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Commentaries on Selected Model Investment Treaties



2 May 2013

Professor Chester Brown is the editor of the latest instalment in the Oxford Commentaries on International Law.

Commentaries on Selected Model Investment Treaties is the first book to systematically analyse Model Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), which lie at the basis of thousands of inter-state investment treaties.

It provides detailed article-by-article commentary on the Model BITs of 19 key jurisdictions, drawing on analysis of internal government policy documents and each state's investment treaty practice.

Dr Chester Brown is Professor of International Law and International Arbitration at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney; a Barrister at 7 Selborne Chambers, Sydney, and a door tenant at Essex Court Chambers, London, and Maxwell Chambers, Singapore.

He teaches, researches, and practices in the fields of public international law, international dispute settlement, international arbitration, international investment law, and private international law.

Professor Brown joined the Faculty of Law in 2009 as an Associate Professor.

He previously served as Assistant Legal Adviser at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2007-2009), and prior to this, he was a Senior Associate in the International Law and International Arbitration Group of Clifford Chance LLP, London (2004-2007).

He has also previously served as Part-time Lecturer in International Law at Queen Mary College, University of London, and as a College Supervisor in International Law at Trinity Hall and at Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge.

Professor Brown has held a Visiting Fellowship at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (2006), was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School (2011), and will be a Herbert Smith Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge in 2013.

He also co-teaches (with Professor David Williams QC) International Arbitration on the LLM programme at the University of Auckland.


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