Prof. Dr. Dr. Rudolf Dolzer

E-Mail: rdolzer@me.com


  •  Dr. of Law (University of Heidelberg)
  • S. J. D. (Harvard Law School)   

Government Service  

  • 1992 – 1996: Office of the Federal Chancellor of Germany, Director General
  • 1990 – 2002: Member of three German Parliament’s Commissions of Enquiry  

Arbitration Practice  

As arbitrator, single emergency arbitrator, counsel, often as party-appointed expert in ICSID Arbitration and ad hoc arbitration  

Other Functions  

  • 1979 – 1992: Part-time journalist, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Since 1996: Member of the Scientific Directorate, German Society For Foreign Policy
  • Since 2007: Member, Advisory Board, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid
  • 1987–2007: Member of the Board, International Development Law Organisation, Rome
  • Since 2008: Member, German-Russian Forum on Raw Materials; Co-Chairman, Legal and Political Affairs
  • Since 2011: Advisory Board, Association of Independent Petroleum Negotiation

Academic Career

  • 1984–1989: Professor of Law, Heidelberg Law School
  • 1989–1992: Vice Rector, University of Mannheim
  • 1996–2009: Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of International Law, University of Bonn
  • Since 2009: University of Bonn as Professor Emeritus    

Visiting Professorships and Positions  

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (1982-1983), Michigan Law School (1984-1985), Cornell Law School (1986), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2002), Yale Law School (2004), Instituto de Empresa, Madrid (2004), Sorbonne, Paris (2005); Hague Academy of International Law, Lectures (2010)    


4 books on foreign investment law, including

  • Bilateral Investment Treaties (with M. Stevens) (1995)
  • Principles of International Investment Law (with C. Schreuer), 2nd ed. (2012)

about 200 articles on investment law, public international law, comparative law;  

editor-in-chief, Bonner Kommentar zum Grundgesetz (11 volumes) (1989–2010).  

2010: Federal Cross of Merit, Federal Republic of Germany