Fuad Zarbiyev

International Law Consultant

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International law consultant Fuad Zarbiyev has represented states and state-owned entities in complex investor-state arbitrations, international commercial arbitrations and public international law matters.

Mr. Zarbiyev is a Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He has written widely on international law issues and is the recipient of the prestigious Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law and the James Crawford Prize in International Dispute Settlement.






’These are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.’ On justifications of foreign investment protection under international law. (2023) (Journal of International Economic Law)

On the Judge-Centredness of the International Legal Self, 32 EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (2021) 1139-1166 (Winner of the ASIL DRIG Prize for Best Article in International Dispute Resolution)

The “Cash Value” of the Rules of Treaty Interpretation’, 32 LEIDEN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (2019) 33-45

Saying Credibly What the Law Is. On Marks of Authority in International Law’, 9 JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE SETTLEMENT (2018) 291-314

From the Law of Valuation to Valuation of Law? On the Interplay of International Law and Economics in Fair-Market Valuation’ in Theresa Carpenter, Marion Jansen & Joost Pauwelyn (eds.), THE USE OF ECONOMICS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT DISPUTES (Cambridge University Press 2017), 370-382

A Genealogy of Textualism in Treaty Interpretation’, in Andrea Bianchi, Daniel Peat, & Matthew Windsor (eds.), INTERPRETATION IN INTERNATIONAL LAW (Oxford University Press 2015) 251-267

Judicial Activism in International Law: A Conceptual Framework for Analysis’, 3 JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE SETTLEMENT (2012) 247-278 (Winner of the James Crawford Prize)