 2003-2011; a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford in 2000-2003. He is the author of The UN and Human Rights: Who Guards the Guardians?(2011, CUP), Winner of the Biennial ACUNS Book Award, and of Rights in Exile (Berghahn Books, 2005), as well as numerous articles and chapters in books. His next book will ask whether we can reconcile the ideal of self-government with the expansion of international law and institutions.