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Dr Michail Risvas DPhil (Oxon), MPhil (Oxon), MJur (Oxon), LLB (Athens)

Lecturer in Law

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Dr Michail Risvas joined Southampton Law School in 2021 and specialises in public international law, WTO law, and international arbitration. Before joining the Law School, Dr Risvas was assistant professor of international law at IE Law School in Madrid (2018 – 2021) and practiced with an international law firm in Paris, (2014 – 2018).

Dr Risvas’s experience includes acting as counsel in investment and commercial arbitration cases under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, and ICC rules in the banking, defence, gaming, mining and metallurgy sectors. He is included in the list of
arbitrators of the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) and the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA) of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI).

Dr Risvas has taught at different universities in Europe and Latin America and has published in the fields of international economic law, the law of the sea and cultural heritage law. Dr Risvas holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Athens, and a doctorate and two master’s degrees in international law from the University of Oxford. 

Research interests

Dr Risvas’s current research interest lie in the fields of public international law, international economic law, and international dispute settlement, and in particular international arbitration and the law of the World Trade Organization.

PhD supervision:

Dr Risvas welcomes proposals for postgraduate supervision in the fields of international
(commercial and investment) arbitration, World Trade Organization law, and public international law. 

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Book Chapters


  • Contract Law;
  • Remedies in Contract and Torts;
  • International Arbitration.
Dr Michail Risvas
Southampton Law School, Building 4 University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ UK

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