Julie Maupin

Senior Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Julie Maupin a Senior Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany, where her work focuses on the intersection between public and private rights and interests within international governance regimes. Julie is also a Senior Fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program, where she is leading a project that seeks to identify effective governance models and regulatory approaches to emergent distributed ledger/blockchain technologies, such as cryptocurrencies and smart contracts. A dual-trained lawyer and economist, Julie has taught international and comparative law courses at leading law faculties in North America, Europe, and Africa. Her active areas of research include cryptocurrencies, blockchains, and other distributed ledger technologies; investment, trade, money and finance; regional integration, economic development, and public/private regulatory networks. She serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of World Investment & Trade and sits on the board of editors of the Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Germany’s most prestigious international law journal.

In addition to her scholarly pursuits, Julie regularly advises international organizations, governments, businesses, and NGOs on matters of economic law and policy, with a special emphasis on developing countries. Her pre-law career included five years in the corporate and consulting worlds and three years in the non-profit relief and development sector. Julie is an alumna of the University of Washington (BS Economics), Yale University (Juris Doctor & MA Economics) and the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva (PhD, International Studies). Her language skills include English (first language), German (fluent), French (passive fluency), Spanish (reading knowledge) and Serbo-Croatian (basic).


Practising Virtue: Inside International Arbitration, by David D. Caron, Stephan W. Schill, Abby Cohen Smutny and Epaminontas E. Triantafilou2016, .

Differentiating Among International Investment Disputes2013, The Foundations of International Investment Law: Bridging Theory into Practice, Douglas, Pauwelyn, & Vi~nuales, eds (Oxford University Press, 2014 Forthcoming).

Where Should Europe’s Investment Path Lead? Reflections on August Reinisch,’Quo Vadis Europe?’2013, .

Public and Private in International Investment Law: An Integrated Systems Approach2013, Va. J. Int’l L..

Transparency in International Investment Law: The Good, the Bad, and the Murky2013, Published in’Transparency in International Law’, Andrea Bianchi and Anne Peters, eds (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

MFN-Based Jurisdiction in Investor–State Arbitration: Is There Any Hope for a Consistent Approach?2011, Journal of International Economic Law.

The Awards In Wena Hotels Limited V. Arab Republic Of Egypt2008, The Reasons Requirement in International Investment Arbitration: Critical Case Studies, W. Michael Reisman & Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez, eds.,(Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden 2008).

The G20 Countries Should Engage with Blockchain Technologies to Build an Inclusive, Transparent, and Accountable Digital Economy for All’, T20 Policy Insights Brief (peer reviewed).

‘Mapping the Global Legal Landscape of Blockchain Technologies, Academic Working Paper Series, Centre for International Governance Innovation (forthcomiong, peer reviewed).


Decentralised Governance, Smart Contracts, RegTech


Law, Economics, Public Policy


Max-Planck Institute