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Repousis, Odysseas

Odysseas G. Repousis

Associate

  Biography

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 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 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.

  Education

  • 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)
    (LL.M., Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, distinction, 2013)

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

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

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

  Admissions

The State Bar of New York; Greece

  Languages

  • Greek
  • English

Publications and Lectures

Publications

  • Chapter, Court or other authority for certain functions of arbitration assistance and supervision (Article 6), in Tony Cole et al. (eds.) The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration: A Critical Commentary (Cambridge University Press, 2019) (with Shahla Ali)
  • Chapter, Arbitration agreement and interim measures by court (Article 9), in Tony Cole et al. (eds.) The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration: A Critical Commentary (Cambridge University Press, 2019) (with Shahla Ali)
  • Chapter, Appointment of arbitrators (Article 11), in Tony Cole et al. (eds.) The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration: A Critical Commentary (Cambridge University Press, 2019) (with Shahla Ali)
  • Chapter, Court assistance in taking evidence in international arbitration (Article 27), in Tony Cole et al. (eds.) The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration: A Critical Commentary (Cambridge University Press, 2019) (with Shahla Ali)
  • Chapter, Signatories to the Energy Charter Treaty (Article 38), in Rafael Leal-Arcas (ed.) Energy Charter Treaty: A Commentary (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018)
  • Chapter, Ratification, Acceptance or Approval of the Energy Charter Treaty (Article 39), in Rafael Leal-Arcas (ed.) Energy Charter Treaty: A Commentary (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018)
  • Chapter, The territorial application of the Energy Charter Treaty (Article 40), in Rafael Leal-Arcas (ed.) Energy Charter Treaty: A Commentary (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018)
  • Chapter, Accession to the Energy Charter Treaty (Article 41), in Rafael Leal-Arcas (ed.) Energy Charter Treaty: A Commentary (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018)
  • Article, Giving away home field advantage: The misguided attack on confidentiality in international commercial arbitration, The Arbitration Brief (2018) (with Tim Foden)
  • Case Note, CEAC v. Montenegro: What is the “seat” requirement for nationality of corporate investors?, 33 ICSID Review-FILJ (2018) (with Phil Devenish) (Oxford University Press)
  • Article, The use of trusts in investment arbitration (2018)
  • Case Note, State succession and devolution agreements revisited: A case comment on Sanum v. Laos, 22 Max Planck Yearbook Of United Nations Law (2018)
  • Comment, Yukos and the Provisional Application of the GATT: An (im)perfect analogue?, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (2017)
  • Article, An overview of provisional measures in ICSID Proceedings, 32 ICSID Review-FILJ (2017) (with Anthony Sinclair) (Oxford University Press)
  • 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, Investor-State Mediation and the Rise of Transparency in International Investment Law: Opportunity or Threat?, 45(2) Denv. J. Int’l L. & Pol’y 225 (2017)
  • 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) (Oxford University Press)
  • 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) (Oxford University Press)
  • 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) (lead article)
  • Article, Transparency, the UNCITRAL Rules and the Mauritius Convention: Towards a newer world for investor-State arbitration?, 48(3) NYU J. Int’l L. & Policy 796 (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) (Oxford University Press)
  • 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)

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)