Ana Maria is lecturer in International Law at the University of Edinburgh. Qualified lawyer from Bolivia, she holds a PhD in International Law (University of Dundee), LL.M in Law and Economics (Utrecht University), LL.M. in Comparative European and International Law (Maastricht University) and a Law degree (Universidad Católica Boliviana). For several years, she was Legal Officer and Legal Director at the national public utility regulatory system (SIRESE) in Bolivia, where she advised on appeals by foreign and national investors, and consumers in the sectors of telecommunications, hydrocarbons, electricity, transport and water supply. Currently, she is a teaching fellow in International Economic Law (International Investment Law, WTO Law and Public International Law) at the University of Edinburgh and couches the ELSA moot court team. She is co-editor of the journal Arbitration Watch.
Areas of Interest
Ana María has extensive professional experience in administrative procedures, dispute settlement and economic regulation of network utilities. Currently, Ana María conducts research on international investment law and arbitration, investor-state dispute settlement and natural resources governance, specially water resources management and water services regulation. She has also a keen interest on the analysis of property rights and expropriation. She has presented her research at global meetings such as the World Water Congress in Edinburgh, IUCN International Conference in South Africa, among others.
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