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Ben Juratowitch


Ben Juratowitch acts in complex international disputes





Ben Juratowitch is co-head of the firm's public international law group and a partner in the international arbitration group. He is based in our Paris office.

He represents clients before the International Court of Justice and international arbitral tribunals. He provides advice on a wide range of international law and cross-border issues. He has represented and advised states, corporations, individuals, international organisations and non-governmental organisations on:

  • sovereignty over territory
  • land and maritime boundaries
  • the application of investment protection treaties, including to foreign investments in the energy, mining, financial and food and beverage sectors
  • trans-boundary pollution
  • the law of the sea
  • control over airspace
  • state immunity
  • treaty drafting, validity, application, interpretation and termination
  • concessions to operate infrastructure or to extract natural resources, including where the statehood of the granting state is in question or where a relevant boundary is disputed
  • stabilization agreements
  • a variety of international commercial disputes, including in the energy, financial, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors
  • international human rights law
  • constitutional law in various jurisdictions, especially as it is informed by or implements international law

He teaches an annual course of seminars on international dispute settlement at the University of Paris Descartes and is a visiting fellow in the Faculty of Law at the London School of Economics.

His publications include:

  • 'Fora Non Conveniens for Enforcement of Arbitral Awards against States' (2014) 63(2) International and Comparative Law Quarterly 477
  • ‘The Temporal Effect of Judgments in the United Kingdom’ in The Effects of Judicial Decisions in Time (Intersentia, Cambridge, 2014)
  • ‘Diplomatic Protection of Shareholders’ (2010) 81 British Yearbook of International Law 281
  • Retroactivity and the Common Law (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2008)
  • ‘The Relationship between Diplomatic Protection and Investment Treaties’ (2008) 23 ICSID Review 10
  • ‘The Doctrine of Separability and Consent to Arbitrate’ (2008) 24 Arbitration International 475
  • ‘Torture is Always Wrong’ (2008) 22 Public Affairs Quarterly 81
  • ‘Questioning Prospective Overruling’ (2007) New Zealand Law Review 393
  • ‘The European Convention on Human Rights and English Private International Law’ (2007) 3 Journal of Private International Law 173
  • ‘Retroactive Criminal Liability and International Human Rights Law’ (2004) 75 British Yearbook of International Law 337


Qualifications and education

  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia
  • Doctorate in Law, University of Oxford
  • Masters in Law (BCL), University of Oxford
  • Rhodes Scholar, University of Oxford
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, University of Queensland

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