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 Facilitation: History and the latest developments in the structured discussionsThis negotiating brief was prepared for the January 28, 2020 seminar in Geneva on the Joint Statement Initiative on Investment Facilitation.
- SADC-IISD Investment Facilitation WorkshopReport of the meeting held August 21–23, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
- Survey on Developing Country Investment Treaty NegotiationsAt the suggestion of participants at the 11th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment...
- Developing a Progressive Agenda for Reform of International Investment Law: Canadian perspectives This report presents the ideas posited by various Canadian stakeholders in an IISD expert meeting on a progressive agenda on investment, held in Ottawa, Canada, June 13, 2018.
- Contracts for Sustainable Infrastructure: Ensuring the economic, social and environmental co-benefits of infrastructure investment projectsThis report defines sustainable infrastructure, outlines its expected characteristics and co-benefits, and presents why governments must and how they can integrate sustainability into public–private partnerships (PPP) and other infrastructure contracts.
- Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Lessons from international accountability mechanismsWorking toward elements of a new mechanism for investment-related disputes, the expert meeting held in Washington, D.C., United States, on April 11, 2017 focused on ways forward on a compliance structure to hold companies accountable.
- Mining a Mirage? Reassessing the shared-value paradigm in light of the technological advances in the mining sectorThis report uses real-world mining data to estimate the impacts of new technologies on employment and employment-related procurement, which drive major benefits in host countries.
- Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Towards an inclusive multilateral approachThis document outlines results from an IISD expert meeting discussing investment-related dispute settlement which was held in Montreux, Switzerland, May 23–24, 2016.