People

Jorge E. Viñuales

Of Counsel

Admission :

New York, 2007

Nationality :

Argentinean, Swiss

Languages :

English , French , Italian , Spanish

Geneva

35, Rue de la Mairie
P.O. Box 6569
1211 Geneva 6
Switzerland

Contact :

+41 58 105 2000 +41 58 105 2060

Jorge E. Viñuales joined LALIVE in November 2015 as Of Counsel, specialising in public international law. He is a recognised authority in foreign investment law, environmental and energy law and public international law at large. He has extensive experience in transactional, pre-litigation and litigation matters relating to his areas of specialisation. Representative examples include advising and representing a South East Asian State in two major investment arbitration proceedings, advising a South American State on matters relating to ICJ litigation strategy in a maritime delimitation dispute, providing expert testimony on the extraterritorial effects of certain domestic laws, advising a multinational company on the structure of a nuclear energy technology transfer transaction and advising a multinational company on the international legal aspects of hazardous waste regulation. He has been involved in proceedings conducted under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC and LCIA rules, including several high profile inter-State, investor-State and commercial disputes.

Jorge E. Viñuales is the Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge, where he is also the Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) as well as a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and of Clare College. He is the Director-General of the Latin-American Society of International Law.

Before joining Cambridge, Prof. Viñuales was the Pictet Chair of International Environmental Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, where he remains an Adjunct Professor of International Law. Previously, he was a private practitioner for several years, and worked in the international non-profit sector.

Prof. Viñuales has published widely on international law, including international investment law, environmental and energy law. His recent publications include International Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press, 2015, with Pierre-Marie Dupuy), The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2015), The Foundations of International Investment Law (Oxford University Press, 2014, co-edited with Zachary Douglas and Joost Pauwelyn), Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012, co-edited with Marcelo Kohen and Laurence Boisson de Chazournes).

Prof. Viñuales was educated in France (Doctorat – Sciences Po, Paris), the United States (LL.M. in International Finance – Harvard Law School), Switzerland (Licence and Diplôme d’études approfondies in International Law – HEI; liz jur/JD – Universität Freiburg; Licence and Diplôme d’études approfondies in political science – Université de Genève), and Argentina (Abogado/JD – UNICEN).

The Sources of International Investment Law

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2016

In: Samantha Besson, Jean d’Aspremont (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Sources of International Law, Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016, chapter 24

Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law: The Current State of Play

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2016

In: Kate Miles (Ed.), Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, forthcoming 2016, chapter 2

International Investment Law and Natural Resource Governance

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2016

In: Kati Kulovesi, Elisa Morgera (Eds.), Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, forthcoming 2016, chapter 2 (also published as an E15 Think Piece for the Extractive Industries Group of the E15 Initiative, WEF/IISD/ICTSD, 2015)

Concluding observations: The laws and the judge of foreign investment

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2015

In: Attila Tanzi et al (Eds.), International Investment Law in Latin-America: Problems and Prospects, Brill, The Hague, forthcoming 2015, chapter 31

International Environmental Law

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2015

Cambridge University Press, Bruylant, Brussels, 2015

L’Etat face à la protection internationale de l’entreprise : Regards sur le droit international des investissements contemporain

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2015

In: Alain Supiot (Ed.), L'état de l'entreprise dans un monde sans frontières. Perspectives économiques et juridiques, Dalloz, Paris, 2015, chapter 6

The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. A Commentary

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2015

Jorge Viñuales (Ed.), Oxford University Press, 2015

Sovereignty in Foreign Investment Law

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2014

In: Jorge Viñuales, Zachary Douglas, Joost Pauwelyn (Eds.), The Foundations of International Investment Law, Oxford University Press, 2014, chapter 11

The Foundations of International Investment Law

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2014

Jorge Viñuales, Zachary Douglas, Joost Pauwelyn (Eds.), Oxford University Press, 2014

Customary Law in Investment Regulation

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2014

Italian Yearbook of International Law, Vol.33, 2014

The Challenge of Proliferation: An Anatomy of the Debate

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2014

In: Cesare Romano, Karen Alter, Yuval Shany (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication, Oxford University Press, 2014, chapter 7

L’immunité d’exécution dans l’affaire de l’Ara Libertad devant le TIDM

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2013

Journal du droit international, No 3, Clunet, 2013, pp.13-44

Vers un droit international de l’énergie : Essai de cartographie

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2013

In: Marcelo Kohen, Dolores Bentolila (Eds.), Mélanges en l’honneur de Jean-Michel Jacquet, LexisNexis, Paris, 2013, chapter 18

Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2012

Jorge Viñuales, Marcelo Kohen and Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (Eds.), Brill / Martinus Nijhoff, 2012

Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2012

Cambridge University Press, 2012

The use of alternative (non-judicial) means to enforce investment awards

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2012

In: Jorge Viñuales, Marcelo Kohen, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (Eds.), Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement, Brill / Martinus Nijhoff, 2012, pp. 245-275

La distribución del riesgo regulatorio ambiental en el derecho de las inversiones internacionales

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2012

Anuario Mexicano de Derecho Internacional, Vol. 12, 2012, pp. 169-209

Foreign Investment in Latin-America: Between Love and Hatred

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2011

In: Claude Auroi, Aline Helg (Eds.), Latin America. Dreams and Legacy 1810-2010, Imperial College Press, London, 2011, pp. 319-358.

The “Resource Curse” – A Legal Perspective

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2011

Global Governance, Vol. 17, No 2, 2011, pp. 197-212

Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law: An Ambiguous Relationship

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2010

British Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 80, 2010, pp. 244-332

Iced Freshwater Resources: A Legal Exploration

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2010

Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Vol. 20, No 1, 2010, pp. 188-206

Access to Water in Foreign Investment Disputes

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2009

Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, Vol. 21, No 4, 2009, pp. 733-751

Compensation for Non-Expropriatory Breaches of International Investment Law: The Contribution of the Argentine Awards

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2009

Journal of International Arbitration, Vol. 26, No 5, 2009, pp. 729-743

The Contribution of the International Court of Justice to the Development of International Environmental Law

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2008

Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 32, No 1, 2008, pp. 232-258

L'amicus curiae dans l'arbitrage d'investissement

Jorge E. Viñuales, 2007

ICSID Review, Vol. 22, No 2, 2007, pp. 380-432

Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs

Regional Courses in International Law – Introduction to International Law

Montevideo 01/04/2016 Jorge E. Viñuales Lecturer

Collège de France

La responsabilité solidaire en droit international, européen et comparé de l'environnement

Paris 29/03/2016 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Simpósio Internacional Mudanças Climáticas e Recursos Genéticos: Regulamentação Jurídica na COP21 funded by the Brazil Federal Government

Florianopolis, Brazil 17/08/2015 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: The Future of the Climate Change Regime

World Economic Forum

Seminar as part of the E15 Initiative on extractive industries

Geneva 11/06/2015 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Regulating externalities of foreign investment in extractive industries

University of Padova

General Principles of Law and International Investment Arbitration

Italy 29/05/2015 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Public interests of the host State

Bayfield Training

Great Cities Conference

Italy 29/05/2015 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Urbanisation and Climate Change – Mapping City Action

Yale

Climate Dialogue

Paris 26/05/2015 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Legal aspects of pillar 4 actors in climate governance

University of Cambridge

Cambridge 28/04/2015 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Intellectual property rights as protected investments

Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

Live BITs Conference

Washington 27/04/2015 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Accommodating human rights and environmental protection within investment law

Graduate Institute

Geneva 26/02/2015 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Geneva as a Global Environmental Hub

Vienna Conference

Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

Vienna 09/12/2014 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Nuclear Weapons under International Environmental Law

Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS)

Paris 07/11/2014 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Les motifs non-juridiques dans la jurisprudence environnementale internationale

ELTE University

Budapest 10/10/2014 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law: Recent Developments

Nanjing Agricultural University

Nanjing, China 15/09/2014 Jorge E. Viñuales Keynote speaker: Environmental Transition Policies

Universidade de Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo 06/08/2014 Jorge E. Viñuales Keynote speaker: Conflicts between human rights and environmental protection

Collège de France

Paris 13/06/2014 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: L’Etat face à la protection internationale de l’entreprise

Associazione Italiana per il Diritto Internazionale

Symposium organised by the Italian Yearbook of International Law

Rome 31/05/2014 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Customary Law in Investment Regulation

Fundación para la Investigación sobre el Derecho y la Empresa (FIDE)

Madrid 25/03/2014 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Arbitraje internacional y politicas ambientales

University of Cambridge / Lauterpacht Centre for International Law

Speaker series

Cambridge 27/11/2013 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Energy in Public International Law

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Symposium on the relations between foreign investment and environmental law

The Hague 05/11/2013 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Introductory and concluding speech

University of Oxford / Oxford’s Public International Law Group

Speaker series

Oxford 17/10/2013 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Sovereignty in Foreign Investment Law

Organization of American States / Inter-American Juridical Committee

Annual course on international law

Rio de Janeiro 20/08/2013 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: La Evolución del Derecho Ambiental Internacional (1972-2012)

International Law and Policy Institute

Symposium on Nuclear Weapons in International Law

Norway 17/06/2013 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Designing a Fissile Materials Regime: Insights from Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Kigali Institute of Administration and Management

Capacity-building seminar for government officials

Rwanda 03/06/2013 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Designing Investment Policies in Developing Countries

The Graduate Institute

Round-table with Georges Abi-Saab, Pierre-Marie Dupuy, Peter Haggenmacher

Geneva 29/05/2013 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Le droit international à travers le développement de ses principes

University of Edinburgh

The Brodies Environmental Law Lectures series

Edinburgh 11/03/2013 Jorge E. Viñuales Keynote speaker: Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law

World Trade Organization

Seminar for officials and diplomats from Latin-American countries

Geneva 07/11/2012 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Regulación ambiental, comercio e inversiones

Conférence Internationale sur la Région des Grands Lacs

Capacity-building training course

Bujumbura, Burundi 27/09/2012 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Introduction au droit et à la pratique du développement durable

Latin-American Society of International Law

Second Congress of the Latin-American Society of International Law

Rio de Janeiro 23/08/2012 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: El Arbitraje de Inversión en América Latina

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (DDC)

Capacity-building training course

Yerevan, Armenia 06/06/2012 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Implementing Sustainable Development Strategies: Selected Issues

European Commission, the International Development Law Organization, the Center for International Sustainable Development Law and the University of Ottawa

Symposium Legal Preparedness for the Global Green Economy

Ottawa 11/02/2012 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: The Dormant Environment Clause in Trade and Investment

Harvard Law School

Lecture organized by the Environmental Law Program

Cambridge Massachusetts 07/02/2012 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Assessing the impact of MEAs on foreign investment disputes

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy

Capacity-building training course

Baku, Azerbaijan 02/11/2011 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Climate Regulation despite Climate Negotiations

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (DDC)

Capacity-building training course

Tbilisi, Georgia 22/10/2011 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: The Other Component of Liberalisation: BITs and their Impact

International Chamber of Commerce

Paris 03/10/2011 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: The dormant environment clause

World Trade Organization

World Trade Organization Public Forum

Geneva 20/09/2011 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Global business models and the impact of international economic law: The investment side of the equation

European Society of International Law

Research Forum

Tallinn, Estonia 27/05/2011 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Oil and Gas in International Law: Regulatory Models and Applications

Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas

Mexico 07/09/2010 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: La distribución del riesgo regulatorio en materia ambiental

American Society of International Law / European Society of International Law

Research Forum

Helsinki 03/10/2009 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Legal Techniques for Dealing with Scientific Uncertainty: Insights from International Environmental Law

Organization of American States / Inter-American Juridical Committee

Annual course on international law

Rio de Janeiro 01/08/2009 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: El Régimen Jurídico relativo al Cambio Climático: Perspectivas y Prospectivas

Société Française pour le Droit International

Annual symposium

Aix-en-Provence 05/07/2009 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Conflit de normes en droit international: normes environnementales vs. protection des investissements

Georgetown University

Washington 26/02/2009 Jorge E. Viñuales Speaker: Access to Water in Foreign Investment Disputes
Jorge E. Viñuales Pictet Chair of International Environmental Law / Director, Programme on Environmental Governance / Director, LLM Programme in International Law

2009 - 2013

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland

Jorge E. Viñuales Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy / Director, MPhil in Environmental Policy

2013

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom