Associate Professor of Law (tenured), Meijers Fellow and Director LUC Research Centre, Leiden University; Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg; Guest lecturer and tutor LL.B. / M.Phil. programmes, Cambridge University.
Member of ASA (Association Swisse de l’Arbitrage), YIAG (Young International Arbitration Group; London Court of International Arbitration), CEDIRES (Centre for Dispute Resolution) and CEPANI40 (Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation).
Listed on the Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration) .
- Independent practitioner (Member of the Brussels Bar) and consultant with WilmerHale, representing and advising international and regional organisations (incl. EU Commission and Parliament), state and local governments, and private clients (corporations, NGOs and individuals) in negotiations and before domestic, EU and international courts and tribunals.
- Counsel and expert in inter-state and investor-state disputes before arbitral tribunals, including under the auspices of International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID, Washington DC) and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA, The Hague).
Selection (full list available on request)
- Baetens, F., ‘Agents of cross-fertilisation: abusive forum shopping or legitimate forum choice?’, in: C. Giorgetti and M. Pollack, Beyond Fragmentation: Competition and Collaboration Among International Courts and Tribunals (2020)
- Baetens, F., ‘Invoking human rights: A useful line of attack or a defence tool for States in investor-State dispute settlement?’ in: M. Scheinin, et al., Human Rights Norms in ‘Other’ International Courts and Tribunals (CUP 2019) 227-262
- Baetens, F., ‘No Deal is Better Than a Bad Deal? The Fallacy of the WTO Fall-Back Option as a post-Brexit Safety Net’, 55 CMLR 2/1 (2018) 133 – 174
- Baetens, F., ‘L'importance des dispositions transitoires pour les traités bilatéraux d'investissement conclus entre les États membres de l'UE et les États tiers’, Cahiers de droit européen 3 (2017) 611-647
- Baetens, F., ‘Judicial Review of International Adjudicatory Decisions: A Cross-Regime Comparison of Annulment and Appellate Mechanisms’, 8 Journal of International Dispute Settlement (2017) 3
- Baetens, F., ‘The European Union’s Proposed Investment Court System: Addressing Criticisms of Investor-State Arbitration while Raising New Challenges’, 43 Legal Issues of Economic Integration 4 (2016) 367-384
- Baetens, F., ‘Keeping the Status Quo or Embarking on a New Course? Setting Aside, Refusal of Enforcement, Annulment and Appeal’, in: Kulick, A., Reassertion of Control over the Investment Treaty Regime (CUP 2016) 103-127
- Baetens, F., ‘Invoking, establishing and remedying state responsibility in mixed multi-party disputes: Lessons from Eurotunnel’, in: C. Chinkin, F. Baetens, Sovereignty, Statehood and State Responsibility (CUP 2015) 421-441
- Baetens, F., ‘Transatlantic Treaty Investment Protection – a Response to Poulsen, Bonnitcha and Yackee’, in: Hamilton, D.S., Pelkmans, J., Rule-Makers or Rule-Takers? Exploring the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (Rowman and Littlefield International 2015) 187-206
- Bronckers, M., Baetens, F., ‘Reconsidering financial remedies in WTO dispute settlement proceedings’, 16 Journal of International Economic Law 2 (2013) 1-31
- Baetens, F., ‘Multi-party investment arbitration: determining breach and compensation under the new extra-EU investment agreements’, co-authored with G. Kreijen and A. Varga, 47 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 5 (2014) 1203-60
- Baetens, F., Investment Law Within International Law: Integrationist Perspectives (CUP 2013)
- Baetens, F., ‘Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: “to ICSID or not to ICSID” is Not the Question’, in: T. Weiler, I. Laird, Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law, Juris Arbitration Series, Vol. 5 (Juris New York 2012) 211-228
- Baetens, F., ‘The Kyoto Protocol assessed through the lens of investor-State arbitration: Reconciling climate change and investment protection objectives’, in: M.-C. Cordonier Segger, M.W. Gehring, A. Newcombe, Sustainable Development in World Investment Law (Kluwer Law International 2011) 681-715