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Filippo Fontanelli

Senior Lecturer in International Economic Law, The University of Edinburgh

Dr Filippo Fontanelli read Law at the University of Pisa (Law Degree and Advanced Law Degree, in 2004 and 2006) and at the Sant'Anna School (Diploma di Licenza and PhD 2008 and 2012). He worked at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton LLP (Rome office) from 2007 to 2009. He passed the bar exam in Italy (Rome). He holds an LLM degree from the New York University School of Law, where he served as Hauser Global LLM Fellow and was awarded the Jerome Lipper Prize. He worked as university trainee at the International Court of Justice (The Hague), assisting H.E. Judge Cançado Trindade and H.E. Keith (2010/2011).

Before joining the Law School of the University of Edinburgh, Dr Fontanelli lectured law at the School of Law of the University of Surrey (2012-2014), where he taught public international law, law of the World Trade Organization, EU law, international law of foreign investment protection and international law of human rights protection.

Dr Fontanelli is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Centre for Judicial Cooperation of the European University Institute of Fiesole (Italy) and a member of the International Law Association. He is member of the Faculty of the Master in International Law of the Universidad La Sabana (Bogota) and visiting lecturer at the Unviersity of Stockholm. Dr Fontanelli is co-rapporteur of the ILA Committee on the Procedure of International Courts and Tribunals.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in International Economic Law, University of Edinburgh


  • 2012 
    Sant'Anna School, Pisa, Law