Bernhard is a full-time practitioner at Squire Patton Boggs London, where he specialises in public international law, dispute resolution and international arbitration and a part-time lecturer at KCL. His current practice involves advising on international trade and investment agreements, representing parties in disputes arising out of the telecommunications, healthcare, energy and mining sectors and sitting as an arbitrator. His previous experience includes working at the European Commission Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology in Brussels.
Bernhard co-teaches the LLM course “Cyberspace Law: ‘Big Data’, Algorithmic Governance and Democracy - A Transnational Perspective”. He has published widely, including on matters of international energy law, investment treaty arbitration and Cyberlaw. He is particular interested in how existing norms – in particular those dealing with dispute resolution – are evolving in times of unprecedented technological and economic change. Bernhard has lectured at UCL, the University of Southampton, Dundee University and Queen Mary University.