Michael Waibel


Schottenbastei 10-16 (Juridicum)
1010 Vienna

TEL  +43-1-4277-35322
FAX  +43-1-4277-835322

Staircase II, 5th floor, room R532

Office hours: Tuesday 11-12 (E-Mail brigitte.weidinger@univie.ac.at for an appointment, indicating matter(s) to be discussed)

No regular office hour outside the semester (Email  brigitte.weidinger@univie.ac.at for an appointment

Michael Waibel studied law at the universities of Vienna, Paris II Pantheon-Assas and Harvard Law School, and economics at the London School of Economics. He worked at the European Central Bank, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He has been a professor of international law at the University of Vienna since 2019.

Previously, he taught for a decade at the University of Cambridge, und was from 2015-2019 co-deputy director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and Director of Studies at Jesus College. In 2010-2011 he was the Schmidheiny Visiting Assistant Professor in Law and Economics at the University of St. Gallen. In 2019, he was Nomura Visiting Professor of International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School.

The focus of his research is in international law, international economic law, and international dispute settlement. He received the Deák Prize of the American Society of International Law, the Book Prize of the European Society of International Law and a Leverhulme Prize for his research.

Curriculum Vitae



Research focus

International Dispute Settlement, including arbitration
International Financial Law
Sovereign Debt and Financial Crises
International Investment Law
Law of Treaties
Law and Economics
European Monetary Union

Functions and Memberships

General Editor, ICSID Reports (Cambridge University Press, with Jorge Vinuales) (2019-)
Board Member, International Law Students Association (2018-)
International Law Association, Study Group on Sovereign Insolvency, Co-Rapporteur (2008-2016); Chair (2017-)
Director of Studies, Hague Academy of International Law, Centre for Studies and Research (2013)
External Examiner, University of Glasgow, Faculty of Law (2013-2018); University College London, Faculty of Law (2016-2019)
Mitglied, American Society of International Law, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerrecht, European Society of International Law, International Law Association

PhD Thesis Supervision

Professor Waibel supervise PhD theses on the condition that 1) the prospective PhD student obtain an excellent mark in the Diplomanden/Dissertantenseminar 2) the proposed subject-matter falls within his area of research. In addition, certain general requirements apply.