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 for Sustainable Development: Getting it right for developing countriesThis piece explores how investment facilitation belongs not in binding World Trade Organization rules, but in the work of organizations that focus on research, best practice and capacity building for developing countries.
- Summary Comments to the Proposals for Amendment of the ICSID Arbitration RulesThis commentary focuses on select aspects of the ICSID Secretariat's March 15, 2019 draft proposals for amendment of the ICSID Arbitration Rules.
- Reply to Public Consultation on Canada's International Investment Agreements (FIPAs) The Canadian government launched a public consultation on Canada’s foreign investment promotion and protection agreements (FIPAs) on August 14, 2018. This commentary outlines IISD's reply.
- A Risky Tango? Investment facilitation and the WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos AiresInvestment facilitation—if structured right—could reshape global investment law frameworks for the better. However, this solution-oriented cooperative approach is not well-suited for the WTO.
- Is “Moonlighting” a Problem? The role of ICJ judges in ISDSSitting judges of the International Court of Justice have worked as arbitrators in at least 90 investor–state dispute settlement cases. This commentary presents new data and examines the implications.
- Comparative Commentary to Brazil’s Cooperation and Investment Facilitation Agreements (CIFAs) with Mozambique, Angola, Mexico, and MalawiUnlike traditional bilateral investment treaties (BITs), which are geared toward investor protection, Brazil’s Cooperation and Investment Facilitation Agreements (CIFAs—or ACFIs in their Portuguese acronym) focus primarily on cooperation and investment facilitation.