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Professor Mavluda Sattorova LLM, PhD, FHEA

Professor of International Economic Law (Trade and Investment) Law


Personal Statement

Mavluda specialises in international economic law broadly defined, with particular focus on international investment law, investor-state arbitration and transnational law governing corporations. She joined Liverpool Law School in September 2010 after completing a PhD in Law (2010) and LLM (2006) at the University of Birmingham where she was a recipient of Chevening scholarship and the Postgraduate Research Award. Mavluda works closely with international organisations and government agencies involved in the design and reform of international investment treaties and national investment policies. She has worked in an expert capacity with the UNCTAD Investment Division and the World Health Organisation, and served on the steering committee of the Academic Forum for ISDS. She was a visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre of International Law, Cambridge University and National University of Singapore, and lectured as a visiting professor at Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil) and Nagoya University (Japan). Mavluda is a convenor of the Asian Society of International Law interest group on International Investment and Economic Law. She teaches in the areas of international investment and trade law, and the law governing multinational corporations. Mavluda has worked in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office as an AHRC-ESRC Knowledge Exchange Fellow (2019-21) and as an international investment law expert (2021-22). Mavluda's recent research project "Corporation as a good citizen" was funded by the British Academy Mid-career Fellowship (2021-22). In 2022, she has been appointed as Director for Research at the International Law Association British Branch. Mavluda is a director of the CLAS (Corporations, Law and Society) research cluster.

Prizes or Honours

  • Santander Award (Santander/University of Liverpool, 2014)
  • University of Birmingham Postgraduate Scholarship (Birmingham Law School, 2006)

Funded Fellowships

  • British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (British Academy, 2021 - 2022)
  • AHRC-ESRC FCO Fellowship (UK Research and Innovation, 2019 - 2021)
  • Chevening Scholarship (Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 2005)

Other Personal Distinctions

  • Visiting fellow (Lauterpacht Centre of International Law, Cambridge University, 2017)
  • Visiting Academic Fellow (National University of Singapore, 2017)
  • Visiting professor (Nagoya University, Japan, 2017)
  • Visiting professor (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2015)
  • Outstanding Early Career Researcher (Commendation) (University of Liverpool, 2013)