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Junior Professor and General Manager

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julian Scheu, LL.M.


Julian Scheu is Junior Professor of International Investment Law, Public International Law and Public Law at the University of Cologne and head of management at the International Investment Law Centre Cologne (IILCC).

He studied law at the Universities of Cologne and Paris 1 (Panthéon- Sorbonne) with a specialization in international economic law (LL.M./Maîtrise en droit, 2009; Dr. jur., 2016) and is qualified to practice law in Germany (second legal state examination, 2017). His doctoral thesis Systemic Integration of Human Rights in Investment Treaty Arbitration was published in 2017 with the kind support of the VG Wort Science Foundation.

During his doctoral studies he worked as legal assistant with the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) in the field of German and international arbitration. His practical experience includes acting as arbitral secretary, assistant to counsel and legal experts in international commercial and investment arbitration (ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, SIAC, DIS). His working languages are German, English and French.



Deutsche Initiative junger Schiedsrechtler (DIS 40); Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (YICCA); Juristen des Deutschen und Französischen Rechts (JDFR); British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL); Society of International Economic Law (SIEL); Kölner Juristische Gesellschaft; Förderverein des IILCC

Publications (selection)

Art. 66-71, in: Kubiciel/Landwehr/Rose (Hrsg.), The United Nations Convention Against Corruption: A Commentary, Oxford University Press 2019 (zusammen mit Christian J. Tams)

The Protection of Satellite Telecommunications Activities Under Bilateral Investment Treaties, 19 The Journal of World Investment & Trade (2018), 1024-1058 (zusammen mit Stephan Hobe, Rada Popova und Hussaine El Bajjati).

Systematische Berücksichtigung von Menschenrechten in Investitionsschiedsverfahren, 363 S., Nomos Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8487-3952-3, 2017. 

Trust Building, Balancing and Sanctioning - Three Pillars of a Systemic Approach to Human Rights in International Investment Law and Arbitration, 48.2 The Georgetown Journal of International Law 2017, 449-504.

Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2017: Oceans and Space - New Frontiers in Investment Protection?, SchiedsVZ 2018, 34-36.

Schöbener/Herbst/Perkams, Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht, C.F. Müller Verlag, 2. Aufl. 2019 (Mitautor, im Erscheinen