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Public International Law

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Anastasios Gourgourinis is Lecturer in Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, specializing in International Economic Law. He is also a Research Fellow at the Academy of Athens. He holds an LL.B. and an LL.M from the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, as well as an LL.M. (awarded with Distinction) and a Ph.D. from University College London. Anastasios has served in the past as Special Legal Advisor at Greece's Ministry for Development and Competitiveness, and the Ministry of State, advising on issues pertaining to investment, trade and state aid. Currently, he practises with the Athens Bar in Greece.

Anastasios’ teaching and research interests include public international law, international investment law and WTO law, particularly from the perspectives of international arbitration and adjudication, the theory of sources of international law, State responsibility, and normative fragmentation of international law.




  1. International Investment Law and     Competition Law (Springer, 2020) [co-edited with K. Fach Gómez & C. Titi]
  2. International Investment Law and the Law of Armed Conflict (Springer, 2019) [co-edited with K. Fach Gómez & C. Titi]
  3. Equity and Equitable Principles in the World Trade Organization Addressing Conflicts and Overlaps between the WTO and Other Regimes (Routledge, 2016).


Articles and Contributions in Collective Works

  1.  ‘After Achmea: Maintaining the EU Law Compatibility of Intra-EU BITS Through Treaty Interpretation’, 3 European Investment Law and Arbitration Review (2018), 282–315.
  2.  ‘Financial Crisis as Force Majeure under International Law and EU Law: Defending Emergency Measures, à la européenne, in Investment Arbitration under Intra-EU BITs’, σε: R. Hofmann, S. Schill and C. Tams (eds.), International Investment Law and the Global Financial Architecture (Edward Elgar, 2017), 281-315.
  3.  ‘Common but differentiated responsibilities in transnational climate change governance and the WTO: A tale of two ‘interconnected worlds’ or a tale of two ‘crossing swords’?’, σε: P. Delimatsis (ed.), Research Handbook on Climate Change and Trade Law (Edward Elgar, 2016), 31-48.
  4.  ‘The Shared Responsibility of the EU for Member States' Financial Crisis Measures as a Defence in International Investment Claims’, σε: C. Binder, Μ.  Footer & A. Reinisch (eds.), International Law and ... : Select Proceedings of the European Society of International Law, Vol 5, 2014 (Bloomsbury, 2016), 195-215.
  5.  ‘Fair and Equitable Treatment in International Investment Law: The Art of Watching Out for Both the ‘Elephants’ and the ‘Fleas’ in the (Normative) ‘Room’ of Investment Protection’, 16 Journal of World Investment & Trade (2015), pp. 335-359.
  6. ‘The Legal Contours of Sovereign Debt Restructuring under the UNCTAD Draft Principles: Antagonism and Convergence between Standards of Domestic Insolvency law and International Investment Protection Law’, in: C. Esposito, Y. Lee and J.P. Bohoslavsky (eds.), Sovereign Financing and International Law: The UNCTAD Principles on Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing (Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 135-160 [coauthored with A. Bredimas & G. Pavlidis]
  1. ‘Reviewing the Administration of Domestic Regulation in WTO and Investment Law: The International Minimum Standard as “One Standard to Rule Them All”?’, in: F. Baetens (ed.), Investment Law within International Law: Integrationist Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp. 298-329.
  2. ‘Investors’ Rights qua Human Rights? Revisiting the ‘Direct’/‘Derivative’ Rights Debate’, in: M. Fitzmaurice and P. Merkouris (eds.), The Interpretation and Application of the European Convention on Human Rights: Legal and Practical Implications (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012), pp. 147-182.
  3. ‘The Unitary Character of the General/Particular International Law and Primary/ Secondary Rules Terminology in a Fragmented International Legal System?’, 22 European Journal of International Law (2011), pp. 993-1026.
  4. ‘The Distinction between Interpretation and Application of Norms in International Adjudication’, 2 Journal of International Dispute Settlement (2011), pp. 31-57.
  5. Lex Specialis in WTO and Investment Protection Law’, 53 German Yearbook of International Law (2010), pp. 579-621.
  6. ‘Equity in International Law Revisited (with Special Reference to the Fragmentation of International Law)’, 103 American Society of International Law Proceedings (2009), pp. 79-82.
  7. ‘Delineating the Normativity of Equity in International Law’, 11 International Community Law Review (2009), pp. 327–347.



Anastasios is the academic supervisor of the Summer Law School on International Investment Law, organized annually by the Athens Public International Law Center and ELSA Athens, convenes the Trade Law Clinic project, and coaches the teams which annually represent the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot, the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.