Martin Švec

Research Associate

Martin Švec since October 2017 is Part-time Research Associate at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development and a Ph.D. candidate at the Masaryk University Faculty of Law in Brno (Czech Republic)

Martin Švec since October 2017 is Part-time Research Associate at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development and a Ph.D. candidate at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Law. His dissertation Dimensions of International and European Energy Law: State Sovereignty in Ensuring Energy Security examines the limits of energy security and international law instruments at state's disposal. His expertise covers international energy law, investment law, international environmental law and international humanitarian law. Martin lectures in public international law, international energy law and EU law at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Law in Brno (Czech Republic). In 2016, he lectured in international economic law and EU law at the Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic). In 2015, he worked as a legal intern at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels. Martin has attended the following programs: Summer Program on The Law and Practice of International Dispute Settlement organized by the Asser Institut in 2017, in The Hague, the Netherlands, the Martens Summer School on International Law in 2016, in Pärnu, Estonia, Summer Course on International Environmental Governance: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects organized by the Kalliopi Koufa Foundation in 2016, in Thessaloniki, Greece and Summer School on EU Energy Law and Policy organized by the Florence School of Regulation in 2015 in Florence, Italy. Martin has represented either as a student or as a coach Masaryk University at various Global Finals, Africa Regional Rounds, South Asia Regional Rounds and Asia Pacific Regional Rounds of the FDI International Arbitration Moot (2016 Global Finals in Buenos Aires, 2016 Africa Regional Rounds in Nairobi, 2015 Global Finals in London, 2015 Asia Pacific Regional Rounds in Soul, 2014 Global Finals in Malibu, 2013 Global Finals in Frankfurt, 2013 South Asia Regional Rounds in New Delhi). He completed his studies of law at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic in 2014, with a thesis Europeanisation of Investment Protection examining the interface between international investment agreements and EU law in light of the Lisbon Treaty. He spent one year as an exchange student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2014, Martin completed the Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program organized by the Prague Security Studies Institute. 

Czech native speaker, he is fluent in English having basic knowledge of German.

Last update: October 2017

The military intervention in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea: International Law Perspective

ŠVEC, Martin. The military intervention in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea: International Law Perspective. Vojenské obsazení autonomní republiky Krym z pohledu mezinárodního práva. Bulletin Centra pro lidská práva a demokratizaci, Centrum pro lidská práva a demokratizaci o.s., 2014. ISSN 1804-2392.

The Legal Regime Governing the Use of Force in the Fight against Non-state actor: East Ukraine 2015

ŠVEC, Martin. The Legal Regime Governing the Use of Force in the Fight against Non-state actor: East Ukraine 2015. In Tereza Kyselovská, Vojtěch Kadlubiec, Jan Provazník, Nelly Springinsfeldová, Alica Virdzeková. Cofola 2015: Conference Proceedings. Brno: Masaryk University, 2015. p. 131-146, 16 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-7976-2.

International Investment Arbitration: Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement in EU Agreements

ŠVEC, Martin. International Investment Arbitration: Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement in EU Agreements. In Klára Drličková. Cofola International 2015: Current Challenges to Resolution of International (Cross-border) Disputes: Conference Proceedings. Brno: Masaryk University, 2015. p. 206-218, 13 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-8020-1.

The Energy Charter Treaty: Renewable Energy Disputes in Light of the Charanne Case

ŠVEC, Martin. The Energy Charter Treaty: Renewable Energy Disputes in Light of the Charanne Case. In Klára Drličková, Tereza Kyselovská. Cofola International 2016: Resolution of International Disputes and Public Law in the Context of Immigration Crisis: Conference Proceedings. 1st edition. Brno, 2016. p. 237-488. ISBN 978-80-210-8356-1.

The Role of Gas Storage in European and National Energy Policy: Security of Gas Supply

ŠVEC, Martin. The Role of Gas Storage in European and National Energy Policy: Security of Gas Supply. In Jiří Franěk. Participants’ reviewed papers from 18th International Conference MEKON 2016, February 3-4. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská – Technická univerzita Ostrava, Faculty of Economics, 2016. p. 281-289, 9 pp. ISBN 978-80-248-3899-1.

Investment Protection of Energy Projects in the European Union

ŠVEC, Martin. Investment Protection of Energy Projects in the European Union. In Participants’ reviewed papers from 19th International Conference MEKON 2017. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská – Technická univerzita Ostrava, Faculty of Economics, 2017. p. 234-243, 10 pp. ISBN 978-80-248-4034-5.

Chapter 10: Czech Republic

RADVAN, Michal and ŠVEC, Martin. Chapter 10: Czech Republic. In Michael Lang et al (eds.). The Impact of Bilateral Investment Treaties on Taxation. 1. vyd. Amsterdam: IBFD, 2017. p. 257-282, 26 pp. WU Series, vol. 8. ISBN 978-90-8722-431-8.

Reinforcing Energy Governance under the EU Energy Diplomacy: A Proposal for Strengthening Energy Frameworks in Africa.

ŠVEC, Martin and BARRA, Matteo. Reinforcing Energy Governance under the EU Energy Diplomacy: A Proposal for Strengthening Energy Frameworks in Africa. European Journal of Risk Regulation. Cambridge University Press. (forthcoming 2018).
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  • International Law
  • Energy Law