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Repousis, Odysseas

Odysseas G. Repousis



Dr. Odysseas Repousis is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s London office and a member of the international arbitration group.  His practice focuses on international commercial arbitration, investor-state disputes, business litigation and public international law.  Odysseas also has experience in international and EU trade law, trade defense investigations and white collar crime.

Odysseas has acted in litigation and arbitration cases spanning a broad range of industry sectors, arbitration rules and applicable laws.  His common law and civil law backgrounds allow him to effectively advise on disputes involving parties across jurisdictions.

Prior to joining the firm, Odysseas received his Master of Laws Degree from Harvard Law School and his Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong.  Odysseas has also worked at the International Chamber of Commerce and the European Commission and has held research positions with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and the United Nations International Law Commission.  Odysseas has spoken and written extensively on international arbitration topics, and has delivered lectures on public international law and arbitration at universities in the United States and Hong Kong.


  • Harvard Law School
    (LL.M., 2016)
    • Harvard International Law Journal:
      • Editor
    • Harvard University Scholar
    • Gerondelis Foundation Scholar

  • The University of Hong Kong
    (Ph.D., International Investment Law and Public International Law, 2016)
    (LL.M., Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, distinction, 2013)
    • Hong Kong University Scholar
    • University Research Committee Scholar

  • Hague Academy of International Law
    (Certificate, Private International Law, 2014)

  • Arbitration Academy
    (Certificate, International Arbitration, 2014)
    • Scholarship of the Academy

  • Erik Castrén Institute of International Law
    (Diploma, International Investment Law, 2014)

  • University of Athens
    (B.A., Law, magna cum laude, 2012)
    • Greek State Scholar


The State Bar of New York; Greece; England & Wales (Registered European Lawyer)


  • Greek
  • French
  • English

Publications and Lectures

  • Books
    • Getting The Deal Through: Sovereign Immunity (Law Business Research, 2018) (co-editor) (with Tai-Heng Cheng)
  • Articles and Book Chapters
  • Lectures
    • International investment law and territoriality, Harvard Arbitration Discussion Series, Harvard Law School (2016)
    • Suing states under pre-succession or secession investment treaties, ESIL Research Forum, European University Institute, Florence (2015)
    • Territoriality in international investment law, Workshop for Junior Scholars, Université de Louvain, Belgium (2014)
    • From the UNCITRAL Rules to the Mauritius Convention: Review, treaty interpretation and comparison, 2014 UNCITRAL-UM Asia-Pacific Fall Conference, Macau (2014)
    • African regional investment treaties as a means to promote human rights?, 2014 AHRI Human Rights Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014)
    • Perspectives on jurisdictional overlaps in the enforcement of awards and decisions against sovereigns, ILA Regional Conference in Lisbon, Portugal (2014)
    • New paradigms and remnants of the past: Assessing co-existence over unity, ESIL 10th Conference, Vienna, Austria (2014)
    • Regionalism in international investment law and the combating forces of parallelity and codification, SIEL, Bern, Switzerland (2014)
    • State-owned enterprises as investors in the nuclear energy industry: ICSID and non ICSID Considerations, SIEL, São Paulo, Brazil (2014)
    • Overlapping investor-State arbitration clauses for energy and environmental disputes in the Energy Charter Treaty Area, ITA-IEL Joint Winter Forum, Houston (2014)
    • Investment treaties as a pattern of dominance: Another pitfall for the African States?, Young Scholars Workshop on International Law, Trento, Italy (2013)
    • China’s FTAs and corresponding BITs: Parallel, overlapping or dissimilar investor protection regimes?, Student Workshop on Research in International Law, New Delhi (2013)
    • Stripping the Jurisdiction from Established Investment Arbitral Tribunals, ILA Regional Conference, Cape Sounion, Greece (2013)
    • The investor-State arbitration clause of Greek BITs, Symposium on Arbitral Resolution of Investment Disputes, Ministry of Development, Athens, Greece (2013)
  • Teaching
    • Workshop on International Investment Law, Harvard Law School (2015-2016)
    • Guest Lecturer, EU and International Investment Law, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (2015-2016)
    • Workshop on International Investment Law, FDI Moot teams, The University of Hong Kong (2014-2015)
    • Guest Lecturer, Public International Law, International Arbitration and International Investment Law, the University of Hong Kong (2013-2015)