I joined Leicester Law School in April 2020 having previously worked in academia non-profit organizations and law firms in the UK and Switzerland. I am Ambassador for the CEE Region at Arbitrator Intelligence and I have been teaching law as a Guest Lecturer since 2014. In the past I worked as a Research Assistant and Researcher in high-profile funded projects at the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and have been involved in a number of pro bono activities advising foreign governments on arbitration law and policy-making. I completed my PhD in Law Magna cum Laude at the University of Geneva under the supervision of Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler. I also hold an LLM in International Business Law (London) a JD/Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza (Siena) and a Diploma in Legal Studies (Oxford).
I am currently working on a multidisciplinary research project which addresses social and psychological aspects of commercial arbitration practice in Europe. I am also interested in comparative law social network analysis the ISDS reform multilateralism and EU external relations law.
B. Xheraj (with A. Cheevers, P. Vargiu and T. Cole), â€˜The liquid notions of impartiality and independence in international commercial arbitrationâ€™ (forthcoming, Transnational Dispute Management 2021).
B. Xheraj (with R. Digon, P. Vargiu, and T. Cole), â€˜An interview-based approach to the practice of commercial arbitration in Egyptâ€™ (forthcoming, Transnational Dispute Management 2021).
B. Xheraj (with W. Zhang), â€˜United in Diversity: The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investmentâ€™, in Internationalisation of EU Law and EU-China Relations (Matthieu Burnay, Li Bin, and Marina Timoteo (eds), forthcoming, Routledge 2021).
B. Xheraj, â€˜The geographical scope of Swedish arbitration practiceâ€™ (Commercial Arbitration in Europe Blog Post, 19 August 2021).
B. Xheraj, â€˜Erasmus, Jus Canonicum and Arbitrationâ€™ (Commercial Arbitration in Europe Blog Post, 4 December 2020).
B. Xheraj, â€˜Codes of Conduct and Exceptions: A Dichotomy of Standards between Investment and Commercial Arbitration?â€™ (Commercial Arbitration in Europe Blog Post, 14 September 2020).
B. Xheraj, â€˜A Comparative Law Approach as a Technique for Solving Conflicts between EU law and Investment Arbitration: the Case of the ECtHRâ€™ in Mesut Akbaba and Giancarlo Capurro (eds.) International Challenges in Investment Arbitration, Routledge Research in International Economic Law (Routledge, October 2018).
B. Xheraj, â€˜A reading of intra-EU BITs in light of recent developments of EU lawâ€™, Columbia FDI Perspectives No. 158 (2015).
B. Xheraj (with S. Ebere), â€˜Who Decides Arbitrability Where a Precondition to Arbitration Has Not Been Satisfied?: A Comment on the US Supreme Courtâ€™s Decision to Hear the Appeal in BG Group v. Argentinaâ€™, Journal of International Arbitration 31(1), pp. 101-109 (2014).
B. Xheraj (with S. Ebere), â€˜Nine Years Later: Investment Treaty Arbitration's Contribution to International Commercial Arbitrationâ€™, Am. Rev. Int'l Arb 25, pp. 85-104 (2014).
B. Xheraj (with L. Babiy and A.C. Sheikh), â€˜Should Mexico join ICSID?â€™ Institut de hautes Ã©tudes internationales et du dÃ©veloppement, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration CTEI-2012-06 (2012), available at: http://graduateinstitute.ch/files/live/sites/iheid/files/sites/ctei/shared/CTEI/working_papers/CTEI-2012-06.pdf.
- EU Law
- International Commercial Arbitration
- International Investment Law (LLM)
- International Commercial Arbitration (LLM)
- G-2 Hackathon Challenge (WTO Law Student Competition)