Lluís Paradell Trius is counsel in the international arbitration and public international law groups at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Rome. A dual-qualified lawyer (Italian and Spanish bars), Lluís specializes in investor-state arbitration, investment protection and management of political risk. He acts as counsel, representing investors and states in a large number of disputes under bilateral investment treaties across a variety of sectors. He is also involved in commercial arbitrations under the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, Milan Chamber and UNCITRAL arbitration rules, and is often appointed as arbitrator. Lluís has a Ph.D. in public international law from Cambridge University as well as degrees in international relations (Cambridge), European law (Brussels), and Spanish law (Barcelona). He previously taught international law of natural resources at University College London and foreign relations law at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. He is co-author of the book Law and Practice of Investment Treaties (Kluwer 2009).