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Junior Professor and General Manager

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julian Scheu, LL.M.



Julian Scheu is Junior Professor of Public Law, International Law, and International Investment Law at the University of Cologne and General Manager of the International Investment Law Centre Cologne (IILCC). He studied law at the Universities of Cologne and Paris 1 (Panthéon- Sorbonne) with a specialization in international economic law (LL.M./Maîtrise en droit, 2009; Dr. jur., 2016) and is qualified to practice law in Germany (second legal state examination, 2017). Prior to joining the University of Cologne, he i.a. worked as legal assistant with the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) in the field of German and international arbitration.

In addition to his academic activities he regularly cooperates with arbitrators, counsel, and legal experts in international commercial and investment arbitration proceedings (ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, SIAC, DIS, ad hoc). His working languages are English, German, and French.



International Law Association (German Branch – DVIR e.V); Deutsche Initiative junger Schiedsrechtler (DIS 40); Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (YICCA); Juristen des Deutschen und Französischen Rechts (JDFR); British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL); Society of International Economic Law (SIEL); Kölner Juristische Gesellschaft; Förderverein des IILCC


Publications (selection)

Investment Protection, Human Rights, and International Arbitration in Extraordinary Times, 435 pages, Nomos Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8487-7405-0, 2022 (with Rainer Hofmann, Stephan Schill and Christian J. Tams)

Jurisdiction of Arbitral Tribunals to Settle Intra-EU Investment Treaty Disputes, ICSID Review - Foreign Investment Law Journal, 2021 (with Petyo Nikolov)

The Setting Aside and Enforcement of Intra-EU Investment Arbitration Awards After Achmea, 36.2 Arbitration International 2020, 253–274 (with Petyo Nikolov)

The Incompatibility of Intra-EU Investment Treaty Arbitration With European Union Law – Assessing the Scope of the ECJ’S Achema Judgement, 62 German Yearbook of International Law 2019, 475-504 (with Petyo Nikolov) (SSRN-Version)

Art. 66-71, in: Kubiciel/Landwehr/Rose (eds.), The United Nations Convention Against Corruption: A Commentary, Oxford University Press 2019 (with Christian J. Tams)

The Protection of Satellite Telecommunications Activities Under Bilateral Investment Treaties, 19 The Journal of World Investment & Trade (2018), 1024-1058 (with Stephan Hobe, Rada Popova und Hussaine El Bajjati)

Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2017: Oceans and Space - New Frontiers in Investment Protection?, SchiedsVZ 2018, 34-36

Systematische Berücksichtigung von Menschenrechten in Investitionsschiedsverfahren, 363 pages, Nomos Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8487-3952-3, 2017

Trust Building, Balancing and Sanctioning - Three Pillars of a Systemic Approach to Human Rights in International Investment Law and Arbitration, 48.2 The Georgetown Journal of International Law 2017, 449-504


„Die Investor-Staat Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit wird sich weiterentwickeln“ - Special zur internationalen Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit der Deutschen Außenwirtschaftsagentur Germany Trade & Invest, 06/2020

„Revolution statt Evolution“ - Interview zu den investitionsrechtlichen Folgen des Brexit, JUVE Rechtsmarkt 2/2020, 114-115

Interview zu Berufsperspektiven in der Wissenschaft und zum internationalen Investitionsrecht, Podcast „Irgendwas mit Recht“, Episode 7, 07/2018