Martin Dietrich Brauch
Martin Dietrich Brauch is an international law adviser and associate with IISD, based in Brazil. He provides legal advice and training on international investment law and reform for developing country governments and regional organizations, with a focus on Latin America and Portuguese-speaking Africa.
As editor-in-chief of Investment Treaty News (ITN), Martin oversees the editorial process of IISD’s flagship quarterly journal on international investment law and policy, published in English, French and Spanish.
He is Team Captain of The Creative Disrupters, one of the winners of the Stockholm Treaty Lab prize. The team’s winning entry is an innovative model investment treaty, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), designed to achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation goals.
Among Martin’s recent research work are papers on integrating sustainable development co-benefits into infrastructure contracts, International Court of Justice (ICJ) judges sitting as arbitrators in investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) cases, and exhaustion of local remedies in international investment law.
Prior to joining IISD, Martin worked as Senior Attorney for a media conglomerate and Associate Attorney at a law firm in Brazil. As a graduate student, he undertook an internship with the Legal Affairs Programme of UN Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Martin is qualified to practice law in Brazil and in New York.
- Investment Treaty News Quarterly, Volume 6, Issue 4, November 2015Does the Green Economy Need Investor–State Dispute Settlement? Read more in our quarterly periodical on investment law and policy.
- Investment Treaty News Quarterly, Volume 6, Issue 3, August 2015This issue explores the new Brazilian Agreement on Cooperation and Facilitation of Investments (ACFI); the legal regimes governing farmland investments and water rights in Africa; and new ideas to empower U.S. and European workers in TTIP.
- Side-by-side Comparison of the Brazil-Mozambique and Brazil-Angola Cooperation and Investment Facilitation Agreements Brazil has developed a new model investment agreement, the Cooperation and Investment Facilitation Agreement (CIFA). Unlike traditional bilateral investment treaties (BITs), which are geared towards investor protection, CIFAs focus less on investor protection and more on institutional arrangements and agendas for investment facilitation and cooperation.
- Curso de Capacitación: Construyendo Capacidades para Implementar el Marco de Políticas Mineras en la Republica DominicanaDe 15 a 19 de septiembre de 2014, el Instituto Internacional para el Desarrollo Sostenible (por...
- The State of Play in Vattenfall v. Germany II: Leaving the German public in the darkTwo years after Vattenfall brought Germany to international arbitration for a second time (Vattenfall II), the German public is still left out in the dark. This briefing note reviews the background to the case on Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear power and outlines its current state of play.
- Opportunities for Sustainable Public Procurement in MozambiquePublic procurement—the processes used by governments for the contracting of goods, services and...
- Sustainable Public Procurement in the Sao Paulo State Government: Policy BriefGovernments are highly influential consumers. Their purchasing decisions can affect the decisions...
- Sustainable Public Procurement in the Sao Paulo State Government: An in-depth case studyThe State Government of Sao Paulo, Brazil has made significant strides in integrating...
- International Public Finance for Climate-friendly Investment: Vehicles, availability, and governanceSustainable development at its heart is an investment problem—a challenge to replace...