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Professor Holger Hestermeyer currently is a Mid-Career Fellow of the British Academy. Holger leads King’s LL.M. pathway in International Dispute Resolution, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Transnational Law Institute and a Senior Research Affiliate of the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. Holger served as co-Vice-President of the Society of International Economic Law and co-director of the Red Latinoamericana de Derecho Económico Internacional. His research was awarded an Otto Hahn Medal, an Otto Hahn Award and the ISUS prize. Before joining King’s, Holger was a Référendaire at the Court of Justice of the EU and worked as a Referendar for the task force ICC of the German Foreign Office and for an international Law firm in Hamburg, Madrid and Alicante. Holger is admitted to the New York and German bars. He speaks German, Italian, Spanish and French. Holger has served as a Specialist Adviser to the EU External Affairs Sub-Committee of the House of Lords, acted as a consultant and expert for the German Foreign Office and constitution projects for Sudan and Lybia. He has appeared on the BBC and Talk Radio and has been quoted by national and international news media.

Research Interests

International Law, European Law, Constitutional and Public Law, Comparative Law


International Dispute Resolution, International Law, European Union Law

Selected Publications

  • How Brexit will Happen (Journal of International Arbitration 2016),
  • Human Rights and the WTO (OUP 2007),
  • WTO - Trade in Goods (ed. with Wolfrum & Stoll, Brill 2011),
  • Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) (in Max Planck EPIL, OUP, 2012),
  • Mercenaries (in Max Planck EPIL, OUP, 2012)