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Holger Hestermeyer

Dr Holger Hestermeyer’s is the Shell Reader in International Dispute Resolution at King's College London and a Senior Research Fellow at the Transnational Law Institute. Holger is currently also the Co-Executive Vice President of the Society of International Economic Law. Before joining King’s in 2014 Holger was a Référendaire at the CJEU for Advocate General Cruz Villalón, headed a research group and worked as a junior and senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law, was a co-director of the Red Latinoamericana de Derecho Económico Internacional, worked as a Referendar for criminal and civil court judges in Hamburg, for the task force ICC of the German Foreign Office and an international law firm in Hamburg, Madrid and Alicante. He has taught and done research on international law, European Union law and comparative constitutional and public law in London, Heidelberg, Berkeley, Florence, Münster, Mexico DF and Santiago de Chile. His research was awarded an Otto Hahn Medal, an Otto Hahn Award and the ISUS prize. Holger is a former Fulbright Fellow and German National Merit Foundation Fellow. He speaks German, Spanish, French and Italian. Holger has acted as a consultant and expert for the German Foreign Office and constitution projects for Sudan and Lybia.

Holger is interested in the relationship between international economic law and human rights, the way that states impact EU law in the course of preliminary reference proceedings and the changing landscape of federalism in various federal systems. Holger's latest research project, conducted together with the University of Pretoria and the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public and International Law in Heidelberg concerned the implementation of international law in South Africa and Germany, a line of research that he will expand upon, analysing how national institutions in various nations leave an impact in the implementation of international law. The results of the joint project will be published this year as de Wet, Hestermeyer & Wolfrum (eds), The Implementation of International Law in Germany and South Africa, Pretoria University Law Press, 2015.

In 2015/16 Holger will teach in the following modules: European Law, Public International Law, World Trade Law, Current Developments in International Dispute Resolution, Introduction to International Dispute Resolution: Mechanisms under International and European Law, Oral Advocacy in International Dispute, Foundational Seminars in International and EU Law 

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