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Assistant Professor

Tax & Law

David Restrepo Amariles is Assistant Professor of Law at HEC Paris. He teaches Law and Technology, International Contracts and International Arbitration. He is director of research on Legal Metrics and SMART Law (Scientific Mathematical, Algorithmic, Risk and Technology driven law).  


His work analyses the transformations of law and regulation in the global and digital society with a special focus on financial law, dispute resolution, international business transactions and corporate social responsibility. His research combines approaches from legal theory, empirical legal studies, and science and technology studies. He holds several academic and professional appointments. He is a member of the board of the European Incubator of the Brussels Bar Association and member of the scientific committee of the Pole numérique du Club de juristes. He is also co-chair of the CRN ‘Law and Development’ of the American Law and Society Association, and co-director of the working group on ‘Law and Development’ in the Research Committee of the Sociology of Law (RCSL) of the International Sociological Association. He is member of the editorial boards of the European Journal of Risk Regulation and the World Arbitration and Mediation Review


Before joining HEC Paris, he was Assistant Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He previously held visiting lecturer positions at the Goethe- Universität Frankfurt on International Investment Law, the University of Stockholm in Legal Management, and the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Legal Theory and Comparative Law. Previously he was also director of the working group ‘European Union-Latin America Trade Relations’, project Manager to European Union research and policy projects on International law, and of counsel for several leading law firms.


He holds a Ph.D in Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a LL.M summa cum laude from the Katholieke Universiteit Brussels and the European Academy of Legal Theory, a M.A. summa cum laude from the International Institute of Sociology of Law, and a valedictorian LL.B in Law from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. He conducted his post-doctoral research at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. He is a qualified lawyer to the Colombian Bar and has clerked at the regional judiciary. 

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