Biography | Christoph H. Schreuer

Christoph H. Schreuer | Biography & Photos


Christoph Schreuer is a graduate of the Universities of Vienna, Cambridge and Yale.  From 1970 to 2000 he was professor at the Department of International Law of the University of Salzburg, Austria.  From 1992 to 2000, he was the Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Organization at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. From 2000 to 2009 he was Professor of International Law at the University of Vienna, Austria. He is currently of counsel with the law office Wolf Theiss, Vienna.

Professor Schreuer is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and a member of the ICSID Panel of Conciliators and Arbitrators. He is an arbitrator in ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitrations. From 2003 to 2008 he was the chairman of the ILA Committee on the Law of Foreign Investment.

Over an academic career spanning forty years, he has published numerous articles and several books in the field of international law.  Since 1992, he has focused on international investment law. The main product of this activity is a 1500 page commentary on the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States under the title "The ICSID Convention: A Commentary" Second edition together with Loretta Malintoppi, August Reinisch and Anthony Sinclair (2009).  He has written expert opinions in many ICSID cases.  Please, click here for a list of his publications.