Andrew Newcombe

Associate professor


Andrew Newcombe

Andrew Newcombe


Tel: 250-721-8161
Fax: 250-721-8146
Faculty of Law
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2
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I have been a faculty member since 2002. Before joining the faculty, I articled and practised as an associate with Swinton & Co. (now Miller Thomson) in Vancouver. After pursuing my LLM, I worked with the International Arbitration and Public International Law groups at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris.

I currently teach International Arbitration, International Trade Law and Contracts. I am an internationally recognized scholar in international investment law and arbitration. In 2004, I created ita (investment treaty arbitration): a leading international research website focused on international investment treaty law and arbitration. Amongst other publications, I am the co-author of a leading treatise (Law and Practice of Investment Treaties: Standards of Treatment) and co-editor of Sustainable Development in World Investment Law.

I am actively engaged in a variety of academic and professional work, including as Associate Editor (Case & Comment) for the ICSID Review—Foreign Investment Law Journal, a contributor to the Investor-State Law Guide and Canadian treaty editor for Investment Claims.  I am a regular contributor to the KluwerArbitrationBlog.  In addition to my academic work, I advise governments, investors and non-State actors, and act as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations.

  • BA Honours – King's College (1992)
  • LLB – UVic  (1995)
  • LLM – University of Toronto (1999)

Professor Andrew Newcombe is co-editor of Sustainable Development in World Investment Law (Kluwer Law International, 2010), with Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Markus Gehring.

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In 2009, Professor Andrew Newcombe and Dr Luis Paradell (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) published Law and Practice of Investment Treaties: Standards of Treatment.

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