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Malik Laazouzi

Dean of the LL.M. in International Business Law (Mauritius) | Commercial and International Arbitration

Malik Laazouzi is full-time Professor of Law. He teaches at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (International and European Environmental Law, Investment Arbitration and International Commercial Arbitration, Law of International Contracts, Private International Law). Following his Master degree and his PhD in private international law and international business law at the University of La Sorbonne (Paris I), where he taught as Associate Professor, he has published extensively in his main fields of research. In particular, he is the co-author of a book dedicated to the Law of international contracts (Droit des contrats internationaux, Sirey, 2017, 742 p.). Pr. Laazouzi is also in charge of the quarterly chronicle on the subject in a leading French law review (Revue des contrats) and he holds the yearly chronicle on “Investment Arbitration” in the Revue de l’arbitrage. Part of his work has focused on the interaction between environmental issues and investment arbitration. He has been invited to speak in several universities in France and abroad and to participate in numerous international conferences. Pr. Laazouzi is a member of the French Committee on Private International Law, the French Committee on arbitration, and a member of Trans Europe Experts. He is also a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Board and the Selection Committee of the International Academy for Arbitration Law (Arbitration Academy). He often drafts legal opinions in international arbitration proceedings under ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules but also in arbitration-related proceedings before French courts. Moreover, he often prepares expert reports in international arbitration proceedings under the Rules of the ICC, ICSID and ad hoc (including UNCITRAL).