Federico Ortino

Federico Ortino

Prof, Dr

  • Professor of International Economic Law, Laws
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Research interests

Prof Ortino's research centres on international economic law focusing in particular on WTO law, international investment law and arbitration and EU internal market law. In previous writing, he has addressed principles such as non-discrimination, reasonableness, and proportionality employed in various legal systems as instruments for international economic governance. He has also focused on the regulation of trade in services within the WTO and in regional trade agreements. His current research focuses on the origin and evolution of international treaty standards as well as the legitimacy challenges faced by the emerging system of international investment law.






  • International Investment Law
  • World Trade Law
  • International Investment Law & Policy (Practice Project)
  • World Trade Law & Policy (Practice Project)

Research interests (short)

International economic law; WTO; investment treaty; EU law.

Biographical details

Prof Federico Ortino is Professor of International Economic Law at King’s College London. He joined King’s in 2007. He is a member of the ILA Committee on the Rule of Law and International Investment Law; founding Committee Member (and former co-Treasurer) of the Society of International Economic Law; consultative member of the Investment Treaty Forum; editorial board member of the Journal of International Economic Law, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, Journal of World Investment and Trade. He is a Consultant to Clifford Chance.

Previously, he was co-rapporteur to the ILA Committee on the Law of Foreign Investment; Director, Investment Treaty Forum, British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London (2005-2007); Adjunct Professor at the Universities of Florence and Trento (2002-2007); Emile Noël Fellow and Fulbright Scholar at the NYU Jean Monnet Center in New York (2004); Legal Officer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Division on Investment and Enterprises (2003). He is a qualified attorney in Italy and in the state of New York. He holds: LLB, University of Florence; LLM, Georgetown University Law Center; PhD, European University Institute.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Laws, Basic Legal Instruments for the Liberalization of Trade: A comparative Analysis of EC and WTO Law, European University Institute

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

Master of Laws, Georgetown University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

Bachelor of Laws, University of Florence

Award Date: 1 Jan 1996


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