Nikos Lavranos

Nikos Lavranos

Nikos is an expert in investment law & arbitration who has expertise in advising, litigating, negotiating, drafting legislation and providing expert witness reports.


His clients are both investors and States.


He combines his experience as an arbitrator, mediator, legal consultant, academic and former policymaker, and chief negotiator for Bilateral Investment Treaties.


In addition to investment law & arbitration, Nikos also covers WTO law, EU law, and the interaction between public international law, European law, and national law.


Nikos also established a BREXIT ADVISORY CENTREto provide bespoke advice on the consequences of BREXIT.


He can provide his services in English, Dutch, and German. Moreover, he understands French, Greek, and Italian.


Nikos studied law at the J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. He obtained his LL.M. (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees from Maastricht University. In 2008-2009 Nikos was Max Weber Fellow at the EUI in Florence.


He is a permanent contributor to the Kluwer Arbitration BlogBorderlex, theEFILA blog, and the Practical Law Arbitration blog.

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Articles and Video:

Vodafone v. India Award: Risky Business of Retroactive Taxation (01/04/21)
In a recent, still unpublished award, India lost an arbitration dispute initiated by Vodafone because India had imposed a hefty tax bill of several billion dollars retroactively.