Hons BA, political science (Waterloo, 1992); MA, foreign relations (Western Ontario, 1993); LLB (Western Ontario, 1996); LLM, international trade (Ottawa, 1998); LLM, international investment (Michigan, 2002) SJD, public international law (Michigan, 2011); PhD, transnational history and history of international law (Western Ontario, in progress). Law clerk to Mr Justice Howard Wetston, Federal Court of Canada (1997-1998).
For over 18 years, Todd Weiler has focused exclusively on international investment law and arbitration. He has served as counsel, consulting expert, expert witness, and arbitrator in dozens of disputes, including many early NAFTA cases. He has appeared before UNCITRAL, ICSID, SCC, ICC, AAA and SIAC tribunals, and has advised investors, governments, indigenous nations, and nongovernmental organisations on dispute settlement, regulatory reform and treaty drafting. He has served as adjunct or visiting professor at schools across North America, and as a guest speaker in classrooms throughout the world, on subjects ranging from torts, e-commerce and internet regulation, and international business regulation, to natural resources law, foreign investment, and transnational arbitration.
Dr Weiler has also published thirteen volumes on international law and arbitration, as editor, and authored dozens of other articles and book chapters. He also authored the acclaimed 2013 monograph: The Interpretation of International Investment Law: Equality, Discrimination and Minimum Standards of Treatment in Historical Context (Martinius Nijhoff).
A pioneer of online research, Dr Weiler founded www.naftaclaims.com in 1999, and co-founded Oxford University Press's award-winning www.investmentclaims.com in 2006.
Dr Weiler was also a pioneer of the bespoke model of cooperative practice in international arbitration, which involves assembling a different team of legal professionals for every case, tailored to suit the individual needs of each client.
WWL says: Todd Weiler is "one of the best in the business for investor-state disputes".
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