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Repousis, Odysseas

Odysseas G. Repousis



Odysseas Repousis is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s London office.  His practice focuses on international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and public international law.  Prior to joining the firm, Odysseas received his Master of Laws Degree from Harvard Law School and was a Ph.D. researcher at the University of Hong Kong.  Odysseas has also held clerkships with the International Chamber of Commerce and the European Commission, as well as research positions with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.  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.  Odysseas currently serves as researcher to the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations International Law Commission for the topic of provisional application of treaties.


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

  • The University of Hong Kong
    (Ph.D., 2016) (viva pending)
    (LLM, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, distinction, 2013)

  • Arbitration Academy
    (Certificate in International Arbitration, 2014)

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


The State Bar of New York; Greece


  • Greek
  • English

Publications and Lectures


  • Article, An overview of provisional measures in ICSID Proceedings, 32 ICSID Review-FILJ (2017) (with Anthony Sinclair).
  • Article, Multilateral investment treaties in Africa and the antagonistic narratives of bilateralism and regionalism, 52(3) Texas Int’l L. J. (2017) (lead article).
  • Article, The application of investment treaties to overseas territories and the uncertain provisional application of the Energy Charter Treaty to Gibraltar, 32(1) ICSID Review-FILJ 170 (2017).
  • Article, Why Russian investment treaties could apply to Crimea and what would this mean for the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian territorial conflict, 32 Arbitration International 459(2016).
  • Article, Armed conflict and state-succession in investor-state arbitration, 22(3) Columbia J. Eur. L. 421 (2016).
  • Article, Standing of locally incorporated entities in international investment law and the notion of ‘foreign control’, 24(2) Tulane J. Int’l & Comp. L. 327 (2016).
  • Article, Transparency, the UNCITRAL Rules and the Mauritius Convention: Towards a newer world for investor-State arbitration?, 48(3) NYU J. Int’l L. & Policy796 (2016).
  • Article, On territoriality and international investment law: Applying China’s investment treaties to Hong Kong and Macao, 37(1) Michigan J. Int’l L. 113 (2015).
  • Article, Intertemporality and international investment arbitration: Protecting the jurisdiction of established tribunals, 31(2) Arbitration International 213 (2015).
  • Chapter, Investment Arbitration in the Nuclear Energy Sector: Environmental Protection versus Investor Protection, in Yulia Levashova et al. (eds.) Bridging the Gap between International Investment Law and the Environment (2015).
  • Article, Overlapping investor-State arbitration clauses for energy and environmental disputes in the Energy Charter Treaty Area, 8(2) World Arb. & Mediation Rev. 181 (2014).
  • Comment, Investment Arbitration in the Nuclear Energy Sector: A Brief Note on Investors and Investments, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (2014).
  • Comment, Multiple Investment Treaties Between The Same States?: The Case Of The ECT, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (2014).


  • 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).


  • 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).