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RESTREPO AMARILES David

David RESTREPO AMARILES

Assistant Professor

Tax & Law


David Restrepo-Amariles is Assistant Professor of Private International Law at HEC Paris. He also teaches Contract Law and Introduction to Anglo-American Law, and Company Law.

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, minor in Commercial Law, from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. David Restrepo is a qualified lawyer to the Colombian Bar. He has clerked at the regional judiciary, practiced in the field of commercial law, and provided legal advice in UN human rights programs and the negotiation of free trade agreements. He is former director of the working group ‘European Union-Colombia Trade Relations’. 

Before joining HEC Paris, he was Assistant Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. In 2013, he held a one-year visiting academic position at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford, where he conducted research on Business Law indicators and Comparative Law. He previously held visiting lecturer positions at the Goethe- Universität Frankfurt on International Investment Law, the University of Stockholm in Legal Management, the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Private Law and the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Legal Theory and Comparative Law. He also held a visiting researcher position in Boston College and has been Research Associate and Project Manager to European Union research and policy projects on International law.

His works rely on socio-legal and quantitative research methods to study new instruments of regulation of transnational trade, commerce and investment. In particular, he investigates the rise of commercial and investment arbitration, the evolution of international contracts and the emergence of transnational legal indicators. Some of his most recent publications are a landmark article on the “Mathematical Turn” in development and trade policy (Bruylant, 2014) and a book on Latin American Constitutionalism (Lambert Press, 2010). He is currently guest editor of the Journal of Legal Pluralism . He is a member of the British Branch of the International Law Association and the Law and Society Association. He was awarded the RCSL-LSA Young Scholar Sponsorship in 2008.

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