Dr. Greg Lourie

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

German, Russian


Paris, France

Investment / Public International Law
Information Technologies
Intellectual Property
Infrastructure / Concessions

English, German, Russian

- PhD (Dr. iur), summa cum laude, distinguished with the Baker McKenzie Award (2017)
- Second State Examination, with distinction (2017)
- Spezialization Studies, with distinction (2014)
- First State Examination, with distinction (2011)


• Diplomatic Protection Under the State-to-State Arbitration Clauses of Investment Treaties, in: AUSTRIAN YEARBOOK ON INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION (Klausegger et al., eds., 2015)
• Investitionsschutzverträge in Zeiten der Abkehr vom völkervertragsrechtlichen Investitionsschutz, in: VERSICHERUNGSMECHANISMEN IM RECHT (Behme/Fries/Stark, eds., 2016)
• 17th Graduiertentreffen im Internationalen Wirtschaftsrecht: Internationale Abkommen im Wirtschaftsrecht, Conference Host, Goethe University Frankfurt, June 2016
• “Exploring the Varying Dimensions of Public Policy in International Arbitration”, panelist, 2nd CARTAL Conference on International Arbitration, Jodhpur, September 2017
• “Can States reshape their Investment Treaties through Subsequent Agreements and State to State Arbitration?”, Panelist, NLU Delhi conference, October 2017
• Cybersecurity, International Arbitration and the Ethical Rules and Obligations Governing the Conduct of Lawyers: A Comparative Analysis, in: TRANSNATIONAL DISPUTE MANAGEMENT (TDM), SPECIAL ISSUE ON CYBERSECURITY IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION (with S. Alekhin and A. Foucard; Cohen/Morril, eds., 2019)
• “The Russian Approach to the ISDS Reform”, panelist, workshop on Current Developments in the Reform Debate on Investor State Dispute Settlement, Europa-Institut Saarbrücken, May 2019
• “Introduction to international commercial arbitration and alternative dispute resolution”, Guest Lecturer, International Training Centre of the International Labor Organization (ITCILO), Torino, May 2019, recurring
• "Europarecht und Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, in: HANDBUCH DER SCHIEDSGERICHTSBARKEIT UND ADR (Michael Nueber, ed., 2021)
• The Role of International Agreements for Commercial Law (Greg Lourie, ed., forthcoming 2022)
• “Arbitration From a Practitioner’s Perspective: The Difference Between Practice and Theory”, panelist, Experts in Litigation and Arbitration (ELA Nigeria) conference, November, 2020
• “Arbitrating Digital Disputes – Are We ‘On-chain’ Yet?”, panelist, joint Arbitrator Intelligence and Russian Arbitration Association webinar on Information Exchange and Legal Technology in International Arbitration, July 2021
• “Climate Change Related Disputes in a Nutshell”, panelist, ICC YAF Poland event, Warsaw, September 2021
• 8th ICC YAF Biennial Global Conference, Moderator, September 2021
• “Meet your ICC Case Management Team”, moderator, hybrid webinar organized by ICC YAF and Cleary Gottlieb, Paris, December 2021
• “Unwrapping the Eastern European Potential”, moderator, networking event for Eastern European Arbitration Practitioners, organized by ICC YAF

- Board Member of the Academic Council of the Belarusian International Law & Arbitration Association
- Visiting lecturer for international arbitration and public international law at the Europainstitut of Saarland Unviersity, the International Training Centre of the International Labor Organization (ITCILO), Turin, and the Paris Bar School (École de formation professionnelle des barreaux)

I am German qualified lawyer with significant experience in international arbitration and public international law.

My practice focusses on representing clients, including States, State-owned entities, and multinational corporations, in complex international commercial and investor-State arbitrations across a broad range of industries in proceedings under the rules of the leading institutional and ad hoc arbitration regimes, including ICSID, UNCITRAL ICC, DIS, VIAC and WIPO. I frequently advise Governments on issues of public international law including questions of sovereign and diplomatic immunities and human rights.

I also sit as an arbitrator and teach international arbitration and public international law at the Europa-Institute of the Saarland University, the Paris Bar School and the International Training Centre of the International Labor Association.

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