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Michail Risvas


Michail Risvas


Assistant Professor of Public International Law


Global Public Law and Governance

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Michail Risvas is Assistant Professor at IE University Law School, specialising in public international law, law and technology, WTO law, and international arbitration. Professor Risvas is currently Fellow at the Stanford Law School Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (TTLF) and has taught at different universities in Europe and Latin America. He has published on international economic law, the law of the sea, cultural heritage, and terrorism. From 2014 until 2018 Professor Risvas practiced with an international law firm in Paris, acting as counsel in investment and commercial arbitrations under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, and ICC rules in the banking, defence, gaming, mining and metallurgy sectors. He is included in the list of arbitrators of the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) and the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA) of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI). Professor Risvas holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Athens and a doctorate and two master’s degrees in international law from the University of Oxford.


Corporate Experience

  • Associate, Three Crowns LLP
  • Trainee, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Researcher, Hellenic Parliament (Legal Service)
  • Tutor, University of Oxford


Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, IE Law School
  • Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Amsterdam
  • Researcher, Hellenic Parliament (Legal Service)
  • Tutor, University of Oxford


Academic Background

  • Doctorate in law (D Phil), University of Oxford
  • Master in law (M Phil), University of Oxford
  • Master in law (M Jur), University of Oxford
  • Bachelor in law (LL B), University of Athens
  • Erasmus exchange programme, Université Lyon III


Latest Publications

  • Risvas, M. (2020). “Underwater Cultural Heritage in Africa and Questions of Immunity, State ownership and Succession: What role for Equity?” The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Vol. 35 (2): 264-294
  • Koutsikos, V., Risvas, M. (2020). “The key performance indicators (KPIs) trend and construction arbitration”. Construction Law Journal, Vol. 36 (3): 197-206
  • Risvas, M. (2020). “Review and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in International Investment Law and General Public International Law”. In R Hofmann, C Tams and S W Schill (Eds.). Investment Law as a Motor of General International Law? Edward Elgar
  • Risvas, M. (2019). “Non-discrimination and the Protection of Foreign Investments in the Context of an Armed Conflict”. In Fach Gómez K., Gourgourinis A., Titi C. (Eds.). International Investment Law and the Law of Armed Conflict. European Yearbook of International Economic Law. Springer
  • Risvas, M., Repousis, O.G. (2019). “International Investment Law and The (International) Rule of Law: The Case of the EU Renewable Energy Industry”. In J Wouters and R Leal-Arcas (Eds.). The Contribution of International Trade and Investment Law to the Rule of Law