Dr. Maria A. Gwynn, MJur (Oxon)


+++ Dr. Maria Gwynn, MJur (Oxon) is currently on leave. During this time, contact Doris Gassen +++

+++ Dr. Maria Gwynn, MJur (Oxon) ist derzeit von Ihren Tätigkeiten am Institut freigestellt. Bitte kontaktieren Sie Frau Gassen +++



Dr. Maria A. Gwynn, MJur (Oxon) works at the Institute for Public International Law since October 2018. She was previously an Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow (2016-2018): Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government and SCR Research Associate, University College, University of Oxford (2017-2018); and at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, US (2016-2017). She is also currently an International Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

For more details of her CV see here.

List of Publications


  • “Adapting Watercourse Agreements to Developments in International Law: The Case of the Itaipu Treaty” Brill Research Perspectives in International Water Law. Vol 4. Issue 1, 2019
  • “Power in the International Investment Framework” (Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016) 
  • “Contratos Internacionales para el sector Privado” (Editorial El Lector Asuncion-Paraguay 2007) 
  • “Bilateral Investment Treaties of South American Countries and their Consequences at the International Level” Publication with Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany, 2015.


  • (forthcoming-book chapter) “La Adaptación de Tratados sobre Usos de Ríos Internacionales -para Producción de Energía Hidroeléctrica- al Derecho Internacional”. In (eds) Miguel Carter. Itaipu. Causa Nacional. La Riqueza Energética Perdida del Paraguay. De Caras a la Revisión del 2023. Editorial Intercontinental, Paraguay.
  • “Structural Power and International Regimes” Journal of Political Power. 2019.
  • “Balancing the State’s Right to Regulate with Foreign Investment Protection: A Perspective considering Investment Disputes of the South American Region” Groningen Journal of International Law, Vol.6, Issue 1, 2018
  • “Susan Strange: Trade as a Secondary Structure”. Book Chapter in German language. In: Handelspolitik und Welthandel in der Internationalen Politischen Okonomie (ed Holger Janusch). Springer VS, 2017
  • “UNCITRAL and the Possibility of Returning to the Multilateral Regulation of Foreign Investments”, Vol. 4 of the “Proceedings of the Congress of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law”, 2017
  • “South American Countries’ Bilateral Investment Treaties: A Structuralist Perspective” Journal of International Dispute Settlement, Vol. 6, pp. 97-117, 2015
  • “Legal Developments in the Enforcement of International Environmental Commitments (GEG Working Paper 2018/138)
  • “Investment Disputes, Sovereignty Costs and the Strategies of States” (GEG Working Paper 2017/132)
  • “China and Brazil’s Infrastructure Initiatives and the Role of Regional Counterparts” (GEG Working Paper 2017/135)

Other contributions

  • Public Consultation for the European Union on modalities for investment protection and Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic, Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), 2014.
  • World Bank Publications, Doing Business. World Bank Publishing 2007, 2009, 2010.
  • International Bar Association, Anti-Money Laundering Forum (Paraguay Chapter). Last updated. 27/05/2014


Institut für Völkerrecht
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Tel: +49 (0) 228 73 9174
Email: maria.gwynn[AT]uni-bonn.de