Prof. Dr. Nikos Lavranos

E‐mail: [email protected]
Languages: English, Dutch, German, French, Italian


  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Publications
  • Law studies at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, 1. Juristisches Staatsexamen (1st state exam).
  • Master of Comparative and European Community Law (LL.M.), cum laude, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
  • Dr. jur, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • Post-doctoral Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy.


• founder & owner of NL-Investmentconsulting

• Secretary General of the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA)

• Guest Professor “International Investment Law” at the Free University Brussels – Brussels Diplomatic Academy

  • Legal Advisor to various law firms
  • Member of the Public International Law Advisory Group (PILAG).

• Mediator on the Panel List of the  Asia International Arbitration Centre (AIAC).

• Arbitrator and Mediator on the List for the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC).

• Mediator on the Panel List of the Energy Community.

• Head of Legal Affairs, Global Investment Protection AG.

• Senior Trade Policy Advisor & Chief Negotiator, International Trade section, responsible for all Dutch BITs, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

    • The ICS and MIC Projects: A Critical Review of the Issues of Arbitrator Selection, Control Mechanism, and Enforcement, in: J. Chaisse et al (eds), Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy (Oxford University Press, 2020).
    • Renewable Energy Investment Disputes – Recent Developments and Implications for Prospective Energy Market Reforms, in: M. Roggenkamp et al (eds.), European Energy Law Report XII 2018, pp. 65-94 (together with Cees Verburg).
    • How the European Commission and the EU Member States are reasserting their control over their Investment Treaties and ISDS Rules, in: A. Kulick (ed.), States’ Reassertion of control over International Investment Agreements and International Investment Treaty Dispute Settlement (Cambridge University Press, 2016), pp. 309-332.
    • Commentary on Art. 351 TFEU, in: Von der Groeben et al, Kommentar zu den EU Verträgen, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2014.
    • The remaining decisive role of Member States in negotiating and concluding EU Investment Agreements, in: M. Bungenberg (eds.), EU and Investment Agreements, Nomos 2013, pp. 165-170.
    • Is an international investor-state arbitration system possible under the auspices of the ECJ? in: N. Jansen Calamita (ed.), The Future of ICSID and the place of Investment Treaties in International law, Investment Treaty Law Current issues IV, BIICL, 2013, pp. 129-148.

    • Comparative Analysis between the 2018 and 2004 Dutch Model Bilateral Investment Treaty Texts, in: European Investment Law and Arbitration Review 2019, pp. 89-123 (together with A.M. Paschalidis).     

    • Is Commercial Arbitration an Alternative to Investment Treaty Arbitration in Light of the increasing aversion against BITs ?, in: European Investment Law and Arbitration Review 2017, pp. 302-314.

    • Het TTIP-verdrag: een Odyssee door onbekende wateren, in: Nederlandse Tijdschrift voor Europees Recht 2016, pp. 24-33.

    • Naar een nieuw EU-investeringsbeleid, in: Nederlandse Tijdschrift voor Europees Recht 2013, pp. 185-190 (together with I. Efilali, R. Niesink, J. Luycks).

    • Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and EU law, in: Indian Yearbook of International Law and Policy 2010-2011, pp. 220-257.

    • Member States' Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs): Lost in Transition?, in: Hague Yearbook of International Law 2011, pp. 281-312.

    • Judicial Review of UN Sanctions by the ECJ, in: Nordic Journal of International Law 2009, pp. 343-359.

    • The epilogue in the MOX plant dispute: An end without findings, in: European Energy and Environmental Law Review 2009, pp. 180-184.

    • The Solange-Method as a Tool for Regulating Competing Jurisdictions Among International Courts and Tribunals, in: Loyola Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review 2008, pp. 275-334.

    • Competing Jurisdictions between MERCOSUR and WTO, in: The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 2008, pp. 205-234 (together with N. Vielliard).

    • Regulating competing jurisdictions among International Courts and Tribunals, in: Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht 2008, pp. 575-621.

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