Martin Dietrich Brauch
Martin Dietrich Brauch is a law advisor and associate with IISD, based in Brazil. He works on international investment law and policy, and is editor-in-chief of IISD’s Investment Treaty News (ITN). Previously as an NYU International Law Fellow with IISD's Investment Program in Geneva and a consultant for Trade Knowledge Network, he conducted research for IISD on climate-friendly investment and on sustainable public procurement.
Prior to joining IISD as an associate, Martin was Senior Attorney for the media conglomerate Grupo RBS (Brazil), responsible for regulatory and contracts matters, and Associate Attorney at the Brazilian law firm Lippert Advogados, focusing on contract, international, environmental, and real estate law. As a graduate student, he undertook an internship with the Legal Affairs Programme of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC). Martin is qualified to practice law in Brazil and in New York.
- 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.