About

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Figure 1: Yours truly, the 2015 Macbook Pro I wrote my PhD on, and a Japanese Fender Jazz Bass in my old Islington flat

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice. I mostly teach World Trade Law and International Investment Law.

My main areas of expertise are Public International Law and International Dispute Settlement, as well as Private International Law and Foreign Relations Law. I apply doctrinal and empirical methodologies, including large-scale data mining and social network analysis, to questions concerning the work and performance of international courts and tribunals, as well as the makeup of the communities of practice that exist in and ‘create’ international law.

I am also a co-investigator in the ESRC-funded project The Social and Psychological Underpinnings of Commercial Arbitration in Europe led by Tony Cole at the University of Leicester, and the Assistant Editor of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement. Prior to joining Liverpool, I was a research fellow in a Swiss National Science Foundation Project on the role of the principle of comity in private and public international law based at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, as well as a Visiting Lecturer in International Law and International Investment Law at King’s College London.

I am a member of the European Society of International Law, the Society of International Economic Law, and the Network of Empirical Legal Scholars.

I hold a a PhD in Law from King’s College London. Before that, I studied at the University of Cambridge and the University of Florence. I am also an alumnus of the “Silvano Tosi” Research Program in Parliamentary Studies.

I have been known for writing limericks on international law and somehow getting them published, complete with a DOI. As the picture above shows, I like to play the bass guitar.

You can visit my academic page, and I also have a couple of social media accounts, though I am not overly active on either: