Dr Jürgen Kurtz is an Associate Professor and Director of the International Investment Law Research Programme of the Law School's Institute for International Law and the Humanities.
Jürgen researches and teaches in the various strands of international economic law including the jurisprudence of the World Trade Organization and that of investor-state arbitral tribunals. He has a particular research interest in the impact of treaty-based disciplines on regulatory autonomy and development strategies. Jürgen's work has been published in a range of leading international law journals and has been cited by international tribunals in adjudication.
Jürgen has held research fellowships at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law Justice at New York University Law School (as an Emile Noel Fellow), at the University of Michigan Law School (as Grotius Fellow) and the Academy of International Law in The Hague. He is also a Director of Study at the Academy of International Trade and Investment Law based in Macau and organized by the Institute of European Studies. .
In recent years, Jürgen has joined the Global Faculties of the Universidade Catolica in Portugal, the Centre for Transational Legal Studies in London, Bocconi University in Milan, the University of Barcelona in Spain and was appointed Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University in Florence as well as Global Associate at the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore. He teaches annually in the LLM in a European and Global Context at Universidade Catolica, the LLM in International Economic Law and Policy at the University of Barcelona and the Singapore International Arbitration Academy at the National University of Singapore.
Aside from research and teaching, Jürgen acts as a consultant on WTO and interantional investment to a variety of governmental and inter-governmental agencies, including the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Development Program and the World Bank.