Dr. Federico Ortino is a Reader in International Economic Law at King's College London. He is a member of the ILA Committee on International Trade Law and Founding Committee member of the Society of International Economic Law. Previously, he was the Director of the Investment Treaty Forum (ITF) at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law; Emile Noël Fellow and Fulbright Scholar at the NYU Jean Monnet Center in New York; Legal Officer in the Investment Division at UNCTAD; Adjunct Professor at the University of Florence and Trento. He is a qualified attorney in Italy and in the state of New York. Dr Ortino's research interests lay primarily in international economic law, in particular, WTO law, international investment law and arbitration, and EC law. Dr Federico Ortino holds a law degree from the University of Florence, School of Law (magna cum laude), a master of laws from Georgetown University Law Center (with distinction) and a doctorate from the European University Institute, Florence.