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Michael Waibel

Adjunct Professor of Law
Professor of International Law, University of Vienna

Michael Waibel is a professor of international law at the University of Vienna. His teaching and writing focus is on international law, international economic law, sovereign debt and international dispute settlement. He received the Deák Prize of the American Society of International Law, the Book Prize of the European Society of International Law and a Leverhulme Prize for his research. He is Co-General Editor of the ICSID Reports (with Jorge Viñuales) and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Economic Law (with Kathleen Claussen and Sergio Puig).

Previously, Professor Waibel taught for a decade at the University of Cambridge, and from 2015-2019 was Co-Deputy Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and Director of Studies at Jesus College. In 2010-2011, he was the Schmidheiny Visiting Assistant Professor in Law and Economics at the University of St. Gallen. In 2019, he was Nomura Visiting Professor of International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School.

Professor Waibel studied law at the universities of Vienna, Paris II Pantheon-Assas and Harvard Law School, and economics at the London School of Economics. He worked at the European Central Bank, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Area(s) of Expertise

International Dispute Settlement, including arbitration
International Financial Law
Sovereign Debt and Financial Crises
International Investment Law
Law of Treaties
Law and Economics
European Monetary Union