Markus is Of Counsel in Hogan Lovells' International Arbitration Group. He has significant experience in acting for both investors and States in international disputes, including arbitrations under ICSID, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules. He also advises investors on structuring investments worldwide and States and International Organizations on public international law and EU law. Markus is recognized as a leading individual in public international law in the UK (Legal 500, 2012).
Before joining our International Arbitration Group in 2007, Markus worked for more than four years as International Legal Advisor to the Austrian Chancellor. Previously, he worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna's Institute of Public International Law and at international law firms in Vienna and Paris, where he specialised in investment arbitration.
Markus is the author of numerous publications on public international law and EU law. He also frequently speaks on his areas of interest at international conferences and guest lectures at universities such as Cambridge University, the London School of Economics and Berlin's Humboldt University. In 2008 the Austrian Government nominated Markus to the ICSID Panel of Conciliators.
- Acting for Russian investors in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Georgia under the Georgian Foreign Investment Law.
- Acting for a Turkish investor in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Azerbaijan under a Bilateral Investment Treaty.
- Acting for a German investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration against the Kingdom of Thailand under a Bilateral Investment Treaty.
- Acting for Mongolia in an UNCITRAL arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty and a Foreign Investment Law.
- Acting for the Czech Republic in an UNCITRAL arbitration under a Bilateral Investment Treaty.
- Acting for the Republic of Vietnam in an UNCITRAL arbitration under a Bilateral Investment Treaty.
- Acting for the Republic of Vietnam in an UNCITRAL arbitration under the investment chapter of a Bilateral Trade Agreement.
- Acting for the Slovak Republic in proceedings to set aside a jurisdictional and a final award under a Bilateral Investment Treaty before the German courts.