Jorge E. Viñuales

Jorge E. Viñuales

Harold Samuel ProfessorUniversity of Cambridge

DirectorCambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG)

Jorge E. Viñuales is the Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance. He is also Of Counsel with LALIVE. Previously, he held the Pictet Chair in International Environmental Law at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, where he remains an Adjunct Professor of International Law.

He has published widely in foreign investment, energy and environmental law, as well as in public international law at large. His recent books International Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press, 2015)(with P.-M. Dupuy), The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Commentary (Oxford Commentaries on International Law, 2015), The Foundations of International Investment Law (Oxford University Press, 2014) (co-edited with J. Pauwelyn and Z. Douglas), Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Harnessing Foreign Investment to Promote Environmental Protection: Incentives and Safeguards (Cambridge University Press, 2013, co-edited with P.-M. Dupuy), and Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012, co-edited with L. Boisson de Chazournes and M. G. Kohen).

Professor Viñuales has wide experience as a practitioner. He has worked on many cases under ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC or LCIA rules, including several high profile inter-State, investor-State, and commercial disputes, and he regularly advises companies, governments, international organisations or major NGOs on different matters of environmental law, investment law, human rights and public international law at large.

Professor Viñuales was educated in France (Doctorat - Sciences Po, Paris), the United States (LL.M. - Harvard Law School), Switzerland (Licence and Diplôme d’études approfondies in international relations - HEI; liz jur – Universität Freiburg; Licence and Diplôme d’études approfondies in political science – Université de Genève), and Argentina (Abogado – UNICEN). His native language is Spanish and he is fluent in English, French and Italian.