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Click here to enlarge.   A.F.M. MANIRUZZAMAN IAI Member   
School of Law
University of Portsmouth - Richmond Building
Portland Street
Portsmouth PO1 3DE
United Kingdom
Tel: +44.23.9284.4194
Fax: +44.23.9284.4037,23599,en.html

Languages   English, Bengali (fluent); French (knowledge)
Nationality   Bangladesh, UK
Bar Admission   Bangladesh - 1981
Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh - 1983
Education   University of Cambridge (PhD International Law - 1993); Hague Academy of International Law (Certificates (private and public international law) - 1985 & 1987); Australian National University (Master International Law (Distinction) - 1984); University of Dhaka (LLB (Hons) - 1977 (first class first); LLM - 1978 (first class first)
Professor of Law (International Business Law & International Law), University of Portsmouth, U.K. (2004-); Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law (International Commercial Arbitration), Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario, Canada (2007-08); Senior Visiting Research Fellow (Professorial), Queen Mary, University of London (2005-06); Honorary Fellow (Professorial), Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee (2005-08); Senior Visiting Fellow (Professorial), University of Kent (2004); Visiting Scholar, St John’s College, University of Oxford (1998-99) and Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge (1992-93); Visiting Fellow, Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge (1997-98)
as Counsel  
Several international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the Rules of the ICC and ICSID (State contracts, oil & gas and investment matters); expert opinions in international arbitration proceedings
Relating to  
• "The Concept of Good Faith in International Investment Disputes - The Arbitrator's Dilemma," Amicus Curiae, J. Soc. Adv. Leg. Studies, No. 89, at 16 (2012)

• "Resolving International Business and Energy Disputes in Asia – Traditions and Trends," in Liber Amicorum en l’honneur de Serge Lazareff 419 (L. Levy & Y. Derains eds., Pedone, 2011)

• "Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards against State Entities - Recent Trends in Practice," in AAA Handbook on International Arbitration Practice 335 (Juris Publishing, 2010)

• "The Issue of Resource Nationalism: Risk Engineering and Dispute Management in the Oil and Gas Industry," 5(1) Tex. J. Oil, Gas & Energy L. 79 (2009-10)

• "The Pursuit of Stability in International Energy Investment Contracts: A Critical Appraisal of the Emerging Trends," 1(2) J. World Energy L. & Bus. 121 (2008)

• "Damages for Breach of Stabilisation Clauses in International Investment Law: Where Do We Stand Today?," Int'l Energy L. & Tax'n Rev. No. 23, at 246 (Nov./Dec. 2007)

• "National Laws Providing for Stability of International Investment Contracts: A Comparative Perspective," 8(2) J. World Inv. 233 (2007)

• "Drafting Stabilization Clauses in International Energy Contracts: The Pitfalls for the Unwary," Int'l Energy L. & Tax'n Rev. 23 (Feb. 2007)

• "The International Law of Foreign Investment: From Panic to Panacea," 6(4) International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 365 (Dec. 2006)

• "International Energy Contracts and Cross-Border Pipeline Projects: Stabilization, Renegotiation and Economic Balancing in Changed Circumstances - Some Recent Trends," 4(4) Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence 1 (Nov. 2006)(

• "State Enterprise Arbitration and Sovereign Immunity Issues: A Look at Recent Developments," Disp. Res. J. (Aug. 2005) 76

• "Some Reflections on Stabilization Techniques in International Petroleum, Gas and Mineral Contracts," Int'l Energy L. & Tax. Rev. 96 (Apr. 2005)

• "The Relevance of Public International Law in Arbitrations Concerning International Economic Development Agreements: An Appraisal of Some Fundamental Aspects," J. World Trade & Inv. L. Pol'y & Econ. 263 (Apr. 2005)

• "International Commercial Arbitration in Bangladesh: The New Law," 70 Arbitration 131 (2004)

• "The New Law of International Commercial Arbitration in Bangladesh: A Comparative Perspective," 14(1-2) Am. Rev. Int'l Arb. 139 (2003)

• "Energy Charter Treaty Arbitration (Investor-State) in the Asia-Pacific Context: An Overview," Int'l Energy L. & Tax. Rev. 101 (Apr. 2004)

• "Bangladesh Embraces the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration - But Not Quite!," 19(3) Int'l Arb. Rep. 1 (2004)

• "The Arbitrator's Prudence in Lex Mercatoria: Amiable Composition and Ex Aequo et Bono in Decision Making," 18(12) Int'l Arb. Rep. 27 (2003)

• "The Problems and Challenges Facing Settlement of International Energy Disputes by ADR Methods in Asia: The Way Forward," Int'l Energy L. & Tax. Rev. 193 (June 2002)

• "Towards Regional Energy Co-operation in the Asia-Pacific: Some Lessons from the Energy Charter Treaty," 3(6) J. World Inv. 1061 (2002)

• "International Commercial Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific: Asian Values, Culture and Context," 30(11) Int'l Bus. Law. 508 (2002)

• "International Development Law As Applicable to Economic Development Agreements: A Prognostic View," 20(1) Wisconsin Int'l L. J. 1 (Fall 2001)

• "State Contracts in Contemporary International Law: Monist versus Dualists Controversies," 12(2) Eur. J. Int'l L. 309 (2001)

• "Choice of Law in International Contracts: Some Fundamental Conflict of Laws Issues," 16(4) J. Int’l Arb. 141 (1999)

• "The Lex Mercatoria and International Contracts: A Challenge for International Commercial Arbitration?," 14(3) Am. Univ. Int'l L. Rev. 657 (1999)

• "Expropriation of Alien Property and the Principle of Non-discrimination in International Law of Foreign Investment: An Overview," 8(1) J. Transnat'l L. & Pol'y 57 (1998)

• "State Contracts and Arbitral Choice-of-Law Process and Techniques: A Critical Appraisal," 15(3) J. Int’l Arb. 65 (1998)

• "The Conflict of Laws Issues in International Arbitration: Practice and Trends," 9(4) Arb. Int’l 371 (1993)

• "International Commercial Arbitration: The Conflict of Laws Issues in Determining Applicable Substantive Law in the Context of Investment Agreements," 40(2) Netherlands Int'l L. Rev. 201 (1993)

• "State Contracts With Aliens: The Question of Unilateral Change by the State in Contemporary International Law," 9(4) J. Int’l Arb. 141 (1992)

• "International Arbitration and Mandatory Public Law Rules in the Context of State Contracts: An Overview," 7(3) J. Int’l Arb. 53 (1990)
with France  
Council Member, International Chamber of Commerce Institute of World Business Law, Paris

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