Sebastian Wuschka, LL.M.

Associated Member


Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor Massenbergstraße 9 B 44787 Bochum Germany



Sebastian Wuschka is a research fellow at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is a member of the research platform on "Tax Disputes and Investment & Commercial Arbitration", launched by the university’s Tax Policy Center and the Center of Comparative, European and International Law. He is also a member of the Complex Disputes team at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft in Hamburg. In that capacity, his focus has been mainly on investment arbitration and public international law matters since 2014. During his bar qualification period with the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, he inter alia also worked on international law and EU law matters at Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, on human rights law questions relating to mineral supply chains at the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Bonn and with the arbitration practice of US law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in Washington, D.C. Previously, Sebastian was a research associate at Ruhr-University Bochum School of Law’s Chair for Public Law, European Law, Public International Law and International Economic Law as well as its Center for International Affairs and also worked as a student research assistant to Professor Adelheid Puttler. He serves or has served as a visiting lecturer for international dispute settlement at Ruhr University Bochum (since 2014), for public international law and human rights law at the University of Hamburg (2018-2019) as well as for international investment law at Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (since 2019). Sebastian holds law degrees from Ruhr University Bochum (Dipl. Jur., 2012) and the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (MIDS LL.M., 2014) as well as certificates in both private and public international law from the Hague Academy of International Law (2014 and 2017). He is currently completing a doctoral thesis dealing with the application of investment treaties in illegally annexed or occupied territories. He has published more than a dozen journal articles or contributions to edited volumes on general international law, humanitarian law and human rights law, investment law and arbitration and German arbitration law, starting with an article on the use of combat drones in current conflicts, which was awarded first place at the 2011 Goettingen Journal of International Law Essay Competition. A full list of his publications and presentations is available here.