Markus Gehring is a senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP) focusing on international economic law, trade and climate change, as well as trade, investment and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He is also the Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and a fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge.
Markus started his academic career at the University of Oxford, then joined the University of Cambridge where he served as lecturer in law at the Department of Politics and International Studies, as tutor in Sustainable Development Law and as deputy director in the Centre for European Legal Studies in the Faculty of Law. He has also served as vice-dean of Research and Jean Monnet Research Chair ad personam in Sustainable Development Law at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section. His research focuses on economic integration at regional and global levels and its interaction with adjacent areas of international law.
Markus studied as an Erasmus student at the Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain. He holds a professional law degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Hamburg, Germany, an LL.M. from Yale Law School, an M.A. from the University of Cambridge, a Dr. iur. from the Faculty of Law at the University of Hamburg, and a second doctorate with his J.S.D. from Yale Law School. He is a barrister and solicitor of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a Rechtsanwalt (German lawyer) in the Frankfurt/Main Bar in Germany. He is also an affiliate member of Landmark Chambers in London.